Jing-Cao Dai received his B.S. degree in chemistry in 1983 from the Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, and he obtained his Ph.D. degree in physical chemistry in 2002 from the Fujian Institute of Research on the Structure of Matter, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Fuzhou, China. Dai completed his postdoctoral training in two years from 2004 to 2005 with Dr. John D. Corbett's group at the Ames Laboratory, Department of Energy and Department of Chemistry of Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA. From 1983 to 1985, Dai served as a Junior Research Fellow at the Institute of Marine Coatings & Paint, Qingdao, China, where he worked on the synthesis of organometallics and preparation of marine coatings. Since 1987, he has joined the Huaqiao University, Fujian, China, where he currently serves as a distinguished Professor of materials chemistry. Dai published more than 100 peer-reviewed papers and received several academic honors including the Travel Award for Presentation at the 10th International Clay Conference (1993), Adelaide, SA, Australia, Huaqiao University’s Distinguished Research Scientist Award (1996–1998), The First Class Academic Award of Fujian Provincial Government (2005), Who's Who in the World (2009), and a certificate appreciation for valuable contribution and dedicated service in the peer-review of manuscripts submitted to ACS journals by ACS Journals Publishing Group (2011). Dai served as a Member for several Huaqiao University’s scientific committees (the Science Panel of the Academic Degree Appraisal Committee and the Search Committee for Hire of New Faculty), for professional societies (the Chinese Chemistry Society, the AIPEA, the Chinese Materials Research Society, the Chinese Society of Composite Materials, the American Chemical Society, and the AAAS), and for journal editorial boards (the Global Journal of Inorganic Chemistry and ISRN Inorganic Chemistry). His current research interests cover design synthesis and structures of novel inorganic materials, Zintl phases and intermetallics, and clay materials chemistry.
Biography Updated on 24 November 2013