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2018 Academicians Announced

Date: 2018-07-06

Academia Sinica held its biennial Convocation of Academicians from July 2 to July 5 culminating in the announcement of the 2018 list of Academicians on July 5, 2018. This year, total of 21 new Academicians were elected.

List of Academicians is as follows:

Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences (5)
Chia-Ling Chien
Current position(s): Jacob K. Hain Professor of Physics, The Johns Hopkins University
Specialties: Condensed Matter Physics, Nanostructures, Spintronics

Pao-Kuan Wang
Current position(s): Distinguished Research Fellow and Director, Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica
Specialties: Atmospheric Sciences

Chien-Hong Cheng
Current position(s): National Chair Professor, Department of Chemistry, NTHU
Specialties: Metal-catalyzed organic reactions; Organic optoelectronic materials

Ting-kuo Lee
Current position(s): Distinguished Research Fellow and Acting Director of Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica
Specialties: Theoretical Condensed Matter Physics

An-Pang Tsai
Current position(s): Professor, Institute of Multidisciplinary Research for Advanced Materials, Tohoku University
Specialties: Fabrication of quasicrystals and designing new metallic catalysts in terms of metallurgy

Division of Engineering Sciences(5)
Kam W. Leong
Current position(s): Samuel Y. Sheng Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Columbia University; Professor, Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University Medical Center Specialties: Biomaterials; Nanomedicine; Gene Editing; Tissue Engineering
Teh Chung Ho
Current position(s): Emeritus Senior Research Associate, ExxonMobil Corporate Strategic Research Laboratories
Specialties: Chemical Engineering, Catalytic Conversion of Hydrocarbons

Shih-Fu Chang
Current position(s): Richard Dicker Chair Professor, Senior Executive Vice Dean, Columbia University Specialties: Multimedia Information Retrieval, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Signal Processing
Chih-Yuan (C. Y.) Lu
Current position(s): CTO and President, Macronix International Co., Ltd; Chairman, Ardentec Corporation
Specialties: Semiconductor Physics and Technology, Integrated Circuits Engineering, and Applied Physics

Zhong Lin Wang
Current position(s): Regents’ Professor, Hightower Chair, Georgia Institute of Technology; Director, Beijing Institute of Nanoenergy and Nanosystems, Chinese Academy of Sciences
Specialties: Materials Science and Nanotechnology

Division of Life Sciences (6)
Pui-Yan Kwok
Current position(s): Distinguished Research Fellow and Director, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Academia Sinica / Henry Bachrach Distinguished Professor, UCSF
Specialties: Genomic Medicine, Dermatology

Yu-li Wang
Current position(s): Robert Mehrabian Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University, USA
Specialties: Cell Biology—Cell Mechanics, Cytoskeleton, Cell Motility, Cell Division, Cell Imaging

Ying-Hui Fu
Current position(s): Professor of Neurology, University of California, San Francisco
Specialties: Human Genetics, Neuroscience

Shyi-Dong Yeh
Current position(s): Chung Hsing Chair Professor
Specialties: Plant Virology, Plant Genetic Engineering, Plant Pathology

Lieping Chen
Current position(s): United Technologies Corporation Chair Professor in Cancer Research, Professor of Immunobiology, Dermatology and Medicine, Director, Cancer Immunology Program, Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, Yale University School of Medicine.
Specialties: Immunology, Oncology

Bon-chu Chung
Current position(s): Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Molecular Biology, Academia Sinica
Specialties: Steroid research, zebrafish model, molecular endocrinology, developmental biology

Division of Humanities and Social Sciences (5)
Weiming Tu
Current position(s): Chair Professor of Humanities, Director of the Institute for Humanistic Studies, Peking University
Specialties: Chinese philosophy; Confucianism; religious studies; comparative philosophy; dialogue among civilizations

Dorothy Ko
Current position(s): Professor and Chair, Department of History, Barnard College, Columbia University
Specialties: History of Ming-Ch’ing China, history of women and gender, history of science and technology, history of art

Jackson T.-S. Sun
Current position(s): Research Fellow, Institute of Linguistics, Academia Sinica
Specialties: Linguistics

Chun-fang Yu
Current position(s): Professor Emerita, Columbia University
Specialties: Religious Studies, Chinese Buddhism

Yu Yu Cheng
Current position(s): Chair Professor of Chinese literature at National Taiwan University; Joint Appointment Research Fellow at Academia Sinica
Specialties: Chinese Poetics, Chinese Literary Criticism, Rhapsody Studies
 

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