Sheng Dai has been elected to the class of 2019 MRS Fellows by the Materials Research Society (MRS). This honor is bestowed upon MRS members who are notable for their distinguished research accomplishments and outstanding contributions to the advancement of materials research worldwide. Dai specifically was recognized for his “significant and sustained contributions in pioneering and developing novel synthetic methods for functional carbon materials for energy applications.”
Dai was also selected as the winner of the 2020 Max Bredig Award in Molten Salt and Ionic Liquid Chemistry. This award was established through contributions from ARCO Metals Company and the Aluminum Company of America and recognizes scientists who have made significant scientific contributions to the area of molten salts and ionic liquids.