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Kevin Lau
Kevin Lau

Kevin Lau

Senior Lecturer
Luleå University of Technology
Architecture and Water
Department of Civil, Environmental and Natural Resources Engineering
+46 (0)920 491492
T3054 Luleå

I am an urban climatologist who has been working in climate-sensitive urban planning and design for 15 years. My primary research interest is on the relationship between the built environment and urban climate, with a particular focus on human thermal comfort in outdoor environment. I am also interested in exploring the inter-relationships between the built environment, climate, and health and well-being.

I am experienced in inter-disciplinary research which transfers scientific knowledge into practical guidance in climate-sensitive urban planning and design. I was the principal investigator of a number of projects commissioned by government departments, non-governmental organisations and private sectors. I am currently a member of the WMO Expert Network of the Commission for Observation, Infrastructure and Information Systems and the Commission for Weather, Climate, Water and Related Environmental Services and Applications.



Article in journal

Urban heat island effect-related mortality under extreme heat and non-extreme heat scenarios: A 2010–2019 case study in Hong Kong (2023)

Ho. J, Shi. Y, Lau. K, Ng. E, Ren. C, Goggins. W
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 858, Part 1
Article in journal

Comparing different recalibrated methods for estimating mean radiant temperature in outdoor environment (2022)

Ouyang. W, Liu. Z, Lau. K, Shi. Y, Ng. E
Building and Environment, Vol. 216
Article in journal

Mask wearing behavior in hot urban spaces of Novi Sad during the COVID-19 pandemic (2022)

Milošević. D, Middel. A, Savić. S, Dunjić. J, Lau. K, Stojsavljević. R
Science of the Total Environment, Vol. 815
Article, review/survey

Microclimatic measurements in tropical cities: Systematic review and proposed guidelines (2022)

Liu. Z, Cheng. K, He. Y, Jim. C, Brown. R, Shi. Y, et al.
Part of: Building and Environment