Hongbo Li completed his both BS and MS in Chemistry at Peking University, China before he moved to the USA in 2000. He completed his PhD at Northwestern University under the supervision of Prof. Tobin Marks in 2005. His PhD work focused on the development of novel olefin polymerization catalysts. After working briefly at IBM Almaden Research Center, in 2006 he joined Los Alamos National Laboratory as Research Associate, where he worked on the development of immobilized catalysts. In 2008, he joined the Catalysis and Chiral Technologies Division of Johnson Matthey in West Deptford, NJ, where he is working on the development of novel homogeneous organometallic catalysts.