Pi-Tai Chou

Chair Professor
Department of Chemistry
Director of Center for Emerging Material and Advanced Devices
National Taiwan University

Education:
1979 B.S. Chemistry, The Fu-Jen University, Taipei, Taiwan
1980-1984 Ph.D., Physical and Biophysical Chemistry, The Florida State University.
Advisor: Professor Michael Kasha

Professional
2001- Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University
1994-2000 Professor, Department of Chemistry, National Chung-Cheng University.
1987-1994 Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of
South Carolina, Columbia
1985-1987 DOE Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Chemistry, University of California,
Berkeley. Advisors : Professors George Pimentel and Heinz Frei

Working Experiences
1988-1990 Foreign Student Advisor, University of South Carolina
1990-1992 Advisor, Chinese Student Association, South Carolina, USA
1996-1999 Chairman, Department of Chemistry, National Chung-Cheng University. 2001-
2005 Convener Division of Chemistry, National Science Council
2007-2010 Chairman, Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University
2011-2013 Program Director (National Program on Nano Technology)
2011- Director of Center for Emerging Material and Advanced Devices
2014-2018 Program Coordinator (Program on New Generation Photovoltaic Cells)
2014- Associate Editor, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces

Research Areas
1. Ultrafast laser spectroscopy and technology
2. Spectroscopic and dynamic studies of photooxygenation, photorearrangement and
excited-state proton/electron transfer reactions of bioorganic molecules.
3. Spectroscopy/dynamics of singlet oxygen and its biological role
4. Bio-molecular recognition, syntheses and application of fluorescence probes
5. Synthesis/characterization, relaxation dynamics and applications of II-V semiconductor
nanomaterials
6. Second and third row transition metal complexes, the associated OLED and
photophysics
7. Solar energy devices; strategic design and applications

Awards and Honors
1989 Young Investigator Award, The South Carolina State, USA
1991 Best Teaching Award, University of South Carolina, Columbia
1993 Research Invention Award “Proton Transfer Laser Dyes” Research Corp.
1997 Outstanding Research Award, National Chung-Cheng University
1997-1998 Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan
1999-2000 Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan
2001-2002 Outstanding Research Award, National Science Council, Taiwan
2001-2004 Distinguished Chair Professor, National Taiwan University
2002-2007 Distinguished Research Fellow, National Science Foundation
2002-2004 Scientific achievement award, Foundation of Chinese Education and Culture
2003- 46th Ministry of Education Award, Taiwan
2004 Outstanding Teaching Award, National Taiwan University
2006 “Ho Chin Tui” Outstanding Honorary Research Award
2007 Distinguished Chair Professor, National Taiwan University
2007 Alumni Achievement Award, 2007, The Fu Jen Catholic University
2008-2011 National Chair Professor, Ministry of Education Taiwan
2009 Distinguished Research Award, National Science Council
2009 Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (FRSC), UK.
2011 Distinguished Chair Professor, National Taiwan University
2012 Y. Z. Hsu Scientific Award Scientific Chair Professor
2012 Asian and Oceanian Photochemisty Association (APA) Award, Osaka, Japan
2013 Academic Achievement Award, Chinese Chemical Society 2014 Distinguished Chair
Professor, National Taiwan University.
2015 Author Profile (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2015): to honor the publication of at least 10
papers in Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. during the past 10 years.
2015 TWAS (The World Academic Science) PRIZE, Vienna, Austria
2015 Outstanding Contribution Award in Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, Tasco
Chemical Corporation
2017 Distinguished Chair Professor, National Taiwan University

Editorial Honor:
Associate Editor:
Associate Editor, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2014, June – present
Associate Editor, Material Express (American Scientific Publishers) 2011-2014
Guest Editor, J. Phys. Chem. B, Volume 119, 2015. “Photoinduced Proton Transfer in
Chemistry and Biology”

Editorial Advisory Board Member
ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces 2009-2014
J. Phys. Chem. A, B and C. 2014-2017
J. Phys. Chem. Letts. 2014-2017
J. Chinese Chemical Society 1997-
THE OPEN CHEMICAL PHYSICS, articles, reviews and letters 2007-2014

Activity
Senior Member of American Chemical Society, USA
Member of American Association for the Advancement of Science
Member of Applied Spectroscopy
Member of Chinese American Chemical Society
Advisor of Chinese Student Association, University of South Carolina, Columbia
Foreign Student Advisor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South
Carolina, Columbia
Member of Chinese Chemical Society
Member of Royal Chemical; Society, UK

Publications
Pi-Tai Chou
Google Scholar: H-index of 84, Web of Science: H-index 79, (2019, 2/1)

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