Dr Jie Li is a Lecturer in the School of Chemical Engineering and Analytical Science, The University of Manchester since January 2016. He received his Ph.D degree from National University of Singapore in 2009 under the supervision of Professor Iftekhar A. Karimi and Professor Rajagopalan Srinivasan. Then, he joined the group of Professor Christodoulos A. Floudas in Princeton University as a Postdoctoral Research Associate, focusing on planning and scheduling, global optimization and robust optimization. In December 2011, Jie Li was selected for the "One-hundred Talents" program from the Institute of Process Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences and was appointed as a Professor. In September 2013, he went back to Princeton and was appointed as an Associate Research Scholar, working on some joint projects among Princeton University, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and PetroChina. In January 2015, he moved together with the group in Princeton to Texas A&M University and started a position as Research Associate before he came to Manchester.