Academic Profile : Faculty

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Assoc Prof Steve Yim
Assistant Chair (Faculty), Asian School of the Environment, Asian School of the Environment
Associate Professor, Asian School of the Environment
Associate Professor, Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine
Assistant Chair (Faculty), Asian School of the Environment
Assoc. Prof. Yim is an international leading scientist of air pollution. His research interest includes:

- Transboundary air pollution
- Interactions between land, air quality and climate change
- Air quality forecast and future projection
- Sensitivity model development and application
- Artificial intelligence and air pollution
- Remote sensing of particulate matter and ozone
- Air pollutant exposure science
- Human health assessment
  • A comprehensive assessment of the source contribution, formation, transport and removal pathways, and sensitivity to precursors of local and transboundary ozone in Southeast Asia using the novel atmospheric modelling approaches
  • ACU Fellowship
  • Air microbiomes and inhalable microplastics as novel pollutants in respiratory health
  • Characterisation of tropical urban air quality
  • Climate Transformation Programme
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 6 (Alex Cook, NUHS)
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 6 (Konstadina Griva)
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 6 (Steve Yim - Project 2)
  • Climate Transformation Programme - Cluster 6 (Steve Yim)
  • Development of a prediction system to forecast air quality and the risk of interstitial lung diseases in Southeast Asia
  • Effects of climate change and land-use/cover changes on air quality in Southeast Asia and the resultant health impacts
  • Identification of lead (Pb) in Singapore’s air
  • Mixed data sampling models to infer the impacts of exposomes on disease burden
  • Shared Socioeconomic Pathways Perspectives on Air Pollution: Analysing the Impact of Temperature Dynamics on Ozone Concentrations
  • The Prudential EOS Climate Impacts Initiative
- The world’s top 2% scientist for 3 consecutive years (2021, 2022 and 2023) published by Stanford University. “Single-Year Impact List”. (Full list:

- The IOP Publishing Top Cited Paper Award in Environmental Research Letters (2021):
Gu Y. (supervised student), Wong T.W., Law S.C.K., Dong G.H., Ho K.F., Yang Y., Yim S.H.L. (corresponding author) (2018). Impacts of Sectoral Emissions in China and the Implications: Air Quality, Public Health, Crop Production, and Economic Costs. Environmental Research Letters, 13, 084008.

- Highlights of 2015 in Environmental Research Letters (2015):
Yim S.H.L., Lee G.L., Lee I.H., Allroggen F., Ashok A., Caiazzo F., Eastham S.D., Malina R., Barrett S.R.H. (2015). Global, regional and local health impacts of civil aviation emissions. Environmental Research Letters 10 034001.

- The second runner-up of the best environmental policy paper in Environmental Science and Technology in 2012 (2012):
Yim S.H.L. and Barrett S.R.H. (2012). Public Health Impacts of Combustion Emissions in the United Kingdom. Environmental Science and Technology, 46(8), 4291-4296.
Fellowships & Other Recognition
- The Hong Kong Jockey Club fellowship by the Association of Commonwealth Universities (2024)
Courses Taught
ES3802 - The Urban Environment: Issues, assessment, and management
Supervision of PhD Students
- Ms. Jie HU (
- Ms. Jiaying LI (

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