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Gang Li

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Inorganic Chemistry

Assistant Professor

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office Location: ML 359
DialPhone: 435-797-0604

Educational Background

PhD, Chemistry, Columbia University, 2015
Transition-Metal Complexes Catalyzed Hydrogen Atom Transfer: Kinetic Study and Applications to Radical Cyclizations
BS, Chemistry, Wuhan University, 2010
Palladium Catalyzed Oxidative Carbonylation and Oxidative Acetoxylation Reactions


Dr. Gang Li received his B.S. in chemistry from Wuhan University in 2010 and his PhD in chemistry from Columbia University in 2015. After doing postdoctoral research at Princeton University and Bristol-Myers Squibb, he joined Utah State University as an assistant professor in August 2019. His research focuses on bioinspired sustainable catalysis by transition metal complexes and their applications in medicinal chemistry

Teaching Interests

Inorganic and bioinorganic chemistry, medicinal chemistry, organometallics, chemical kinetics and reaction mechanisms

Research Interests

Medicinal chemistry, drug diversification, biomimetic catalysis and metalloenzymes, reaction mechanism, synthetic methods


Bristol-Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2015

Bristol-Myers Squibb

Reaxys PhD Prize Finalist, 2015

Elsevier, Inc.

George Pegram Awards for Meritorious Achievement in Chemical Research, 2015

Columbia University

Jack Miller Teaching Award, 2012

Columbia University

Faculty Fellowship, 2010

Columbia University

Distinguished Graduate Award, 2010

Wuhan University

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                    Scheduled Teaching

                    CHEM 5520 - Advanced Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2020

                    CHEM 6500 - Reactivity and Mechanisms in Inorganic Chemistry, Fall 2019

                    Graduate Students Mentored

                    Liming Tan, Chemistry & Biochemistry, June 2020
                    Emmanuel Ramirez, Chemistry & Biochemistry, January 2020