Hongjie Dai
  • 2006 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials


Nanotechnologist and a leading figure in the study of carbon nanotubes. He was awarded the 2006 James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials in recognition of his outstanding achievement in the field of nanotechnology.

Education and Work Experience

1995-1997, Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University
2002-Present, Assistant Professor Associate Professor, Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University
2007-Present, J. G. Jackson and C. J. Wood Professor of Chemistry, Stanford University

Honors and Awards

2002, ACS Pure Chemistry Award
2006, James C. McGroddy Prize for New Materials
2016, Member of the United States National Academy of Sciences
2017, NIH Director's Pioneer Award

Major Academic Achievements

Professor Hongjie Dai's group has been bridging and interfacing chemistry, physics, and materials and biomedical sciences to develop advanced nanomaterials with properties useful in electronics, energy storage, nanomedicine, and more. Recent developments include fluorescence imaging of biological systems in the second near-infrared window, ultra-sensitive diagnostic assays, a fast-charging, inexpensive aluminium battery and affordable, energy efficient electrocatalysts that splits water into oxygen and hydrogen fuel.