Dr. Hai-Lung Dai was elected as an ACS Fellow on the basis of his dedication to science and volunteer work for the American Chemical Society. Hai-Lung received a BS in chemistry from the National Taiwan University (1974) and a PhD from the University of California, Berkeley (1981). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at MIT (1981-1984).
Hai-Lung’s professional career began in 1984 when he joined the University of Pennsylvania as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry. In 1989 he was promoted to Associate Professor and in 1992 to full Professor. In 2007 he moved to Temple University as Dean of the College of Science and Technology and the Laura H. Carnell Professor of Chemistry, a position he holds today. In addition he is Senior Vice Provost for International Affairs and Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Some of Hai-Lung’s scholastic honors are: American Chemical Society, Philadelphia Section Award (1995); Michael P. Malone International Leadership Award, Association of Public and Land Grant Universities (2013); Langmuir Lecturer Award, Division of Colloid and Surface Chemistry, American Chemical Society (2012); Distinguished Achievement in Research Award, US Chinese Institute of Engineers, New York (2009); Clearfield Lectureship, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University (2009); Ellis Lippincott Award in Spectroscopy, Optical Society of America, Society of Applied Spectroscopy and Coblentz Society (2006); plus many others.
Some of Hai-Lung’s current professional activities are: Associate Editor, Advanced Series in Physical Activity (World Scientific); Advisor in Chemistry to World Scientific Publishing Co.; Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Physical Chemistry (Beijing); Editorial Board, Chinese Journal of Chemical Physics (Taipei); Editorial Board, Journal of Chinese Chemical Society (Taipei); Advisory Board, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica (Taipei); Advisory Board, National Key Laboratory on Molecular Dynamics, Chinese Academy of Science, among others.
Hai-Lung’s past participation in the American Chemical Society was as Chair of the Peter Debye Award Selection Committee (2007-2008), Advisory Board, Journal of Physical Chemistry (2004-2007) and the Philadelphia Local Section Awards Committee (1996-1998).
An additional dimension to Hai-Lung's abilities is his musicianship: he has conducted the Temple University Orchestra.
The above is just a sampling of various awards and dedicated service to ACS and indicates why Hai-Lung was chosen as one of the 2010 ACS Fellows.