Associate Dean of Students / Head of Office of Student

Resources and Residential Life / Assistant Professor


Tel: 27667670

Office: ST411/QT308

 ORCID: 0000-0003-0325-6573

Research interests

Ir Dr. Eric Tam’s research focus on the application of assistive technologies for the elderly and the disabled. He is also interested in the etiology and prevention of pressure ulcer.


Ir Dr. Eric W. C. Tam received his bachelor degree in Engineering Physics from McMaster University, Canada and MSc degree in Biomedical Engineering from University of Saskatchewan, Canada in 2004 and 2006 respectively. Dr. Tam gained his PhD from the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in 2003. Dr. Tam is now the Director of the Jockey Club Rehabilitation Engineering Centre and Assistant Professor of the Department Biomedical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Dr. Tam is also the Associate Dean of student and the Head of the Office of Student Resources and Residential Life.  Ir Dr. Tam has over twenty years of experiences in providing assistive technology services to the local community. His professional interests included the application of Assistive Technologies for elderly and the disabled, Environmental Accessibility as well as the Etiology and Prevention of Pressure Ulcer.

Selected Publications

  1. Shamay S.M. Ng, Kat K.C. Au, Emily L.W. Chan, Daisy O.M. Chan, Ginger M.Y. Keung, Joanna K.Y. Lee, Patrick W.H. Kwong, Eric W.C. Tam, Shirley S.M. Fong, Effect of acceleration and deceleration distance on the walking speed of people with chronic stroke, J Rehabil Med. 2016 Oct 5;48(8):666-670. doi: 10.2340/16501977-2124
  2. Sin TK, Yung BY, Yip SP, Chan LW, Wong CS, Tam EW, and Siu PM. (2015) SIRT1-dependent myoprotective effects of resveratrol on muscle injury induced by compression. Frontiers in Physiology, Oct 21;6:293.
  3. Siu PM, Tam BT, Yu AP, and Tam EW. (2014) Optimization of compression protocol to induce deep pressure ulcer injury in skeletal muscle of mice. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise 46(5): S714
  4. Mak FT ARThur, Yu Yanyan, Kwan P Linda, Sun L, Tam W Eric. Deformation and Reperfusion Damages and Their Accumulation in Subcutaneous Tissues during Loading and Unloading: a Theoretical Modeling of Deep Tissue Injuries. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 2011, 289:65-73
  5. Eric Tam, “Chapter on Paediatric Seating”, in Tom Chau (Editor) Paediatric Rehabilitation Engineering: From Disability to Possibility, CRC Press, 2010. ISBN: 978-143-9808-42-9.