Design, synthesis and investigation of bioactive peptidomimetics; development of novel biomaterials; development of novel molecular probes and drug candidates; protein and nucleic acid surface recognition and modulation of protein-protein interactions.
Dr. Li's research activities are focused on supramolecular chemistry based on coordination-driven self-assembly. His research group is centered on the design, synthesis and self-assembly of giant metallo-supramolecules with increasing complexity and diversity for the development of functional materials with high-performance.
The research of our group aims to engineering the nanospace of advanced porous materials (including metal-organic frameworks (MOFs), porous organic polymers (POPs), covalent organic frameworks (COFs), porous organic cages, microporous carbon materials) for energy/environmental/biological-related applications.
The research in Dr. Shi's group is focused on organic synthesis, material chemistry, bioorganic chemistry and catalysis. Current projects include: 1) new synthetic methodology development; 2) organometallic chemistry; 3) supramolecular and polymer materials and 4) biomedicinal chemistry.