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image of Prof. LAU Ka Lun Kevin
Office: 
Room 406B, Wong Foo Yuan Building
Phone: 
(852) 3943 5398
Email: 

LAU Ka Lun Kevin 刘家麟

Assistant Professor (by Courtesy)
 
Education:
  • Ph.D., Architecture, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, 2013
  • B.Env.Sc., Geography, University of New South Wales, 2006
 
Academic Employments:
  • 2016 – Present, Research Assistant Professor, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2015 – 2016, Postdoctoral Fellow, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2013 – 2014, Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Gothenburg
 
Research Fields and Current Research Interests:
  • Urban Climatology and Microclimate Modelling
  • Climate-sensitive Urban Planning and Design
  • Outdoor Thermal Comfort in High-density Cities
 
Teaching:
Current
  • ESSC4260/EASC5260 – Urban Climatology
  • GRMD4302 – Urban Planning Workshop
 
College Affiliation in CUHK:
  • New Asia College
 
Selected Recent Publications:
  1. Morakinyo TE, Ouyang W, Lau KKL, Ren C, Ng E, 2020. Right tree, right place (urban canyon): Tree species selection approach for optimum urban heat mitigation-development and evaluation. Science of the Total Environment 719: 137461.
  2. Schoetter R, Kwok YT, De Munck C, Wong WK, Masson V, Lau KKL, 2020. Multi-layer coupling between SURFEX-TEB-v9.0 and Meso-NH-v5.3 for modelling the urban climate of high-rise cities. Geoscientific Model Development 13(11): 5609-5643.
  3. Liu S, Kwok YT, Lau KKL, Ouyang W, Ng E, 2020. Effectiveness of passive design strategies in responding to future climate change for residential buildings in hot and humid Hong Kong. Energy and Buildings 228: 110469.
  4. Liu S, Kwok YT, Lau KKL, Tong HW, Chan PW, Ng E, 2020. Development and application of future design weather data for evaluating the building thermal-energy performance in subtropical Hong Kong. Energy and Buildings 209: 109696.
  5. Kwok YT, De Munck C, Schoetter R, Ren C, Lau KKL, 2020. Refined dataset to describe the complex urban environment of Hong Kong for urban climate modelling studies at the mesoscale. Theoretical and Applied Climatology, in press.
  6. Lau KKL, Shi Y, Ng EYY, 2019. Dynamic response of pedestrian thermal comfort under outdoor transient conditions. International Journal of Biometeorology 63: 979-989.
  7. Lau KKL, Chung SC, Ren C, 2019. Outdoor thermal comfort in different urban settings of sub-tropical high-density cities: An approach of adopting local climate zone (LCZ) classification. Building and Environment 154: 227-238.
  8. Tan Z, Chung SC, Roberts AC, Lau KKL, 2019. Design for climate resilience: influence of environmental conditions on thermal sensation in subtropical high-density cities. Architectural Science Review 62: 3-13.
  9. Kwok YT, Schoetter R, Lau KKL, Hidalgo J, Ren C, Pigeon G, Masson V, 2019. How well does the Local Climate Zone scheme discern the thermal environment of Toulouse (France)? An analysis using numerical simulation data. International Journal of Climatology 39(14): 5292-5315.
  10. Morakinyo TE, Lai A, Lau KKL, Ng E, 2019. Thermal benefits of vertical greening in a high-density city: Case study of Hong Kong. Urban Forestry & Urban Greening 37: 42-55.
  11. Morakinyo TE, Ren C, Shi Y, Lau KKL, Tong HW, Choy CW, Ng E, 2019. Estimates of the impact of extreme heat events on cooling energy demand in Hong Kong. Renewable Energy 142: 73-84.
  12. Shi Y, Ren C, Cai M, Lau KKL, Lee TC, Wong WK, 2019. Assessing spatial variability of extreme hot weather conditions in Hong Kong: A land use regression approach. Environmental Research 171: 403-415.
  13. Shi Y, Ren C, Lau KKL, Ng E, 2019. Investigating the influence of urban land use and landscape pattern on PM2.5 spatial variation using mobile monitoring and WUDAPT. Landscape and Urban Planning 189: 15-26.
  14. Liu S, Kwok YT, Lau KKL, Chan PW, Ng E, 2019. Investigating the energy saving potential of applying shading panels on opaque facades: A case study for residential buildings in Hong Kong. Energy and Buildings 193: 78-91.
 
Research Grants:
  • Cooling potential of tree species in different urban contexts using field measurements: A physical and physiological approach. PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong
  • The impacts of future urban development on the urban climate of Hong Kong: A numerical modelling approach. PROCORE-France/Hong Kong Joint Research Scheme, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong
  • Increasing the resilience to the health impacts of extreme weather on elderly people under future climate change. Research Impact Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong
  • Analyzing the role of urban forms in making sustainable, healthy cities. WUN Research Development Fund, World Universities Network
  • Designing better urban green spaces for active ageing in high-density cities. General Research Fund, Research Grant Council, Hong Kong
  • Study of design considerations for government infrastructures in Hong Kong under extreme temperatures. Architectural Services Department, Hong Kong SAR Government