Laboratory for Materials Chemistry and Heterogeneous Catalysis

Welcome to the Li Group in the Chemistry Department at Purdue University! We are a group of materials and inorganic chemists focused on developing molecular insight into materials properties. We develop new synthetic methods for molecularly-precise materials, utilize spectroscopy and microscopy to characterize materials at an atomic level, and study these materials in a variety catalytic and optoelectronic applications.

First-year graduate students interested in the Li Group should contact Professor Li ( to schedule an individual meeting. First-years are also welcome to attend our group meetings on Wednesdays at 6 pm in BRWN 2106.