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Department of Chemistry



Professor Emeritus, Distinguished Chair Professor for Research
Room A507, Chemistry Building
Fax: +886-2-3366-1654
Research Interest

  • Electron Density Distribution and Chemical Bonding

  • Spin Crossover Phenomena / Light Induced Excited Spin State Trapping

  • Molecular Magnets

Career and Service Experiences

  • B.S., 1966, National Taiwan University.

  • M.S., 1970; Ph.D., 1973, University of Illinois.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate, 1973- 1974, State University of New York at Buffalo; 1974-1979, National Research Council of Canada.

  • Professor, 1979-2010, Department of Chemistry.

  • Dean, 2002-2005, College of Science, National Taiwan University.

  • Visiting Scientist, 1985-1986, Max- Planck Institute fur Kohlenforschung Mulheim a.d. Ruhr, Germany.

  • Visiting Scientist, 1994/7-12, University of Nancy, France.

  • Visiting Professor, 2005, Kyoto University; 2008, Nancy University.

  • Secretary/Treasure, 1990-1993.

  • Vice President, 1994-1996; President, 2002-2004, Asian Crystallographic Association.

  • Chairman, 1995-2003, Crystallographic Committee, Academia Sinica.

  • Director General, 1998-2001, Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, National Science Council.

  • Commission Chair, 2005-2008, CSMD, IUCr.

  • Editor-in-chief, 2006-present, J. Chin Chem. Soc.

  • Professor Emeritus, 2011-08-present, Department of Chemistry

Honors and Awards

  • Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Education, 1984.

  • Outstanding Visiting Scholar, China Development oundation, 1986.

  • Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, 1987, 1990, 1995.

  • Sun Yat-sen Award for Academic Publications, 1990.

  • Distinguished Principal Investigator, National Science Council, 1997-2003.

  • Academic Award, Ministry of Education, 1998.

  • Outstanding Scholar Award, Foundation for the dvancement of Outstanding Scholarship, 2001.

  • Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society, 2004.

  • National Professorship, Ministry of Education, 2005.

  • Distinguished Professor, National Taiwan University, 2006.

  • Chair Professor, National Taiwan University, 2008-2011.

  • Taiwan Outstanding Women in Science, 2009.

  • Outstanding Achievement Award, Phi Tau Phi Honorary Scholastic Society, 2009.

  • Academician, Academia Sinica, 2010.

  • Distinguished Service Award, Chinese Chemical Society, 2010.

  • Distinguished Research Chair Professor, 2011.

  • Vice Present, Academia Sinica, 2014-present.

Selected Publications

  • Sheu, C.-F.; Shih, C.-H.; Sugimoto, K.; Cheng, B.-M.; Takata, M.; Wang, Y.* “A Long-Lived Photo-Induced Metastable State of Linkage Isomerization Accompanied with A Spin Transition” Chem. Commun. 201248, 5715–5717.

  • Chuang, Y.-C.; Liu, C.-T.; Sheu, C.-F.; Ho, W.-L.; Lee, G.-H.; Wang, C.-C.; Wang, Y.* “New Iron(II) Spin Crossover Coordination Polymers [Fe(μ-atrz)3]X2·2H2O (X = ClO4-, BF4-) and [Fe(μ-atrz)(μ-pyz)(NCS)2]·4H2O with an Interesting Solvent Effect” Inorg. Chem. 201251, 4663–4671.

  • Wu, L.-C.; Hsu, C.-W.; Chuang, Y.-C.; Lee, G.-H.; Tsai, Y.-C.; Wang, Y.* “Bond Characterization on a Cr-Cr Quintuple Bond: A Combined Experimental and Theoretical Study” J. Phys. Chem. A 2011115, 12602–12615.

  • Sheu, C.-F.; Chen, K.-W.; Chen, S.-M.; Wen, Y.-S.; Lee, G.-H.; Chen, J.-M.; Lee, J.-F.; Cheng, B.-M.; Sheu, H.-S.; Yasuda, N.; Ozawa, Y.; Toriumi, K.; Wang, Y.* “Structure and Electronic Configuration of an Iron(II) Complex in a LIESST State: A Pump and Probe Method” Chem. Eur. J. 200915, 2384–2393.

Update: 2020-08-24