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Oceanography educator

Kon-Kee Liu, Chinese oceanography educator. Achievements include nitrogen isotopic composition of nitrate in seawater in the Atlantic and Pacific; determination of hydrogen isotope fractionation between water and minerals; observation of a permanent upwelling center Northeast of Taiwan. Recipient Distinguished Researcher award National Science Council, Taipei, 1991. Member American Geophysical Union, Oceanography Society.

Background

Liu, Kon-Kee was born on May 2, 1950 in Taipei, Republic of China. Son of Chison and Sing-Chong (Pu) Liu.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, 1971. Doctor of Philosophy in Geochemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, 1979.

Career

Teaching assistant University of California at Los Angeles, 1973-1974, research assistant, 1974-1979. Research fellow California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, 1979-1981. Associate research fellow Academia Sinica, Taipei, 1981-1984.

Adjunct professor National Tsing Hua University, 1982-1984. Research fellow Academia Sinica, 1984-1993. Adjunct professor National Taiwan University, 1984-1993, professor Institute Oceanography, since 1993, group head Global Change Research Center, 1993-1995.

Chairman National Committee for Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, 1994-1996. Member scientific steering committee for international Joint Global Ocean Flux Study, 1995-1997.

Achievements

  • Achievements include nitrogen isotopic composition of nitrate in seawater in the Atlantic and Pacific. Determination of hydrogen isotope fractionation between water and minerals. Observation of a permanent upwelling center Northeast of Taiwan.

Religion

Because of their sinful state, all human beings stand in need of salvation, and God's gracious provision for this consists in the life and work of Jesus Christ.

Politics

A believer should support social climates, in which human communities are maintained and strengthened for the sake of all persons and their growth.

Views

Just as a human body contains different limbs and organs that depend on each other, so members of a Christian society should be close and caring enough to feel each other's pain and delight.

Membership

Member American Geophysical Union, Oceanography Society.

Connections

Married Lily Chu, August 19, 1975 (deceased June 1986). Married Margaret Society of Jesus (Jesuit) Lo, December 16, 1989. Children: Jerry, Joseph, Joshua.

father:
Chison Liu

mother:
Sing-Chong (Pu) Liu

spouse:
Lily Chu

spouse:
Margaret Society of Jesus

child:
Jerry Liu

child:
Joseph Liu

child:
Joshua Liu