Yuan-Pern Lee received his B.S. degree in chemistry from National Taiwan University in 1973 and the Ph.D. degree from University of California, Berkeley, Calf, USA, in 1979. After conducting postdoctoral research at the Aeronomy Laboratory, NOAA in Boulder, Colo, he became an Associate Professor at the Chemistry Department, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, in 1981, and was promoted to a Full Professor in 1985. Since 1987, he has been also an adjunct research fellow of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan. In 2004, he was appointed as a Chair Professor at Department of Applied Chemistry and the Director of the new Institute of Molecular Science, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan. He served as the Dean of Science during 2005–2008 and is now the Director of Center for Interdisciplinary Science. The main research topics pursued concerned spectroscopy, kinetics, and dynamics of small free radicals or unstable species, using diverse methods including step-scan time-resolved FTIR (emission or absorption), matrix isolation using p-H2, cavity ringdown, IR-VUV photoionization, and ultrafast lasers. He has identified more than 60 new free radicals, most of which are important in atmospheric, combustion, or planetary chemistry. He received numerous honors and was elected as the fellow of the American Physical Society in 1999, the National Chair Professor from Ministry of Education (since 1997), the Academician of Academia Sinica in 2008, and the fellow of TWAS in 2010.
Biography Updated on 29 August 2012