Faculty Directory


Lam Siu Lee, Jasmine

  • Director, Maritime Energy and Sustainable Development (MESD) Centre of Excellence

  • Programme Director, B.Sc, M.Sc (Maritime Studies)

Associate Professor
PhD, MSc Econ, MSc Mgt, BSc (Hons), CILT
Office: N1-01b-43
Tel: (65) 6790-5276
Email: sllam@ntu.edu.sg


  • PhD in Applied Economics Sciences, University of Antwerp, Belgium
  • Master of Science degree in Transport and Maritime Management at the Institute of Transport and Maritime Management Antwerp (ITMMA), University of Antwerp (awarded Great Distinction, Magna cum laude)
  • Master of Science degree in Transport and Maritime Economics at ITMMA, University of Antwerp (awarded Great Distinction, Magna cum laude)
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Qualifying Examinations (the highest level), the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport

Current position

  • Associate Professor, Nanyang Technological University

Previous positions

  • Assistant Professor and Teaching Fellow, Nanyang Technological University
  • Lecturer, Tutor, and Researcher, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
  • Customer Service Executive in various companies

Appointment in Professional Societies

  • Elected Council Member of the International Association of Maritime Economists - the leading society on Maritime Studies
  • Member of BNP Paribas Chair international scientific committee

Teaching and public speaking

Dr Lam has extensive experience in university teaching and executive training in the fields of maritime studies, logistics, and supply chain management. She has been invited by various organisations such as Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development, port authorities and banks as a key speaker at international conferences and seminars.

Student and post-doctoral fellow supervision

Dr Lam is a passionate mentor who guided 3 PhD graduates, 64 final year project students, 20 URECA students and many others at NTU. She is currently supervising a number of post-doctoral research fellows, PhD candidates and other students.

Research and consultancy

Leading a R&D team and working closely with the industry, government agencies and other reputed universities, Dr Lam has completed a plenty of both academic and industrial projects. One of the projects is Singapore Maritime Institute (SMI) R&D Programme Analysing Marine Cargo Risk and its Impact on Ports. She has widely published in leading international journals, refereed book chapters, and conference proceedings. 

Dr Lam has served many international conferences as a member of international steering committee and session chair. She has also been invited to serve as a reviewer for many top journals, international conferences and scientific work in multiple areas of Maritime Studies, Logistics and Supply Chain, Transportation, Mathematical Modelling, and Environment. (Jan 2006 to present)

These international journals include:

  • Computers & Operations Research 
  • European Journal of Operational Research 
  • ISA Transactions 
  • Mathematical and Computer Modelling 
  • International Journal of Production Economics 
  • International Journal of Production Research 
  • Journal of Business Logistics 
  • Supply Chain Management: An International Journal 
  • Transportmetrica 
  • Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice 
  • Transportation Research Part B: Methodological 
  • Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment 
  • Transportation Research Part E: Logistics and Transportation Review 
  • International Journal of Sustainable Transportation 
  • Journal of Advanced Transportation 
  • Journal of Transport Geography 
  • Transport Policy 
  • Transportation Journal 
  • Environment and Planning A 
  • Growth and Change 
  • Maritime Policy & Management 
  • Maritime Economics & Logistics 
  • International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics 
  • International Journal of Transport Economics 
  • International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications 
  • International Journal of Logistics Management 
  • Ocean & Coastal Management

And others


  • Associate Editor, Maritime Policy & Management, a flagship journal of maritime research, SSCI journal published by Taylor & Francis
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Shipping and Trade, a new journal published by Springer
  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Supply Chain Management, a flagship journal of supply chain research, SSCI journal published by Wiley
  • Section Editor, The Maritime Economists Magazine, Professional magazine of the International Association of Maritime Economists
  • Guest editor, special issue of various journals such as Accident Analysis and Prevention

      Main research interest

      • Management, strategy and modelling for supply chains, shipping, ports and other related areas
      • Development of integrated intelligent systems/ decision support systems
      • Port planning and operations
      • Sustainable development
      • Risk management
      • Maritime logistics
      • Supply chain management
      • Maritime and port policy
      • Trade and maritime developments, especially for Asia

      Refereed journals

      (Bold denotes first author or first academic and/ or corresponding author)

      For a more updated publication list, please visit Researchgate - https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jasmine_Siu_Lee_Lam?ev=hdr_xprf

      Year 2016

      • Lam, J.S.L. and Bai, X. 2016. A quality function deployment approach to improve maritime supply chain resilience, Transportation Research Part E, DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2016.01.012
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Gu, Y. 2016. A market-oriented approach for intermodal network optimisation meeting cost, time and environmental requirements, International Journal of Production Economics, Vol. 171, part 2, pp. 266-274. doi:10.1016/j.ijpe.2015.09.024
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Lim, J.M. 2016. Incorporating corporate social responsibility in strategic planning: Case of ship-operating companies, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol. 8(3), pp. 273-293
      • Lee, T.C., Lam, J.S.L. and Lee, P.T.W. 2016. Asian economic integration and maritime CO2 emissions, Transportation Research Part D, Vol. 43, pp. 226-237, doi:10.1016/j.trd.2015.12.015
      • Zhang, Y. and Lam, J.S.L. (forthcoming) A copula approach in the point estimate method for reliability engineering, Quality and Reliability Engineering International, DOI: 10.1002/qre.1860.

