Awards & Winners

Yuan T. Lee

Date of Birth 19-November-1936
Place of Birth Hsinchu
(Taiwan, Taiwan)
Nationality United States of America, Taiwan
Also know as Yuan Lee
Profession Chemist
Yuan Tseh Lee is a Taiwanese chemist. He was the first Taiwanese Nobel Prize laureate, who, along with the Hungarian-Canadian John C. Polanyi and American Dudley R. Herschbach won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1986 "for their contributions to the dynamics of chemical elementary processes". Lee's particular Physical chemistry work was related to the use of advanced chemical kinetics techniques to investigate and manipulate the behavior of chemical reactions for relative large molecules using crossed molecular beams. From January 15, 1994 to October 19, 2006, Lee served as the President of the Academia Sinica of the Taiwan. In 2011, he was elected head of the International Council for Science.

Awards by Yuan T. Lee

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Ko?os Medal
(For his fundamental contribution to dynamics of chemical reactions.)


Nobel Prize in Chemistry
(for their contributions concerning the dynamics of chemical elementary processes)
National Medal of Science for Chemistry
(For his world leadership in the development of molecular beam techniques and their application to the study of chemical dynamics. His work has had an enormous impact on many areas of physical chemistry, especially building up a quantitative bridge between the laws of mechanics and complex macroscopic phenomena.)