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Alexis K H LAU

Ph.D.(1991), Princeton University, USA
Professor, Division of Environment and Sustainability
Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering
Associate Director, Institute for the Environment
Director, Atmospheric Research Center [Nansha]
Co-Director, BSc in Environmental Management and Technology Program

Tel: (852) 2358 6944
Fax: (852) 2358 1534
Email: alau@ust.hk
Office: Rm 4332 (lift 3)

Research Area

Energy, Environmental Engineering: Air Quality Study.

Research Interests

Geophysical data analysis, numerical modeling of the atmosphere, regional and urban air pollution, weather and climate, satellite remote sensing applications, environmental education.

Recent Publications

Refereed Journal Publications

  • Lin, C., Y. Li, A.K.H. Lau, X.J. Deng, T.K.T. Tse, J.C.H. Fung, C.C. Li, Z.Y. Li, X.C. Lu, X.G. Zhang, Q.W. Yu (2016). Estimation of long-term population exposure to PM2.5 for dense urban areas using 1-km MODIS data. Remote Sensing of Environment. 179, 13-22.
  • Lu, X.C., T. Yao, Y. Li, J.C.H. Fung, A.K.H. Lau (2016). Source apportionment and health effect of NOx over the Pearl River Delta region in southern China. Environmental Pollution. 212,135-146.
  • Li, Z.Y., z. Yuan, Y. Li, A.K.H. Lau, P.K.K. Louie (2015). Characterization and source apportionment of health risks from ambient PM10 in Hong Kong over 2000-2011. Atmospheric Environment, 122, 892-899.
  • Wong, C.M., H.K. Lai, H. Tsang, T.Q. Thach, G.N. Thomas, K.B.H. Lam, K.P. Chan, L. Yang, A.K.H. Lau, J.G. Ayres, S.Y. Lee, W.M. Chan, A.J. Hedley and T.H. Lam (2015). Satellite-Based Estimates of Long-Term Exposure to Fine Particles and Association with Mortality in Elderly Hong Kong Residents. Environmental Health Perspectives. http://dx.doi.org/10. l 289/ehp.1408264.
  • Wang, Q.Q., X.H. Huang, T. Zhang, Q.Y. Zhang, Y. M. Feng, Z. Yuan, D. Wu, A.K.H. Lau, J.Z. Yu (2015): Organic tracer-based source analysis of PM2.5 organic and elemental carbon: a case study at Dongguan in the Pearl River Delta, China. Atmospheric Environment, 118, 164-175.
  • Li, Y., C. Lin, A.K.H. Lau, C.H. Liao, Y. Zhang, W. Zeng, C.C. Li, J.C.H. Fung, T.K.T. Tse (2015): Assessing long-term trend of particulate matter pollution in the Pearl River Delta region using satellite remote sensing. Environmental Science and Technology, 49, 11670-11678.
  • Su, L., Z. Yuan, J.C.H. Fung and A.K.H. Lau (2015). A comparison of HYSPLIT backward trajectories generated from two GDAS datasets. Science of the Total Environment. 506, 527-537.
  • Lin, C.Q., Y. Li, Z. Yuan, AKH Lau, C.C. Li and J.C.H. Fung (2015). Using satellite remote sensing data to estimate the high-resolution distribution of ground-level PM2.5, Remote Sensing of Environment, 156, 117-128.
  • Che W.W., H.C. Frey and AKH Lau (2014). Assessment of the Effect of Population and Diary Sampling Methods on Estimation of School-Age Children Exposure to Fine Particles. Risk Analysis. 34(12), 2066-2079. doi:10.1111/risa.12238.
  • Yuan, Z., Yadav, V., Turner, J.R., Louie, P.K., and AKH Lau. (2013). Long-term trends of ambient particulate matter emission source contributions and the accountability of control strategies in Hong Kong over 1998–2008. Atmospheric Environment, 76, 21-31.
  • Li Y, AKH Lau, JCH Fung, H Ma, Y Tse (2013): Systematic evaluation of ozone control policies using an ozone source apportionment method. Atmos. Environ. In press, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2013.02.033.
