Yuan Tseh Lee

President Emeritus at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences Academia Sinica, Taipei

ISC Fellow


Yuan Tseh Lee is President Emeritus at the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences Academia Sinica, Taiwan.

Born in Taiwan in 1936, he received his B.S. degree from Taiwan University in 1959 and Doctorate from University of California, Berkeley in 1965. He joined Dudley Herschbach at Harvard University as a postdoctoral fellow in 1967 and has had faculty appointments at University of Chicago and University of California, Berkeley. He was University Professor and Principal Investigator at University of California, Berkeley and the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory before he became President of Academia Sinica (1994-2006). From 2011 to 2014 he served as President the ISC’s predecessor organisation the International Council for Science (ICSU).

He has received numerous awards and honours, including the 1986 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes.

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