School of Engineering

Staff Profile

Professor Sheng Dai

Deputy Head of School

Background

Qualifications

BSc (Zhejiang), MEng (NTU), PhD (NTU)

 

Previous Experience

  • Acting Head, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide (Australia), July 2016 - March 2017

  • Director of Teaching, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide (Australia), 2014 - 2015

  • Director of Outreach, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide (Australia), 2013

  • Director of Research, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide (Australia), 2011 - 2012

  • Postgraduate Coordinator, School of Chemical Engineering, University of Adelaide (Australia), 2010 – 2011

  • Associate Professor, University of Adelaide (Australia), 2012 - March 2017

  • Senior Lecturer, University of Adelaide (Australia), 2009 – 2012

  • NSERC PDF, University of Toronto (Canada), 2008 - 2009

  • NSERC Visiting Postdoc Fellow, National Research Council Canada and University of Alberta (Canada), 2007

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, McMaster University (Canada), 2005 – 2006

  • Research Associate, Nanyang Technological University and Singapore-MIT Alliance (Singapore), 1999 - 2005

 

Achievements & Awards

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP160104632 (Australia), 2016-2018

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP140104062 (Australia), 2014-2016

  • Australian Research Council Discovery Project DP110102877 (Australia), 2011-2013

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Postdoc Fellowships (Canada), 2008-2009

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council Visiting Fellowships (Canada), 2007

  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council IRDF Fellowships (Canada), 2006-2017, relinquished

  • Top Ten lecturers from the University of Adelaide (Unijobs and Campus Daily): 2010, 2011 & 2012

 

Memberships

·           IChemE

·           ACS

  

Research

Research Summary

My research expertise falls in, but not limited to

(1) Polymer materials and their industrial applications

(2) Applications of functional biomaterials

(3) Nanostructured materials and their applications in sustainability

(4) Colloid science and Interfacial engineering

 

Currently, my key research interest is to develop functional materials for sustainability and health. Some of my detailed research topics are:

·       Advanced biomaterials for diagnosis and treatment of human complex diseases (cancer diagnostics, regenerative medicines, antibacterial coatings, etc.)

·       Smart polymer materials for membrane desalination (Reverse osmosis membranes and Forward osmosis draw materials)

·       Functional nanocatalysts for energy storage (water splitting, metal-air batteries, solar cells, etc.)

·       Modern biocatalysts and biotechnology for CO2 utilization

·       Industrial formulation

·       … …

 

I have published over 120 high impact journal papers associated with an H-index of 36 and overall citation of 4700+ times

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Ongoing PhD Candidates

·           Ms Bi, Qi: Ionic Liquids in graphene-based lithium-air batteries

·           Mr Wang, Heng: Nanostructured catalysts for lithium-air batteries

·           Mr Yun, Daniel Seonho: Smart nanogels for multi-stage gene delivery

·           Mr Rabiee, Hesamoddin: Gas-responsive microgels for FO desalination

·           Mr Azhar, Umar: Raman flow cytomter for early stage cancer detection

·           Ms Liu, Lei: Functional nanohybrids for drug traceable delivery

·           Mr Ye, Chao: Lithium-sulphur batteries

·           Ms Yin, Shuang: Bioseparation engineering

·           Mr Zhang, Bingyang: Bioseparation Engineering

·           Mr Ngau, Cornelius: Waste water treatment using MFC

 

Completed PhD and Masters by Research

·           Dr Batmunkh, Munkhbayar: Perovskite-based solar cells (PhD)

·           Dr Cui, Xiaolin: Smart hydrogels for regenerative medicines (PhD)

·           Dr Deawwanich, Thana: Complex flow in oil industry (PhD)

·           Dr Duan, Jingjing: Graphene-based electrocatalysts for ORR/OER (PhD)

·           Dr Hartanto, Yusak: Smart microgels for FO desalination (PhD)

·           Dr Hassan, Huzairy: Microbiological fuel cells (PhD)

·           Dr Shi, Bingyang: Chitosan-based drug delivery systems (PhD)

·           Dr Shretha, Aabhash: Quantum dots and application in solar cells (PhD)

·           Dr Valizadeh Kiamahalleh, Meisam: Modelling of drug delivery systems (PhD)

·           Dr Wei, Lijuan: SERS-related bioassays for cancer diagnosis (PhD)

·           Dr Zagar, Masoumeh: Nanoparticle incorporated TFC for desalination (PhD)

·           Ms Zhao, Wanxia: Functional nanohybrids for drug traceable delivery (MPhi)

·           Mr Zhang, Bingyang: Biocompatible gene traceable delivery systems (MPhi)

·           Ms Zhang, Guanran: PbS quantum dots and surface ligand exchange (MPhi)

 

Journal Publications

122.   Qu, K.; Zheng, Y.; Jiao, Y.; Zhang, X.; Qiao, S. Z.; Dai, S. “Polydopamine-Inspired, Dual Heteroatom-Doped Carbon Nanotubes for Highly Efficient Overall Water Splitting”, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602068.

