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Professor Sheng Dai

Professor Sheng Dai
Head of Department - Chemical Engineering


Sheng Dai received his Bachelor degree from Zhejiang University, and Masters and PhD degrees from Nanyang Technological University. After that, he worked as a postdoc research fellow at McMaster University, University of Alberta and University of Toronto under the support of NSERC (Canada) and NIH (USA). He joined the University of Adelaide (Australia) as a Senior Lecturer in 2009 and was promoted to an Associate Professor in late 2012. In 2017, he moved to UK to take the Chair of Chemical Engineering, Deputy Head of School of Engineering and Head of Biosystems Group at Newcastle University. Recently, he moved to Brunel University London as the inaugural Head of the Department of Chemical Engineering. Sheng’s research expertise is to develop cutting-edge applications of polymers, nanomaterials and interfacial technology in healthcare, separation processes, catalysts, water treatment and clean energy. He has published 150 peer-review journal articles associated with over 10,000 citations and an H-index of 47.


PhD (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

MEng (Nanyang Technological University, Singapore)

BSc (Zhejiang University, China)


Prof Sheng Dai is a Chair in Chemcail Engineering and the the inaugural Head of Department of Chemical Engineering at Brunel University London