      • Year 2015

      • Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Designing a sustainable maritime supply chain: A hybrid QFD-ANP approach, Transportation Research Part E, Vol. 78, pp. 70-81, DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2014.10.003
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Dai, J. 2015. Developing supply chain security design of logistics service providers: An Analytical Network Process-Quality Function Deployment approach, International Journal of Physical Distribution & Logistics Management, Vol. 45(7), pp. 674–690, DOI: 10.1108/IJPDLM-12-2013-0293
      • Du, Y., Chen, Q., Lam, J.S.L., Xu, Y., Cao, J.X. 2015. Modeling the impacts of tides and the virtual arrival policy in berth allocation, Transportation Science, Vol. 49(4), pp. 939-956, DOI:10.1287/trsc.2014.0568
      • Zhang, Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Estimating the economic losses of port disruption due to extreme wind events, Ocean & Coastal Management, Vol. 116, pp. 300-310. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2015.08.009
      • Zhang, Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Reliability analysis of offshore structures within a time varying environment, Stochastic Environmental Research and Risk Assessment, Vol. 29(6), pp. 1615-1636, DOI: 10.1007/s00477-015-1084-7
      • Qiu, X., Lam, J.S.L. and Huang, G.Q. 2015. A bilevel storage pricing model for outbound containers in a dry port system, Transportation Research Part E, Vol. 73, 65-83, DOI: 10.1016/j.tre.2014.10.009
      • Panayides, P.M., Parola, F. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. The effect of institutional factors on Public-Private Partnership success in ports, Transportation Research Part A, Vol. 71, pp. 110-127. DOI: 10.1016/j.tra.2014.11.006
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Lai, K.H. 2015. Developing environmental sustainability by ANP-QFD approach: the case of shipping operations, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 105, pp. 275-284. DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2014.09.070
      • Garg, A. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Improving environmental sustainability by formulation of generalized power consumption models using an ensemble based multi-gene genetic programming approach, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 102, pp. 246–263, DOI: 10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.04.068
      • Garg, A., Lam, J.S.L. and Guo, L. 2015. Energy conservation in manufacturing operations: modelling the milling process by a new complexity-based evolutionary approach, Journal of Cleaner Production, Vol. 108, pp. 34-45. doi:10.1016/j.jclepro.2015.06.043
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Su, S. 2015. Disruption risks and mitigation strategies: an analysis of Asian ports, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 42(5), pp. 415-435, DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2015.1016560
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Dai, J. 2015. Environmental sustainability of logistics service provider: an ANP-QFD approach, The International Journal of Logistics Management, Vol. 26(2), DOI: 10.1108/IJLM-08-2013-0088
      • Qiu, X., Huang, G.Q. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. A bilevel analytical model for dynamic storage pricing in a Supply Hub in Industrial Park (SHIP). IEEE Transactions on Automation Science and Engineering. Vol. 12(3), pp. 1017–1032. DOI: 10.1109/TASE.2014.2301838
      • Zhang, A. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Daily Maersk’s impacts on shipper’s supply chain inventories and implications for the liner shipping industry, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 42(3), pp. 246-262, DOI:10.1080/03088839.2013.869364
      • Lai, K.H., Wong, C.W.Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Sharing environmental management information with supply chain partners and the performance contingencies on environmental munificence, International Journal of Production Economics. Vol. 164, pp. 445–453, DOI:10.1016/j.ijpe.2014.12.009
      • Garg, A. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Measurement of environmental aspect of 3-D printing process using soft computing methods, Measurement, Vol. 75, pp. 210-217, DOI:10.1016/j.measurement.2015.04.016
      • Vijayaraghavan V., Garg A., Lam, J.S.L., Panda B., Mahapatra S .S. 2015. Process characterization of 3D-printed FDM components using improved evolutionary computational approach, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, 78(5), pp. 781-793 DOI: 10.1007/s00170-014-6679-5
      • Garg, A., Lam, J.S.L. and Savalani, M.M. 2015. A new computational intelligence approach in formulation of functional relationship of open porosity of the additive manufacturing process, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, DOI: 10.1007/s00170-015-6989-2
      • Garg, A., Garg, A. and Lam, J.S.L. 2015. Evolving functional expression of permeability of fly ash by a new evolutionary approach, Transport in Porous Media. Vol. 107(2), pp. 555-571, DOI: 10.1007/s11242-015-0454-4
      • Garg A., Vijayaraghavan V., Lam, J.S.L., Singru, P.M. and Guo, L. 2015. A molecular simulation based computational intelligence study of a nano-machining process with implications on its environmental performance, Swarm and Evolutionary Computation, Vol. 21, pp. 54-63, DOI: 10.1016/j.swevo.2015.01.001

