James C. Liao

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James C. Liao (left)

James C. Liao ( Chinese  廖俊智 , Pinyin Liào Jùnzhì ; * 1958 in Taiwan ) is a Parsons Foundation Professor in the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering at the University of California, Los Angeles . He was appointed President of the Academia Sinica Taiwan on June 3, 2016 by President Tsai Ing-wen .

Liao graduated from National Taiwan University with a bachelor's degree in 1980 and received her PhD in 1987 with Edwin N. Lightfoot at the University of Wisconsin-Madison . From 1987 to 1989 he did research at Eastman Kodak . From 1990 he was Assistant Professor and 1993 Associate Professor of chemical engineering at Texas A&M University . In 1997 he became Professor of Chemical Engineering and Biomolecular Technology at the University of California, Los Angeles .

In 2014 he received the NAS Award for the Industrial Application of Science for the production of higher alcohols than biofuels from sugar, cellulose, protein waste or carbon dioxide (laudation). He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Engineering of the United States .

He has both Taiwanese and US citizenship.

Individual evidence

  1. James C. Liao's profile page on UCLA, accessed December 27, 2017
  2. ^ A b Liao named Academia Sinica head . In: Taipei Times , June 4, 2016. 

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