About “Ka-ming”

Ka Ming FUNGI am a Postdoctoral Associate at MIT, working with Prof. Colette Heald. We are attempting to improve the modeling of marine dimethyl sulfide (DMS) in the Community Earth System Model (CESM) and understand their impacts on climate change and atmospheric compositions.

I recently graduated with a Ph.D. from the Graduate Division of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, The Chinese University of Hong Kong. Working in Prof. Amos Tai’s group, my research focused on better understanding the impacts of sustainable farming practices, e.g., intercropping, on food security (crop growth & yield), air quality (ammonia emission & the formation of fine particulate matters), the environment (soil fertility and sustainability), climate (regional forcing on global climate), public health (health damage costs), and their interrelationship. I mainly used computer models, including DeNitrification-DeComposition (DNDC; a biogeochemical model), GEOS-Chem (a 3-D chemical transport model), and CESM. My work can hopefully aid policymakers in formulating policies that could make the world better.

I am also serving as the Regional Head of the SE Asia & Pacific Sector of the Early Career Scientists Network of iLEAPS.

If you would like to know more about my research, please don’t hesitate to contact me at kamingfung@mit.edu.


“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 is “Fung Ka Ming”. In Hong Kong, our education system adopts the British model, so Hong Kongers usually have both Cantonese and English names. Mine is Victor which I picked for myself in my primary school English class. 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.