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Center of Advanced Science and Engineering for Carbon (Case4Carbon)
Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering
School of Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Kent Hale Smith 212, 2100 Adelbert Road
Cleveland, OH 44106, USA

KH Smith Building

Phone: (216) 368-4176


Ph.D., Chemistry, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1991 
B.Sc., Polymer Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, 1983   

Research and Work Experience

Kent Hale Smith Professor, Case Western Reserve University, 2009-present
Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor, University of Dayton, 2004-2009
Associate Professor, Department of Polymer Engineering, University of Akron, 2002-2004 
Principal Research Scientist, The Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO), Clayton, Australia, 1992-2002 
Visiting Fellow, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2002 
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Cavendish Laboratory, University of Cambridge, 1990-1992 
Engineer, Zhejiang Chemical Industry Research Institute, Hangzhou, China, 1983-1986

Research Interests

Dr. Dai’s research interests cover several fields, including the synthesis, chemical modification, and device fabrication of functional polymers and carbon nanomaterials for energy and bio-related device applications.

Honors and Awards

Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry
Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (AIMBE)
Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Chemical Engineering and Process Technology, 2012-
Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, ACS, 2012-
Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Graphene Chemistry, 2012-
Associate Editor, Chinese Science Bulletin, 2012-
Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Molecular and Engineering Materials (JMEM), 2011-
Senior Editor of the Journal of Molecular Engineering and Systems Biology (JMESB), 2011-
Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of Nano Energy, Elsevier, 2011-
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Nano Energy and Power Research, 2010-
Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Chemical Engineering and Process Technology, 2010-   
Editorial Board Member of the International Journal of Polymer Science, 2008-
Associated Editor of Research Letters in Physical Chemistry, 2007-  
Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2001-2005  
Scientific Advisory Board Member, Lifeboat Foundation, 2008-
Honorary Professor, Deakin University, 2012-
The Guan-Biao honorary Professor, Zhejiang University, 2006-  
Advisory Professor, East China Normal University, 2006- 
Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, 2010-
Adjunct Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2010-
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999- 
Adjunct Professor, Wenzhou Medical College, 2008-
Adjunct Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 2009-
2006 The outstanding Overseas Young Chinese Scientist Award from the National Science Foundation of China 
2006 Sigma Xi’s George Noland Research Award  
2006 Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award from Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton 
2003 IUPAC Young Observer Award  
Member of NSF Panel Reviews 
Member of CNMS Proposal Review Committee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory