2014-07-04 18:34:53

Academia Sinica held its biennial Convocation of Academicians from July 1 to July 4 culminating in the announcement of the 2014 list of Academicians on July 4, 2014. This year, total of 18 new Academicians and 2 Honorary Academicians were elected. 

List of Academicians is as follows: 
Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (7)
Wilson Ho
Current position(s): Donald Bren Professor of the Department of Physics and Astronomy and of the Department of Chemistry, University of California, Irvine
Specialties: Surface Chemistry and Physics; Nanoscience; Single Molecule Spectroscopy and Imaging; Scanning Tunneling Microscopy; Instrumentation Development
Mei-Yin Chou
Current position(s): Director and Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica; Professor, School of Physics, Georgia Institute of Technology; Adjunct Professor, Department of Physics, National Taiwan University
Specialties: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics
Chain T. Liu
Current position(s): University Distinguished Professor, College of Science and Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
Specialties: Materials Science and Engineering
Yitang Zhang
Current position(s): Professor of Department of Mathematics and Statistics at University of New Hampshire
Specialties: Mathematics
Burn J. Lin
Current position(s): Vice President, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
Specialties: Nanolithography, Fourier Optics, Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology
Gang Chen
Current position(s): Department Head and Carl Richard Soderberg Professor of Power Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Department, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Specialties: Nanoscale Heat Transfer and Energy Technology
W.S. Winston Ho
Current position(s): University Scholar Chair Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering, The Ohio State University
Specialties: Chemical Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Chemistry
Division of Life Sciences (7)
Louise Tsi Chow
Current position(s): Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Specialties: Molecular Virology & Biochemistry
Jenny Pan-Yun Ting
Current position(s): William Rand Kenan Distinguished Professor of Microbiology and Immunology; Director, Center of Translational Immunology; Co-Director, Institute of Inflammatory Diseases, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Specialties: Immunology
Ching-Hon Pui
Current position(s): Chair of the Department of Oncology; Director of Hematological Malignancies Program; Fahad Nassar Al-Rashid Chair of Leukemia Research, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Specialties: Pediatric Oncology
James C. Liao 
Current position(s): Ralph M. Parsons Foundation Professor and Department Chair, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering; Joint appointments: Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Molecular Biology Institute; Associate Director for Energy Research, Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, University of California, Los Angeles
Specialties: Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Bioenergy
Ann-Shyn Chiang
Current position(s): Tsing Hua Chair Professor, National Tsing Hua University
Specialties: Connectomics, Neurogenetics, Bioimaging
Mei-Hwei Chang
Current position(s): Chair Professor, Department of Pediatrics, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University (NTU); Chairperson, Hepatitis Research Center, NTU Hospital
Specialties: Pediatrics, Pediatric Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Hepatitis, Cancer Prevention
Teh-Hui Kao
Current position(s): Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology; Chair, Intercollege Graduate Degree Program in Plant Biology, Penn State University
Specialties: Plant Molecular Biology and Genetics
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences (4)
Wai-Yee Li
Current position(s): Professor of Chinese Literature, Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Specialties: Chinese Literature
 Ming-Ke Wang
Current position(s): Senior Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica
Specialties: History, Historical Anthropology
Cheng-Hwa Tsang
Current position(s): Research Fellow, Institute of History and Philology, Academia Sinica; Professor (joint-appointment with Academia Sinica) , Institute of Anthropology, National Tsing Hua University
Specialties: Archaeology
Yong-Yih Tseng
Current position(s): Chair Professor, Department of Chinese Literature, Shih Hsin University; Professor Emeritus, National Taiwan University
Specialties: Chinese Literature (Traditional Drama, Folk Literature)
List of Honorary Academicians is as follows:
Division of Life Sciences (1)
Randy W. Schekman
Current position(s): Professor, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley; Adjunct professor of biochemistry and biophysics at the University of California, San Francisco; Investigator of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
Specialties: Cell membrane assembly, vesicular transport, and membrane fusion among organelles of the secretory pathway
Division of Humanities and Social Sciences (1)
Lars Peter Hansen
Current position(s): David Rockefeller Distinguished Service Professor in Economics, Statistics & the College, University of Chicago
Specialties: Economics
Media contacts:
Ms. Pearl Huang, Office of the Secretary-General, Central Office of Administration, Academia Sinica pearlhuang@gate.sinica.edu.tw
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(Tel) +886-2-2789-8821 (Fax) +886-2-2782-1551 (M) 0963-712-720


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