作者： 发布时间：2018-10-09 13:10:00
Prof. Li Zhi received B.Sc. in chemistry from Nanjing University in 1982, M. Eng. in chemical engineering from Chinese Academy of Forestry in 1985, and Ph.D. in organic chemistry from the University of Vienna in 1991. He then worked at the Swiss Federal Institute (ETH) Zurich in the Laboratory of Organic Chemistry as a postdoc and in the Institute of Biotechnology as a group leader. In 2006 he moved to National University of Singapore as an associate professor at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering. He was a fellow of the Singapore-MIT Alliance (2006–2015). His research focuses on biocatalysis for chemical synthesis, especially for enantioselective synthesis and green pharmaceutical manufacturing; bio-based chemical and fuel production; and polymeric biomaterials. His expertise in biocatalysis includes enzyme discovery and evolution, cascade biotransformations, enzyme immobilization, biotransformations in vivo and in vitro, and bioprocess development. He received Singapore Award for Sustainable Technology from IChemE (2013) and Achievement Award from Bioenergy Society of Singapore (2018). He is the lead PI of a NRF CRP program on “Green and Sustainable Pharmaceutical Manufacturing via Biocatalysis” and the biocatalysis workstream lead of the Pharmaceutical Innovation Program Singapore. He severs as deputy president of Singapore Catalysis Society.