Current Positions
  • Chair Professor (08/2020-Present), Department of Chemistry, City University of Hong Kong (City U), Hong Kong, China

  • Director (08/2020-Present), State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City U, Hong Kong, China

  • Honorary Professor (07/2020-12/2023), School of Biological Sciences, the University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong, China 

  • Visiting Professor (01/2019-12/2020), Universiti Malaysia Terengganu, Malaysia

  • Editor-in-Chief (2014-Present), Elsevier Journal, Regional Study in Marine Science

  • Editorial Board Member (2008-Present), Elsevier Journal, Marine Pollution Bulletin

  • Editorial Board Member (2009-Present), Springer Journal, Toxicology and Environmental Health Sciences

  • Editorial Advisory Board Member and Associate Editor (2011-Present), NRC Research Press Journal, Canadian Journal of Zoology

  • Editorial Board Member (2012-Present), Springer Journal, Ocean Science Journal

  • Editorial Board Member (2020-Present), Elsevier Journal, Journal of Hazardous Materials Letters

Education

Photo taken at HKU (2015)

  • Certificate in Management and Leadership in Education (2017), Institute of Management and Leadership in Education (MLE), Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard University

  • Ph.D. in Marine Ecotoxicology (2000), University of Glasgow

  • M.Phil. in Environmental Science (1996), City University of Hong Kong

  • B.Sc. (1st Class Hon.) in Applied Environmental Sciences (1993), University of Portsmouth

Previous Positions
  • Professor (07/2013-07/2020), School of Biological Sciences, HKU

  • Non-Resident Scientist (2002-2020), Swire Institute of Marine Science, HKU

  • Honorary Associate Director (Research) (2019-2020), State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China

  • Interim Director (07/2018-01/2019), School of Biological Sciences, HKU.

  • Deputy Director (01/2018-06/2018) and Acting Director (12/2017-03/2018), School of Biological Sciences, HKU.

  • Associate Dean (Research and Graduate Studies) (02/2014-01/2017), Faculty of Science, HKU.

  • Warden (02/2011-01/2017), Morrison Hall, HKU.

  • Associate Professor (Tenured; 2009-2013), School of Biological Sciences, HKU.

  • Director of the M.Sc. Programme in Environmental Management (2006-2013), HKU.

  • Assistant Professor (2003-2009), Department of Ecology & Biodiversity, HKU.

  • Research Assistant Professor (2002-2003), Department of Ecology & Biodiversity, HKU.

  • President (2010-2012), Immediate Past President (2013-2014) and Member of the Board of Directors (2008-2014), SETAC Asia-Pacific Geographical Unit.

  • Editorial Board Member (2009-2015), Wiley-Blackwell Journal, Integrative Zoology.

  • Editorial Board Member (Ecological & Evolutionary Biology) (2014-2017), Nature Journal, Scientific Reports.

  • Academic Editor (2016-2018), PeerJ Inc. Journal, PeerJ.

  • Founding Editorial Board Member (2004-2019) and Subject Editor (2010-2019), Wiley Journal, Integrated Environmental Assessment and Management

  • Editorial Board Member (2012-2019) and Subject Editor (2015-2019), Springer Journal, Environmental Science and Pollution Research

Awards & Recognition

  • Presidential Citation for Exemplary Service by Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, SETAC World Council (2019). 

  • Certificate for Top Downloaded Article in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry [2017-2018] by Wiley (2019).

  • Appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the Hong Kong SAR Government (2018).

  • Selected as One of the Top 100 Asian Scientists by the Asian Scientist Magazine [The Asian Scientist 100 – 2018 Edition] (2018).

  • The SETAC Fellows Award by the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (2017).

  • The 19th Biwako Prize for Ecology by the Ecological Society of Japan (2017).

  • Alumni Advocate Award - Bronze by Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong (2017).

  • Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award 2015-2016 by HKU (2016).

  • Certificate for Highly Cited Research in Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology, Part C [2013-2016] by Elsevier (2016).

