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NTU Chair Professor Awarded Luigi Tartufari International Prize in Chemistry

Prof. Peng
Prof. Peng specializes in inorganic chemistry and crystallography.

National Taiwan University Chair Professor Shie-Ming Peng (彭旭明) has been awarded the 2014 Luigi Tartufari International Prize in Chemistry by the prestigious Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei in Italy. Professor Peng was presented the honor along with Italian chemist Professor Luisa De Cola at the academy’s headquarters in Rome on June 26.

The Accademia Nazionale dei Lincei was founded in 1603 and is the oldest and most prestigious science academy in the world. Among its line of distinguished fellows includes its early member, physicist and astronomer Galileo Galilei.

The Professor Luigi Tartufari International Prizes are awarded to distinguished individuals in four disciplines each year. The other prizes this year were astronomy, physics and earth sciences. Professor Peng graduated from NTU’s Department of Chemistry in 1970 and received his Ph.D. from University of Chicago in 1975. After returning to Taiwan a year later, Peng became a faculty at the Chemistry Department, where he also served as Department Chair between 1978 and 1990. Professor Peng took office as NTU Vice President between 1999 and 2002, and served as Vice President of the Academia Sinica in 2011 to 2014.

Professor Peng is an expert in inorganic chemistry and crystallography, and his research in the synthesis and structure of transition metal complexes has in the past decade received extensive global recognition. He has published almost 900 researched papers and received numerous national and international awards and honors over the course of his academic career.

Read more about Professor Shie-Ming Peng HERE.

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