Jing Li is a Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology at Rutgers University. She received her Ph.D. from Cornell University in January 1990 under the guidance of Professor Roald Hoffmann. After two years of postdoctoral work with Professor Francis J. DiSalvo (Cornell University), she joined the chemistry faculty at Rutgers University in 1991 as Assistant Professor. She was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996, to Full Professor in 1999, and to Distinguished Professor in 2006. Her research primarily focuses on the development of functional materials that are both fundamentally important and potentially useful for clean and renewable energy applications, including metal-organic frameworks and inorganic-organic hybrid semiconductors. She has published more than 280 research articles, book chapters, and invited reviews. She currently serves as Associate Editor for Crystal Growth & Design, an ACS journal. Her recent awards and honors include the first-ever Clean Energy Education and Empowerment (C3E) Award for women (U.S. Department of Energy) in 2012 and a Humboldt Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation) in the same year. She was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2012 and became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) in 2015. She was recognized as a “Highly Cited Researcher” by Thomson Reuters in both 2015 and 2016.