Professor Yuan Tseh LEE

 

Professor Yuan Tseh LEE (李远哲) was born on November 19, 1936 in Hsinchu, Taiwan ROC. He received his B.S. degree from the National Taiwan University in 1959. After obtaining his M.S. degree at the National Tsing Hua University, he went on to pursue his Ph.D. at the University of California at Berkeley.

 

Professor LEE's research focused on the use of advanced chemical kinetics techniques to investigate and manipulate the behavior of chemical reactions, for relative large molecules using crossed molecular beams. For his accomplishments, Professor LEE has received numerous awards and honors, including the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, the U.S. National Medal of Science, the Faraday Medal and Prize from the Royal Chemical Society of Great Britain and the Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal from the Indian National Science Academy. He has also been awarded the Ernest O. Lawrence Award of the U.S. Department of Energy, the Harrison Howe Award, the Peter Debye Award of Physical Chemistry from the American Chemical Society and the Othmer Gold Medal from the Chemical Heritage Foundation. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Science, a foreign member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, Göttingen Academy of Sciences, Indian Academy of Sciences, Korean Academy of Science and Technology, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, , the Third World Academy of Sciences, and the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, an honorary member of the Japan Academy and the Hungarian Academy of Sciences.

 

He has received honorary doctorate degrees from thirty-five universities around the world. From January 15, 1994 to October 19, 2006, he served as the President of the Academia Sinica, and in 2011 he was elected head of the International Council for Science.

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