121.   Shrestha, A.; Batmunkh, M.; Shearer, C. J.; Yu, Y.; Andersson, G.; Shapter, J. G.; Qiao, S. Z.; Dai, S. “Nitrogen-doped CNx/CNTs hybrid electrocatalysts for highly efficient dye sensitized solar cells”, Advanced Energy Materials, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/aenm.201602276.

120.   Yan, L.; Cui, X.; Harada, T.; Lincoln, S. F.; Dai, S.; Kee, T. W. “Charging the Surface of Highly Fluorescent Conjugated Polymer Nanoparticles using Hydrophobically Modified Poly(acrylate)s, Macromolecules, 2016, 49, 8530-8539.

119.   Shestha, A.; Yin, Y.; Andersson, G.; Spooner, N. A.; Qiao, S. Z.; Dai, S. “Versatile PbS quantum dot ligand exchange systems in the presence of Pb-thiolates”, Small, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/smll.201602956.

118.   Chen, H.; Ding, L.; Xiao, K.; Dai, S.; Wang, S.; Wang, H. “Highly ordered ZnMnO3 nanotube arrays from “self-sacrificial” ZnO template as high-performance electrodes for lithium ion batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2016, 4, 16318-16323.

117.    Cui, X.; Liu, Y.; Hartanto, Y.; Bi, J.; Dai, S.; Zhang, H. “Multicellular spheroids formation and recovery in microfluidics-generated thermoresponsive microgel droplets”, Colloids and Interface Science Communications, 2016, 14, 4-7.

116.   Zargar, M.; Hartanto, Y.; Jin, B.; Dai, S. “Understanding Functionalized Nanoparticle Incorporation in Thin Film Composite Membranes: Interaction and Desalination Performance”, Journal of Membrane Science, 2017, 521, 53-64. 

115.   Guo, M.; Chen, H.; Wang, S.; Ding, L.; Dai, S.; Wang, H. “Co-doping of tantalum and nitrogen on micron-sized Li4Ti5O12 to improve the anodic performance in Li-ion batteries”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 2016, 687, 746-753.

114.   Cui, X.; Dini, S.; Dai, S.; Bi, J.; Binder, B.; Zhang, H. “A Mechanistic Study on Tumor Spheroid Formation in Thermorresponsive Hydrogels: Experiments and Mathamatical Modelling” RSC Advance, 2016, 6, 73282-73291.

113.   Liu, L.; Tang, Y.; Dai, S.; Kleitz, F.; Qiao, S. Z. “Smart Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering Traceable Drug Delivery System”, Nanoscale, 2016, 8, 12803-12811.

112.   Mellati, A.; Dai, S.; Bi, J.; Zhang, H. “Microengineering 3D cell-laden thermo-responsive hydrogels for biozonal cartilage tissue engineering” Biomedical and Biotechnology, 2017, 114, 217-231.

111.   Zargar, M.; Hartanto, Y.; Jin, B.; Dai, S. “Thin film Composite Membranes hybridized with Hollow Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles” Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 519, 1-10.

110.   Hassan, H.; Schulte-Illingheim, L.; Jin, B.; Dai, S. “Degradation of 2, 4-Dichlorophenol by Bacillus Subtilis with Concurrent Electricity Generation in Microbial Fuel Cell”, Procedia Engineering, 2016, 148, 370-377.

109.   Hartanto, Y.; Zargar, M.; Shen, Y.; Jin, B.; Dai, S. “Thermo-responsive Cationic Copolymer Microgels as High Performance Draw Agents in Forward Osmosis Desalination” Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 518, 273-281.

108.   Zargar, M.; Jin, B.; Dai, S. “An integrated statistic and systematic approach to study structure-performance correlation of thin film composite reverse osmosis membranes for desalination”, Desalination, 2016, 394, 138-147.

107.   Mellati, A.; Kiamahalleh, M.V.; Dai, S.; Bi, J.; Jin, B.; Zhang, H. “Poly (N-isopropylacrylamide) hydrogel / chitosan scaffold hybrid for three-dimensional stem cell culture and cartilage tissue engineering”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, 2016, 104, 2764-2774.

