Chao Jun Li

McGill University, Canada

Chao-Jun Li received the Ph.D. degree at McGill University, 1992, and was a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University, 1992-1994. He was an Assistant, 1994, Associate, 1998, and Full Professor, 2000, at Tulane University. In 2003, he became a Canada Research Chair (Tier I) and a Professor of chemistry at McGill University in Canada. He was a Visiting Professor at University of California at Berkeley, 2002. Li received a NSF CAREER Award, 1997, a Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, 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, a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (Senior) Fellow, 2002, and an honorary Research Professor at the Chemistry Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Li is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Research Letters in Organic Chemistry, the Associate Editor for Green Chemistry, 2005, and an International Advisory Board Member of Chemistry World, 2005. He is a consulting editor for McGraw-Hill’s Encyclopedia of Sciences and Technologies, 2002, and McGraw-Hill’s Year Book of Sciences and Technologies, since 2002, and is on the Editorial Advisory Boards of Letters in Organic Chemistry, 2004, Mini Reviews in Organic Chemistry, 2004. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK, 2007. His current research efforts are to develop innovative and fundamentally new organic reactions that will defy conventional reactivities and possess high efficiency. He has published over 200 research papers and reviews, and authored (with T. H. Chan) the Organic Reactions in Aqueous Media, 1997, and the Comprehensive Organic Reactions in Aqueous Media 2007. His widely recognized researches include the Grignard-type reactions in water, transition-metal catalysis in air and water, alkyne-aldehyde-amine coupling (A3-coupling), and cross-dehydrogenative-coupling (CDC) reactions.

Biography Updated on 19 July 2007

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