      • Year 2014

      • Notteboom, T. and Lam, J.S.L. 2014. Dealing with uncertainty and volatility in shipping and ports (Guest Editorial), Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 41(7), 611-614. DOI:10.1080/03088839.2014.965297
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Notteboom, T. 2014. The greening of ports: a comparison of port management tools used by leading ports in Asia and Europe, Transport Reviews, Vol. 34(2), pp. 169-189. DOI:10.1080/01441647.2014.891162
      • Zhang, A., Lam, J.S.L. and Huang, G.Q. 2014. Port strategy in the era of supply chain management: the case of Hong Kong, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 41(4), pp. 367-383 DOI:10.1080/03088839.2013.863434
      • Acciaro, M., Vanelslander, T., Sys, C., Ferrari, C., Roumboutsos, A., Giuliano, G., Lam, J.S.L. and Kapros, S., 2014. Environmental sustainability in seaports: a framework for successful innovation, Maritime Policy & Management. Vol. 41(5), pp. 480-500 DOI: 10.1080/03088839.2014.932926
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Zhang, L. 2014. Enhanced logistics service provider framework for higher integration and efficiency in maritime logistics, International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications, Vol. 17(2), pp. 89-113. DOI:10.1080/13675567.2013.836161. Indexing: SSCI, Impact factor: 0.482
      • Zhang, A. and Lam, J.S.L. 2014. Impacts of schedule reliability and sailing frequency on the liner shipping and port industry: a study of Daily Maersk, Transportation Journal, Vol. 53(2), pp. 235-253. DOI: 10.5325/transportationj.53.2.0235
      • Bai, X. and Lam, J.S.L. 2014. Dynamic regional port cluster development: Case of the ports across Taiwan Strait, GeoJournal, DOI: 10.1007/s10708-014-9567-5
      • Zhang, Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2014. Non-conventional modeling of extreme significant wave height through random sets, Acta Oceanologica Sinica, Vol. 33(7), pp. 125-130. DOI: 10.1007/s13131-014-0508-4

      • Year 2013

      • Zhang, W. and Lam, J.S.L. 2013. Maritime cluster evolution based on symbiosis theory and Lotka-Volterra model, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 40(2), pp. 161-176. DOI:10.1080/03088839.2012.757375
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Gu, Y. 2013. Port hinterland intermodal container flow optimisation with green concerns: a literature review and research agenda, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol. 5(3), pp. 257-281. DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2013.054190.
      • Lam, J.S.L. 2013. Benefits and barriers of supply chain integration: empirical analysis of liner shipping, International Journal of Shipping and Transport Logistics, Vol. 5(1), pp. 13–30. DOI: 10.1504/IJSTL.2013.050553
      • Yap, W.Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2013. 80 million-TEU container port? Sustainability issues in port and coastal development, Ocean and Coastal Management, Vol. 71, pp. 13-25. DOI: 10.1016/j.ocecoaman.2012.10.011.
      • Lam, J.S.L., Ng, A.K.Y. and Fu, X. 2013. Stakeholder management for establishing sustainable regional port governance, Research in Transportation Business & Management, Vol. 8, pp. 30-38.
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Song, D.W. 2013. Seaport network performance measurement in the context of global freight supply chains, Polish Maritime Research, Vol. 20, pp. 47-54. DOI: 10.2478/pomr-2013-0026
      • Lam, J.S.L. 2013. Towards a normative model for managing container shipping supply chains, International Journal of Logistics Systems and Management Vol. 14(2), pp. 200–220. DOI: 10.1504/IJLSM.2013.051339

      • Year 2012

      • Wang, K., Ng, A.K.Y., Lam, J.S.L. and Fu, X. 2012. Cooperation or competition? Factors and conditions affecting regional port governance in South China, Maritime Economics and Logistics. Vol. 14(3), pp. 386–408. DOI:10.1057/mel.2012.13.
      • Lee, C.K.M. and Lam, J.S.L. 2012. Managing reverse logistics to enhance sustainability of industrial marketing, Industrial Marketing Management, Vol. 41(4), pp. 589-598. DOI: 10.1016/j.indmarman.2012.04.006
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Dai, J. 2012. A decision support system for port selection, Transportation Planning and Technology, Vol. 35(4), pp. 509-524. DOI:10.1080/03081060.2012.680822.
      • Lam, J.S.L., Meersman, H. and Van de Voorde, E. 2012. Unveiling supply chain integration and its value in container shipping, International Journal of Transport Economics, Vol.39(2), pp. 275-298
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Yip, T.L. 2012. Impact of port disruption on supply chains: a Petri Net approach, Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Volume 7555, pp. 72-85. DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-33587-7_5
      • Doshi, D., Malhotra, B., Bressan, S. and Lam, J.S.L. 2012. Mining maritime schedules for analyzing global shipping networks, International Journal of Business Intelligence and Data Mining, Vol.7(3), pp. 186-202, DOI: 10.1504/IJBIDM.2012.049554

