- Fellowship in 2012 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Dr Tai is an Assistant Professor in the Earth System Science Programme and Graduate Division of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences in the Faculty of Science at CUHK. With generous support from the Croucher Foundation, he pursued his postdoctoral research in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at MIT from 2012 to 2013, where he studied the the impacts of climate change and air pollution on agriculture. He graduated from Harvard with a Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering (Atmospheric Science) in 2012. His dissertation examined the impact of climate change on air quality with a focus on particulate matter using various modeling and statistical techniques. In addition to his field of expertise (atmospheric chemistry, meteorology and climatology), he has great interest in life sciences and languages, and hopes to become an amateur zoologist and linguist.
Dr Tai's research examines the complex interactions between climate, atmospheric composition and the biosphere, focusing on aspects that directly impact human societies such as air pollution, agriculture, and public health. His approach is to integrate observations and modeling of different Earth systems to project the consequences of the environmental changes, such that policy makers and businesses alike can be better informed to devise strategies for a sustainable future.