INL Colloquium with Hongjie Dai, Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University

June 23, 2023

Yesterday, Hongjie Dai, a Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, presented an inspiring talk at INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory.

During his talk, professor Hongjie Dai showcased the enormous potential of carbon nanostructures for nanoscience and nanotechnology in three different areas. Examples include nanotube-based quantum transport devices, based on nanotubes,  graphite and porous carbon nanoballs-based batteries and various carbon-based systems for biological imaging in the infrared,  with applications for accurate cancer imaging and study of vaccine effects on living tissue. 

In his own words: “I had a great visit and enjoyed meeting you all and other researchers at INL. I appreciate everyone spending the time talking about science and life in Braga.

Hongjie Dai is the Jackson-Wood Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University. He has made fundamental contributions to nanosciences, especially to novel carbon-based nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons. He pioneered nano-carbon biological and nanomedicine applications including imaging in the NIR-II/SWIR window. In the renewable energy area, he advanced new electrocatalysts for splitting fresh water and seawater and developed rechargeable aluminium-ion batteries and Na/Cl2 and Li/Cl2 batteries.

Professor Hongjie Dai is a member of the US National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Medicine, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Dai received the APS James McGroddy Prize for New Materials, the ACS Pure Chemistry Award, the MRS Mid-Career Researcher Award, the NIH Director’s Pioneer Award, the Humboldt Research Award, and others.