The Department of Chemistry would like to extend congratulations to Sheng Dai for recently receiving two prestigious awards for his work. He was recently named the recipient of the highly sought-after 2019 ACS Award in Separations Science & Technology AND The International Mesoporous Society’s 2018 IMMA Award. He was bestowed these honors for his significant and sustained contributions to our current knowledge of porous materials and ionic liquids for energy-related separation.
His research has significantly impacted both the synthesis and characterization of these unique materials for a number of separation processes and energy storage. He is an internationally recognized expert in the synthesis and characterization of porous materials and ionic liquids for separation chemistry and was included in the 2015 Thompson-Reuters list of the world’s most influential chemists. His work includes publishing more than 600 peer-review papers, 28 patents, and according to the h index of 94 based on Web of Science (as of Sept. 16, 2018), his papers have been cited more than 36,000 times.