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Professor Sheng Dai Named ORNL Corporate Fellow

Sheng DaiSheng Dai, joint faculty of the Department of Chemsitry and the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has been named UT-Battelle corporate fellow in recognition of his outstanding contributions to their scientific and technical fields.

The addition of Dai to this prestigious group brings the total number of active corporate fellows, the highest designation a researcher can receive at ORNL, to 31 engineers and scientists.

“Our corporate fellows are exceptionally gifted individuals who exemplify the best in science and technology,” ORNL Director Thom Mason said. “The addition of Sheng to this esteemed group recognizes his outstanding research accomplishments and his extraordinary contributions to their respective fields.”

Dai, the group leader of the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group at ORNL, researches the functionality of mesoporous oxides and carbons for real-world applications, ionic liquids for chemical separation and materials synthesis, sol-gel synthesis and molecular imprinting of inorganic materials, as well at catalysis by nanomaterials.

Dai received bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Zhejiang University and his doctorate from the University of Tennessee. He is the author or co-author of more than 280 peer-reviewed papers and has been awarded 13 U.S. patents. In 2010 Dai won UT-Battelle’s annual award for outstanding individual achievement in science and technology.

UT-Battelle manages ORNL for DOE’s Office of Science.

Courtesy of ORNL Media Department

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