President, Academia Sinica
128 Academia Rd. Sec.2, Nankang, Taipei, Taiwan 11529
Tel: (886-2)2789-9400ˇF

Fax: (886-2)2785-3852

Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee


November 19, 1936
Hsinchu, Taiwan


Wife, Bernice

Education And Degree:

B.S., June 1959, National Taiwan University, Taiwan
M.S., June 1961, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan
Ph.D., June 1965, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley (Professor Bruce Mahan)
Postdoctoral Fellow, June 1965 - January 1967,
Department of Chemistry, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, University of California, Berkeley (Professor Bruce Mahan)
Research Fellow, February 1967- September 1968,
Department of Chemistry, Harvard University (Professor Dudley Herschbach)
Doctor (Honoris Causa), University of Waterloo, Canada, 1986.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Chinese Academy of Sciences, 1987.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Chinese University of Hong Kong, 1989.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Arizona State University, 1990.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), University of Rome, Italy, 1992.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, 1993.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan, 1994.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong, 1994.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Providence University, Taiwan, 1995.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), University of Maryland, 1996.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), International Tech. University, San Jose, CA, 1996.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Ritsumeikan University, Japan, 1997.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Shizuoka University, Japan, 1997.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan, 1997.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, 1997.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, 1998.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), University of Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg, France, 1998.
Doctor (Honoris Causa), National Tsing-Hua University, 1999
Doctor (Honoris Causa), Washington University in St. Louis, 2000.

Fellowships & Awards:

Alfred P. Sloan Fellow, 1969-71.
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation Teacher Scholar Grant Recipient 1971-74.
Fellow, American Academy of Arts and Science, 1975.
Fellow, American Physical Society, 1976.
John Simon Guggenheim Fellow, 1976-77.
Member, National Academy of Sciences, 1979.
Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan, 1980.
Miller Professorship, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1981-82.
Ernest O. Lawrence Award, U.S. Department of Energy, 1981.
Sherman Fairchild Distinguished Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California, 1983.
Harrison Howe Award, Rochester Section, American Chemical Society, 1983.
Peter Debye Award of Physical Chemistry, American Chemical Society, 1986.
National Medal of Science, White House, USA, 1986.
Nobel Prize in Chemistry, 1986.
Golden Plate Award, American Academy of Achievement, 1987.
Achievement Award, CEASAC, 1987.
The Michelson Award, Museum of Science Industry, Chicago, Illinois, 1987.
The 1987 Minnie Rosen Award for High Achievement, Ross University, 1987.
Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1988.
Corresponding Member, Gottingen Academy of Sciences, West Germany, 1988.
Alumnus of the Year, California Alumni Association, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1988.
External Member, Max Planck Institute fur Stromungsforschung, Gottingen, West Germany, 1988.
Visiting Professor, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy, 1989.
Tsin Kaiyin Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991.
Faraday Medal, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Great Britain, 1992.
Fellow, Third World Academy of Sciences, 1994.
The Honorary Member, International Academy of Sciences, 1994.
Distinguished Accomplishment Award, Chinese Chemical Society, Taipei, Taiwan, 1995.
The Honorary Foreign Member, The Korean Academy of Science and Technology, 1995.
Distinguished Anniversary Fellow, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia, 1996.
The Honorary Foreign Member, Indian National Science Academy, 1997.
The Clark Kerr Award, University of California at Berkeley, 1999.

Academic Position:

Assistant Professor of Chemistry, The James Franck Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1968-71.
Associate Professor of Chemistry, The James Franck Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1971-72.
Professor of Chemistry, The James Franck Institute and Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago, 1973-74.
Professor of Chemistry, Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, 1974-91.
University Professor, University of California, California, 1991-94, Emeritus, 1994.
Graduate Professor, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1994-97.
Principal Investigator, Chemical Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1974-97.
Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, 1994 - present.
President, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994 - present.


