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Professor Amos Tai

Co-Director, The Chinese University of Hong Kong– University of Exeter Joint Centre for Environmental Sustainability and Resilience

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Dr. Amos P. K. Tai is an Associate Professor in the Earth and Environmental Sciences Programme of the Faculty of Science, as well as the Associate Director of the Office of University General Education, at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Amos obtained his B.Sc. in Environmental Engineering Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Ph.D. in Environmental Science and Engineering from Harvard University, and was a Croucher Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT before he joined CUHK in 2013. Amos specializes in atmospheric chemistry and physics, biometeorology and ecoclimatology. His research combines Earth system modeling and statistical analysis to examine the interactions between ecosystems, agriculture and the atmosphere, addressing pressing issues such as climate change, air pollution, food insecurity and forest degradation. His work has earned him the World Meteorological Organization Research Award for Young Scientists, Research Grants Council Early Career Award, and founding membership of Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences. Amos is also a passionate educator, having received the CUHK Vice-Chancellor Exemplary Teaching Award and Faculty of Science Exemplary Teaching Awards.

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