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Liming Dai

Liming Dai
Professor, Part-time Principal Investigator
Ph.D., Chemistry, 1991, Australian National University 
B. S., Chemical Engineering, 1983, Zhejiang University  
Specializations: Functional polymers and carbon nanomaterials

Research focuses:
Conjugated macromolecules for energy devices
  ●  Carbon nanomaterials for energy and bio-related systems
  ●  Carbon-based metal-free catalysts
  ●  Biomimetic dry adhesives
Recent Publications:
 X. Liu, L. Dai. "Carbon-based metal-free catalysts“ , Nature Reviews Materials. 1, 16064, 2016.
  ●  L. Dai. "Tunable superdoping“, Nature Energy. 1, 16041, 2016. 
  ●  H. Yang, J. Miao, S. Hung, J. Chen, H. Tao, X. Wang, L. Zhang, R. Chen, J. Gao, H. Chen, L. Dai, B. Liu. "Identification of catalytic sites for oxygen reduction and oxygen evolution in N-doped graphene bifunctional electrocatalysts“, Sci. Adv. 2 : e1501122, 2016. 
  ●  C. Hu, L. Dai. "Carbon-based metal-free catalysts for electrolysis beyond ORR“, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 11736-11758, 2016.
  ●  J. Zhang, L. Dai. "Nitrogen, phosphorus, and fluorine tri-doped graphene as an multifunctional catalyst for self-powered electrochemical water splitting“, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201 607 405, 2016. 
  ●  J. Zhang, L. Qu, G. Shi, J. Liu, J. Chen, L. Dai. "N, P-codoped carbon networks as efficient metal-free bifunctional catalysts for oxygen reduction and hydrogen evolution reactions“, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 2230-2234, 2016. 
  ●  D. Wang, L. Zhu, J. Chen, L. Dai. "Liquid marbles based on magnetic upconversion nanoparticles as magnetically and optically responsive miniature reactors for photocatalysis and photodynamic therapy"
Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 1-6, 2016. 
  ●  L. Xu, Q. Jiang, Z. Xiao, X. Li, J. Huo, S. Wang, L. Dai. "Plasma-engraved Co3O4 nanosheets with oxygen vacancies and high surface area for oxygen evolution reaction“, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 55, 5277-5281, 2016. 
  ●  L. Huang, J. Chen, T. Gao, M. Zhang, Y. Li, L. Dai, L. Qu, G. Shi. "Reduced graphene oxide membranes for ultrafast organic solvent nanofiltration“, Adv. Mater. 10.1002/adma.201601606, 2016.
  ●  H. Yen, H. Tsai, M. Zhou, A. Chen, E. Holby, S. Choudhury, X. Wang, L. Zhu, H. Lin, L. Dai, G. Wu, H. Wang. "Structurally defined 3D nanographene assemblies via bottom-up chemical synthesis for highly efficient lithium storage“, Adv. Mater. in press, 2016. 
  ●  Z. Xiang, Q. Dai, J.Chen, L. Dai. "Edge-functionalization of graphene and two-dimensional covalent organic polymers for energy conversion and storage“, Adv. Mater. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201505788, 2016.
  ●  Q. Liu, Y. Wang, L. Dai, J. Yao. "Scalable fabrication of nanoporous carbon fiber films as bifunctional catalytic electrodes for flexible Zn-air batteries“, Adv. Mater. 8, 3000-3006, 2016. 
  ●  H. Shao, J. Fang, H. Wang, L. Dai, T. Lin. "Polymer-metal schottky contact with direct-current outputs"
Adv. Mater. 28, 1461-1466, 2016. 
  ●  S. Dou, L. Tao, J. Huo, S. Wang, L. Dai. "Etched and doped Co9S8/graphene hybrid for oxygen electrocatalysis“, Energy Environ. Sci. 9, 1320-1326, 2016.
  ●  Y. Hou, S. Feng, L. Dai, Y. Zheng. "Droplet manipulation on wettable gradient surfaces with micro-/nano-hierarchical structure“, Chem. Mater., 28, 3625-3629, 2016. 
  ●  Z. Zhang, M. Dou, H. Liu, F. Wang, L. Dai. "A facile route to bimetal and nitrogen-codoped 3D porous graphitic carbon networks for efficient oxygen reduction“, Small, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201601617, 2016.