106.   Zhang, B.; Zhang, H.; Bi, J.; Dai, S. “Cell Penetrating Peptide Labelled Smart Nanogels for Enhanced Gene Delivery”, Engineering in Life Science, 2016, DOI: 10.1002/elsc.201600069.

105.   Shrestha, A.; Spooner, N.; Qiao, S. Z.; Dai, S. “Mechanistic insight into the nucleation and growth of oleic acid capped lead sulphide quantum dots”, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Physics, 2016, 18, 14055-14062. 

104.   Hassan, H.; Jin, B.; Dai, S.; Ma, T. “Insight on Bacillus subtilis-catalysed Microbial Fuel Cells for Simultaneous Electricity Production and Dichlorophenol Removal” Chemical Engineering Journal, 2016, 301, 103-114. 

103.   Hartanto, Y.; Zargar, M.; Jin, B.; Dai, S. “Thermo-responsive Anionic Microgels as Highly Effective Draw Agents for Forward Osmosis Desalination”, Environmental Science and Technology, 2016, 50, 4221–4228.

102.   Xie, Y.; Zou, H.; Xiang, H.; Xia, R.; Liang, D.; Shi, P.; Dai, S.; Wang, H. “Enhancement on the wettability of lithium battery separator toward nonaqueous electrolytes”, Journal of Membrane Science, 2016, 503, 25-30.

101.   Qu, K.; Zheng, Y.; Qiao, S. Z.; Dai, S. “Graphene Oxide-Polydopamine Derived N, S-codoped Carbon Nanosheets as Superior Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for Oxygen Reduction and Evolution”, Nano Energy, 2016, 19, 373-381.

100.   Misson, M.; Dai, S.; Jin, B.; Chen, B. H.; Zhang, H. “Manipulation of nanofiber-based β-galactosidase nanoenvironment for enhancement of galacto-oligosaccharide production”, Journal of Biotechnology, 2016, 222, 56-64.

99.     Shrestha, A.; Jin, B.; Kee, T.; Qiao, S. Z.; Dai, S. “A Robust Strategy for Living Growth of Lead Sulphide Quantum Dots”, ChemNanoMat, 2016, 2, 49-53.

98.     Mellati, A.; Kiamahalleh, M.V.; Dai, S.; Bi, J.; Jin, B.; Zhang, H. “Influence of polymer molecular weight on the in vitro cytotoxicity of poly (N-isopropylacrylamide)”, Materials Science and Engineering: C, 2016, 59, 509-513.

97.     Ma T.Y.; Dai S.; Qiao S. Z. “Self-supported electrocatalysts for advanced energy conversion processes”, Materials Today, 2016, 19, 265-273.

96.     Leung, M.; Harada, T.; Dai, S.; Kee, T. “Nanoprecipitation and Spectroscopic Characterization of Curcumin-Encapsulated Polyester Nanoparticles”, Langmuir, 2015, 31, 11419-11427.

95.     Liu, G.; Chen, H.; Xia, L.; Wang, S.; Ding, L.; Li, D.; Xiao, K.; Dai, S.; Wang, H. “Hierarchical Mesoporous/Macroporous Perovskite La0.5Sr0.5CoO3-x Nanotubes: a Bi-functional Catalyst with Enhanced Activity and Cycle Stability for Rechargeable Lithium Oxygen Batteries”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2015, 7, 22478-22486.

94.     Qu, K.G.; Zheng, Y.; Qiao, S. Z.; Dai, S. “Polydopamine-Graphene Oxide Derived Mesoporous Carbon Nanosheets for Enhanced Oxygen Reduction”, Nanoscale, 2015, 7, 12598-12605.

93.     Modra, H.; Dai, S.; Zhang, H.; Shi, B.; Bi, J. “Polycation mediated gene delivery: Challenges and considerations for the process of plasmid DNA transfection”, Engineering in Life Sciences, 2015, 15, 489-498.

92.    Zhang, H.; Cui, X.; Bi, J.; Dai, S.; Ye, H. “Single cell analysis for bioprocessing”, Engineering in Life Sciences, 2015, 15, 582-592.

91.     Sia, T. H.; Dai, S.; Jin, B.; Biggs, M.; Chong, M. N. “Hybridising Nitrogen Doped Titania with Kaolinite: a Feasible Catalyst for a Semi-Continuous Photo-Degradation Reactor System”, Chemical Engineering Journal, 2015, 279, 939-947.

90.     Ma, T. Y.; Ran, J.; Dai, S.; Jaroniec, M.; Qiao, S. Z. “Phosphorus-Doped Graphitic Carbon Nitrides Grown in Situ on Carbon-Fiber Paper: Flexible and Reversible Oxygen Electrodes”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2015, 54, 4646-4650.

