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Alexander D Q Li
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Washington State University, USA
Alex D. Q. Li received his B. S. in polymer chemistry from Jilin University (China) and Ph. D. in Inorganic Chemistry from Northwestern University (USA). After graduation, he was honored with a postdoctoral director fellow at Los Alamos National Laboratory where he later became a Technical Staff Member. At Los Alamos, he led a research group working on chemistry of materials and microsensors for volatile organic compounds, which received R&D 100 award in 1995. Inspired by teaching and innovative research, Dr. Li joined the faculty at Washington State University in 2000, where he initiated his research on foldamers and later received the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Young Investigator (BYI) award. The philosophy in his group is to use novel methods to construct advanced materials, with an emphasis on molecular design and innovative approaches to demonstrate new concepts, principles, and applications in the chemical, physical, and biological sciences.
Macromolecular design and engineering
Advanced materials synthesis
Biofunction and nanotechnology integration