Institute for Corean-American Studies, Inc.
Hai Lung Dai
We are pleased to share with you that Hai
Lung Dai has been named ICAS Fellow*, effective immediately.
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.
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.
Sang Joo Kim / signed
Sr. Fellow & Executive Vice President