  • Top 1% Cited Scientist in Ecology/Environmental Science by Clarivate Analytics' Essential Science Indicators, and Top 1% Scholar at HKU (2015; 2017-2019).

  • Founding Fellow of the Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals (2015).

  • Outstanding Alumni Award by Vocational Training Council, Hong Kong (2012).

  • Selected as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Persons by Junior Chamber International Hong Kong (2010).

  • Award for Outstanding Service Contribution (2009-2010) by Faculty of Science, HKU (2010).

  • Marine Pollution Bulletin Highly Cited Author Award [2005-2009] by Elsevier (2010).

  • Croucher Postdoctoral Research Fellowship by the Croucher Foundation, Hong Kong (2000- 2001).

  • James Henry Scott PhD Scholarship; by John Swire & Sons (HK) Ltd (1996-1999).

  • D.H. Chen Foundation Scholarships and EPSON Foundation Scholarship (1994-1996). 

A photo taken at HKU by Mr. Mark Chan (2010)

Being appointed as a Justice of the Peace by the HKSAR Government (Photo taken in June 2018)

Previous Teaching Courses at HKU
Community Services in Hong Kong, China and Beyond
  • BSc/RPG Course: Biostatistics (BIOL2102)

  • BSc/MSc Course: Environmental Impact Assessment (BIOL4302)

  • Common Core Course: Hong Kong: Our Marine Heritage (CCST9021)

  • MSc Course: Environmental Health and Risk Assessment (ENVM8012)

Hong Kong:

  • Voting Member, Hong Kong Justice of the Peace Association Limited (2020- ).

  • Member, Biology and Medicine Panel (Joint Research Schemes), Research Grants Council, the HKSAR Government (2019- ).

  • Member, Institute Council, Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong (2019- ).

  • Chairman, Nature Conservation Sub-Committee under Advisory Council on the Environment, the HKSAR Government (2019- ).

  • Member, Professional Liaison Group for Tung Chung New Town Extension, Civil Engineering and Development Department, the HKSAR Government (2018-).

  • The Justice of the Peace, the HKSAR Government (2018- ).

  • Honorary Adviser for the Hong Kong Union of Youth Leaders (2018- ).

  • Member, Advisory Council on the Environment, the HKSAR Government (2017- ).

  • Chairman, Fisheries Enhancement Fund Management Committee, Airport Authority Hong Kong (AAHK) (2016- ).

  • Member, Steering Committee for Marine Ecology and Fisheries Enhancement Funds, AAHK (2016- ).

  • Member, Qualification Panel Sub-Panel, Hong Kong Institute of Qualified Environmental Professionals (2016- ).

  • Member, Town Planning Appeal Board Panel, the HKSAR Government (2015- ).

  • Chairman, Marine Parks Committee, the HKSAR Government (2015- ).

  • Member, Country and Marine Parks Board, the HKSAR Government (2015- ).

  • Member, Board of Directors of the Ocean Park Corporation (2015- ).

  • Trustee, Ocean Park Conservation Foundation Hong Kong (2015- ).

  • Coordinator, Joint University Consortium of Biodiversity, Ecology and Conservation of Marine Ecosystems (BECoME) (2013- ).

  • Member, Red Tide/Harmful Algal Blooms Expert Advisory Group, the HKSAR Government (2011- ).

  • Founder and Adviser, the Environmental Management Association of Hong Kong (2010- ).

  • Chairman, Marine Mammal Conservation Working Group, the HKSAR Government (2013-2019).

  • Member, Advisory Council on Food and Environmental Hygiene, the HKSAR Government (2013-2019).

  • Member, Genetic Modified Organisms (Control of Release) Expert Group, the HKSAR Government (2011-2016).

  • Member, Endangered Species Advisory Committee, the HKSAR Government (2010-2016).

China:

  • Member, International Scientific Advisory Committee of the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Sciences, China (2018-2019). 

International Organization:

  • Member of Steering Committee and Task Team Leader of the World Harbour Project (2014- ).

Visiting the Natural History Museum in Finland (2014)

State Key Laboratory of Marine Pollution and Department of Chemistry 

City University of Hong Kong

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