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Division of Life Sciences


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James C. Liao
Election Year 2014
128, Sec. 2, Academia Rd.,
Taipei 11529, Taiwan
Tel: (02) 2789-9400 / Fax: (02) 2785-3852
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Current Positions
  • President, Academia Sinica
Education
  • B.S., Chemical Engineering, National Taiwan University (1980)
  • Ph.D., Chemical Engineering, University of Wisconsin (1987)
Professional Experience
  • Research Scientist, Eastman Kodak Company (1987-89)
  • Texas A&M University:
    Assistant Professor (1990-93); Associate Professor (1993-97), Chemical Engineering
    Adjunct Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics (1993-97)
  • University of California, Los Angeles:
    Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering:
    Professor (1997-2016); Vice Chair (2002-07; 2009-12);   Chancellor's Professor (2008-11); Ralph M. Parsons  Foundation Chair Professor (2011-16); Chair (2012-16)
    Chair, Bioengineering Department (2015-16)
    Associate Director, NASA-UCLA Institute for Cell Mimetic  Space Exploration (2003-07)
    Associate Director for Energy Research, UCLA-DOE Institute  for Genomics and Proteomics (2007-15)
    Member, Molecular Biology Institute (2010-16)
    Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry (2011-16)
  • Scientific Advisory Board Member, Gevo Inc. (2006-09)
  • Advanced Research Advisory Committee Member, Technology Advisory Committee Member, Industrial Technology Research Institute, Taiwan (2007-10)
  • Advisory Council Member, Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Cornell University (2012-16)
  • Consultant, CPC Green Energy Research Institute (2015)
  • Member, Scientific Advisory Board, Braskem (2014-16)
  • Board Member, International Metabolic Engineering Society (2012-16)
  • Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica (2016)
Specialties
  • Metabolic Engineering, Synthetic Biology, Systems Biology, Bioenergy
Awards and Honors
  • Fellow, American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering (2002)
  • Food, Pharmaceutical and Bioengineering Division Award, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2006)
  • Merck Award in Metabolic Engineering (2006)
  • Charles Thom Award, Society for Industrial Microbiology (2008)
  • Marvin J. Johnson Award, Biochemical Technology Division, American Chemical Society (2009)
  • Alpha Chi Sigma Award for Chemical Engineering Research, American Institute of Chemical Engineers (2009)
  • James E. Bailey Award, Society for Biological Engineering (2009)
  • Presidential Green Chemistry Challenge Award, Academic Category (2010)
  • White House Champion of Change for Innovations in Renewable Energy (2012)
  • Member, National Academy of Engineering, USA (2013)
  • ENI Award Renewable Energy Prize, Italy (2013)
  • US National Academy of Sciences Award for the Industrial Application of Science (2014)
  • Academician, Academia Sinica (2014)
  • Member of the US National Academy of Sciences (2015)
  • Fellow, National Academy of Inventors (2015)
  • Novozymes Award for Excellence in Chemical and Biochemical Engineering (2019)
  • Fellow, The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) (2020)
  • The 2020 Samson-Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Energy and Smart Mobility for Transportation, Israel (2020)