  • Li, YC, J Yu, SSH Ho, JJ Schauer, Z Yuan, AKH Lau, PKK Louie (2013): Chemical characteristics and source apportionment of fine particulate organic carbon in Hong Kong during high particulate matter episodes in winter 2003. Atmospheric Research. 120, 88-98. doi:10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.08.005.
  • Carmichael GR, CH Song, Y Sunwoo, T Ohara, AKL Lau, Y Koo (2012): Air Quality Modeling in Asia 2011. Atmos. Environ. 58 Special Issue Pages: 24 DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.054.
  • Kwok, RHF, JCH Fung, AKH Lau, ZS Wang (2012): Tracking emission sources of sulfur and elemental carbon in Hong Kong/Pearl River Delta region. J. Atmospheric Chemistry, 69, 1-22.
  • Li YC, JZ Yu, SSH Ho, Z Yuan, AKH Lau, XF Huang (2012): Chemical characteristics of PM2.5 and organic aerosol source analysis during cold front episodes in Hong Kong, China. Atmospheric Research. Volume: 118 Pages: 41-51 DOI: 10.1016/j.atmosres.2012.05.026.
  • Li, Y, AKH Lau, JCH Fung, J Zheng, LJ Zhong, PKK Louie (2012): Ozone source apportionment (OSAT) to differentiate local regional and super-regional source contributions in the Pearl River Delta region, China. J. Geophysical Research, 117 (15), D15305, doi: 10.1029/2011JD017340.
  • Louie PKK, J Ho, R Tsang, D Blake, AKH Lau, JZ Yu, Z Yuan, XM Wang, M Shao, LJ Zhong (2012): VOCs and OVOCs Distribution and Control Policy Implications in PRD Region, China. Atmos. Environ, In press, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.08.058.
  • Ng, S, C Loh, CB Lin, V Booth, JWM Chan, ACK Yip, Y Li, AKH Lau (2012): Policy change driven by an AIS-assisted marine emission inventory in Hong Kong and the Pearl River Delta. Atmos. Environ. In press. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.07.070.
  • Wong, TW, WWS Tam, TS Yu, AKH Lau, SW Pang, AHS Wong (2012): Developing a risk based air quality health index. Atmos. Environ, in press. doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.06.071.
  • Wu DW, JCH Fung, T Yao, AKH Lau (2012): A study of control policy in the Pearl River Delta region by using the particulate matter source apportionment method. Atmos. Environ. Doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.069.
  • Xie, B, JCH Fung, A Chan, AKH Lau (2012); Evaluation of nonlocal and local planetary boundary layer schemes in the WRF model. J. Geophysical Research, 117(12), D12103, doi: 10.1029/2011JD017080.
  • Yang, JX, AKH Lau, JCH Fung, W Zhou, M Wenig (2012): An air pollution episode and its formation mechanism during the tropical cyclone Nun's landfall in a coastal city of south China. Atmospheric Environment, 54, 746-753.
  • Yuan Z, LJ Zhong, AKH Lau, J Yu, PKK Louie (2012): Volatile organic compounds in the Pearl River Delta: Identification of source regions and recommendations for emission oriented monitoring strategies. Atmos. Environ. In press, doi:10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.11.034.
  • Yuan Z, V Yadav, JR Turner, PKK Louie, AKH Lau (2012): Long-term trends of ambient particulate matter emission source contributions and the accountability of control strategies in Hong Kong over 1998–2008. Atmos. Environ, In press, doi: 10.1016/j.atmosenv.2012.09.026.
  • Zhang R, G Sarwar, JCH Fung, AKL Lau, YH Zhang (2012): Examining the Impact of Nitrous Acid Chemistry on Ozone and PM over the Pearl River Delta. Advances in Meteorology, in press, DOI: 10.1155/2012/140932.