Dr. Hai-Lung,  DAI

Dr. Hai-Lung, DAI

Vice President for International Affairs, Temple University, U.S.A
A few thoughts on College Education for Preparing Citizens in Today’s Society Session 5 - 31st October 9:00-10:30

Hai-Lung Dai is Laura Carnell Professor of Science and Vice President for International Affairs at Temple University. A graduate from National Taiwan University in 1974, he received a PhD from UC Berkeley and did postdoctoral research at MIT before joining the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. At Penn he served as Chair of the Chemistry Department, funded the Penn Science Teacher Institute, and was appointed the Hirschmann-Makineni Professor. In 2007, he moved to Temple University as Dean of College of Science and Technology. From 2012 to 2016, he was Provost and Executive Vice President. As an active researcher in physical chemistry and colloidal and surface sciences, he has received many honors including a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), the Morino Lectureship (Japan), the Coblentz Prize in Molecular Spectroscopy, the Ellis Lippincott Award from the Optical Society of America, and the Langmuir Lecturer Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the American Physical Society and served as the Chair of the American Physical Society Chemical Physics Division. He was honored in 2013 by the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities’ Malone Award in International Leadership, and in 2017 the National Taiwan University Distinguished Alumnus Award and a Knight Order of the Star Medal from Italy. In 2019 the Journal of Physical Chemistry published a Festschrift honoring his accomplishment and leadership in chemistry.

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