Professor Chan, Kwing Lam

Professor Chan, Kwing Lam

Faculty of Information Technology


Office: A314

Tel.: +853-8897 2255


Academic Qualification:
  • Ph.D., Princeton University, NJ, USA, 1970-1974
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, 1967-1970
Teaching Area

Calculus III

Research Area

Computational Fluid Dynamics, Numerical Analysis, Astrophysics and Planetary Science

Working Experience
  • Jul 2021 - present: Professor, Faculty of Information Technology, Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Jul 2015 - Jun 2021: Professor, Space Science Institute, Macau University of Science and Technology
  • Oct 1998 - Jun 2015: Professor, Mathematics Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Feb 1994 - Sep 1998: Senior Lecturer, Mathematics Department, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
  • Feb 1980 - Jan 1994: Contract Senior Scientist, Goddard Space Flight Center, USA
  • Sep 1997 - Feb 1980: Postdoctoral Fellow/Instructor, Physics Department, Queen's University, Canada
  • Sep 1996 - Aug 1997: Postdoctoral Fellow, Physics Department, Calgary University, Canada
  • Sep 1994 - Aug 1996: Postdoctoral Fellow, IBM Thomas J. Watson Research Center, USA

Academic Publications (Selected)

  1. Cai, T., Chan, K.L., & Mayr, H.G. 2021, "Deep, closely-packed, long-lived cyclones on Jupiter's poles", Planetary Science Journal, 2:81.
  2. Chow, K.-C., Chan, K.L., Xiao, J. 2018, "Dust activiti over the Hellas basin of Mars during the period of southern spring equinox", Icarus, 311: 306-316.
  3. Chan, K.L., & Mayr, H.G. 2013, "Numerical simulation of convectively generated vortices: Application to the Jovian planets", Earth and Planetary Sci. Lett., 371-372: 212-219.
  4. Chan, K.L., Tsang, K.T., Kong, B., & Zheng, Y.-C. 2010, "Lunar regolith thermal behaviorrevealed by ChangE-1 microwave brightness temperature data", Earth and Planetary Sci. Lett., 295: 287-291.
  5. Chan, K. L., Mayr, H. G., Mengel, J. G., & Harris, I. 1994, "A 'stratified' spectral model for convective and stable atmospheres", J. Comput. Phys., 113: 165-176.
  6. Chan, K. L., & Sofia, S. 1987, "Validity tests of the mixing-length theory of deep convection", Science, 235: 465-467.
  7. Chan, K.L., & Wolff, C.L. 1982, "ADI on staggered mesh - a method for the calculation of compressible convection", J. Comput. Phys., 47: 109-129.
  8. Chan, K. L., & Henriksen, R. N. 1980, "On the supersonic dynamics of magnetized jets of thermal gas in radio galaxies", Astrophys. J., 241: 534-551.
  9. Chan, K.L., & Chau, W.Y. 1979, "Mathematical theory of reduction of physical parameters and similarity analysis", Inter. J. Theor. Phys., 18: 835-844.
  10. Chan, K.L., & Jones, B.J.T. 1975, "The evolution of cosmic radiation spectrum under the influence of turbulent heating: I. Theory", Astrophys. J., 200: 454-460.

Professional Society Membership

  • American Physical Society, American Astronomical Society, International Astronomical Union, American Geophysical Union

Faculty Staff