Chunyan Chi was born in Harbin, China. She completed her undergraduate studies at Qiqihar University in 1998 and got her master degree from Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2001. She received her PhD degree (with Summa Cum Laude) from the Max-Planck Institute for Polymer Research under the supervision of Professor Gerhard Wegner in 2004. After that, she conducted her postdoctoral work with Professor Guillermo C. Bazan in the University of California at Santa Barbara. She is now a tenured associate professor in the Department of Chemistry, National University of Singapore.
Asian Core Program Lectureship Awards from Japan (2013), China (2014), Taiwan (2014) and Hong Kong (2019)
Young Chemist Award from Department of Chemistry, NUS in 2016
Distinguished Lectureship Award from Chemical Society of Japan in 2017
The synthesis of extended π-electron systems with novel structures, aromaticity, organic diradicaloids, dyes, liquid crystals and functional materials for organic electronics and sensors.
Selected publications:Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2019, 58, 11472. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 62. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2018, 57, 16737. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2018, 57, 9023-9027. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2017, 56, 11415-11419. Angew. Chem. Int. Edit. 2016, 55, 9316-9320. [Hot Paper]. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2016, 55, 2693-2696.