Prof Paul K S LAM

PhD (Sheffield)

Executive Director of Special Projects
Jeanie Hu Professor of Science
Chair Professor (Department of Chemistry)

Prof Paul K S LAM

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-B6705
Phone: +852 3442-7681
Fax: +852 3442-0522
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-2134-3710
Scopus Author ID: 7202365776

Research Interests

  • Ecology
  • Environmental Measurement & Analysis
  • Ecotoxicology
  • Environmental Toxicology & Risk Assessment

Paul Lam studied for his Bachelor and Master's degrees at the University of Hong Kong between 1979 and 1984. He was awarded a Commonwealth Scholarship in 1984 to undertake his doctorate study at the University of Sheffield in England. He took up a Postdoctoral Fellowship at King's College, the University of London before returning to Hong Kong to take up a lecturing position at the City Polytechnic of Hong Kong in 1988. He has subsequently held tenured positions in a number of universities both in Hong Kong and overseas, including the Chinese University of Hong Kong (1990-1992) and the Victoria University in Australia (1992-1994). He joined the Department of Chemistry at the City University of Hong Kong in 1994.

Research Publications




Currently Funded Research Projects

  • General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council. “Environmental assessment of chiral pharmaceuticals in Hong Kong and its surrounding region: occurrence, fate and potential toxicological significance (2016)”
  • General Research Fund (GRF), Research Grants Council. “Conventional and emerging halogenated flame retardants in marine and estuarine food webs in subtropical Hong Kong waters: accumulation profiles, trophic transfer, and source identification (2014)"
  • Collaborative Research Fund (CRF), Research Grants Council. “Benthic and epiphytic toxic algae (BETA): An emerging threat to coral ecosystems in Hong Kong waters (2015)" 

Selected Publications

  • Zeng, L., Lam, J.C.W.*, Wang, Y.W., Jiang, G.B. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2015. Temporal trends and pattern changes of short- and medium-chain chlorinated paraffins in marine mammals from the South China Sea over the past decade. Environ. Sci. Technol. 49:11348-11355.
  • Mak, Y.L., Wai, T.C., Murphy, M.B., Chan, W.H., Wu, J.J., Lam, J.C.W., Chan, L.L.* and Lam, P.K.S.* 2013. Pacific ciguatoxins (P-CTXs) in food web components of coral reef systems in the Republic of Kiribati. Environ. Sci. Technol. 47:14070-14079.
  • Loi, E.I.H., Yeung, L.W.Y., Taniyasu, S., Lam, P.K.S.*, Kannan, K. and Yamashita, N.* 2011. Trophic Biomagnification of Poly- and Per-fluorinated Compounds in a Subtropical Food Web. Environ. Sci. Technol. 45:5506-5513.
  • Lam, J.C.W., Murphy, M.B., Wang, Y., Tanabe, S. Giesy, J.P. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2008. Risk assessment of organohalogenated compounds in water bird eggs from South China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 42:6296-6302.
  • So, M.K., Yamashita, N.*, Taniyasu, S., Jiang, Q., Giesy, J.P., Chen, K. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2006. Health risks in infants associated with exposure to perfluorinated compounds in human breast milk from Zhoushan, China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40:2924-2929.
  • Yeung, L.W.Y., So, M.K., Jiang, G.B.*, Taniyasu, S., Yamashita, N. Song, M.Y., Wu, Y.N., Li, J.G., Giesy, J.P., Guruge, K.S. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2006. Perfluorooctanesulfonate and related fluorochemicals in human blood samples from China. Environ. Sci. Technol. 40:715-720.
  • So, M.K., Taniyasu, S., Yamashita, N., Giesy, J.P., Zheng, J. Fang, Z., Im, S.H. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2004. Perfluorinated compounds in Coastal Waters of Hong Kong, South China and Korea. Environ. Sci. Technol. 38:4056-4063.
  • Cheung C.C.C., Zheng, G.J., Li, A.M.Y., Richardson, B.J. and Lam, P.K.S.* 2001. Relationships between tissue concentrations of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and antioxidative responses of marine mussels, Perna viridis. Aquatic Toxicology 52:189-203.

List of Publications

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