Dao Li received a B.S. degree in chemistry (1993 to 1997) from the Department of Chemistry, Shandong University, China, and his Ph.D. degree (1997 to 2002) in chemistry (heterogeneous catalysis) from Shanxi Institute of Coal Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, and he specialized in the area of research in hydroconversion of paraffins (heavy oil). He was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2002 till 2004 at Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry, Shanghai, China, and researched on Cu(I)-catalyzed cross-coupling reaction of terminal alkynes and isopropyl oxalyl chloride for the synthesis of 2-oxo-3- butenoic ester and similar compounds. He served as an Associate Professor from 2004 till 2012 at the East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai, China, and conducted research in the fields of (1) catalytic combustion for the elimination of chlorinated volatile organic compounds (CVOCs) and methane; (2) catalytic hydrodechlorination of 2-chloro-4,6-dinitroresorcinol; and (3) heterogeneous catalysis application in traditional homogeneous catalyzed organic compounds synthesis. He has worked as a Research Chemist since 2012 at Alberta Sulphur Research Ltd., Calgary, AB, Canada. His research interests include (1) catalytic combustion in a ceramic-packed Claus furnace and (2) investigation of BTX removal on activated carbon.
Biography Updated on 18 August 2013