Yong Jun-Li, Ph.D
Manager of Laboratory Facilities, Chemistry and Biochemistry Department
Life Sciences Building 388
Yong-Jun is the manager of laboratory facilities for the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. He also manages the college’s shared instruments (GC-MS, LC-MS, ICP-MS, NMR, Confocal microscope, AFM, and SEM). Yong-Jun’s primary responsibility is to maintain all the instruments in working order and purchase new equipment as needed.
Yong-Jun’s research interests focus on instrumentation and method development. He has been collaborating with faculty members from different fields on various research projects. He also teaches Intro to Modern Spectroscopy (Chem 598, 3 credits, lectures and labs) every spring semester.
Yong-Jun earned a B.S. and M.S. in chemistry from Nankai University, Tianjin, China, and Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the Fritz-Haber Institute of the Max-Planck Society/Free University of Berlin, in Berlin, Germany. He has research experience in surface science, electrochemistry, numerical simulation, bio-analytical chemistry, nonlinear science, sensor development and environmental science. He has published a dozen papers in peer-reviewed journals including Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Science, and Analytical Chemistry.
Besides work, Yong-Jun enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, son, and a cockapoo dog named Bailey!