Dr. Qing Dai is a professor in nanophotonics at the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST), China. He received his MEng degree in Electronic & Electrical Engineering from Imperial College, London, before coming to the University of Cambridge to pursue a PhD in nanophotonics at the Department of Engineering. After completing his PhD in 2011, Qing was elected as a Junior Research Fellow at Wolfson College and continued as a Research Associate at the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics (CAPE). He received an award from the thousand talents program of China in 2012 and joined NCNST. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed papers in reputed international journals (including Nature Communications, Nanoscale, and Advanced Materials). He is a regular reviewer of various high-impact journals, such as Nature Materials and Nanoscale.
His research interests include: the fabrication of low dimensional nanomaterials (such as carbon nanotubes and graphene) for electronics and optoelectronics; graphene plasmonics; surface enhanced infrared absorption; nanophotonics characterization based on scattering scanning near-field optical microscopy; and ultrafast electron emission from carbon nanotubes.
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