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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)
Associate Editor, Nano Energy (Elsevier,
Member of the Advisory Committee, American Carbon Society, 2016-
Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the ACS Nano, 2014-
Member of the International Advisory Board of ChemNanoMat, 2014-
Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Materials Research Express, IOP, 2013-
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 Advisory Editorial Board of the Journal of Physical Chemistry, ACS, 2012-2014
Member of the Advisory Editorial Board of the Chinese Science Bulletin, 2012-2014
Editorial Board Member of the Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, 2001-2005
Honorary Professor, National Central University, Taiwan, 2016-
Honorary Professor, Wollongong University, 2015-
Honorary Professor, Deakin University, 2012-
LuJian Xi Adjunct Professor, Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter (CAS), 2017-
Adjunct Professor, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, 2012-
Adjunct Professor, Griffith University, 2010-
Adjunct Professor, Beijing Institute of Technology, 2010-
Adjunct Professor, Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology, 2009-
Adjunct Professor, Wenzhou Medical College, 2008-
The Guan-Biao Honorary Professor, Zhejiang University, 2006- 
Advisory Professor, East China Normal University, 2006- 
Adjunct Professor, Institute of Chemistry, The Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1999- 
2018 NASA-Langley Henry J.E. Reid Award
2016 Case Western Reserve University Faculty Distinguished Research Award
2014 Case Western Reserve University CSE Research Award
2006 Sigma Xi's George Noland Research Award 
2006 Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award, Ohio
2003 IUPAC Young Observer Award 
Member of NSF Panel Reviews 
Scientific Advisory Board Member, Lifeboat Foundation
Member of CNMS Proposal Review Committee, Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Highly Cited Researcher, Chemistry, Materials (Thomson Reuters, )
h-index > 130; Citations ~60,000 (Source: Google Scholar)