Zhi LI

Associate Professor Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

(65) 6516 8416

E5 03-03




  • PhD (Org. Chem.) University of Vienna, 1991
  • MEng (Chem. Eng.) Chinese Academy of Forestry, Nanjing, 1985
  • BSc (Chem.) Nanjing University, 1982

Awards and Honours

  • IChemE Singapore Award for Sustainable Technology (2013)

Research Interests

  • Biocatalysis for Green and Sustainable Manufacturing
  • Biobased Chemicals and Polymers
  • Smart Biomaterials
  • Waste to Bioenergy

Selected Publications

Yang Y.; Liu J.; Li Z.* Engineering of P450pyr hydroxylase for highly regio- and enantioselective subterminal hydroxylation of alkane. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 2014, DOI: 10.1002/anie.201311091. (highlighted as a Very Important Paper and at a back cover)

Wu, S.; Chen, Y.; Xu, Y.; Li, A.; Xu, Q.; Glieder, A.; Li, Z.* Enantioselective trans-dihydroxylation of aryl olefins by cascade biocatalysis with recombinant Escherichia coli coexpressing monooxygenase and epoxide Hydrolase. ACS Catal., 2014, 4, 409–420. (highlighted as ACS Editors' Choice and in Chemical & Engineering News)

Chen, Y.; Tang W. L.; Mou J.; Li, Z.* High-throughput method for determining the enantioselectivity of enzyme-catalyzed hydroxylations based on Mass spectrometry. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2010, 49, 5278 –5283.

Xue, L.; Dai, S.; Li Z.* Biodegradable shape-memory block co-polymers for fast self-expandable stents. Biomaterials 2010, 31, 8132-8140.

Wang, W.; Xu, Y.; Wang D. I. C.; Li Z.* Recyclable nano-biocatalyst for enantioselective sulfoxidation: facile fabrication and high performance of chloroperoxidase-coated magnetic nanoparticles with iron oxide core and polymer shell. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 12892 –12893.