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Chinese Name: 林忠華

Dr James Chung-wah Lam is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Science and Environmental Studies (SES) at the Education University of Hong Kong. His research centers on studying of environmental fate, transport, bioaccumulation of contaminants, and assessment of wildlife and human exposure to the contaminants especially contaminants of emerging concern (CECs).


Academic Qualification:

BSc (CityU, HK), PhD (CityU, HK)


Research Profile:

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Research interests

Dr Lam’s current research focuses on studying of new persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and contaminants of emerging concern (CECs). Priority CECs of interest encompass flame retardants, perfluoroalkyl substances (PFASs), and pharmaceuticals and personal care products (PPCPs). Specific research interests include:

  • Development of analytical methods for identification and characterization of the occurrences, distributions and fate of environmental contaminants in the ecosystem;
  • Elucidation of exposure pathways to humans and wildlife;
  • Risk assessment for CECs.

Professional information

Scopus ID : 24178129400

ORCID: 0000-0002-5557-6213

Researcher ID: G-9676-2011

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Research Outputs 2002 2019

  • 2349 Citations
  • 29 h-Index
  • 77 Article
  • 2 Chapter
  • 2 Paper
1 Citations

Contamination by perfluoroalkyl substances and microbial community structure in Pearl River Delta sediments

CHEN, L., TSUI, M. M. P., LAM, C. W. J., WANG, Q., HU, C., WAI, O. W. H., ZHOU, B. & LAM, P. K. S., Feb 2019, In : Environmental Pollution. 245, p. 218-225

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Seasonal occurrence and fate of chiral pharmaceuticals in different sewage treatment systems in Hong Kong: Mass balance, enantiomeric profiling, and risk assessment

RUAN, Y., WU, R., LAM, C. W. J., ZHANG, K. & LAM, P. K. S., Feb 2019, In : Water Research. 149, p. 607-616

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sewage treatment
Risk assessment
Drug products
mass balance

Variation in microbial community structure in surface seawater from Pearl River Delta: Discerning the influencing factors

CHEN, L., TSUI, M. M. P., LAM, C. W. J., HU, C., WANG, Q., ZHOU, B. & LAM, P. K. S., Jan 2019, In : Science of the Total Environment. 660, p. 136-144

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

microbial community
community structure
4 Citations

Accumulation of perfluorobutane sulfonate (PFBS) and impairment of visual function in the eyes of marine medaka after a life-cycle exposure

CHEN, L., TSUI, M. M. P., SHI, Q., HU, C., WANG, Q., ZHOU, B., LAM, P. K. S. & LAM, C. W. J., 2018, In : Aquatic Toxicology. 201, p. 1-10

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vision Disorders
Life Cycle Stages

Accumulation of quaternary ammonium compounds as emerging contaminants in sediments collected from the Pearl River Estuary, China and Tokyo Bay, Japan

DAI, X., WANG, C., LAM, C. W. J., YAMASHITA, N., YAMAZAKI, E., HORII, Y., CHEN, W. & LI, X., Nov 2018, In : Marine Pollution Bulletin. 136, p. 276-281

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ammonium compounds
ammonium compound
quaternary ammonium compounds
ammonium compounds
sediment contamination