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  Prof. Shih-I Chu

Biographical Sketch


Watkins Distinguished Professor and
Director of Kansas Center for Advanced Scientific Computing
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas 66045, USA
Tel: (785) 864-4094; Fax: (785) 864-5396; E-mail: [-] sichu@ku.edu


  • B.S. (honors) (1965) and M.S. (1968) in Physical Chemistry, National Taiwan University.
  • D.Sc. (1971) in Theoretical Physics, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan.
  • Ph.D. (1974) in Chemical Physics, Harvard University.

Awards and Honors

  • J. Willard Gibbs Fellow (1976-78), Physics Department, Yale University.
  • Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Fellow (1980-84).
  • JILA Visiting Fellow (1984-85).
  • John Simon Guggenheim Fellow (1987-88).
  • Fellow, American Physical Society (1988-present).
  • Olin Petefish Award in Basic Sciences (1988).
  • Watkins Distinguished Professor (1990-present).
  • Distinguished Alumnus (2005), National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan.
  • Academician, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (2006-present).
  • Fellow, The Physical Society of Republic of China (Taiwan) (2008-present).
  • Fellow, the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), (2012 - present).

Professional Experience

  • Research Associate, Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics (JILA) (1974-76).
  • J. Willard Gibbs Lecturer, Yale University (1976-78).
  • Assistant Professor (1978-81); Associate Professor (1981-85); Professor (1985-90); Watkins Distinguished Professor (1990-present); Dept. of Chemistry, University of Kansas.
  • Director, Kansas Institute for Theoretical and Computational Science (1992-1996).
  • Director, Kansas Center for Advanced Scientific Computing (1996-present).
  • Advisory Board, Institute of Physics, National Chiao-Tung University (1993-96).
  • Advisory Board, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica (1996-2008).
  • Scientific Advisory Committee, Theoretical Physics Division, National Center for Theoretical Science, Taiwan (2001-2006).
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Atomic, Molecular, and Optical Physics (2008-present).
  • Associate Editor, Journal of Atomic and Molecular Sciences (2009-present).
  • Editorial Board, Advances in Applied Physics, (2012 - present).
  • Various Visiting Positions (Harvard, JILA, Caltech, UC Berkeley, IBM, Academia Sinica, etc).

Research Interests

Theoretical and computational chemistry and physics, atomic, molecular, and optical physics, chemical physics, molecular astrophysics, attosecond science, and quantum computing.



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