89.     Du, X.; Xiong, L.; Tang, Y.H.; Dai, S.; Kleitz, F.; Qiao, S. Z. "Intracellular Microenvironment-Responsive Dendrimer-like Mesoporous Nanohybrids for Traceable, Effective and Safe Gene Delivery", Advanced Functional Materials, 2014, 24, 7627-7637.

88.     Du, X.; Xiong, L.; Dai, S.; Qiao, S. Z. “γ-PGA-Coated Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles with Covalently Attached Prodrugs for Enhanced Cellular Uptake and Intracellular GSH-Responsive Release”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2015, 4, 771-781.

87.     Hartanto, Y.; Yun, S.; Jin, B.; Dai, S. “Functionalized thermo-responsive microgels for high performance forward osmosis desalination”, Water Research, 2015, 70, 385-393.

86.    An, H.; Jin, B; Dai, S. "Fabricating Polystyrene Fiber-Dehydrogenase Assemble as a Functional Biocatalyst", Enzyme and Microbial Technology, 2015, 68, 15-22.

85.     Mellati, A.; Dai, S.; Bi, J.; Jin, B.; Zhang, H. “A biodegradable thermosensitive hydrogel with tuneable properties for mimicking three-dimensional microenvironments of stem cells”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 63951-63961.

84.     Ma, T.Y.; Dai, S.; Jaroniec, M.; Qiao, S. Z. "Metal-Organic Framework-Derived Hybrid Co3O4-Carbon Porous Nanowire Arrays as Reversible Oxygen Evolution Electrodes", Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2014, 136, 13925-13931.

83.     Ma, T.Y.; Dai, S.; Jaroniec, M.; Qiao, S. Z. "Synthesis of Highly Active and Stable Spinel-Type Oxygen Evolution Electrocatalysts by a Rapid Inorganic-Self-Templating Method", Chemistry- A European Journal, 2014, 20, 12669-12676.

82.     Shi, B.; Zhang, H.; Qiao, S. Z.; Bi, J.; Dai, S. “Label-free biodegradable polyethylenimine nanogels for traceable gene delivery”, Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2014, 3, 1839-1848.

81.     Shen, Z.; Mellati, A.; Bi, J.; Zhang, H.; Dai, S. “A thermal responsive cationic microgel based platform for cell three-dimensional culture and recovery”, RSC Advances, 2014, 4, 29146-29156.

80.     Ma, T. Y.; Dai S.; Jaroniec, M.; Qiao S. “Ultrathin graphitic carbon nitride nanosheet-carbon nanotube three-dimensional porous composites as high-performance oxygen evolution electrocatalysts”, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, 53, 7281-7285.

79.     Ma, T. Y.: Zheng, Y.; Dai, S.; Jaroniec, M.; Qiao, S. “Mesoporous MnCo2O4 with abundant oxygen vacancy defects as high-performance oxygen reduction catalysts”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2014, 2, 8676-8682.

78.     Shi, B.; Zhang, H.; Bi, J.; Dai, S. “Endosomal pH responsive polymers for efficient cancer targeted gene therapy”, Colloids and Surface B: Biointerfaces, 2014, 119, 55-65.

77.     Toor, M.; Jin, B.; Vimonses, V.; Dai, S. “Activating natural bentonite as a cost-effective adsorbent for removal of Congo-red in wastewater”, Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry, 2015, 21, 653-661.

76.     Ma, T. Y.; Tang Y.; Dai, S.; Qiao, S. “Proton-Functionalized Two-Dimensional Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanosheet: An Excellent Metal-/Label-free Biosensing Platform”, Small, 2014, 10, 2382-2389.

75.     Duan J.; Chen S.; Dai S.; Qiao S. “Shape Control of Mn3O4 Nanoparticles on Nitrogen-doped Graphene for Enhanced Oxygen Reduction Activity”, Advanced Functional Materials, 2014, 24, 2072-2078.

74.     Shi, B.; Zhang, H.; Du, X.; Dai, S.; Bi, J.; Qiao, S. “Intracellular Microenvironment Responsive Polymer: A Multiple-stage Transport Platform for High-performance Gene Delivery”, Small, 2014, 10, 871-877.

73.     Du, X.; Shi, B.; Tang, Y.; Dai, S.; Qiao, S. “Label-free dendrimer-like silica nanohydrids for traceable and controlled gene delivery”, Biomaterials, 2014, 35, 5580-5590.

72.     Hou, W.; Shen, Y.; Liu, H.; Zhang, A.; Dai, S. “Mechanical properties of pH-responsive poly (2-hydroxyethyl methacrylate/methacrylic acid) microgels prepared by inverse microemulsion polymerization”, Reactive and Functional Polymers, 2014, 74, 101-106.

