Dr. Nicky Y. F. LAM

PhD, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville.

Assistant Professor (School of Energy and Environment)

Dr. Nicky Y. F. LAM

Contact Information

Office: AC1-G5712
Phone: +(852)-3442-9625
Fax: +(852)-3442-0688
Email: yunflam@cityu.edu.hk
Time slots for consultation

Research Interests

  • Regional/local air pollution modeling
  • Intercontinental long-range transport of air pollution
  • Impact assessment of future climate change
  • Global climate and air quality downscaling
  • Stratospheric ozone transport

Dr. Nicky Lam is currently an Assistant Professor in the School of Energy and Environment in City University of Hong Kong. Before he joined CityU, he was a Post-doctoral Research Associate in the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville in the U.S.A. He has been a trainer for climate and air quality models in the past few years for various government agencies, including Hong Kong Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD) and Asia Center for Air Pollution Research (ACAP). He involved a variety of air quality researches including ambient air quality sampling, permitting, emission inventory development and future climate change modeling.

Dr. Lam has published several peer-reviewed publications with focuses on long-range transport of air pollutants, and regional climate and air quality modeling in 2010-2011.

Research Interests:

  • Regional/local air pollution modeling

    Use state-of-the-art air quality models, CMAQ and CAMx, to assess air quality in PRD/Hong Kong.
    Resolve emerging issue in air quality through advanced modeling.

  • Tropospheric outflow of air pollution through monsoon climates

    Investigate transport of air pollutants using GEOS-Chem global chemistry model.

  • Intercontinental long-range transport of air pollution 

    Examine effects of long-range transport of air pollutants and its source and sink under HTAP scenarios.

  • Impacts of stratospheric intrusion on surface ozone

    Study ozone intrusion mechanism and how it contributes to overall background ozone on the surface.

  • Effects of future climate change on energy production, water supply and air quality using dynamical and statistical downscaling approaches

    Apply advanced climate and air quality models (i.e., CESM and WRF) to investigate the impacts of climate change for government policy support.

  • Air quality impacts on alternative energy scenarios in Asia

    Develop emission estimation and emission inventory for alternative energy scenarios.

Position(s) available

Research Assistant/Postdoctoral Researcher in the field of climate change and air quality at School of Energy and Environment

  • Duties
    The appointee will conduct regional climate and air quality related research. Model training and professional development will be provided to the successful candidate.

  • Requirements
    A recent bachelor's or master's degree in environmental engineering/meteorology or a related discipline. Candidates are required to have some levels of Linux and programming experience. Experience in FORTRAN and Shell Scripting is preferred.

  • Salary and Conditions of Service
    Salary offered will be highly competitive, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include leave, medical and dental consultations at the campus clinic.

  • Application
    Applications will be accepted until all the positions are filled. Please send completed application form and current CV to Dr. Nicky Lam at yunflam@cityu.edu.hk. For more information, please email Dr. Lam or call 3442-9625. Please click here to download the Application Form.

     

City University of Hong Kong is an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to the principle of diversity. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates, especially applicants who will enhance the diversity of our staff.