Honorary Professor, Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Science, Beijing, China, 1980.
Honorary Professor, Fudan University, Shanghai, China, 1980.
Honorary Professor, Chinese University of Science and Technology, Hofei, China, Anhuei, China, 1986.
Honorary Professor, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China, 1987.
Honorary Professor, Nankai University, Tientsin, China, 1987.
Honorary Director, National Laboratory for Chemical Kinetics and Reaction Dynamics, Dalien and Beijing, China, 1987.
Honorary Professor, Beijing University, Beijing, China, 1988.
Honorary Professor, Xiamen University, Xiamen, China, 1988.
Honorary Professor, Fuzou Institute for the Structure of Matters, Fuzou, China, 1988.
Honorary Professor, Bilkent University, Ankara, Turkey, 1993.
Honorary Professor, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994.


3M Lecturer, University of Minnesota, 1973.
JSAP (Japan Society of Advancement of Science) Senior Lecturer, 1977.
Philip Lecturer, Haverford College, 1978.
Coover Lecturer, Iowa State University, 1979.
Falk-Plaut Lecturer, Columbia University, 1980.
Kuhn Lecturer, Johns Hopkins University, 1981.
Harkins Lecturer, University of Chicago, 1981.
Kolthoff Lecturer, University of Minnesota, 1983.
FMC Lecturer, Princeton University, 1983.
Gilbert Newton Lewis Memorial Lecture, University of California, Berkeley, 1984.
Arthur Davidson Lecturer, University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, 1987.
Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Lecturer, State University of New York, Stony Brook, New York, 1987.
DeWitt Wallace Distinguished Visitor, MacAlester College. St. Paul, Minnesota, 1987.
Distinguished Visiting Professor, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 1988.
Mack Memorial Award Lecturer, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio,
Leland Haworth Lecturer, Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1988-90.
Imperial Oil Lecturer, University of Western Ontario, London, Canada, 1989.
Kistiakovsky Lecturer, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1989.
The Coblentz Society Speaker, 37th Annual Western Spectroscopy Conference, Asilomar, California, 1990.
The Frederic J. Robbins Lecturer, Pomona College, Claremont, California, 1990.
Distinguished Visiting Professor Lecturer, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, California, 1990.
McDowell Lecturer, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, 1990.
Frontiers Lecturer, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 1990.
S. Town Stephenson Lecturer, Washington State University, Pullman, Washington, 1991.
Linus Pauling Lecturer, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California,1991.
Alstadt-Lord-Mark Chair Lecturer, Polytechnic University, Brooklyn, New York, 1991.
Gooch-Stephens Lecturer, Baylor University, Waco, Texas, 1991.
Hill Lecturer, Duke University, Raleigh, North Carolina, 1992.
Faraday Medalist Lecturer, Royal Society of Chemistry, London, Great Britain, 1992.
E. K. C. Lecturer, University of California, Irvine, California, 1992.
K.T. Lecturer in Science Policy, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1992.
Faculty Research Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1993.
Merck Lecturer, Hope College, Holland, Michigan, 1993.
J. T. Baker Lecturer, Columbia University, New York, 1993.
Eyring Lecturer, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, 1993.
Lee Ka Shing Lecturer, Hong Kong University, Hong Kong, 1994.
Linus Pauling Lecturer, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India, 1994.
DuPont Marshall Lecturer, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1996.
Hilldale Lecturer, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997.
Flygare Lectureship, University of Illinois at Urbana, 1999.
2nd WSPC Nobel Laureate Public Lecturer Singapore, 1999.4.12
Tan Kah Kee Lecturer, Singapore, 1999.4.13
Chuan Lyu Lecturer, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, U.K., 2000.11.22
The K. L. Cheng Distinguished Lecturer, University of Missouri-Kansas City, Kanasas, USA, 2001.04.05
The Jo Tyler Lecturer, UMKC, Kansas, USA, 2001.04.05


Member, Board of Editors of the Review of Scientific Instruments, 1969-71.
Associate Editor of Journal of Chemical Physics, 1975-78.
Editorial Board, International Journal of Chemical Kinetics, 1976-84.
Editorial Advisory Board, Laser Chemistry, 1982-.
Editorial Board, Journal of Energetics Materials, 1983-.
Advisory Board, Journal of Physical Chemistry, 1984-87.
Advisory Editorial Board, Chemical Physics Letters, 1986-.
Advisory Editorial Board, Chemical Physics, 1986-.
Member, Editorial Board, Science Spectra, 1994-.
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, International Joural of Molecular Sciences, 1999
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Chem Phys Chem, 2000
Editor-at-large, The Chemical Record, 2000


