Zhihui Dai is a professor and Ph.D supervisor from the School of Chemistry and Materials Science. She is the director of the Analysis and Testing Center at Nanjing Normal University, a Changjiang Scholar chosen by the Ministry of Education, a leading young and middle-aged scientific and technological talent of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and a recipient of funding from the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. She has received a special allowance from the State Council and has presided over several National Natural Science Foundation funded projects and the New Century Excellent Talent Support Program of the Ministry of Education. She was awarded the first prize in Natural Science projects funded by the Ministry of Education as the third coauthor and received the National Electrochemical Youth Award. A doctoral thesis under her guidance was awarded the honor of being a Jiangsu Provincial Excellent Doctoral Thesis. She participated in the Six Talents Peak Plan and the 333 High-level Talent Training Project of Jiangsu Province. She is currently a member of the editorial board of Science China Chemistry, Acta Chimica Sinica, Chemical Bulletin and Scientific Reports and other journals.