Log In

Shaw Chen Liu Edit Profile

metrologist , researcher

Shaw Chen Liu, Chinese metrologist, researcher. Achievements include research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change, biogeochemical cycles. Named to Doctor Shiah-Shen Huang Outstanding Paper award, Chinese Meteorological Society, 2003; recipient Outstanding Paper award, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 1981, 1989-1990, Administrator award, 1993.


Liu, Shaw Chen was born on April 26, 1944 in Hopeh, China.


Bachelor of Science, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan, 1966. Doctor of Philosophy, University Pittsburgh, 1972.


Postdoctoral fellow University Pittsburgh, 1973—1974. Assistant research scientist Space Physics Research Laboratory, University Michigan, 1974—1976, associate research scientist, 1976—1977. Visiting scientist National Center Atmospheric Research, 1977.

Research physicist, theoretical aeronomy Aeronomy Laboratory, National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 1977—1980, program chief to supervisory research physicist, theoretical aeronomy, 1980—1996. Adjunct lecturer Astro Planetary & Atmospheric Science, University Colorado, 1979—1988. Visiting professor National Taiwan University, 1992—1993, adjunct professor, department atmospheric science, since 2007.

Chair to professor School Earth & Atmospheric Science, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1996—1999. Director Air Resources & Engineering Center, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1997—1999. Chief Institute Earth Sciences, Academia Sinica, since 1999, distinguished research fellow, 1999.

Adjunct professor, department atmospheric science National Central University, since 2000. Visiting professor Peking University, School Environmental Sciences, since 2001. Co-chair Chinese Meteorological Academy, Laboratory Atmospheric Chemistry & Climate Changes, since 2003.

Distinguished research fellow to director Research Center Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, since 2004. Member National Academy of Sciences panel Global Tropospheric Chemistry, 1982—1983. Editor-in-chief Journal Geophysical Research, 1988—1991.

Steering committee National Aeronautics and Space Administration Global Tropospheric Experiments, since 1988. Member executive committee IGBP-IGAC-APARE, 1989—1998, Chinese Geophysical Association, Taiwan, Republic of China, since 2000, Chinese Atmospheric Association, Taiwan, Republic of China, since 2000, Chinese IGBP, Republic of China, since 2000. Associate editor Acta Meteorological Sinica, since 1989.

Commission scientist Western Pacific Tropospheric Chemistry Experiments, 1990—1996. Member editorial board Geophysical Abstracts, 1990—1997. Co-convener National Science Foundation-National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, 1995—1997.

Member advisory panel National Center Atmospheric Research, Atmospheric Chemistry Division, 1998—2000. Member science steering committee IGBP-IGAC, 2001—2005, co-chair, 2003—2005. President Chinese Geosciences Union, Taipei, 2003—2004.

Guest editor TAO, 2004.


  • Achievements include research in atmospheric chemistry and climate change, biogeochemical cycles.


Fellow: Chinese Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union. Member: American Physics Society.