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Yuan-Pern Lee

Professor, Department of Applied Chemistry,
Centre for Emergent Functional Matter Science, NCYU

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About Yuan-Pern Lee

Prof. Yuan-Pern Lee has a Ph. D. from U. C. Berkeley (1979) and conducted postdoctoral research at NOAA, Boulder, Colorado. He became an associate professor in Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan in 1981, and a chair professor in Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University (NCTU) since 2004. He was Dean of Science, NCTU in 2005−2008.


He is interested in spectroscopy, kinetics, and dynamics of free radicals or unstable species that are important in astrochemistry, atmospheric chemistry, or combustion chemistry. The techniques employed include step-scan FTIR (both emission and absorption), matrix isolation with p-H2, quantum-cascade laser absorption, cavity ringdown, IR-VUV photoionization/time-of-flight detection, laser-induced fluorescence, and ultrafast laser techniques.


He became a National Chair Professor (Minister of Education) in 1997, a Fellow of the American Physical Society in 1999, the Academician of Academia Sinica in 2008, and Fellow of the World Academy of Science (TWAS) in 2011. His recent awards include Honda-Fujishima Lectureship Award of Japanese Photochemistry Association (2016), Humboldt Research Award (2016), Pimentel Prize for Advances in Matrix Isolation (2018), and the Presidential Science Prize in Taiwan (2019).

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