CHAO-JUN LI

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Dr. Chao-Jun Li received his Ph.D. at McGill University (1992) and spent 1992-94 as a NSERC Postdoctoral Fellow at Stanford University. He was an Assistant (1994), Associate (1998) and Full Professor (2000) at Tulane University. Since 2003, he has been a Canada Research Chair in Green Chemistry and also holds an E. B. Eddy Chair Professor at McGill University, Canada. Currently, he serves as the Co-Chair of the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Network, the Director of CFI Infrastructure for Green Chemistry and Green Chemicals, the Director of NSERC CREATE (Center) for Green Chemistry, and the Co-Director of the FQRNT Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (Quebec). He is the Associate Editor for Green Chemistry (RSC). Dr. Li received a number of prestigious awards/honors worldwide. These include the US NSF’s CAREER Award (1997), a US Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award (2001), and the Canadian Green Chemistry and Engineering Award (2010). Dr. Li was elected as a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK, 2007), a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada (Academy of Science) (2012), a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) (2012), a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada (2013) and a Fellow of the American Chemical Society (2015). He has published >300 peer-reviewed articles, 7 books, and has given >300 plenary/keynote/invited lectures. His current research efforts are to develop Green Chemistry for organic synthesis based upon fundamentally new chemistry that will defy conventional reactivities and possess high “atom-efficiency”. Representative well-known researches include Grignard-type reactions in water, alkyne-aldehyde-amine coupling (A3-coupling), and Cross-Dehydrogenative-Coupling (CDC) reactions among others. His research has been cited widely in the literature (> 24,000 times, h-index>80). Recently, he was listed as one of the World Most Influential Scientific Minds by Thomson Reuters (2014 and 2015).