71.     Du, X.; Shi, B.; Liang, J. Bi, J.; Dai, S.; Qiao, S. “Developing Functionalized Dendrimer-Like Silica Nanoparticles with Hierarchical Pores as Advanced Delivery Nanocarriers”, Advanced Materials, 2013, 25, 5981-5985.

70.     Shen, Z.; Wu, A.; Dai, S. “Low-positively charged thermosensitive copolymers as gene delivery vectors without toxic effect”, Journal of Controlled Release, 2013, 172, e122.

69.     Shi, B.; Zhang, M.; Bi, J.; Dai, S. “Development of a novel folic acid chitosan supported imidazole Schiff base for tumor targeted gene delivery system and drug therapy”, Journal of Controlled Release, 2013, 172, e98.

68.     Luo, X.; Zhu, A.; Dai, S. “Amphiphilic and biocompatible properties of poly (EA-MAA)”, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2013, 127, 3731-3736.

67.     Shi, B.; Zhang, H.; Shen, Z.; Bi, J; Dai, S. “Developing a chitosan supported imidazole Schiff-base for high-efficiency gene delivery”, Polymer Chemistry, 2013, 4, 840-850.

66.     Wei, L.; Jin, B. Dai, S. “Surface-Enhanced Raman Scattering based Immunoassay for Immunoglobulin Analysis”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2012, 116, 17174-17181.

65      Shen, Z.; Bi, J.; Shi, B.; Nguyen D.; Xian, C. J.; Zhang, H.; Dai, S.  “Exploring thermal reversible hydrogels for stem cell expansion in three-dimension”, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 3250-3258.

64.     Shen, Z.; Shi, B.; Zhang, H.; Bi, J.; Dai, S. “New concept on exploring low-positively-charged thermosensitive copolymers as gene delivery vectors”, Soft Matter, 2012, 8, 1385-1394.

63.     Shi, B. Y.; Shen, Z. Y.; Zhang, H.; Bi, J.; Dai, S. “Imidazole-O-Carboxymethyl chitosan- for high performance gene therapy”, Biomacromolecules, 2012, 13, 146-153.

62.     Shi, B.; Deng, L.; Shi, X.; Dai, S.; Zhang, H.; Wang, Y.; Bi, J.; Guo, M. “The enhancement of neural stem cell survival and growth by co-culturing with expanded Sertoli cells in vitro”, Biotechnology Progress, 2012, 28, 196-205.

61.     Zhang, H.; Dai, S.; Bi, J.; Liu, K. K. “Biomimetic three dimensional microenviroment for controlling stem cell fate”, Royal Society Interface Focus, 2011, 1, 792-803.

60.     Shen, Z., Wei, W., Tanaka, H., Ma, G., Dobashi, T., Maki, Y., Kohama, K.; Bi, J., Dai, S. “Asialoglycoprotein receptor-mediated drug delivery vectors for liver cancer cells” Pharmaceutical Research, 2011, 64, 410-419.

59.     Zhang, S., Zhu, A., Dai, S. “Coincorporation of nano-silica and nano-calcium carbonate in polypropylene” Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2011, 121, 3007-3013.

58.     Yao, J., Ruan, Y., Tao Z.; Jun, G.; Tang, G.; Li, H.; Dai, S. “ABC block copolymer as “smart” pH-responsive carrier for intracellular delivery of hydrophobic drugs”, Polymer, 2011, 52, 3396-3404.

57.     Zhu, A. P, Lu, Y, Si, Y., Dai, S “Frabicating hydroxyapatite nanorods using a biomacromolecule template”, Applied Surface Science, 2011, 257, 3174-3179.

56.      Zhu, A. P, Lu, Y, Zhou, Y, Dai, S. “Spherical N-carboxyethylchitosan/hydroxyapatite nanoparticles prepared by ionic diffusion process in a controlled manner”, Journal of Material Science: Materials in Medicine, 2010, 21, 3095–3101.

55.      Cai, A.; Zhang, S.;Zhu, A.; Dai, S. “Synthesis and properties of polystyrene-g-mSiO2 filled polypropylene nanocomposites”, Polymer Composites, 2010, 31, 807-815.

54.     Abdelrahman, A. I.; Ornatsky, O.; Bandura, D.; Baranov V.; Dai, S.; Winnik, M. A. “Metal-Containing Polystyrene Beads as Standards for Mass Cytometry”, Journal of Analytical Atomic Spectrometry, 2010, 25, 260-268.

