Joined Aug 20 2010
Prof. Shih-Yuan Liu was born in Hsinchu, Taiwan in 1975. His family moved to Austria when he was ten. He began his undergraduate studies in Chemistry at Vienna University of Technology in 1994. In 1997, he participated in the TransAtlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP) at UNC, Chapel Hill. He received his BS degree in Chemistry from Vienna University of Technology (Austria) in 1998. He did his doctoral work at MIT with Prof. Gregory C. Fu and received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry in 2003. He then pursued his postdoctoral studies in inorganic chemistry with Prof. Daniel G. Nocera, also at MIT. He started his independent career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oregon in 2006, and he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. He joined the Department of Chemistry at Boston College as a Full Professor in 2013. His research interests include the development of boron-nitrogen heterocycles for materials and biomedical applications.