Prof Dai is currently a full Professor and Associate Head of Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. He graduated with his PhD degree from Hokkaido University, Japan. His research theme is “Emerging materials and structural systems for sustainable concrete infrastructures”. He has received many academic awards for his research work, including the Best Basic Research Paper Award from ASCE, Journal of Composites for Construction, Distinguished Young Scholar Award from Association of FRP for Construction, China Civil Engineering Society, and "Structural Excellence Award", Grand Award R&D Award from Hong Kong Institution of Engineers. He is a contributor of more than 260 technical papers (including some 130 SCI journal papers), with more than 3100 citations and h-index = 37 at Web of Science. Prof Dai is the Committee Manager of ISO/TC71 SC6, Vice President of International Institution of FRP for Construction (IIFC) and Chair of Technical Board of Asian Concrete Federation”. He is a Fellow of IIFC, Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE) and Hong Kong Concrete Institute (HKCI). He is an Associate Editor of “Advanced Concrete Technology” and Vice Editor-in-Chief of “Journal of Asian Concrete Federation” and has served other journals (e.g., Advances in Structural Engineering, ASCE Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering, Construction and Building Materials) as an Editor or Guest Editor, and more than 60 international journals as a referee.