Hongjie Dai

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Hongjie Dai
Born (1966-05-02) 2 May 1966 (age 53)
Alma materTsinghua University,
Columbia University,
Harvard University
Known forCarbon nanotubes,
NIR-II Dyes,
Plasmonic Gold
AwardsACS Award in pure chemistry (2002)
Scientific career
Applied physics
InstitutionsStanford University
Academic advisorsCharles Lieber

Hongjie Dai (Chinese: 戴宏杰; born 2 May 1966 in Shaoyang, China)[1] is a Chinese-American nanotechnologist and applied physicist. He is the J.G. Jackson & C.J. Wood Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University.[2] He is a leading figure in the study of carbon nanotubes.[3][4][5][6] Dai is ranked as the one of the top chemists in the world by Science Watch.[7] He is currently the scientific advisor and co-founder to Nirmidas Biotech, Inc., which aims to commercialize his breakthrough research on NIR-II dyes and plasmonic gold (pGOLD) to applications in healthcare and in vitro diagnostics.

Dai received a B.S. in Physics from Tsinghua University in 1989, then went to the United States through the CUSPEA program organized by Prof. T. D. Lee. He finished a M.S. in Applied Sciences from Columbia University in 1991, and a Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Harvard University in 1994 under the direction of Prof. Charles Lieber. After postdoctoral research at Harvard, he joined the Stanford faculty as an assistant professor in 1997.[1][2]

Among his awards are the American Chemical Society's ACS Award in pure chemistry, 2002,[2][8] the Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics, 2004,[2][9] and the American Physical Society's James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials, 2006.[2][10] He was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2009, and to the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2011.[2][11][12] In 2016, he was elected to the National Academy of Sciences.[13]


  1. ^ a b Mosher, Harry S., Stanford Chemistry Department History 1977 to 2000. VI. Professors, Brief Biographical Summaries 1976–2000, Stanford University Library, archived from the original on 12 February 2012.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Chemistry Faculty: Faculty Research Interests - Hongjie Dai". Stanford University. Retrieved 9 June 2010..
  3. ^ Eisenberg, Anne (2 March 2000), "A Wisp of Carbon, a Whiff of Gases", New York Times.
  4. ^ "Researchers Develop First Integrated Silicon Circuit With Nanotube Transistors", ScienceDaily, 7 January 2004.
  5. ^ Biever, Celeste (21 February 2007), "Nanotubes smuggle anti-HIV molecules into cells", New Scientist.
  6. ^ Brumfiel, Geoff (15 April 2009), "Nanotubes cut to ribbons: New techniques open up carbon tubes to create ribbons", Nature, doi:10.1038/news.2009.367.
  7. ^ Reuters, Thomson. "Top 100 Chemists, 2000-2010 - ScienceWatch.com - Thomson Reuters". archive.sciencewatch.com. Retrieved 31 January 2016.
  8. ^ ACS Award in Pure Chemistry Archived 23 March 2012 at the Wayback Machine, American Chemical Society, retrieved 2011-04-09.
  9. ^ Julius Springer Prize for Applied Physics 2004 awarded, Springer-Verlag, 5 October 2004.
  10. ^ 2006 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials Recipient, American Physical Society, archived from the original on 3 September 2011, retrieved 9 April 2011.
  11. ^ "11 Stanford faculty inducted into AAAS", Stanford Daily, 23 April 2009[permanent dead link].
  12. ^ "Three Stanford scholars tapped as AAAS fellows", Stanford Report, 12 January 2011.
  13. ^ National Academy of Sciences Members and Foreign Associates Elected, News from the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Sciences, 3 May 2016, retrieved 14 May 2016.