Mengleang Lay is a lecturer in the Department of Civil Engineering at Paragon International University. He received his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Melbourne in 2019. Prior to his appointment at PIU, he was a member of a research group called The Impact Engineering Group. His research project was funded by the Australian Research Council Committee in collaboration with The University of Melbourne and Swinburne University of Technology. The project focused on large-scale impact experiments of full-scale reinforced concrete walls in order to develop simple solutions to structural designs of barriers. Moreover, Mengleang was also a member of a market research team for a startup company called MEDIKEY. His team tailored an existing, patented technology to assist the Financial Technology Industry (FinTech) in combating money laundering.