Professor Ru-Shi Liu is currently a professor at the Department of Chemistry, National Taiwan University. He received his Bachelor's degree in Chemistry from Soochow University (Taiwan) in 1981, and his Master's degree in Nuclear Science from the National Tsinghua University (Taiwan) in 1983. He obtained two PhD degrees in Chemistry - one from National Tsinghua University in 1990 and one from the University of Cambridge in 1992. He worked at Materials Research Laboratories at the Industrial Technology Research Institute from 1983 to 1985. He was an Associate Professor at the Department of Chemistry of National Taiwan University from 1995 to 1999, and appointed a professor in 1999. His research focuses on the field of Materials Chemistry. He is the author or coauthor of more than 500 publications in scientific international journals, and holds more than 100 patents.