53.     Zhu, A.; Pan, Y.; Dai, S.; Wu, H. Self-assembly of N-Maleoylchitosan in Aqueous Media, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2010, 76, 221-225.  

52.     Abdelrahman, A. I.; Dai, S.; Thickett, S. C.; Ornatsky, O.; Bandura, D.; Baranov V.; Winnik, M. A. “Megacodes for Highly Multiplexed Bioassays: Lanthanide-Containing Polymer Microspheres by Multiple-Stage Dispersion Polymerization”, The Journal of American Chemical Society, 2009,131, 15276-15283.

51.     Perez-Pineiro, R.; Dai, S.; Alvarez-Puebla, R.; Wigginton, J.; Fenniri, H. “Palladium-Catalyzed Synthesis of Sulfur-Containing Aryl and Heteroaryl Vinyl Monomers”, Tetrahedron Letters, 2009, 50, 5467-5469.  

50.     Cui, Y.; Pelton, R. H.; Cosgrove, T.; Richardson, R.; Dai, S.; Prescott, S.; Grillo, I.; Ketelson, H.; Meadows, D. “Not All Anionic Polyelectrolytes Complex with DTAB”, Langmuir, 2009, 25, 13712-13717.

49.     Zhu, A.; Pan, Y.; Dai, S.; Li, F.; Shen, J. Preparation of N-Maleoylchitosan Nanocapsules for Loading and Sustained Release of Felodipine, Biomacromoluceles, 2009, 10, 1997-2002.

48.     Zhu, A.; Luo, X.; Dai, S. “Chitosan–Poly(acrylic acid) Surface Modified Paramagnetic Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for Camptothecin Loading and Release”, Journal of Materials Research, 2009, 24, 2307-2315.

47.     Pan, Y.; Luo, X.; Zhu, A.; Dai, S. “Synthesis and Physicochemical Properties of Biocompatible N-Carboxyethylchitosan”, Journal of Biomaterials Science Polymer Edition, 2009, 20, 981-992.

46.     Dai, S.; Ravi, P.; Tam, K. C. “Thermal and Photon Responsive Polymeric Systems: From Properties to Applications”, Soft Matter, 2009, 5, 2513-2533.

45.     Zhu, A.; Yuan, L.; Dai, S. “Polysaccharide Modified Fe3O4 Nanoparticles for Camptothecin Loading and Delivery”, Acta Biomateriaila, 2009, 5, 1489-1498.

44.     Dai, S.; Liao, D.; Tam, K. C. “Influence of Anionic Surfactant on the Rheological Properties of Cyclodextrin and Hydrophobically Modified Polyethylene-oxide Mixed Solutions”, Journal of Rheology, 2009, 53, 293-308.

43.     Zhu, A.; Yuan, L.; Dai, S. “Preparation of Well-dispersed Superparamagnetic Nanoparticles Associated with Biocompatible N-Succinyl-O-carboxymethylchitosan”, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2008, 112, 5432-5438.

42.    Dai, S.; Ravi, P.; Tam, K. C. “pH-Responsive Polymers: Synthesis, Properties and Applications”, Soft Matter, 2008, 4, 435-449.  

41.     Quek, R. Y. L.; Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Nano-fractals from Inorganic Salts Induced by Fullerene Polymer Systems”, International Journal of Nanotechnolgy, 2007, 4, 377-388. (Invited)  

40.     Liao, D.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Interaction between Fluorocarbon Modified Polyethylene-oxide and Cyclodextrins”, Macromolecules, 2007, 40, 2936 - 2945.

39.     Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Wang, C.; Tam, K. C. “Fullerene Containing Polymers: Synthesis and Their Supermolecular Behavior in Solution”, Journal of Nanoscience and Nonotechnology, 2007, 7, 1176-1196.

38.     Liao, D.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Rheological Properties of Telechelic Associative Polymer in the Presence of a- and methylated b-Cyclodextrins”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2007, 111, 371-378.

37.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Effect of Solvent Polarity on the Binding Interaction between Poly(ethylene oxide) and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate”, TheJournal of Physical Chemistry B, 2006, 110, 20794-20800.

36.     Ravi, P.; Wang, C.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “[60]Fullerene Induced Morphological Change in the Self-assembly of Well-defined Mono- and Dual- C60 End-capped Polyacrylic Acids”, Langmuir, 2006, 22, 7167-7174.

35.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Interaction between Polyethylene Glycol and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate: Effects of Polymer Architecture and Polydispersity”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2006, 289, 200-206.

34.     Zhu, A.; Dai, S., Li, L. “Salt Effects on the Aggregation of O-carboxylmethylchitosan in Aqueous Solution”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2006, 47, 20-28.

