The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) announced the election of four Academia Sinica Academicians among its 2011 list of new member on November 21 . In addition, two more Taiwanese scholars, one from Academia Sinica,received a TWAS Prize, and one research fellow from Academia Sinica was elected a TWAS Young Affiliate. The announcement of the conferral of the accolads was made at the 22nd TWAS General Meeting being held from November 20 to 23 in Trieste, Italy.
The four new TWAS members are, in order of announcement, Academician Wen-Chang Chang, Chair Professor of the Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Taipei Medical University and Honorary Distinguished Chair Professor of National Cheng Kung University; Academician Pei-Jer Chen, Professor of the Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University; Academician Yuan-Pern Lee, Chair Professor of the Department of Applied Chemistry, National Chiao Tung University, and Adjunct Research Fellow of the Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica; and Academician Shih-Lin Chang, Honorary Chair Professor of National Tsing Hua University and Director of National Synchrotron Radiation Research Center.
The two Taiwanese TWAS prize winners are, in order of announcement, Vice President of National Chiao Tung University Dr. Yi-Bing Lin, (Engineering Sciences Section), and Dr. Shun-Jen Cheng, a Research Fellow at the Institute of Mathematics, Academia Sinica (Mathematics Section).
AcademicianYuan-Pern Lee was elected to the area of Chemical Sciences. He has been taking leading roles in time-resolved Fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy and matrix isolation spectroscopy using para-hydrogen, and has made significant contributions to spectroscopy, kinetics, and dynamics of free radicals that are important in atmospheric, combustion, or planetary chemistry, including production and identification of more than 60 new free radical or unstable species.
Dr. Yi-Bing Lin is lifetime Chair Professor and Vice President of the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He has been widely recognized for his research work in wireless communication, including (among many other honors) being named a Fellow of the Association for Computing Machinery, a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has made numerous groundbreaking contributions to theory and practice of mobile telecom over the past two decades. These contributions have advanced the state-of-the-art, and have also contributed to Taiwan’s current leadership position in the development and use of mobile telecom. He is the author of three textbooks: Wireless and Mobile Network Architecture (co-author with Imrich Chlamtac, 2001), Wireless and Mobile All-IP Networks (2005), and Charging for Mobile All-IP Telecommunications (2008).
TWAS is the academy of sciences for the developing world. It has more than 1,000 members from 90 countries, more than 85% of whom are citizens of the South. The main mission of the academy is to promote scientific excellence and capacity in the South for science-based sustainable development. This year’s annual meeting was attended by more than 250 people from 30 countries.
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Date: 23rd November 2011