Dr. Liming Dai joined University of New South Wales (UNSW) in early 2020 as an Australian Laureate Fellow, Scientia Professor, and SHARP Professor. He is also Director of the Australian Carbon Materials Centre (A-CMC). Before joining UNSW, he spent 10 years with CSIRO (1992-2002) and was an associate professor of polymer at the University of Akron (2002-2004), the Wright Brothers Institute Endowed Chair Professor of Nanomaterials at the University of Dayton (2004-2009), and the Kent Hale Smith Professor in the Department of Macromolecular Science and Engineering at Case Western Reserve University (2009-2019). He has published more than 500 referred papers with citations over 88,000 and an h-index of 148 (Google Scholar). He is a ‘Highly Cited Researchers’ (Materials, Chemistry) and most recently receiving the 2019 IUMRS-Somiya Award from the International Union of Materials Research Societies, and the 2019 Australian Laureate Fellowship. He serves as an Associate Editor of Nano Energy, and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Fellow of the US National Academy of Inventors, Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering, Fellow of the European Academy of Sciences, and Fellow of the International Association of Advanced Materials.