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Professor Kin-fai HO (何建輝教授)

BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD

Associate Professor

JC School of Public Health and Primary Care



Division of Occupational and Environmental Health


Prof. Ho is an environmental scientist, focusing on exposure assessment of air pollutants in Hong Kong and China. He has strong background in analytical chemistry with many years of solid experiences in toxic air pollutants (TAPs) and health related research. He is also competent in applying cutting-edge analytical chemistry techniques in indoor and outdoor air quality monitoring. He has published over 170 scientific articles in international peer-reviewed journals with overall 6000 citations. His recent research focuses on toxic air pollutants and their impacts on human health such as particulate matter compositions, sources and health relations, exposure science and particle toxicology.

Research Interest

  • Indoor and Outdoor Air Pollution 

  • Particle Toxicology

  • Exposure Assessment

  • Bioaerosol

Selected Publications 

  1. Fan, Z. L., Chen, X. C., Lui, K. H., Ho, S. S. H., Cao, J. J., Lee, S. C., Huang, H., Ho, K. F.* (2017). Relationships between outdoor and personal exposure of carbonaceous species and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in Hong Kong. Aerosol and Air Quality Research, 17(3), 666-679.

  2. Lui, K. H., Bandowe, B. A. M., Tian, L. W., Chan, C. S., Cao, J. J., Ning, Z., Lee, S. C., Ho, K. F.* (2017). Cancer risk from polycyclic aromatic compounds in fine particulate matter generated from household coal combustion in Xuanwei, China. Chemosphere, 169, 660-668.

  3. Ho, K. F., Chang, C. C., Tian, L. W., Chan, C. S., Bandowe, B. A. M., Lui, K. H., Lee, K. Y., Chuang, K. J., Liu, C. Y., Ning, Z., Chuang, H. C.* (2016). Effects of polycyclic aromatic compounds in fine particulate matter generated from household coal combustion on response to EGFR mutations in vitro. Environmental Pollution, 218, 1262-1269.

  4. Lui, K. H., Bandowe, B. A. M., Ho, S. S. H., Chuang, H.-C., Cao, J. J., Chuang, K. J., Lee, S. C., Hu, D., Ho, K. F.* (2016). Characterization of chemical components and bioreactivity of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) during incense burning. Environmental Pollution, 213, 524-532.

  5. Ho, K. F.*, Ho, S. S. H., Huang, R.-J., Chuang, H.-C.*, Cao, J. J., Han, Y. M., Lui, K. H., Ning, Z., Chuang, K.-J., Cheng, T.-J., Lee, S. C., Hu, D., Wang, B., Zhang, R. Z. (2016). Chemical composition and bioreactivity of PM2.5 during 2013 haze events in China. Atmospheric Environment, 126, 162-170.

  6. Lee, K-Y., Cao, J. J., Lee, C.-H., Hsiao, T.-C., Yeh, C.-T., Huynh, T.-T., Han, Y. M., Li, X. D., Chuang, K.-J., Tian, L. W., Ho, K. F.*, Chuang, H.-C*. (2015). Inhibition of the WNT/β-catenin pathway by fine particulate matter in haze: Roles of metals and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. Atmospheric Environment, 109, 118-129.

  7. Ho, K. F.*, Huang, R.-J., Kawamura, K., Tachibana, E., Lee, S. C., Ho, S. S. H., Zhu, T., Tian, L. (2015). Dicarboxylic Acids, Ketocarboxylic acids, alpha-Dicarbonyls, Fatty Acids and Benzoic Acid in PM2.5 aerosol collected during CAREBeijing-2007: an effect of traffic restriction on air quality. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15, 1299-1312.

  8. Ho, K. F. *, Ho, S. S. H., Huang, R.-J., Lui, S. X., Cao, J. J., Zhang, T., Chuang, H.-C., C. S. Chan, Hu, D., Tian, L. W. (2015). Characteristics of water-soluble organic nitrogen in fine particulate matter in the continental area of China. Atmospheric Environment, 106, 252-261.

  9. Ho, K. F.*, Ho, S. S. H., Huang, R.-J., Dai, W. T., Cao, J. J., Tian, L. W., Deng, W. J. (2015). Spatiotemporal distribution of carbonyl compounds in China. Environmental Pollution, 197, 316-324.

  10. Huang, R.-J., Zhang, Y., Carlo, B., Ho, K. F., Cao, J. J., Han, Y. M., Dällenbach, K. R., Slowik, J. G., Canonaco , F., Zotter, P., Wolf, R., Platt, S. M., Pieber, S., Bruns, E. A., Crippa, M., Piazzalunga, A., Schwikowski, M., Abbaszade, G., Schnelle-Kreis, J., Zimmermann, R., An, Z. S., Szidat, S., Baltensperger, U., Haddad, I. E., Prévôt, A. S. H. (2014). High secondary aerosol contribution to particulate pollution during haze events in China. Nature, 514(7521), 218-222.

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