      • Year 2011

      • Lam, J.S.L. 2011. Patterns of maritime supply chains: slot capacity analysis, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 19(2), pp. 366-374. DOI: 10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2010.03.016
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Van de Voorde, E. 2011. Scenario analysis for supply chain integration in container shipping, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 38(7), pp. 705–725. DOI:10.1080/03088839.2011.625988 (among the Most Read Articles as indicated on journal website)
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Yap, W.Y. 2011. Dynamics of liner shipping network and port connectivity in supply chain systems: analysis on East Asia, Journal of Transport Geography, Vol. 19(6), pp. 1272–1281. DOI:10.1016/j.jtrangeo.2011.06.007
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Yap, W.Y. 2011. Container port competition and complementarity in supply chain systems: evidence from the Pearl River Delta, Maritime Economics and Logistics. Vol. 13(2), pp. 102-120 DOI: 10.1057/mel.2011.5
      • Lam, J.S.L., Chen, D., Cheng, F. and Wong, K. 2011. Assessment of the competitiveness of ports as bunkering hubs: empirical studies on Singapore and Shanghai, Transportation Journal. Vol. 50(2), pp. 176-203
      • Yap, W.Y., Lam, J.S.L. and Cullinane, K. 2011. A theoretical framework for the evaluation of competition between container terminal operators, Singapore Economic Review. Vol. 56(4), pp. 535–559. DOI: 10.1142/S0217590811004456

      • Year 2010 and before

      • Lam, J.S.L. 2010. The integrated approach for port selection, ship scheduling and financial analysis, Netnomics: Economic Research and Electronic Networking. Vol. 11(1), pp.33-46. DOI: 10.1007/s11066-009-9036-3
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Yap, W.Y. 2008. Competition for transhipment containers by major ports in Southeast Asia: slot capacity analysis, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 35(1), pp. 89-101. DOI: 10.1080/03088830701849043
      • Lam, J.S.L., Yap, W.Y. and Cullinane, K. 2007. Structure, conduct and performance on the major liner shipping routes, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 34(4), pp. 359-381. DOI: 10.1080/03088830701539149
      • Cullinane, K., Yap, W.Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2006. The Port of Singapore and its governance structure, Research in Transportation Economics, Vol. 17, pp. 285-310. DOI:10.1016/S0739-8859(06)17013-4.
      • Yap, W.Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2006. Competition dynamics between container ports in East Asia, Transportation Research Part A, Vol. 40(1), pp. 35-51. DOI:10.1016/j.tra.2005.03.001
      • Yap, W.Y., Lam, J.S.L. and Notteboom, T. 2006. Developments in container port competition in East Asia, Transport Reviews, Vol. 26(2), pp. 167-188. DOI: 10.1080/01441640500271117
      • Lam, J.S.L. and Yap, W.Y. 2006. A measurement and comparison of cost competitiveness of container ports in Southeast Asia, Transportation, Vol. 33(6), pp. 641-654. DOI: 10.1007/s11116-006-7474-4
      • Yap, W.Y. and Lam, J.S.L. 2004. An interpretation of inter-container port relationships from the demand perspective, Maritime Policy & Management, Vol. 31(4), pp. 337-355. DOI: 10.1080/0308883042000259729

      • National Day Honours 2015 Commendation Medal awarded by the President of Singapore, Prime Minister’s Office, 2015
      • Best Paper Award in International Conference on Quality, Reliability, Risk, Maintenance, and Safety Engineering, 2014
      • Erasmus Mundus Faculty Scholar Award, awarded by European Commission, 2014-2016
      • Next Generation Container Port Challenge Commendation Prize, awarded by Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and Singapore Maritime Institute, 2013
      • Eagle Prize, awarded by the International Association of Maritime Economists, 2012
      • Best Reviewer Award, The International Association of Maritime Economists Annual Conference, Taipei, 2012
      • Eminent Scholar Award, awarded by the Chinese government eminent scholar programme, 2012
      • Best Paper Award, The International Association of Maritime Economists Annual Conference, Melbourne, 2006
      • Scholarship awarded by the Administration of Foreign Affairs of Flanders, Belgium, 2001-2002