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Lam, Y. F., J. S., Fu, S., Wu, and L. J., Mickley (2011). Impacts of future climate change and effects of biogenic emissions on surface ozone and particulate matter concentrations in the United States, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 11, 4789-4806, doi:10.5194/acp-11-4789-2011.
  • Woody, M., H. B. Bok, Z. Adelman, M. Omary, Y. F. Lam, J. West, S. Arunachalam (2011). An Assessment of aviation’s contribution to current and future fine particulate matter in the United States, Atmospheric Environment, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv. 2011.03.041.
  • Wang, L., C. Jang, Y. Zhang, K. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Streets, J. S. Fu, L. Yu, K. He, J. Hao, Y.-F. Lam, J. Lin, N. Meskhidze, S. Voorhees, J. Schreifels, D. Evarts, S. Phillips (2010). Assessment of air quality benefits from national air pollution control policies in China. Part II: Evaluation of air quality predictions and air quality benefits assessment. Atmospheric Environment. Vol 44 (28): 3449-3457, September 2010.
  • Wang, L., C. Jang, Y. Zhang, K. Wang, Q. Zhang, D. Streets, J. S. Fu, L. Yu, K. He, J. Hao, Y.-F. Lam, J. Lin, N. Meskhidze, S. Voorhees, J. Schreifels, D. Evarts, S. Phillips (2010). Assessment of air quality benefits from national air pollution control policies in China. Part I: Background, emission scenarios and evaluation of meteorological predictions. Atmospheric Environment, Vol 44 (28): 3442-3448, September 2010.
  • Lam, Y. F. and J. S. Fu (2010). Corrigendum to "A novel downscaling technique for the linkage of global and regional air quality modeling". Atmos. Chem. Phys., 10, 4013-4031, doi:10.5194/acp-10- 4013-2010.
  • Girardot, S.P., K.A. Tormatore, Y.F. Lam, R.W. Maloney, C.A. Atterholt, W.T. Davis, C.B. Hamilton, J.R.Renfro, P.B. Ryan, S.M. Smith, and G.D. Reed (2004). Preliminary Findings from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park air quality and hiker health study, Epidemiology, Vol 15 (4): S216-S216, July 2004.

Conference Presentations Since 2008

  • Hoomehr, S. J. S. Schwartz, Y-F Lam, J. S. Fu (2011). Potential Changes in Rainfall Erosivity under Climate Change from Multi-Scenario Projections in Southern Appalachian Region. Proceedings for the 2011 World Environmental and Water Resources Congress, Palm Springs, May 22-26.
  • Fu, J. S., Y. F. Lam, Y. Gao, (2011). Recent study of U.S. ozone background concentrations using GEOS-Chem, 5th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, May 2-5.
  • Lam, Y. F., J. S. Fu, D. J. Jacob, J. Jang, P. Dolwick (2011). 2005-2008 inter-annual and inter-season simulations of North Hemisphere by GEOS-Chem, 5th International GEOS-Chem Meeting, Cambridge, MA, May 2-5.
  • Lam, Y-F., J. S. Fu, D. J. Jacob, J. Jang, P. Dolwick (2010). 2006-2008 GEOS-Chem Simulations for CMAQ Initial and Boundary Conditions. 9th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 11-13.
  • Li, J., J. S. Fu, Y. Gao, Y-F Lam, K. Huang, G. Zhuang (2010). Dynamical Downscaling of CCSM Using WRF/CMAQ. 9th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 11-13.
  • Gao, Y., J. S. Fu, Y-F Lam, J. Drake, K. Evans (2010). Dynamical Downscaling of CCSM Using WRF/CMAQ. 9th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 11-13.
  • Du, Y., Y-F Lam, J. S. Fu (2009). 2006 Updated Asian Emission Inputs for CMAQ Fine Resolution Simulation. A&WMA's 101th Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan, June 16-19.
  • Lam, Y-F., J. S. Fu, L. J. Mickley, S. Wu, D. J. Jacob, D. Rind, D. G. Streets (2009). Investigating downscaling techniques for the linkage of GEOS-Chem and CMAQ. 4th GEOS-Chem Meeting, Harvard, Massachusetts, April 7-9.
  • Gao, Y., J. S. Fu, Y-F Lam, R. Park, D. J. Jacob and Y. Li (2009). Impact of Intercontinental Long Range Transport and Local Emissions on Ozone. A&WMA's 101th Annual Conference, Detroit, Michigan, June 16-19.
  • Lam, Y-F., J. S. Fu, L. J. Mickley, S. Wu, D. J. Jacob, D. Rind, D. G. Streets (2008). Downscaling effects of GEOS-Chem as CMAQ Initial and Boundary Conditions: "Tropopause effect". 7th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 6-8.
  • Fu, J. S., Y-F Lam, L. J. Mickley, S. Wu, D. J. Jacob, D. Rind, D. G. Streets (2008). Effects of 2000- 2050 Global Change Ozone Air Quality in the United States Using Models-3/CMAQ System. 7th Annual CMAS Conference, Chapel Hill, NC, October 6-8.