Songyuan Dai was born in Anhui, China, in 1967. He graduated from the Physics Department, Anhui normal University, in 1987, earning the B.S. degree, and he received the Ph.D. degree from Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2001. Since 1987, he works at the Institute of Plasma Physics (IPP), Chinese Academy of Sciences. From 1992 to 1997, he served as an Associate Professor in IPP. He assumed the Professor position in 2002 in IPP, and he become among the principal scientists of the Ministry of Sciences and Technology of China from 2011 to 2015 in national projects. He started his research on dye-sensitized solar cell (DSC) since 1994 and finished the 500W DSC demonstration power station in 2004, still running now partly. He is mainly interested in dye-sensitized solar cell, including the dye synthesis, electrolyte formulate, nanomaterial synthesis, and solar cell assembly. He has visited STA in Australia, ECN in Holland, and EPFL in Switzerland as a Scholar for several times. He has wide academic cooperation with institutes and universities both home and abroad. He serves as the Director of Division of Solar Energy Materials and Engineering and Assistant Director of Institute of Plasma Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He works as the Director of Key Laboratory of Novel Thin-Film Solar Cells, Chinese Academy of Sciences. He serves as a Consultant Editor of Progress in Photovoltaics: Research and Applications and as a Guest Editor of the International Journal of Photoenergy on Open Special Issues.
Biography Updated on 1 June 2011