Hoong-Chien LEE
University Chair Professor of Physics, Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan

Dr. H.C. Lee is University Chair Professor of Physics at Chung Yuan Christian University and University Chair Professor of Biophysics at the National Central University, and was a Ministry of Education National Chair Professor (2006-2009). He was educated at the Taipei Subordinate Middle School of the Normal University (1953-1959), National Taiwan University (BSc, 1963) and McGill University (MSc. 1967; PhD, 1969). Dr. Lee was employed at the Canadian Chalk River Research Laboratories as a theoretical physicist from 1968 to 1993, progressing from postdoctoral fellow in 1968 to senior research officer in 1984. In 1992-1993 he was founding director of the Center for Mathematical Sciences. During this period his field of research was, in succession, nuclear physics, particles and fields, and mathematical physics. He also visited and worked at University of Toronto, McGill, Brookhaven National Laboratories, Niels Bohr Institute, National Taiwan University, Cambridge University, and Beijing Institute of Theoretical Physics.

 

In 1993 Dr. Lee returned to Taiwan, first chairing the physics department of the National Chung Hsing University from 1993 to 1995, then moving to the National Central University in 1995. In 1997 he turned to theoretical and quantitative biology, focusing on molecular evolution through the study of physical and statistical properties of genomic sequences. In 2006 Dr. Lee founded the Graduate Institute of Systems Biology and Bioinformatics at NCU and began to work on biomedical application of computational genomics, focusing on human complex disease such as cancer, stem cells, and possible new applications of repurposed drugs. Currently he is working on understanding aging and Alzheimer’s disease at the molecular level. Formally retired from NCU in 2012, Dr. Lee remains affiliated with the Department of Biomedical Sciences and Engineering. Since February 2012 he has been a faculty member of the Physics Department, CYCU