AsianScientist (Mar. 3, 2014) – Academician Wang Yu has been appointed Vice President (Division of Mathematics and Physical Sciences) of Academia Sinica. Her term will span from March 1, 2014 to October 18, 2016.
At a handover ceremony earlier today hosted by Academia Sinica President Wong Chi-Huey, President Wong thanked outgoing Vice President Peng Shie-Ming for his hard work and contributions to Academia Sinica and welcomed incoming Vice President Wang.
Wang received her doctorate from the Department of Chemistry at the University of Illinois in 1973. She joined the Department of Chemistry of the National Taiwan University (NTU) as an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry in 1979, before being promoted to Professor in 1981. She was the Dean of the College of Science of NTU between 2002 and 2005. Since 2011, she has been a Distinguished Research Chair Professor of the Department of Chemistry.
Like her predecessor, Wang is also an expert in inorganic chemistry and crystallography. Her research interests include electron density distribution and chemical bonding, spin crossover phenomena and light induced excited spin state trapping molecular magnets.
Academia Sinica has three vice presidents who represent the three major divisions of the Academy. They are nominated by the Academia Sinica President and appointed by the ROC President. The two other current vice presidents are Academician Chen Chien-Jen (Life Sciences) and Academician Wang Fan-sen (Humanities and Social Sciences).
Source: Academia Sinica.
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