Minhan Dai is a Chair Professor of Marine Biogeochemistry at Xiamen University, China. He currently serves as the Director of the State Key Laboratory of Marine Environmental Science.Minhan Dai earned his B.S. degree from Xiamen University and his Ph.D. from Université Pierre & Marie Curie (Paris VI), France in 1995. After a Doherty Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship at Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), he took a faculty position at Xiamen University in 1998. His research focuses on carbon biogeochemistry in marginal and estuarine systems, geochemistry of radioactive elements in surface and ground water, geochemistry of trace metals in coastal and estuarine environments and geochemical studies of colloidal material in the transport of trace metals, organic carbon, and radionuclines in surface and ground waters. Minhan Dai has published over 130 papers in leading international journals.
He is a leading PI of a “973” project funded through National Basic Research Program of China on “Carbon cycling in China Seas - budget, controls and ocean acidification” (CHOICE-C) which is at her second phase funded through 2019. He has served on many national and international committees, such as a SSC member of SOLAS and GEOTRACES. He was the Secretary General of AOGS (Asia Oceania Geosciences Society) in 2010-2012. He is a co-chair of the SCOR Working Group #146 on “Radioactivity in the Ocean, 5 Decades Later (RiO5)” and a member of the SOLAS-IMBER Working Group on Ocean Acidification. Minhan Dai is also serving on the editorial board of “Biogeosciences” and “Marine Chemistry”.