Academician Hongjie Dai Invited at the “100-Year-Old Nankai’s Seminar”


December 22nd, Prof. Hongjie Dai, world famous chemist, academician of the National Academy of Sciences, U.S., foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and professor of Stanford University, was invited at the “100-Year-Old Nankai’s Seminar”, giving a report entitled “Nanoscience, Biological Imaging and Renewable Energy” to Nankai University’s teachers and students. Nankai University’s Vice Chancellor Kexin Yang delivered the certificate of “Lecturer of the 100-Year-Old Nankai’s Seminar” to Prof. Hongjie Dai. Nankai University’s Vice President Prof. Jun Chen hosted the report. Nearly 300 people attended the event.

In the report, with materials chemistry and nano science as the core, Prof. Hongjie Dai introduced the research of his group in life science, human health, environment and energy. For the first time, his group modified antibody molecules and combined them with single-walled carbon nanotubes to realize the sensing of cancer cells. Prof. Hongjie Dai began his bachelor studies at Tsinghua University in Beijing and completed his doctoral work at Harvard University. He joined the Stanford faculty at Department of Chemistry in 1997, and was named J. G. Jackson and C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry. He has been engaged in the research of growth and synthesis, physical properties, nano electronic devices and nano biomedicine of carbon nano materials for a long time. He has made remarkable achievements in the above fields and gained wide influence. He is one of the leading figures in the field of international carbon nano materials research.

Prof. Hongjie Dai has published more than 300 papers on world-famous journals of physics, chemistry, materials and biomedicine, with a total number of citations of more than 120,000. In February 2011, on the list of “Thomson Reuters' the world‘s top 100 chemists over the past decade”, Prof. Dai Hongjie ranked seventh in the world, and first as Chinese-born.

 Translated by Yuchen ShiEdited by Davide Francolino and JianjingYun