Cheuk-Wai Tai is a Researcher at the Department of Materials and Environmental Chemistry, Stockholm University since 2009. He obtained a BSc in engineering physics at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong in 1997 and then a MSc in theoretical physics at The Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1998. His first research topic was in econophysics. During his MPhil and PhD study at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University from 1998 to 2004, he focused on fabrication and characterization of Pb-based and Pb-free ferroelectric oxides. After working as a postdoctoral researcher for two years, he joined Tel Aviv University, Israel in 2007 as a postdoctoral fellow supported by Marie Curie Host Fellowship for transfer of knowledge. The project was a collaboration between Tel Aviv University and Dresden University of Technology, Germany, and focused on the application of off-axis electron holography.
His research interest is to understand the structure-property relationship of functional materials. Current research activities in his group focus on electron microscopy and spectroscopy applications and method development, including electron-based pair distribution function (ePDF), 3D diffuse scattering, 4D-STEM, and momentum-resolved EELS. Cheuk-Wai has published over 130 papers. Besides research, Cheuk-Wai serves as associate editor of the Journal of Electronic Materials and editorial board member of MDPI Molecules. He was elected as Fellow of the Royal Microscopical Society, U. K. and Senior member of The Institution of Electrical and Electronic Engineers (IEEE), U.S.A.