About “Ka-ming”

AD2CB6E6-0EC1-44BF-ADEF-84BFCE831C2A.jpegI am an Earth system model scientist. I joined Prof. Colette Heald’s research group at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as a Postdoctoral Associate in 2020.

In 2019, I graduated with my Ph.D. in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences from Prof. Amos Tai’s group at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Before that, I conducted medical imaging research at CUHK, taught mathematics in a private learning center, and ran engineering projects in a contractor firm. I also hold a M.Sc. in Mathematics from CUHK, and a B.Eng. in Mechanical Engineering from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST).

My research interests are in understanding the environmental consequences of natural processes (e.g., sulfur emission from marine ecosystems) and human activities (e.g., ammonia from agriculture) which are closely tied to air pollution and climate change.

My projects use and improve computer models that mimic different sectors within the Earth system, e.g., DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC; a biogeochemical model), GEOS-Chem (a 3-D chemical transport model), and the Community Earth System Model (CESM). These powerful tools allow scientists like me to better understand issues such as air pollution, climate change, and environmental health.

If you are interested in my works, please don’t hesitate to contact me at kamingfung@mit.edu.

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“Fung” (馮) is my family name and “Ka Ming” (家銘) is my first name; both are romanized Cantonese. In a Chinese name, the family name comes first so my birth name reads “Fung Ka Ming”. Since Hong Kong’s education system adopts the British model, some Hong Kongers would use additional English names as nicknames (e.g., mine is “Victor”). I choose to use “Ka Ming FUNG” as my professional identity to express my gratitude to my parents for my birth name as well as to promote and preserve Cantonese.