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Professor YIM Hung Lam, Steve (嚴鴻霖教授)

 
 

Assistant Professor

BSc, PhD (HKUST)

(852) 3943-6534
steveyim@cuhk.edu.hk

 


Teaching Fields

Urban Environmental Sustainability
Environmental Management and Policy
Earth Environmental Simulation

Research Interests

Regional and Urban Air Quality
Air pollutant exposure
Urban Climatology
Climate-air quality Interactions

Services/ Posts

Internal:

Department:

  • Board Secretary, GRM, CUHK
  • Chairman, Library Committee, GRM, CUHK
  • Chairman, Green Committee, GRM, CUHK
  • Chairman, Supporting Staff Committee, GRM, CUHK
  • Member, Executive Committee, GRM, CUHK
  • Member, Research Committee, GRM, CUHK
  • Member, Equipment Grant Committee, GRM, CUHK
  • Member, Staff-Student Consultative Committee, GRM, CUHK

College:

  • Member, Campus Environment Committee, Chung Chi College, CUHK
  • Member, Physical Education Committee, Chung Chi College, CUHK

Institutes:

  • Assistant Professor, Institute of Space and Earth Information Science, CUHK (by courtesy)
  • Fellow, Institute of Environment, Energy and Sustainability, CUHK

University:

  • Member, Senate Committee on Physical Education, CUHK

External:

  • Member, Working Group on Application of Air Quality Modelling in HK EIAs, Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD)
  • Member, the Sub-Group on Air Science & Health of the Working Group on the Review of Air Quality Objectives, Environmental Protection Department (HKEPD)
  • Member, International Organizing Committees, Collaborative Conference on Geosciences

 

Selected Publications

Journal Paper:

Gu Y. and Yim S.H.L. (2016). The air quality and health impacts of domestic trans-boundary pollution in various regions of China. Accepted to be published in Environment International. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Lee G.L., Lee I.H., Allroggen F., Ashok A., Caiazzo F., Eastham S.D., Malina R., Barrett S.R.H. (2015). Global, regional and local health impacts of civil aviation emissions. Environmental Research Letters 10 034001. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Fung J.C.H., Ng E.Y.Y. (2014). An assessment indicator for air ventilation and pollutant dispersion potential in an urban canopy with complex natural terrain and significant wind variations, Atmospheric Environment, 94, 297-306. [Link]

Chong U., Yim S.H.L., Barrett S.R.H., Boies A.M. (2014). Air Quality and Climate Impacts of Alternative Bus Technologies in Greater London, Environmental Science and Technology, 48(8), 4613-4622. [Link]

Wolfe P.J., Yim S.H.L., Lee G., Ashok A., Barrett S.R.H., Waitz I.A. (2013). Near-Airport Distribution of the Environmental Costs of Aviation. Transport Policy, 34, 102-108. [Link]

Caiazzo F., Malina R., Staples M.D., Wolfe P.J., Yim S.H.L., Barrett S.R.H. (2014). Quantifying the Climate Impacts of Albedo Changes due to Biofuel Production: A Comparison with Biogeochemical Effects, Environment. Research. Letter. 9 024015 doi:10.1088/1748-9326/9/2/024015. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Stettler M.E.J., Barrett S.R.H. (2013). Air Quality and Public Health Impacts of UK Airports. Part II: Impacts and Policy Assessment, Atmospheric Environment, 67, 184-192. [Link]

An K., Fung J.C.H., Yim S.H.L. (2013). Sensitivity of Inflow Boundary Conditions on Downstream Wind and Turbulence Profiles through Building Obstacles Using a CFD Approach, Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics, 115, 137-149. [Link]

Ashok A., Lee I.H., Arunachalam S., Waitz I.A., Yim S.H.L., Barrett S.R.H. (2013). Development of A Response Surface Model of Aviation’s Air Quality Impacts in the United States, Atmospheric Environment, 77, 445-452. [Link]

Caiazzo F., Ashok A., Waitz I.A., Yim S.H.L., Barrett S.R.H. (2013). Air Pollution and Early Deaths in the United States. Part I: Quantifying the Impact of Major Sectors in 2005, Atmospheric Environment, 79, 198-208. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Barrett S.R.H. (2012). Public Health Impacts of Combustion Emissions in the United Kingdom, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(8), 4291-4296. (The second runner-up of the best environmental policy paper in ES&T in 2012) [Link]

