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.


We are hiring a postdoctoral scholar!

Postdoctoral Position: Heterogeneous Organic Catalysis

Li Group, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

Posted November 30, 2023

A postdoctoral position is available in Professor Christina Li’s research group at Purdue University (West Lafayette, IN). The candidate will develop directed stereoselective organic transformations catalyzed by metal alloy nanoparticles as part of a newly-funded NIH project. 


No experience in materials chemistry is required for this position.


Candidates should submit a CV, cover letter containing a summary of previous research accomplishments and future research interests, and the names and contact information for two references. Please submit application materials to Professor Li (

Start Date: between January 2024 and June 2024