As a director of the Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Laboratory at the University of Delaware, Dr. Bai’s primary responsibility is to build and maintain a state-of-the-art NMR laboratory. The UD NMR laboratory currently houses six NMR spectrometers from 400 MHz to 850 MHz and is equipped with the most technologically advanced experimental equipment in solution and solid-state NMR spectroscopy. The NMR center serves more than three hundred NMR users. It is not only capable of carrying out routine NMR analyses to support organic and inorganic chemists from University community, but it facilitates cutting-edge research in the application of NMR spectroscopy to chemical and material sciences. Educating and training graduate and undergraduate students at all levels is a major component of his responsibility as the director of this facility.
In addition to the full-time job of managing the laboratory and training users, Dr. Bai actively engaged in various scientific research activities. His research field may be generally classified as spanning the border of analytical and physical chemistry, but specifically focusing on applying NMR spectroscopic methods to a variety of fields in the chemical and material sciences. Dr. Bai’s efforts in research have been recognized by the College of Arts and Sciences of the University of Delaware by assigned to the titles of assistant professor (2004) and associate professor (2010).