Associate Dean of Graduate Programs Allen Chao Chair and Professor of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy
Li holds a B.S. in Chemistry and an M.S. in Computational Chemistry from Nankai University in China, and an M.S. in Computer Science and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics from Purdue University. He began his academic career with the University of Kentucky in 2002 as Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutics and was later promoted to Associate Professor. He came back to Purdue University in 2012 as Professor and an endowed Chair in the Department of Industrial and Physical Pharmacy. Dr. Li’s research interests include solid-state chemistry, formulation and drug delivery. He is the recipient of various professional honors including: AAPS fellow, the University of Kentucky’s Robert A. Blouin Excellence in Graduate Education Award, the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Idea and Concept Awards, the National Science Foundation CAREER Award, the AACP New Investigator Award, the AAPS New Investigator Award, the PhRMA Research Starter Award, and the Pharmacia-Upjohn Walter F. Enz Award. His professional activities include: serving on the editorial boards of Pharmaceutical Research and Journal of Controlled Release. He has also served on grant review committees for the National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and the National Institutes of Health.
Solid-state chemistry, Formulation and drug delivery