Chao-Jun Li, McGill University

Presented by Zhongxin Zhou, Director R&D, Gilead Alberta (right)

Chao-Jun Li received his PhD at McGill University in 1992 and was a NSERC postdoctoral fellow at Stanford University from 1992–1994. From 1994–2003, he was on the faculty at Tulane University and, in 2003, returned to McGill University, where he holds the Canada Research Chair (Tier I) in Green Chemistry and E. B. Eddy Chair of Chemistry. 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 for Green Chemistry, and the co-director of the FRQNT Center for Green Chemistry and Catalysis (CCVC). He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK), the Royal Society of Canada, the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), and the Chemical Institute of Canada (CIC). He has published >300 research articles, 6 books, and has given >300 plenary/keynote/invited lectures. His research focuses on exploring new chemistry that complements conventional reactivity and possess high “atom-efficiency”---with a goal towards Green Chemistry. Recently, he was listed as one of the world’s most highly cited scientists by Thomson Reuters in 2014.