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- B. S., Nanjing University, Nanjing, China 2006
- Ph.D., University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Minneapolis 2011
- Research Associate, Brookhaven National Laboratory, Upton, NY 2011 – 2014
The Li lab seeks to develop new strategies for bioenergy and biomedical applications at the interface of inorganic chemistry and biology. Our major area of research interest is redox reactions catalyzed or promoted by transition metal complexes that mimic or are inspired by enzymatic actives sites; we also aim to develop and apply X-ray spectroscopic toolkit to elucidate mechanisms of these reactions. We have two major on-going project:
Project I: Studying molybdenum bioinorganic chemistry using a biomimetic modeling approach.
Project II: Developing synchrotron X-ray spectroscopic toolkit to elucidate mechanisms of energy-relevant reactions catalyzed by Ni and Co catalysts.