February 5, 2013

Hai Lung Dai
ICAS Fellow


Temple University Provost

Dear Friend:

We are pleased to share with you that Hai Lung Dai, ICAS Fellow, has been appointed, effective immediately, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, announced today by President of Temple University.

Hai-Lung Dai is Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs, Laura H. Carnell Professor of Chemistry, and is also continuing to serve as the Senior Vice Provost for International Affairs at Temple University. A graduate of National Taiwan University, Hai Lung holds a PhD from the University of California at Berkeley, and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1984 he joined as faculty at the University of Pennsylvania where Hai Lung was Chair of the Chemistry Department, funding Director of the Penn Science Teacher Institute, and the Hirschmann-Makineni Professor of Chemistry. During his two-term chairmanship, the Penn Chemistry Department ranked as high as #6 in the nation in terms of sponsored research funding. The chemistry teacher training programs that he created was cited by the National Academies as a model for content preparation for science teachers and Hai Lung was invited to testify in the US Senate in 2006 on a HR bill aimed at science teacher training. In 2007, he assumed his current positions at Temple University.

His tenure as Dean of the College of Science and Technology since 2007 has been characterized by a major influx of world renowned faculty, almost tripling the research funding and new cutting-edge instruments, vastly improving facilities including a new research and education building, and initiating transformative changes in education and services for students. New educational initiatives include revised curricula, research opportunities for undergraduates, a research-focused financial aid program, student career services, and the establishment of the TUteach program - a fundamentally new approach to educate high school math and science teachers.

As Senior Vice Provost for International Affairs, Hai Lung oversees Education Abroad, which manages study abroad and Templeís overseas campus in Tokyo and Rome; International Programs, which facilitates and manages partnerships with foreign institutions and collaborative educational programs; International Students and Scholars Services, which assists visa application and provides other services to international students and scholars; and International Student Recruiting and Admission. Under his leadership, Temple has created new dual bachelorís-masterís degree and collaborative bachelor degree programs for international students with partner universities in Asia and a liaison office in Beijing coordinating collaborative programs and student recruiting; vastly expanded Templeís partnerships all over the world; and raised awareness of globalization within Templeís campus.

Hai Lung is an active, funded researcher in molecular and surface sciences. He has published 160 articles, edited two books and five journal volumes and delivered more than 290 invited lectures and seminars in international and national meetings, research institutions and universities. Hai Lung has received numerous honors including a Dreyfus Foundation Teacher-Scholar Award, a Sloan Fellowship, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Humboldt Fellowship from Germany, the Coblentz Prize in Molecular Spectroscopy, the Ellis Lippincott Award for Spectroscopy of the Optical Society of America, the Langmuir Lecturer Award in Colloid and Surface Chemistry of the American Chemical Society, the American Chemical Society Philadelphia Section Award, the Distinguished Achievement Award from the Institute of Chinese Engineers in the US, and several named lectureships from China, Japan, and the US. He is a Fellow of the American Chemical Society and the American Physical Society and served as the Chair of the APS Chemical Physics Division.

In July of 2012, he was appointed to the position of Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs on interim basis. In Feb. of 2013 he is formally named to these positions. In this capacity he oversees a $600 million annual budget. Within the short period so assuming this responsibility, Hai Lung led the effort to design and implement a new and much bolder scholarship and financial aid plan designed for aggressively recruiting students, started a new faculty recruiting campaign, and restructured the Institution Research unit of the University.

In addition to a gubernatorial appointment in the Pennsylvania State Board on Drug, Device and Cosmetic, Hai Lung has served in and advised government agencies, professional societies, universities and research institutions in the U.S. as well as abroad. He is the former Conductor of Philadelphia's Chinese Musical Voices Choir and has conducted several orchestral concerts in the Philadelphia symphony hall.

Hai Lung was named ICAS Fellow in 2004.

Thank you.