Shih-Yuan Liu

Shih-Yuan Liu received his BS degree in Chemistry from Vienna University of Technology (Austria) in 1998. He did his doctoral work at MIT with Prof. Gregory C. Fu and received his Ph.D. degree in organic chemistry in 2003. He then pursued his postdoctoral studies in inorganic chemistry with Prof. Daniel G. Nocera, also at MIT. He started his independent career as an Assistant Professor at the Department of Chemistry at the University of Oregon in 2006, and he was promoted to Associate Professor in 2012. He joined the Department of Chemistry at Boston College as a Full Professor in 2013. His research interests include the development of boron-nitrogen heterocycles for materials and biomedical applications.    |    download full cv   |    author profile (Angew. Chem. Int. Ed.)
2003–2006Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Postdoctoral. Advisor: Daniel G. Nocera (Inorganic Chemistry)
1998–2003Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. (2003). Advisor: Gregory C. Fu (Organic Chemistry)
1997–1998University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Undergraduate Exchange Student under the TASSEP Program (Chemistry)
1995–1997Vienna University of Technology, 1st Diploma in Chemistry (B.S. equivalent, 1998)

Professional Appointments
2019–International Guest Chair, the Energy and Environment Solutions Initiative at University of Pau and Pays de l’Adour (E2S-UPPA)
2013–Full Professor of Chemistry, Boston College
2012–2013Associate Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
2010–2013Director, Master’s industrial internship program in organic synthesis at the University of Oregon
2006–2012Assistant Professor of Chemistry, University of Oregon
Professional Service
20222021 Top 10% reviewer for Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. Journal
2021Co-organizer, Pacifichem 2021, Symposium “Unusual Structure and Reactivity in the Main Group: From Fundamental to Functional Materials (#222)”
2018-2019Chem. Soc. Rev. guest editor for a themed issue on Contemporary Research in Boron Chemistry
2018Chair of the organizing committee for the 16th Boron Chemistry Meeting in the Americas (BORAM) at Boston College
2016–Advisory board member for the Boron in the Americas Organization
2015Co-organizer, Pacifichem 2015, Symposium “Organo-Main Group Avenues toward Advanced Materials (#16)”
2012–Editorial advisory board member for Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry (OBC). 2017 Outstanding Reviewer for OBC.
2012–2016Project lead for the collaborative DOE EERE project "Novel Carbon(C)- Boron(B)-Nitrogen(N)-Containing H2 Storage Materials"
2010–2016US representative to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Hydrogen Implementing Agreement (HIA) Hydrogen Storage Task
2009Local co-organizer, "Hydrogen Road Tour '09" Eugene Stop
2008–2013Academic advisor and lead contact at University of Oregon, Trans Atlantic Science Student Exchange Program (TASSEP)

2010NSF Career Award (declined due to overlap with NIH funding)
2012Journal of Physical Organic Chemistry Award for Early Excellence
2012Camille Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award
2014ACS Organometallics Young Investigator Fellow
2016Friedrich Wilhelm Bessel Research Award of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2018Boron in the Americas Award in recognition for Distinguished Achievement in Boron Chemistry

Research Interests
Synthetic organic, inorganic, and organometallic chemistry, boron heterocycles, novel aromatic compounds, hydrogen storage, optoelectronic materials, boron-containing biomimetics