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Zhifei Dai
Ph.D., Professor
Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University
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Education and Professional Experience

2012 - Present, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, College of Engineering, Peking University, China

2005 - 2012, Professor, School of Life Science and Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology, China

2003 - 2005, Postdoctor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, School of Medicine, Emory University, USA

2000 - 2003, Postdoctor, Max-Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces, Germany

1999 - 2000, Postdoctor, Department of Chemistry, School of Sciences, Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan

1998 - 1999, Assistant Researcher, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Sep. 1995 – Jul. 1998 Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China

Research Areas and Interests

  1. Molecular Imaging and Contrast Agents
  2. Non-invasive Theranostic Technology
  3. Nanomedicine and Biomaterials

Honor and Award

Recipient of National Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars

New Century Excellent Talents in Chinese Universities

Recipient of Natural Science Foundation of Heilongjiang Province for Distinguished Young Scholars

Longjiang Scholar Distinguished Professor

The First Prize for Natural Sciences in Heilongjiang Province

Professional activities

  1. Editorial Board: Theranostics
  2. Editorial Board: Bioconjugate Chemistry
  3. Editorial Board: IET Nanobiotechnology
  4. Editorial Board: Journanl of Interdisciplinary Nanomedicine
  5. Editorial Board: Chinese Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
  6. Editorial Board: Journal of Clinical Ultrasonic Medicine
  7. Editorial Board: Functional Materials
  8. Vice Chairman: Chinese Society of Biomedical Engineering in Photonics,
  9. Standing committee member: Chinese Society of Ultrasonic Molecular Imaging, Chinese Association of Ultrasound in Medicine and Engineering
  10. Executive member of the council: Chinese Society for Functional Materials
  11. Standing committee member: Chinese Association of Medical Ultrasound Equipment
  12. Committee member: The Biomedical Engineering in Ultrasound, The Acoustic Society of China

Selective Journal Articles

  1. Xiaolong Liang, Jing Gao, Lingdong Jiang, Jianwen Luo, Lijia Jing, Xiaoda Li, Yushen Jin and Zhifei Dai, Nanohybrid liposomal cerasomes with good physiological stability and rapid temperature responsiveness for HIFU triggered local chemotherapy of cancer, ACS Nano, 2015, 9(2), 1280-1293.
  2. Xiaolong Liang, Yanyan Li, Xiaoda Li, Lijia Jing, Zijian Deng, Xiuli Yue, Changhui Li and Zhifei Dai, PEGylated Polypyrrole Nanoparticles Conjugating Gadolinium Chelates for Dual-Modal MRI/Photoacoustic Imaging Guided Photothermal Therapy of Cancer, Adv Funct Mater 2015, 25, 1451–1462.
  3. Zhengbao, Zha, Xiuli Yue, Qiushi Ren, Zhifei Dai, Uniform Polypyrrole Nanoparticles with High Photothermal Conversion Efficiency for Photothermal Ablation of Cancer Cells, Adv Mater, 2013, 25(5), 777-782.
  4. Yan Ma, Xiaolong Liang, Sheng Tong, Gang Bao, Qiushi Ren and Zhifei Dai, Gold Nanoshelled Nanomicelles for Potential MRI Imaging, Light-Triggered Drug Release and Photothermal Therapy, Adv Funct Mater?2013, 23(7), 815-822.
  5. Xiaolong Liang, Xiaoda Li, Lijia Jing, Xiuli Yue and Zhifei Dai, Theranostic Porphyrin Dyad Nanoparticles for Magnetic Resonance Imaging guided Photodynamic Therapy, Biomaterials, 2014, 35, 6379-6388.
  6. Xiaolong Liang, Xiaoda Li, Xiuli Yue, Zhifei Dai, Conjugation of porphyrin to nanohybrid cerasomes for photodynamic therapy of cancer, Angew Chem Int Ed, 2011, 50?11622-11627.
  7. Hengte Ke, Jinrui Wang, Zhifei Dai, Yushen Jin, Enze Qu, Zhanwen Xing, Caixin Guo, Xiuli Yue, Jibin Liu, Gold nanoshelled microcapsules: a theranostic agent for ultrasound contrast imaging and photothermal therapy, Angew Chem Int Ed, 2011, 50(13), 3017-3021. 
  8. Zhengbao Zha, Celine Cohn, Zhifei Dai, Weiguo Qiu, Jinhong Zhang, Xiaoyi Wu, Nanofibrous Lipid Membranes Capable of Functionally Immobilizing Antibodies and Capturing Specific Cells, Adv Mater, 2011, 23, 3435-3440.
  9. Zhifei Dai, Lars Dähne, Helmuth Möhwald and Brigitte Tiersch, Novel capsules with high stability and controlled permeability, Angew Chem Int Ed 2002, 41(21), 4019-4022.
  10. Zhifei Dai, Andreas Voigt, Stefano Leporatti, Edwin Donath, Lars Dähne and Helmuth Möhwald, Layer-by-Layer Self-Assembly of Polyelectrolyte and Low Molecular Weight Species into Capsules, Adv Mater, 2001, 13(17), 1339.


  1. Zhifei Dai, Editor, Advances in Nanotheranostics (Vol I and II, Springer, 2016).
  2. Zhifei Dai, Xiuli Yue, Jinrui Wang, Biomimetic Membrane Materials and Technology, Science Publishing House, 2010, Beijing.