Invited by Dr. Steven Chuang, Dr. Zhong Li, Professor of Taiyuan University of Technology, Shanxi, China, visited our laboratory on August 29, 2016. Prof. Li gave a seminar on “Synthesis of Coal-based Clean Fuel and Chemicals” during his visit. Li toured the research facilities at our research group and Department of Polymer Science.
Professor Zhong Li is the vice director of the Key Lab of Coal Science and Technology, Taiyuan University of Technology. He received his PhD in Chemical Engineering and Technology, MASc in Organic Chemical Engineering, and BSc in Polymer Chemical Engineering, all from Taiyuan University of Technology. He was a visiting scholar in the Department of Chemistry of the University of Exeter, UK, from Nov. 1997 to Nov. 1998, and in the EMS Energy Institute of the Pennsylvania State University, USA, from Nov. 2010 to Feb. 2011. He was promoted to the rank of full professor in Sept. 2002, and was named as the Leader of Science and Technology in Shanxi Province in 2012. He received the Scientific and Technical Academy Award of Shanxi Province in 2008.