Barrett S.R.H., Yim S.H.L., Gilmore C.K., Murray L.T., Kuhn S.R., Tai A.P.K., Yantosca R.M., Byun D., Ngan F., Li X.S., Levy J., Ashok A., Koo J., Wong H.M., Dessens O., Balasubramanian S., Fleming G.G., Pearlson M.N., Wollersheim C., Malina R., Arunachalam S., Binkowski F.S., Leibensperger E.M., Jacob D.J., Hileman J.I. and Waitz I.A. (2012). Public Health, Climate and Economic Impacts of Desulfurizing Jet Fuel, Environmental Science and Technology, 46(8), 4275-4282. [Link]

Zhao F., Liu D., Yim S.H.L. Inverse Fluid Convection Problems in Enclosures, Journal of Applied Mathematics, 2012 (2012): 1–2. [Link]

Ren C., Spit T., Lenzholzer S., Yim S.H.L., Heusinkveld B., van Hove B., Chen L., Kupski S., Burghard R., Katzschner L. (2012). Urban Climate Map System for Dutch Spatial Planning, International Journal of Applied Earth Observation and Geoinformation, 18, 207-221. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Fung J.C.H., Lau A.K.H. (2010). Use of High-resolution MM5/CALMET/CALPUFF System: SO2 Apportionment to Air Quality in Hong Kong, Atmospheric Environment, 44(38), 4850-4858. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Fung J.C.H., Lau A.K.H. (2009). Mesoscale Simulation of Year-to-Year Variation of Wind Power Potential over Southern China, Energies, 2(2), 340-361; doi:10.3390/en20200340. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Fung J.C.H., Lau A.K.H., Kot S.C. (2009). Air Ventilation Impacts of the “Wall Effect” Resulting from the Alignment of High-rise Buildings, Atmospheric Environment, 43(32), 4982-4994. [Link]

Yim S.H.L., Fung J.C.H., Lau A.K.H., Kot S.C. (2007). Developing a high-resolution wind map for a complex terrain with a coupled MM5/CALMET system, Journal of Geophysical Research, 112, D05106, doi:10.1029/2006JD007752. [Link]

Book Chapter:

Yim S.H.L. (2014). Meteorological modelling and its future development for Urban Climatic Map Studies. Ng, E.Y.Y. and Ren C. (eds.), The Urban Climate Map - for sustainable urban planning, Earthscan / Taylor & Francis, chapter 26, in press.

Code Publication:

Yim S.H.L. and Barrett S.R.H. (2014). The Rapid Dispersion Code, LAE029140991-N. Available at: http://lae.mit.edu/uploads/codes/RDC/V1/RDC.tar.gz

Research Projects

Principal Investigator:

Assessing the regional climate and air quality impacts of secondary aerosol due to anthropogenic emissions in the Pearl River Delta region, Early Career Scheme, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. (01/2016-12/2018, HK$537,700)

Development of Rapid Assessment Tool for Evaluation the Effectiveness of Emission Control Policies on Ozone Reduction, Environment and Conservation Fund. (07/2014-06/2016, HK$1,419,480)

Establishment of Air Pollution Exposure Reduction Analysis Methodology for Emission Reduction Measures in Hong Kong, Environmental Protection Department, HKSAR. (09/2014-08/2016, HK$1,007,156)

Studying the urban climate in a high-density city in typical summer days, Social Science Seed Grant, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (05/2014-04/2015; HK$89,527)

Co-Investigator:

A perspective (1960-2030) of Hong Kong’s urban development and urban climate – a historical context for future actions, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. (01/2016-12/2018; HK$ 573,000)

Parametric studies of urban morphologies of high density cities and their air ventilation performance under neutral and unstable atmospheric conditions using advanced large eddy simulations, General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. (01/2014-12/2016, HK$1,532,012)

The web-based platform for visualizing impact of urban design on local urban climatic condition, Courseware Development Grant Scheme, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. (01/2014-12/2014; HK$80,000)

Applying “Local Climate Zone (LCZ)” into High-density High-rise Cities – A Case Study in Hong Kong. General Research Fund, Research Grants Council of Hong Kong. (01/2014-12/2015; HK$607,800)