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Biography and Teaching
Dr. Li received her B.S. degree in applied biology from the City University of Hong Kong (2011), and Ph.D. degree in physical organic chemistry from University of California Merced (2016). After graduation, she worked at Rutgers University as a postdoctoral researcher in chemistry education till 2021. Dr. Li joined Westlake University in 2022 as a lecturer of chemistry. She is interested in developing active learning activities and technology powered learning tools to improve students’ learning effectiveness. Her work is devoted to deepening students understanding in chemistry concepts and nurturing students’ transferrable skills that are potentially important to students’ future success in career and life.
1. Xiao Li, Marc Muñiz, Karlun Chun, Jonathan Tai, Francesca Guerra, and Darrin M. York, D. M., Online Orbital Explorer and BingOrbital Game for Inquiry-Based Activities. Journal of Chemical Education 2022. (99), 2135-2142.
2. Xiao Li, Marc Muñiz, Karlun Chun, Jonathan Tai, Francesca Guerra, and Darrin M. York, D. M., Inquiry-Based Activities and Games That Engage Students in Learning Atomic Orbitals. Journal of Chemical Education 2022. (99), 2135-2142. (featured in cover)
3. Xiao Li, Darrin M. York, and Matthew P. Meyer, Quantum Suppression of Intramolecular Deuterium Kinetic Isotope Effects in a Pericyclic Hydrogen Transfer Reaction. The Journal of Physical Chemistry A 2019, 123 (17), 3647-3654.