Liming Dai - Biography#

Liming Dai joined University of New South Wales (UNSW) in 2019 as an Australian Laureate Fellow, Scientia Professor and SHARP Professor at UNSW. He is also Director of the Australian Carbon Materials Centre ( and the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Carbon Science and Innovation - a national flagship in Australia (

Before joining UNSW, he spent 10 years with CSIRO, Australia (1992-2002) and was an associate professor of polymer engineering at the University of Akron, USA (2002-2004), the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Dayton, USA (2004-2009), and the Kent Hale Smith Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University, USA (2009-2019).

He has published about 600 referred papers with citations of ca.120,000 and an h-index of 171 (Google Scholar), and held about 20 issued patents. He has also published a research monograph on intelligent macromolecules and 5 edited/co-edited books on carbon nanomaterials for advanced energy systems and biomedical applications, including a recent 2-volume edited book on Carbon-based Metal-free Catalysts by Wiley-VCH. He is a Clarivate ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ (in both Materials Science and Chemistry) every year since 2015 and recently receiving the 2019 IUMRS-Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, and the 2019 Australian Laureate Fellowship. He serves as an Associate Editor of Nano Energy, Associate editor of International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials, Special Editor-in-Chief for Energy Materials of Frontiers in Materials, and Advisory Committee Member of the American Carbon Society. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (USA), Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, and Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences.

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