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image of Prof. TAI Pui Kuen Amos
Office: 
Room 316, 3/F, 
Mong Man Wai Building
Phone: 
(852) 3943 9687
Website: 

Amos P. K. TAI 戴沛权

Associate Professor
 
Education:
  • Ph.D., Engineering Sciences (Environmental Science and Engineering), Harvard University, 2012
  • B.Sc., Environmental Engineering Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2007
 
Academic Employments:
  • 2019 – present: Associate Professor, Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2013 – 2019: Assistant Professor, Earth System Science Programme, Faculty of Science, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • 2012 – 2013: Croucher Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
Research Fields and Current Research Interests:
  • Atmospheric chemistry and physics
  • Air pollution, agricultural and forest meteorology
  • Biosphere-atmosphere interactions and ecoclimatology
  • Ecosystem services and food security under climate change
See http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/tgabi/ for more details.
 
Honours and Awards:
  • 2018: Founding Member, Hong Kong Young Academy of Sciences (YASHK)
  • 2015: World Meteorological Organization (WMO) Research Award for Young Scientists
  • 2015: Vice-Chancellor’s Exemplary Teaching Award
  • 2015: Faculty of Science Exemplary Teaching Award
  • 2014: Early Career Award, Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong
See CV for more details.
 
Teaching:
Current
  • ESSC2020 Climate System Dynamics
  • ESSC3600 Ecosystems and Climate
  • ESSC4210 Land-Atmosphere Interactions and Boundary-Layer Meteorology
  • ESSC5001/5002 Research Frontiers in Earth & Atmospheric Sciences
Past
  • ESSC2600 Biosphere, Climate and the Environment
  • ESSC3010 Continuum Mechanics
  • ESSC3220 Atmospheric Chemistry
  • ESSC4510 Statistical Methods and Data Analysis for Earth System Science
  • ESSC4520 Numerical Methods and Modeling for Earth System Science
Short Courses
  • CUSA1007 Climate Physics and Chemistry
 
College Affiliation in CUHK:
C.W. Chu College
 
Selected Recent Publications:
  1. Fung, K. M., Tai, A. P. K., Yong, T., Liu, X., & Lam, H.-M. (2019). Co-benefits of intercropping as a sustainable farming method for safeguarding both food security and air quality. Environmental Research Letters, 14(4), 044011.
  2. Zhou, S. S., Tai, A. P. K., Sun, S., Sadiq, M., Heald, C. L., & Geddes, J. A. (2018). Coupling between surface ozone and leaf area index in a chemical transport model: strength of feedback and implications for ozone air quality and vegetation health. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(19), 14133-14148.
  3. Leung, D. M., Tai, A. P. K., Mickley, L. J., Moch, J. M., van Donkelaar, A., Shen, L., & Martin, R. V. (2018). Synoptic meteorological modes of variability for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air quality in major metropolitan regions of China. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 18(9), 6733-6748.
  4. Wong, A. Y. H., Tai, A. P. K., & Ip, Y.-Y. (2018). Attribution and statistical parameterization of the sensitivity of surface ozone to changes in leaf area index based on a chemical transport model. Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres, 123(3), 1883-1898.
  5. Tai, A. P. K., & Val Martin, M. (2017). Impacts of ozone air pollution and temperature extremes on crop yields: Spatial variability, adaptation and implications for future food security. Atmospheric Environment, 169, 11-21.
  6. Sadiq, M., Tai, A. P. K., Lombardozzi, D., & Val Martin, M. (2017). Effects of ozone-vegetation coupling on surface ozone air quality via biogeochemical and meteorological feedbacks. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 17(4), 3055-3066.
  7. Fu, Y., Tai, A. P. K., & Liao, H. (2016). Impacts of historical climate and land cover changes on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air quality in East Asia between 1980 and 2010. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 16(16), 10369-10383.
  8. Fu, Y., & Tai, A. P. K. (2015). Impact of climate and land cover changes on tropospheric ozone air quality and public health in East Asia between 1980 and 2010. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, 15(17), 10093-10106.
  9. Tai, A. P. K., Val Martin, M., & Heald, C. L. (2014). Threat to future global food security from climate change and ozone air pollution. Nature Climate Change, 4(9), 817-821.
  10. Tai, A. P. K., Mickley, L. J., Heald, C. L., & Wu, S. (2013). Effect of CO2 inhibition on biogenic isoprene emission: Implications for air quality under 2000 to 2050 changes in climate, vegetation, and land use. Geophysical Research Letters, 40(13), 3479-3483.

For full list of publications, see http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/tgabi/research.html
 
Open Positions and Opportunities:
Positions open for postdoctoral fellows, postgraduate and undergraduate students. Please visit:
http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/sci/essc/tgabi/opportunities.html