Taiwanese Academician Bags International Chemistry Prize

Academia Sinica Chemist Dr. Peng Shie-Ming has been awarded the Luigi Tartufari International Prize in Chemistry.

AsianScientist (Jun 10, 2014) – Dr. Peng Shie-Ming, Professor of Inorganic Chemistry at National Taiwan University and member of Academia Sinica, has been awarded the Luigi Tartufari International Prize in Chemistry by the Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei (Italian National Academy of Science).

Professor Peng is known for his contributions to inorganic chemistry and crystallography, notably in the synthesis and structure of transition metal complexes. In recent years, he has dedicated himself to research into the synthesis of molecular metal wires. He was vice-president of Academia Sinica from 2011 to February 2014, and is also a Fellow of the Royal Chemistry Society.

The other recipient of the chemistry prize is Professor Luisa De Cola from l’Université de Strasbourg. Three other prizes in astronomy, physics and earth sciences, worth €25,000 (~US$34,000) each, were also awarded.

The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei is the most prestigious Italian and oldest European science academy, whose earliest members include the physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei.


Source: Academia Sinica.
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