Vice Dean (ACD) & Professor, Fulton Schools of Engineering
Dr. Lenore L. Dai is a professor of chemical engineering and the vice dean of faculty administration in the Fulton Schools of Engineering at Arizona State University (ASU). She joined ASU in August 2008 and served as the program chair of chemical engineering from July 2009 to June 2015. She was the director of the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy (SEMTE) from July 2015 to December 2022, overseeing the degree and research programs of aerospace engineering, chemical engineering, materials science and engineering, mechanical engineering, and several other graduate degree or certificate programs. Professor Dai received her doctorate degree in materials science and engineering from the University of Illinois in 1997. She worked at PPG Industries, Inc. for five-and-a-half years prior to joining the Department of Chemical Engineering at Texas Tech University in August 2002.
Professor Dai has been recognized as an ASU Advanced Leadership Initiative Fellow. She is a recipient of the Fulton Exemplar Faculty Award (2014), ASU Parents Association Special Recognition Award (2012), AIChE-ASU Professor of the Year Award (2010), Fulton Schools of Engineering Top Five Percent Faculty Teaching Award (2009, 2010, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2019, 2020, and 2021), National Science Foundation CAREER Award (2007), Whitacre Engineering Research Award (2007), Lockheed Martin Engineering Teaching Award (2007), Texas Tech Alumni Association New Faculty Award (2005), AIChE-TTU Professor of the Year Award (2003, 2005, 2006), 3M Nontenured Faculty Award (2003, 2004, 2005), University of Illinois Young Alumnus Award (2001), and Racheff Award (1996).