Liming Dai

Liming Dai joined University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2019 as an Australian Laureate Fellow (ARC), Scientia Professor and SHARP Professor at UNSW.  He is also Director of the Australian Carbon Materials Centre (A-CMC) and the ARC Centre of Excellence for Carbon Science and Innovation. Before joining UNSW, he spent 2 years in the Cavendish Laboratory (1990-1992) and 10 years with CSIRO (1992-2002). He was then an associate professor of polymer engineering at the University of Akron (2002-2004), the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Dayton (2004-2009), and the Kent Hale Smith Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (2009-2019).

Prof. Dai has published more than 600 refereed papers with citations over 120,000 and an h-index of 171 (Google Scholar), and holds about 20 issued patents. He has also published a research monograph on intelligent macromolecules and 5 edited/co-edited books on carbon nanomaterials for advanced energy systems, environmental and biomedical applications, including a recent 2-volume edited book on Carbon-based Metal-free Catalysts by Wiley-VCH. He is a ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ (Materials Science, Chemistry). Among his many awards and recognitions, he received the IUMRS-Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies (2019), NASA-Langley Henry J.E. Reid Award (2018), Advanced Materials Hall of Fame (2018). He serves as an Associate Editor of Nano Energy, the Special Chief Editor for Energy Materials of Frontiers in Materials, and Advisory Committee Member of the American Carbon Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (USA), Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, and Member of the Academia Europaea.

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