Official Title: Assistant Professor

Faculty: Institute of Science and Environment

Email: thomas.lei@usj.edu.mo


Short Bio

PERSONAL INTRODUCTION

I am an environmental scientist and an expert on air quality modelling and monitoring. I have completed my doctoral degree in Science from University of Saint Joseph and Environment and Sustainability from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa in March 2021. Over the past years, I have taught classes on the air pollution and air quality forecast in Pollution and Waste Management in the postgraduate levels, Master of Environmental Science at the Institute of Science and Environment at the University of Saint Joseph (ISE-USJ) and also to present my research findings of my doctoral dissertation on Air Quality Management in Macau in Learning, Memory & Cognition in the undergraduate levels, Bachelor of Psychology at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education at the University of Saint Joseph (FSSE-USJ). In addition, I have been an invited speaker to give lecture on the subject of air pollution in a workshop co-organized by Sustaincia and Hong Kong Data Lab. Furthermore, I have been an invited speaker to share my experience in sustainable career and give lecture on air quality forecast in Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF) in 2019 and 2021.

 

Being fluent in English, Mandarin, and Cantonese, I believe it would add great values to my teaching and research. In addition, I have been giving interviews to the media in Macau about my research and the issues of air quality in Macau, which included TDM Canal Macau, TDM Radio Macau, Macau Business, Hoje Macau, Jornal Tribuna de Macau, and Macau News. I have also attended a variety of international conferences in Portugal, Germany, Malaysia, and Macau to present my research in both oral and poster presentation. My doctoral dissertation, “Air Quality Management in Macao – Assessment, Development of an Operational Forecast, and Future Perspectives,” examines the air quality trends in Macau and develop an air quality forecast for Macau in collaboration with the Macau Meteorological and Geophysical Bureau (SMG).

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES

·      Peer Reviewers of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH), Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

·      Peer Reviews of Atmosphere, Multidisciplinary Digital Publishing Institute (MDPI)

·      Peer Reviewers of Sustainable Cities and Society, Elsevier B.V.

·      Peer Reviewers of Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health (AQAH), Springer AG

·      Peer Reviewers of Journal of Cleaner Production, Elsevier B.V.

 

INVITED SPEAKERS

Title “Sustainable Career and Air Pollution”, co-organized by Sustaincia and 2021 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF 2021)

 

Title “Macao Air Quality Forecast Using Statistical Methods”, co-organized by Sustaincia and Hong Kong Data Lab

 

Title “Air Pollution in Macao”, organized by Macao Association of

Environmental Protection Industry and 2019 Macao International Environmental Co-operation Forum & Exhibition (MIECF 2019).

 

PUBLIC RELATIONS AND MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS

·      Interviewed 15+ times by broadcasting and printed media

·      List of Media Agencies (including TV and Radio Interviews)

o   TDM Canal Macau

o   TDM Radio Macau

o   Macau Business

o   Hoje Macau

o   Jornal Tribuna de Macau

o   Macau News

Publications

PUBLICATIONS

Lei, M. T., Monjardino, J., Mendes, L., Gonçalves, D., & Ferreira, F. (2020). Statistical Forecast of Pollution Episodes in Macao during National Holiday and COVID-19. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 17(14), 5124. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17145124

Lei, M. T., Monjardino, J., Mendes, L., Gonçalves, D., & Ferreira, F. (2019). Macao air quality forecast using statistical methods. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health, 12(9), 1049–1057. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11869-019-00721-9

Lei, M. T., Monjardino, J., Mendes, L., & Ferreira, F. (2019). Macao air quality forecast using statistical methods. International Journal of Environmental Impacts: Management, Mitigation and Recovery, 2(3), 249–258. https://doi.org/10.2495/ei-v2-n3-249-258

 

COMMUNICATIONS IN SCIENTIFIC MEETINGS

Lei, M. T., Monjardino, J., Mendes, L., Gonçalves, D., & Ferreira, F. (2019). Statistical Forecast Applied to Two Macao Air Monitoring Stations, ASAAQ15, 15th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Applications to Air Quality, 28 – 30 October 2019, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Lei, M. T., Monjardino, J., Mendes, L., Gonçalves, D., & Ferreira, F. (2019). Macao air quality forecast using statistical methods. Air Pollution 2019, 27th International Conference on Modelling, Monitoring, and Management of Air Pollution, 26 – 28 June 2019, Aveiro, Portugal

Lei, M. T., Monjardino, J., Mendes, L., Gonçalves, D., & Ferreira, F. (2019). The Use of Statistical Methods to Forecast Air Quality in Taipa Island of Macao. ITM 2019 – 37th International Technical Meeting on Air Pollution Modelling and its Application, 23 – 27 September 2019, Hamburg, Germany

 


Modules

Year 1 Master