Prof. Sheng Dai

Chemical Sciences Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, USA Department of Chemistry, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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Dr. Sheng Dai obtained his B.S. degree (1984) and M.S. degree (1986) in Chemistry at Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China and his Ph.D. (1990) in Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. He is currently a group leader at Chemical Sciences Division, the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), a Professor of Chemistry at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville (UTK), and serves as a Director for an Energy Frontier Research Center (EFRC) for Fluid Interface Reactions, Structures and Transport (FIRST). He was named a UT-Battelle Corporate Fellow in 2011, the highest designation a researcher can receive at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). His current research interests include ionic liquids, porous materials, and their applications for separation sciences and energy storage as well as catalysis by nanomaterials. His research has led to 2019 ACS Award in Separation Science and Technology, 2018 IMMA Award given by International Mesostructured Materials Association, Battelle Distinguished Inventor Award in 2016, six R&D100 Awards (2011, 2012, two in 2014, 2015, 2016), and Battelle S&T Challenges Award (2002). He is a Fellow of Material Research Society and Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

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