Professor Chao-Jun Li
Associate Editor - Synthetic Organic & Catalysis
Chao-Jun Li received his BSc at Zhengzhou University (1983), his MS at the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing (1998) and Ph.D. (with honor) at McGill University (1992) under the direction of T. H. Chan and D. N. Harpp.
At McGill he was honoured with a Max Bell Graduate Open Fellowship and a Clifford Wong Graduate Fellowship. He spent 1992-94 as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow in Barry M. Trost's laboratory at Stanford University (US), and following that went to Tulane University (US) as an assistant professor. He was promoted to associate professor with tenure in 1998 and full professor in 2000. In 2003, he became a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Green Chemistry and a Professor of Chemistry at McGill University in Canada.
While at Tulane University, Li received number of accolaides and awards including a NSF Career Award (1997), an Outstanding Young Scientist Award (Overseas) from NSF of China (2000), a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award by the US EPA (2001), a Faculty Research Award by the Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Tulane (2002), and an Annual Award by the Business Association of New Orleans (2002). He was an Eli Lilly Teaching Fellow in 1995 and a Japan Society for Promotion of Science (Senior) Fellow in 2002.
Professor Li is also an honorary research professor at the Chemistry Institute of Chinese Academy of Science (1996-) and a guest professor at University of Science and Technology in China (2001). He was a visiting professor (with Robert G. Bergman) at University of California at Berkeley in 2002.
His current research efforts are to develop a Green Chemistry for organic synthesis based upon innovative and fundamentally new organic reactions that will defy conventional reactivities and possess high "atom-efficiency". He has published over 160 original research papers and reviews and co-authored with T. H. Chan a book "Organic Reactions in Aqueous Media" (John Wiley, 1997).
Chao-Jun Li's webpage
The C. J. Li Group
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