Professor Liming Dai is currently the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Dayton. His expertise lies across numerous fields, including the synthesis, chemical modification and device fabrication of conjugated polymers, C60-containing polymers and carbon nanotubes. Professor Dai has published over 150 scientific papers in international journals and a research monograph on intelligent macromolecules and is inventor on several patents. He is on the editorial board of two international journals and a referee for about 30 scientific journals. Regarded by peers as an authority on functional polymers and carbon nanotechnology, he regularly lectures across the United States and abroad.