Dr. Fei CHAI has been a faculty member at the University of Maine since 1994. Dr. Chai studies physical and biological processes contributing to global carbon cycle and climate variability affecting marine ecosystems and fisheries.
Dr. Chai is an expert in developing and testing physical-biological models, and using models along with in situ and remote sensing observational data to address key regional and global questions and issues.
Starting in 2016, Dr. Chai has been appointed as the Director of State Key Laboratory of Satellite Ocean Environment Dynamics (SOED) at Second Institute of Oceanography, State Oceanic Administration (SOA) in China. Dr. Chai serves as committee member for several international scientific organizations and programs, prompting interdisciplinary and collaborative research projects.