Lenore Dai

Arizona State University United States of America

Dr. Lenore L. Dai is a professor of chemical engineering and the director of the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) at Arizona State University (ASU). She oversees degree and research programs of aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, and materials science and engineering. She also oversees the degree programs of biological design (Ph.D.), modern energy and sustainable use (MS), robotics and autonomous systems (MS), and the certificate in semiconductor processing. She joined ASU in 2008, served as the program chair of chemical engineering from 2009 to 2015, and has been serving as the SEMTE director since 2015. Professor Dai received her doctorate in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois in 1997. She worked for PPG Industries, Inc. for five and a half years prior to joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University in 2002. Professor Dai is a recipient of the Fulton Exemplar Faculty Award (2014), ASU Parents Association Special Recognition Award (2012), AIChE-ASU Professor of the Year Award (2010), Fulton Schools of Engineering Top Five Percent Faculty Teaching Award (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, and 2021), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2007), Whitacre Engineering Research Award (2007), Lockheed Martin Engineering Teaching Award (2007), Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award (2005), AIChE Professor of the Year Award (2003, 2005, 2006), 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2003, 2004, 2005), University of Illinois Young Alumnus Award (2001), and Racheff Award (1996). She has also been recognized as an Elite Expert (EliteXpertTM) and an ASU Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow.

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