DAI Liyi was in May 1966 in Ningbo, Zhejiang Province. Dai joined the China Association for Promoting Democracy. With a master's degree and a Ph. D. in science, he is a professor and Ph. D. supervisor. He is ECNU vice president, principal of the 2nd Affiliated School of ECNU, vice director of the Standing Committee of the lawmaking body of Putuo District, a member of the Standing Committee of the Shanghai Committee of the China Association for Promoting Democracy, and chairman of the Putuo District Committee of the party.

Work Experience
Dai acquired a master's degree in science in ECNU in 1989 and an MSC in 1992. After graduating in July 1992, he began to work in the university as a teacher and was promoted to be a professor and Ph.D. supervisor in 2003. He became vice dean of the Faculty of Chemistry in 1997 and head of the Academic Affairs Office in 2005. He took the posts of the university president assistant and principal of the 2nd Affiliated School of ECNU in 2014 and vice president of ECNU in 2016.

Major Academic Achievements
A veteran researcher in functional materials and green chemistry, Dai has undertaken a lot of national and city-level programs such as the National Natural Science Foundation, the Important Project of Ministry of Education, and Shanghai Important Project on Education Science Research. He has had 80-plus essays carried by Science Citation Index Expanded and obtained eight patents. He has taken part in editing nine textbooks and been in charge of Shanghai High-quality Courses Project. He won the Baosteel Excellent Teacher Award, First ECNU Distinguished Newcomer Award, the second prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award and first prize of the Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award in 2009. He received the first prize of Shanghai University Excellent Textbook Award in 2011, the second prize of Shanghai Popular Science Education Innovation Award in 2013, first prize of the National Teaching Achievement Award and first prize of the Shanghai Teaching Achievement Award the same year. Currently he is a member of the Chinese Zeolite Association and University Chemistry Education Steering Committee of the Ministry of Education, executive director of the Teaching and Research Association of China Higher Education Society, executive director of the Science Specialty Committee of China Higher Education Society, a member of the 3rd National Teachers Education Curriculum Resources Expert Committee, vice editor-in-chief of the Education in Chemistry magazine, and a member of the editorial board of the Teacher Education Research magazine.