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Zhaohua Dai

Professor
Associate Director

Dyson College of Arts and Sciences

Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Location
  • @New York City
    One Pace Plaza W314

Biography


Zhaohua Dai obtained his B.S. in 1996 from Wuhan University, the namesake of the capital city of his home province of Hubei in central China. After getting his M.S. in 1999 from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, he was admitted to New York University, where he received his Ph.D in chemistry in 2004. After a postdoctoral stint with Prof. David S. Lawrence at Albert Einstein College of Medicine, he joined Pace University as an assistant professor in January, 2006. He was promoted to the rank of Associate Professor in 2010 and to Professor in 2013. His research interests include the development of sensing systems for analytes that are of environmental, biological and forensic importance.

Education


PhD , New York University , New York , 2004
Chemistry

MS , New York University , New York , 2001
Chemistry

MS , The Chinese Academy of Sciences , Beijing , 1999
Chemistry

BS , Wuhan University , Wuhan, Hubei, China , 1996
Chemistry

Awards and Honors

  • Yilida Corporation, Hong Kong, September 1997 - Yilida Fellowship
  • Wuhan University, July 1, 1996 - Outstanding Graduate
  • Wang and Luo Family through Wuhan University, September 1995 - Wang and Luo Fellowship
  • Huikai Corporation through Wuhan University, September 1994 - Huikai Fellowship
  • Wuhan University, September 1993 - Wuhan University Fellowship

LICENSURES & CERTIFICATES

  • Drug Enforcement Administration, March - Federal Controlled Substance License
  • NYS Department of Health, December - New York State Controlled Substance License

Publications


Dai, Z., Canary, J., Duan, X., , . & , . Chiroptical Sensors. Elsevier.

Dai, Z., Athanasopoulos, D. & , . Zinc Sensing Using Rigidified Chiral Tripodal Ligands. Organic Letters.

Canary, J. W., Dai, Z. & Mortezaei, S. (2013, March 13). Chiroptical Sensors. Comprehensive Chirality. Oxford, U.K.: Elsevier. Vol 8 , pages 600-626. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/B9780080951676008508

PRESENTATIONS


Dai, Z. (2015, July). Chirality 2015. Switchable Catalysis. International Symposium on Chiral Discrimination, Boston

Dai, Z., Duan, X. & Canary, J. W. (2015, April 30). 3rd Pace Annual Research Day. Switchable Asymmetric Catalysis of Aldol Reaction. Pace University, Pace University

Dai, Z. (2014, May 04). 62nd Undergraduate Research Symposium. TRIPODAL LIGANDS AND THEIR APPLICATION IN SENSING AND ASYMMETRIC CATALYSIS. American Chemical Society New York Section, Queens, NY

Dai, Z. (2013, July 10). Chirality 2013. Chiral Analyses of Controlled Substances. International Symposium on Chiral Discrimination, Shanghai, China

RESEARCH INTEREST


Fluorescent sensors for metal ions and enzyme activities Chirality

Grants, Sponsored Research and Contracts

Mojica, E. & Dai, Z. Raman spectroscopy as a teaching tool in the Forensic Science and Chemistry courses..
Verizon Thinkfinity Foundation through Pace Provost's Office , Pace University , $14,524.32 . Funded,

Dai, Z. (2016, January 03). Investigation of the Weathering Pattern of Biodiesel as an Arson Accelerant Using a Portable Raman Spectrometer.
Pace Scholarly Research Committee , Pace University , $2,000.00 . Funded,

Intellectual Property


  • Patent: Chiral piperidine and quinulclidine ligands [Non-Provisional]
    United States

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • The American Academy of Forensic Science
  • The American Chemical Society
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