|Yuan Tseh Lee
Lee in lab, taken October 21, 1986
|Born||(1936-11-19) November 19, 1936
Shinchiku City, Shinchiku Prefecture, Taiwan, Empire of Japan
|Residence||Taiwan, Republic of China|
|Nationality||Republic of China (1945â€“)
United States (1974â€“1994)
|Institutions||University of California, Berkeley
University of Chicago
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Academia Sinica (Taiwan)
|Alma mater||National Taiwan University (B.Sc.)
National Tsing Hua University (M.S.)
University of California, Berkeley (Ph.D)
|Doctoral advisor||Bruce H. Mahan|
|Notable awards||Nobel Prize in Chemistry (1986)
National Medal of Science (1986)
Peter Debye Award (1986)
Othmer Gold Medal (2008)
It’s very satisfying to promote science and education and see good results. Setting a good example for young people, being a role model, is very important for me.
Molecular collision dynamics has been a wonderful area of research for all practitioners. This is especially true for those who were following the footsteps of pioneers and leaders of the field twenty years ago.
We need to become good citizens in the global village, instead of competing. What are we competing for – to drive more cars, eat more steaks? That will destroy the world.
Through the continued accumulation of detailed and reliable knowledge about elementary reactions, we will be in a better position to understand, predict and control many time-dependent macroscopic chemical processes which are important in nature or to human society.
Because of recent improvements in the accuracy of theoretical predictions based on large scale ab initio quantum mechanical calculations, meaningful comparisons between theoretical and experimental findings have become possible.