Li Ming Dai

University of Dayton, USA

Li Ming Dai joined the University of Dayton in 2004 as the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor of nanomaterials in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, School of Engineering, with a joint professorship in the Department of Chemistry, College of Arts and Science, and a joint appointment as Distinguished Research Scientist at the University of Dayton Research Institute. He received the B.S. degree in chemical engineering from Zhejiang University in 1983 and the Ph.D. degree in chemistry from the Australian National University in 1990. He worked as a Postdoctoral Fellow of physics in the Cavendish Laboratory at the University of Cambridge from 1990 to 1992 and a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1992. He spent 10 years with the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization (CSIRO) in Australia, where he built a world-renowned research team in nanomaterials. Before joining the University of Dayton, he served as a Polymer Engineering Faculty Member at the University of Akron. His expertise spans across several fields, including the synthesis, chemical modification, device fabrication of conjugated polymers, fullerene-containing polymers, carbon nanotubes, and biomaterials. He has published more than 200 scientific papers, a research monograph on intelligent macromolecules, and an edited book on carbon nanotechnology. He also holds about 20 issued or filed patent applications. He is on the editorial board of several international journals and has received many awards including 2006 Sigma Xi George Noland Research Award and 2006 Outstanding Engineers and Scientists Award from the Affiliate Societies Council of Dayton.

Biography Updated on 5 December 2010

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