ICAS Bulletin
Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.

June 8, 2004

Hai Lung Dai
ICAS Fellow

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Hai Lung Dai has been named ICAS Fellow*, effective immediately.

* www.icasinc.org/roster.html

Hai-Lung Dai is the Hirschmann-Makineni Chair Professor of Chemistry at the University of Pennsylvania. Hai Lung came to the US for graduate study in chemistry in 1976 at the University of California, Berkeley, after graduation from the National Taiwan University and military service. After a postdoctoral sting at MIT he arrived at Penn as an assistant professor in 1984. Hai Lung was promoted to full professor in 1992 and was the Chairman of the Chemistry Department from 1996-2002. As an accomplished researcher, he has published more than 130 papers in the areas of molecular and surface sciences and received numerous honors including a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award, a Sloan Fellowship, the 1990 Coblentz Prize in Molecular Spectroscopy, the 1992 Morino Lectureship (Japan), a Humboldt Fellowship (Germany), the 1995 American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. While as the Chairman Hai Lung, in collaboration with the Penn Graduate School of Education, established the MS in Chemistry Education program, which has trained more than 100 in-service high school teachers. Among many of his other responsibilities are a gubernatorial appointment in the Pennsylvania State Board on Drug, Device and Cosmetic. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society and has been elected by the membership to be the Chair of the Chemical Physics Division of the American Physical Society.

Around the greater Philadelphia region, Hai Lung has been the conductor of the Chinese Musical Voices Choir, a past President of the Taiwan University Alumni Association, a board member of the Mt Jade Science and Technology, and a member in the Arts and Science Committee of the Franklin Institute.

Thank you.

Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President

ICAS Fellow