Member, Chemistry Research Evaluation Panel, AFOSR, 1976-79.
Member, Visiting Committee for the Chemistry Department of the Brookhaven National Laboratory, 1977-80.
Member, International Advisory Committee, International Molecular Beam Symposium, 1977-85.
Chairman, 1978 Conference on the Dynamics of Molecular Collisions, Asilomar, California, June 1978.
Member, Program Committee, International Conference on Rarefied Gas Dynamics, France, 1978.
Member, U.S. Pure and Applied Chemistry Delegation to the People?/FONT>s Republic of China, May-June 1978.
Member, NAS-NRC Committee on Atomic and Molecular Science, 1980-84.
Chairman, Advisory Committee, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 1982-94.
Member, NAS-NRC Committee on Recommendations for the U.S. Army Basic Scientific Research, 1983-86.
Member, TRIUMF Experimental Evaluation Committee, 1983-85.
Member, Board of Directors, Synchrotron Radiation Research Center, Taipei, Taiwan, 1983-.
Member, NAS-NRC Steering Committee on the Scope of the China Exchanges Study, 1983-87.
Member, International Scientific Committee, International Colloquium on Recent Advances in Molecular Reaction Dynamics, Aussois, France, June 1985.
Member, Visiting Committee, Department of Chemistry, Harvard University, 1986-92.
Member, NAS-NRC Steering Committee on Army Basic Research, 1987-88.
Member, NAS-NRC Panel for a Review of ONR Opportunities for Research in Energy Conversion, 1987-.
Co-Chair, Chancellorˇ¦s Advisory Committee on Asian American Affairs, University of California, Berkeley, California, 1987-89.
Member, Welch Foundation Science Advisory Board, 1988-.
Member, Molecular Science Research Center Advisory Panel, Battelle Pacific Northwest Laboratories, 1988-.
Member, Competitive Technology Advisory Committee, Assembly California Legislature, 1989-91.
Member, California Council on Science and Technology,1990-.
Member, Secretary of Energy Advisory Board, 1990-92.
Member, Board of Trustees, California Institute of Technology, 1990-.
Member, Board of Directors, Chiang Industrial Charity Foundation, Hong Kong, 1990.
Member, Visiting Committee, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1990.
Member Board of Trustees, Chang Ron Fa Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, 1991-.
Member, Presidentˇ¦s Advisory Board, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, 1991-92.
Co-Chairman, International Symposium on Molecular Beams, Asilomar, California, 1992.
Member Board of Trustees, Condensed Matter Research Foundation, Taipei, Taiwan, 1992-.
Chairman, Tan Kah Kee International Association, Hong Kong, 1992-.
Member, Visiting Committee, Department of Chemistry, State University of New York, Stony Brook, 1992.
Chairman, Visiting Committee, Department of Chemistry, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1993.
Member, Board of Trustees, Chang Chao-Ting Foundation, Taiwan, 1994-.
Member, Board of Directors, National Palace Museum, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994-.
Member, National Science Council, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994-.
Member, Advisory Panel on Science and Technology, Executive Yuan, Republic of China, 1993-95.
Member, Board of Trustees, Yuan Tseh Foundation for Science Education, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994-.
Chairman, Board of Trustees, Foundation for the Advancement of Distinguished Scholars, Taipei, Taiwan, 1994.
Member, Board of Trustees, National Health Research Institutes, Taipei, Taiwan, 1995.
Chairman, Educational Reform Council, Executive Yuan, Taipei, Taiwan, 1995-96.
Member, Board of Trustee, Taiwan Peace Foundation, 1997.
Chief Advisor, Science and Technology Assembly, Executive Yuan, ROC, 1998-.
Honorary Member, the Chemical Research Society of India, 2001
Member, Scientific Advisory Board of Epi Gen X Pharmaceuticals Inc, 2001.