33.     Ravi, P. Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Synthesis and Self-assembly of [60]Fullerene Containing Sulfobetaine Polymer in Aqueous Solution”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005, 109, 22791-22798.

32.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Dynamic Light Scattering of Semi-dilute Hydrophobically Modified Alkali-soluble Emulsion Solutions with Different Lengths of Poly(ethylene oxide) Spacer Chain”, Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, 2005, 43, 3288-3298.

31.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Laser Light Scattering and Isothermal Titration Calorimetric Studies of Poly(ethylene oxide) Aqueous Solution in Presence of Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate”, Journal of Colloid and Interface Sciences, 2005, 292, 79-85.

30.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Un-neutralized Hydrophobically Modified Alkali-soluble Emulsion Latex in Different Surfactant Solutions”, Langmuir, 2005, 21, 7136-7142.

29.     Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Synthesis and Self-Assembly of Well-defined [60]Fullerene End Capped Stimuli-Responsive Sulfobetaine Polymer in Aqueous Medium”, ACS Polymer Preprints, 2005, 46(2), 819-820.

28.     Zhu, A.; Chan, B. E.; Dai, S.; Li, L. “Aggregation Behavior of O-carboxymethylchitosan in Aqueous Solution”, Colloids and Surfaces B: Biointerfaces, 2005, 43, 142-148.

27.     Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Solvent Induced Large Compound Micelles from Poly(methyl methacrylate) Grafted [60]Fullerene in Ethyl Acetate/Decalin Mixed Solvent System”, Polymer, 2005, 46, 4714-4721.

26.     Teoh, S. K.; Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Self-Assembly of Stimuli-Responsive Water-Soluble [60]Fullerene End-Capped Ampholytic Block Copolymer”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2005, 109, 4431-4438.

25.     Liao, D.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Effect of Temperature on Interaction of Cyclodextrin and Telechelic Associative Polymers”, ACSPolymer Preprints, 2005, 46(1), 634-635.

24.     Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Synthesis and Self-assembly of [60]fullerene End-capped Stimuli-responsive Block Copolymer in Aqueous Medium”, ACSPolymer Preprints, 2005, 46(1), 811-812.

23.     Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tan, C. H.; Tam, K. C. “Self-assembly of Alkali-soluble [60]Fullerene Containing Poly(methacrylic acid) in Aqueous Solution”, Macromolecules, 2005, 38, 933-938.

22.     Liao, D.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Rheological Properties of Hydrophobically Modified Polyethylene-oxide (HEUR) in the Presence of Methylated b-cyclodextrin”, Polymer, 2004, 45, 8339-8348.

21.     Tan, C. H.; Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Polymer-Induced Fractal Patterns of [60]Fullerene Containing Poly(methacrylic acid) in Salt Solutions”, Langmuir, 2004, 20, 9901-9904.

20.     Tan, C. H.; Ravi, P.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Gan, L. H. “Solvent Induced Large Compound Vesicles of [60]Fullerene Containing Poly(tert-butyl methacrylate)”, Langmuir, 2004, 20, 9882-9884.

19.     Dai, S.; Ravi, P.; Tan, C. H.; Tam, K. C. “Synthesis and Physical Properties of a Novel pH and Temperature Responsive Water-soluble [60]Fullerene Containing Polymer”, Langmuir, 2004, 20, 8569-8575.

18.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Wyn-Jones, E.; Jenkins, R. D. “Isothermal Titration Calorimetry and Electromotive Force Studies on Binding Interactions of Hydrophobic Ethoxylated Urethane and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate: Effects of Polymer Molecular Weights and End-capped Groups”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2004, 108, 4979-4988.

17.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Isothermal Titration Calorimetric Studies on the Temperature Dependence of Binding Interactions between Polyproplyene Glycols and Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate”, Langmuir, 2004, 20, 2177-2183.

16.     Dai, S.; Ravi, P.; Leong, C. Y.; Tam, K. C.; Gan, L. H. “Synthesis and Aggregation Behavior of Amphiphilic Block Copolymers in Aqueous Solution: Di- and Tri-Block Copolymers of Poly(ethylene oxide) and Poly(ethyl acrylate)”, Langmuir, 2004, 20, 1597-1604.

15.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Isothermal Titration Calorimetric Studies of Alkyl Phenol Ethoxylate Surfactants in Aqueous Solutions”, Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2003, 229, 157-168.

14.     Dai, S.; Sio, S. T.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Rheology and Aggregation Behaviour of Hydrophobically Modified Ethoxylated Urethane in Ethylene Glycol-Water Mixtures”, Macromolecules, 2003, 36, 6260-6266.