  ●  J. Shui, Y. Lin, J. Connell, J. Xu, X. Fan, L. Dai. "Nitrogen-doped holey graphene for high-performance rechargeable Li-O2 batteries“, ACS Energy Lett., 1, 260-265, 2016. 
  ●  G. Wu, A. Santandreu, W. Kellogg, S. Gupta, O. Ogoke, H. Zhang, H. Wang, L. Dai. "Carbon nanocomposite catalysts for oxygen reduction: from nitrogen doping to transition-metal addition"
Nano Energy, DOI:10.1016/j.nanoen.2015.12.032, 2016.
  ●  T. Chen, L. Dai. "Flexible and wearable wire-shaped microsupercapacitors based on highly aligned titania and carbon nanotubes“, Energy Storage Materials, 2, 21-26, 2016. 
  ●  L. Yan, B. Zhao, X. Liu, X. Li, C. Zeng, H. Shi, X. Xu, T. Lin, L. Dai, Y. Liu. "Aligned nanofibers from polypyrrole/Graphene as electrodes for regeneration of optic nerve via electrical stimulation“, ACS Appl. Mater. & Interfaces, 8, 6834−6840, 2016.
  ●  C. Hu, J. Xue, L. Dong, Y. Jiang, X. Wang, L. Qu, L. Dai. "Scalable preparation of multifunctional fire-retardant ultralight graphene foams“, ACS Nano,10, 1325-1332, 2016. 
  ●  C. Ran, Y. Chen, W. Gao, M. Wang, L. Dai. "One-dimensional (1D) [6,6]-phenyl-C61-butyric acid methyl ester (PCBM) nanorods as an efficient additive for improving the efficiency and stability of perovskite solar cells“, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 8566-8572, 2016.
  ●  B. Wang, C. Hu, L. Dai. "Functionalized CNTs and graphene-based materials for energy storage"
Chem. Commun. in press, 2016.
  ●  L. Tao, Q. Wang, S. Dou, Z. Ma, J. Huo, S. Wang, L. Dai. "Edge-rich and Dopant-free Graphene as Highly Efficient Metal-free Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction Reaction“, Chem. Commun.52, 2764-2767, 2016.
  ●  R. Cheng, L. Li, S. Ou, Y. Bu, C. Ge, L. Dai, Y. Xue. "Determination of Ag+ ions by a graphene oxide based dual-output nanosensor with high selectivity“, RSC Adv. 6, 36218-36222, 2016. 
  ●  D. Wang, L. Zhu, C. Mccleese, C. Burda, J. Chen, L. Dai. "Fluorescent carbon dots from milk by microwave cooking“, RSC Adv. 6, 41516-41521, 2016.
  ●  Y. He, F. Du, Y. Huang, L. Dai, W. Li, H. Yu. "Preparation of microvillus-like nitrogen-doped carbon nanotubes as the cathode of a microbial fuel cell“, J. Mater. Chem. A, 4, 1632-1636, 2016.
  ●  G. Ren, X. Lu, Y. Li, Y. Zhu, L. Dai, L. Jiang. "Porous core-Shell Fe3C embedded N-doped carbon nanofibers as an effective electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction reaction“, ACS Appl. Mater. Interfaces, 8,4118-4125, 2016.
  ●  D. Wang, J. Liu, J. Chen, L. Dai. "Surface functionalization of carbon dots with polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) for multifunctional applications“, Adv. Mater. Interfaces, 3, 1500439, 2016.
  ●  X. Chen, R. Paul, L. Dai. "Carbon-based supercapacitors for efficient energy storage"
National Science Review, in press, 2016.
  ●  M. Dou, D. He, W. Shao, H. Liu, F. Wang, L. Dai. "Pyrolysis of animal bones with vitamin B12: A facile route to efficient transition metal-nitrogen-carbon (TM-N-C) Electrocatalysts for oxygen reduction"
Chem. Eur. J. 22, 2896-2901, 2016.
  ●  J. Liu, D. Wang, M. Wang, D. Kong, Y. Zhang, J. Chen, L. Dai. "Uniform Two-dimensional Co3O4 Porous Sheets: Facile Synthesis and Enhanced Photocatalytic Performance“, Chem. Eng. Technol. 39, 891-898, 2016. 
  ●  X. Fan, D. Chang, X. Chen, J. Baek, L. Dai. "Functionalized graphene nanoplatelets from ball milling for energy applications“, Current opinion in Chemical Engineering, 11, 52-58, 2016.



Office Location:
Huaxin Bld, Suit B, Rm 313.