Yuan Tseh Lee

Yuan T. Lee
Yuan T. Lee
1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
President Emeritus, Academia Sinica
1965 PhD University of California at Berkeley (Chemistry)

Yuan T. Lee, a chemist from Taiwan, has a long association with OIST. He first joined the Board of Governors of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation in 2007 and has been very influential in the development of the Graduate University. He was a Member of the Board of Governors of the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation until 2013. He stepped down for a period of two years but has agreed to rejoin the Board of Governors as of October 2015. Yuan T. Lee was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 1986 and has been honored for his contribution to science by many nations. He holds Honorary Doctorates from 41 universities worldwide. Yuan T. Lee has been a professor at many institutions: the University of Chicago; University of California, Berkeley; Honorary Professor at the National Taiwan University; and Distinguished Research Fellow at Academia Sinica. He also served as President of the Academia Sinica from 1994 to 2006.

Experience

Jan 1973 Professor of Chemistry, The James Franck Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago (until August, 1974)
Sep 1974 Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (until August, 1991)
Sep 1974 Principal Investigator, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National
Laboratory (until August, 1997)
Sep 1991 University Professor, University of California (until May, 1994)
Jan 1994 Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences,
Academia Sinica (- present)
Jan 1994 President, Academia Sinica (until October, 2006)
Jun 1994 University Professor Emeritus, University of California (-present)
Sep 1994 Graduate Professor, University of California, Berkeley (until June, 1997)
Sep 1994 Distinguished Research Chair Professor, Chemistry Department, National Taiwan University (-present)
Oct 2006 President Emeritus, Academia Sinica (-present)

Service

Aug 1990 Member, Board of Trustees, California Institute of Technology, USA (until July, 1995)
Aug 1991 Member, President’s Advisory Board, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (until July, 1992)
Sep 1993 Chairman, Visiting Committee, Department of Chemistry, Harvard University (until August, 1994)
Sep 1994 Chairman, Educational Reform Council (until September, 1996)
Jan 1994 Chairman, Steering Committee of Science Education, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (until 2006)
1994 Chairman, Board of Trustees, Foundation for the Advancement of Distinguished Scholars, Taiwan (-present)
Sep 1995 Member of Board of Directors, Wu Chien-Shiung Education Foundation (-present)
2000 Member, Advisory Council of RIKEN, Japan (until 2009)
Nov 2002 Representative of the Economic Leader, Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leaders' Meeting (until 2004)
Mar 2005 Member, International Advisory Board of Nagoya University (until March, 2009)
2006 Vice Chairman, Advisory Council of RIKEN, Japan (until 2009)
Dec 2006 Member, Advisory Committee of Development Plan for World Class Universities and Research Centers of Excellence, Ministry of Education, Taiwan (until May, 2008)
Jul 2007 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Promotion Corporation (until October, 2011)
Jun 2009 Member, International Advisory Board, Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Germany, (until June, 2015)
Sep 2009 Establishing Member of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (until October , 2011)
Jan 2011 Member, Advisory Board of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.S.A. (until December, 2017)
Oct 2011 President, International Council for Science (until September, 2014)
Nov 2011 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (until May, 2013)
  12th Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Informal Leaders' Meeting
Oct 2015 Member, Board of Governors, Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology School Corporation (-present)

Awards

1975 Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Science
1979 Foreign Member, National Academy of Sciences, U.S.A.
Jul 1980 Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
1981 Ernest O. Lawrence Award, U.S. Department of Energy
1983 Harrison Howe Award, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society
Jan 1986 Peter Debye Award of Physical Chemistry, American Chemical Society
Mar 1986 US National Medal of Science
Dec 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
1988 Corresponding Member, Göttingen Academy of Sciences, West Germany
1988 External Member, Max Planck Institute fur Stromungsforschung, West Germany
1992 Faraday Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
1994 Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences
1995 The Honorary Foreign Member, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology
1997 The Honorary Foreign Member, Indian National Science Academy
Mar 1999 The Clark Kerr Award, University of California at Berkeley
2002 Honorary Member, The Chemical Society of Japan
2002 Foreign Member, Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences, Sweden
Sep 2004 Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Medal, Indian National Science Academy, India
Jan 2007 Honorary Member, The Japan Academy
May 2007 Honorary Member, The Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Sep 2007 National Science Medal, Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan
Oct 2007 Academician, Pontifical Academy of Sciences
May 2008 Othmer Gold Medal, Chemical Heritage Foundation, USA
Jan 2009 Foreign Member, Bangladesh Academy of Sciences
May 2010 Honorary Fellow, Academy of Sciences Malaysia
Jan 2011 Ettore Majorana-Erice-Science for Peace Prize 2009, Italy
Mar 2011 Honorary Fellow, RIKEN, Japan
Jun 2011 Kolos Prize, Poland, 2011
Dec 2011 Honorary Fellow, Royal Society of Chemistry, UK
May 2012 Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award, UC Berkeley, U.S.A.
Oct 2012 French National Order of Merit, Grand Officer
Nov 2012 The Order of Manuel Amador Guerrero, the Republic of Panama
Sep 2013 Grand Cross of the National Order of Scientific Merit, the Federative Republic of Brazil
2015 Honorary Member, Science Council of Japan
1986 - 2015 41 Honorary Doctorates from universities worldwide
2015 Honorary Member, Science Council of Japan, Japan