13.     Dai, S.; Ravi, P.; Tam, K. C.; Mao, B. W.; Gan, L. H. “Novel pH Responsive Amphiphilic Di-block Copolymer with Reversible Micellization Properties”, Langmuir, 2003, 19, 5175-5177.

12.     Song, T.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Lee, S. Y.; Goh, S. H. “Aggregation Behavior of C60-end-capped Poly(ethylene oxide)s”, Langmuir, 2003, 19, 4798-4803.

11.     Song, T.; Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Lee, S. Y.; Goh, S. H. “Synthesis and Aggregation Behavior of Two-arm Fullerene-containing Poly(ethylene oxide)”, Polymer, 2003, 44, 2529-2536.

10.     Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Dynamic Light Scattering of Semi-dilute Hydrophobically Modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion Solutions with Different Length of Hydrophobic Alkali Chains”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2002, 203, 2312-2321.

9.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C. “Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Studies of Binding Interactions between Polyethylene Glycol and Ionic Surfactant”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2001, 105, 10759-10763.

8.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Binding Characteristic of Hydrophobic Ethoxylated Urethane (HEUR) and an Anionic Surfactant: Microcalorimetry and Laser Light Scattering Studies”, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2001, 105, 10189-10196.

7.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Li, L. “Isothermal Titration Calorimetry Studies on Interactions of Ionic Surfactant and Poly(oxypropylene)-Poly(oxyethylene)-Poly(oxypropylene) Triblock Copolymers in Aqueous Solutions”,Macromolecules, 2001, 34, 7049-7055.

6.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Microstructure of Dilute Telechelic Associative Polymer in Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate Solutions”, Macromolecules, 2001, 34, 4673-4675.

5.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Dynamic Light Scattering of Hydrophobically Modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion (HASE) Polymer: Ionic Strength and Temperature Effects”, Macromolecular Chemistry and Physics, 2001, 202, 335-342.

4.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D.; Bassett, D. R. “Laser Light Scattering of Dilute Hydrophobically Modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion Solutions: Effects of Hydrophobicity and Spacer Length of Macromonomer”, Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 7021-7028.12

3.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Microstructure of Dilute Hydrophobically Modified Alkali Soluble Emulsion in Aqueous Salt Solution”, Macromolecules, 2000, 33, 404-411.

2.       Dai, S.; Tam, K. C.; Jenkins, R. D. “Aggregation Behavior of Methacrylic Acid/Ethyl Acrylate Copolymers in Dilute Solutions”, European Polymer Journal, 2000, 36, 2671-2677.

1.       Zhang, S. J.; Li, H. R.; Dai, S.; Wang, T.; Han, S. J. “Molar Conductance of Sodium Bromide and Sodium Iodide in Methanol + Water at 298.15 K”, Journal of Chemical and Engineering Data, 1997, 42, 651-654.

 

 

Teaching

From 2017, at Newcastle University, UK

o        CME 3033/3037 Separation Process II (undergraduate).

 

Before 2017, at the University of Adelaide, Australia,

o        CE1006 Introduction to Pharmaceutical Engineering I (undergraduate)

o        CE1009 Materials I (undergraduate)

o        CE2011 Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics II (undergraduate)

o        CE2015 Principles of Biotechnology II (undergraduate)

o        CE3029 Materials Science and Engineering III (undergraduate)

o        CE4038 Particulate Processes and Colloid Science IV (undergraduate)

o        CE7042 Advanced Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics PG (postgraduate)

o        CE7055 Materials PG (postgraduate) 

In addition, I have also been involved in the following courses:

o        CE3036 Chemical Engineering Unit Operation Labs (undergraduate)

o        CE4056 Research Practice (undergraduate)

o        CE4054 Research Projects (undergraduate)

o        CE4014 Chemical Engineering Plant Design Projects (undergraduate)

o        CE7046A/B Chemical Engineering Research projects for Masters of Engineering (postgraduate)

 

Over the last five years, I have also been involved in or in charge of the curriculum development and accreditation of Chem Eng programs form undergraduate to postgraduate levels.

 

I have been recognised as the top 10 lectures at the University of Adelaide in the years of 2010, 2011 and 2012 by Unijobs and Campus Daily.

 

I have been awarded University’s Beacon teaching grant for developing online learning in 2014.

 

 

My Teaching Philosophy:

  • Ensure enthusiasm in learning and teaching

  • Motivate students’ interest in study

  • Create student-centred environment on STEM education

  • Deliver update knowledge

  • Nutrient students’ capability in problem-solving and critical thinking

  • Be approachable and practical  

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