Dr. Ji is current a professor of Department of Chemistry, Drexel university. His research interests focus on MEMS devices, hydrogels, nanomaterials for energy and environmental applications, drug discovery, and surface chemistry. He is currently a co-author of over 170 peer-viewed journal articles and book chapters. He has co-authored 6 US patents, two of which have been licenced to companies. He has an H-index of 31. He is an editorial board member of several chemistry journals.