DAI Yanjun (Y.J.Dai) is a full professor in the School of Mechanical engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University(SJTU), P. R. China, Head of Department of power and energy engineering, SJTU, as well as Vice director of engineering research center of solar energy, Ministry of Education, China.
He has been the research associate in the Department of Mechanical engineering in the University of Hong Kong (2001), visiting professor in North Dokota state university, USA (2009). Principal investigator (PI) for E2S2 project of CREATE program, sponsored by NRF, Singapore (2012-2017).
His research interests involve solar heating and cooling, solar buildings, desiccant dehumidification and moisture control in built environment, et al. To date, he has published 4 books or book chapters, over 100 international journal papers, and obtained 20 patents in the aforementioned areas. He has been the principal investigators for projects of NSFC, National High-tech programs, etc.
He has received several awards at national level, such as National Innovation Award (II), National Natural Science Award (II) etc. He is now the Subject Editor member of International Society of Solar Energy (ISES). He has also served as the guest editor for the Special Issue SET2010, SET2011.