Principle Investigator

2019-now,  University of Hong Kong, Chemistry Department (Assistant Professor)
2016-2019, University of California, Irvine (Postdoc)

  • Advisor: Professor Robert C. Spitale

2009-2015, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (Ph.D. in Chemistry)

  • Advisor: Professor Steven C. Zimmerman 

2005-2009, Tsinghua University (B.S. in Chemistry with Honors)

  • Advisor: Professor Xi Zhang and Professor Huaping Xu

Really want to accomplish one more marathon in my life, when running is boring, I play badminton.

Research Team

Lan Li


I come from Fujian, China and got BSc Chemistry at Nankai University (2013-2017). In my spare time, I’d like to do some exercise, such as playing badminton, hiking and shopping.

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Jiying Liang

I come from Tianjing, China and got BSc and MPhil in chemistry at Beijing Normal University (2012-2016/2016-2019). In my spare time, I’d like to listen to music.

Han Jia

I come from Shaanxi, China and got BSc in Chemical Engineering from Taiyuan University of Technology (2013-2017) and MPhil in Biological Science from Shaanxi Normal University (2017-2020). In my spare time, I’d like to cook.

Jie Liu

I come from Shanxi, China and got BSc in Biological Science from Yuncheng University (2011-2015) and MPhil in Biological Science from Sun Yat-sen University (2015-2018).

Jinghua Han

I come from Henan, China. I got BSc in Biotechnology from Xinxiang University (2009-2013) and MPhil in Biological Science from Yunnan University (2013-2016). I'm also interested in yoya and swimming.

Xueqing Kong

I come from Henan, China. Besides, I got the degree of Master of Pharmacy from Shanghai Institute of Materia Medica, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2017-2020) and BSc in Pharmacy from Zhengzhou University (2013-2017). My hobbies include hiking and running etc.​ 

Undergraduate Researchers

Nga Fong Li (2021)


Chi Kin Lui (2021)


Yuen Ting Leung (2021)