Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Li-Zhu Wu received her B.S. degree in chemistry from Lanzhou University in 1990, and got her Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Photographic Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, under the supervision of Professor Chen-Ho Tung in 1995. From 1995−1998, she worked at the Institute of Photographic Chemistry as an associate professor. After a postdoctoral stay (1997−1998) at the University of Hong Kong working with Professor Chi-Ming Che, she returned to the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, the Chinese Academy of Sciences, as a full professor. Her research interests are focused on photochemical conversion, including artificial photosynthesis, visible light catalysis for organic transformation, and photoinduced electron transfer, energy transfer and chemical reactions in supramolecular systems. Her recent awards include the 3rd Chinese Chemical Society-Evonik Chemical Innovation award, the 10th Physical Organic Chemistry award of China, and the 7th Young Women Scientists award of China. She serves as an associate editor for Journal of Materials Chemistry A, and is an editorial advisory board member of Chinese Journal of Chemistry.
Inspired by the ability of natural photosynthesis to convert solar energy into chemical energy, the scientific community long ago recognized the potential of light-driven reactions (photochemistry) as a powerful approach to chemical synthesis. From the high energy intermediate generated by photoinduced excitation of organic molecules, unique reaction manifolds can be accesses that are generally unavailable to […]