Prof. Cheng-Hui Li

Prof. Cheng-Hui Li




        Office:  E413

        Lab: G426

       Tel: 025-89667389



  • 1998.9-2002.7 B.Sc. degree in Environmental Engineering, Nanchang University, China;
  • 2002.9-2007.9 PhD. degree in Inorganic chemistry, Nanjing University, China, Supervisor: Prof. Chi-Ming Che.


Work/Research Experience:

  • 2005.6-2006.6   Research assistant, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Prof. Chi-Ming Che's group;
  • 2007.9-2009.9   Postdoc., Nanjing University, Nanjing, Prof.Xiao-Zeng You's group
  • 2008.6-2008.12   Research assistant, Department of Chemistry, The University of Hong Kong, Prof. Chi-Ming Che's group; 
  • 2013.1-2014.1   Visiting scholar, Department of chemical engineering, Stanford University, USA, Prof. Zhenan Bao's group;
  • 2009.9-2014.12   Lecturer, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China;
  • 2015.1-2018.12   Associate professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.
  • 2019.1-   Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.



  • 2020 Thieme Chemistry Journals Award
  • 2019 Selected as the Young Top-notch Talent in the national "Ten Thousand Talent Program"
  • 2017 Distinguished Young Scholar from the National Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province
  • 2017 2nd class award for excellent academic papers in Natural Science in Nanjing
  • 2016 Winer of Six Talent Peaks Project in Jiangsu Province


Selected publications:

  1. Cheng-Hui Li#, Chao Wang#, Christoph. Keplinger, Jing-Lin Zuo, Lihua Jin, Yang Sun, Peng Zheng, Yi Cao, Franziska Lissel, Christian Linder, Xiao-Zeng You, Zhenan Bao*, A highly stretchable autonomous self-healing elastomer, Nature Chemistry, 2016, 8, 619-625.
  2. Jian-Cheng Lai, Xiao-Yong Jia, Da-Peng Wang, Yi-Bing Deng, Peng Zheng, Cheng-Hui Li*, Jing-Lin Zuo*, Zhenan Bao*, Thermodynamically stable whilst kinetically labile coordination bonds lead to strong and tough self-healing polymers, Nature Communications2019, 10:1164.
  3. Jian-Cheng Lai, Lan Li, Da-Peng Wang, Min-Hao Zhang, Sheng-Ran Mo, Xue Wang, Ke-Yu Zeng, Cheng-Hui Li*, Qing Jiang, Xiao-Zeng You, Jing-Lin Zuo, Weak Bonds, Strong Materials: A rigid and healable polymer cross-linked by abundant Zn(II)-carboxulate interactions, Nature Communications, 2018, 2018, 9:2725.
  4. Cheng-Hui Li* and Jing-Lin Zuo*, Self-Healing Polymers Based on Coordination Bonds, Advanced Materials2019, 1903762.
  5. Jian-Cheng Lai, Jin-Feng Mei, Xiao-Yong Jia, Cheng-Hui Li*, Xiao-Zeng You*, Zhenan Bao*, A Stiff and Healable Polymer Based on Dynamic-CovalentBoroxine Bonds, Advanced Materials, 2016, 28, 8277–8282.
  6. Wei Zheng#, Yuan Zhao#, Wen-Hao Zhuang, Jing-Jing Wu, Fang-Zhou Wang, Cheng-Hui Li,* and Jing-Lin Zuo, Phthalorubines: Fused-Ring Compounds Synthesized from Phthalonitrile, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2018, 57, 15384 –15389.
  7. Wei Zheng, Bei-Bei Wang, Cheng-Hui Li*, Jing-Xuan Zhang, Cheng-Zheng Wan, Jia-Hao Huang, Jian Liu, Zhen Shen*, Xiao-Zeng You*, Asymmetric Donor-pi-Acceptor-Type Benzo-Fused Aza-BODIPYs: Facile Synthesis and Colorimetric Properties, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, 2015, 54, 9070-9074.

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