Chung Chiun Liu

Chung Chiun Liu was born in Canton, China.  He received his B.S. degree from National Chung Kung University, Taiwan, his M.S. degree from California Institute of Technology and his PhD from Case Western Reserve University.  All degrees were in chemical engineering.

Dr. Liu began his career at the University of Pittsburgh, teaching in the Department of Chemical Engineering and carrying research in electrochemical technologies and bio- and enzyme electrochemistry.

In 1978, he returned to Case Western Reserve University joining the Department of Chemical Engineering and serving as Associate Director of the Case Center of Electrochemical Science, assisting Professor Ernest Yeager to strengthen the electrochemical sciences and technologies at Case Western Reserve University. At Case Western Reserve University, Dr. Liu expanded his research areas to focus on micro-fabrication technology, electrochemical based chemical and bio-sensors.

Dr. Liu also mentored high school students, particularly young women, encouraging them to choose a science and technology professional career.  He was awarded the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring, administered by the National Science Foundation on behalf of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, in March 2003 for his mentoring efforts.

Dr. Liu was appointed the first Wallace R. Persons Professor of Sensor Technology & Control in 1989 at CWRU and remains the holder of this honor in 2018. Case Western Reserve University recognized his academic accomplishment in 2012 with the highest honor for a faculty member by awarding Dr. Liu the lifetime title of Distinguished University Professor.

In 2016, Case Alumni Association gave the Gold Medal Award, the highest honor given by CAA annually to an alum who has received extraordinary distinction and made a major contribution to the field of science, engineering, or management that adds to the welfare of the United States of America and reflects credit upon Case.

Dr. Liu has been an active member of The Electrochemical Society for more than 50 years.  He was elected as a fellow of the Society in 1995. In 2008, he was awarded the ECS Sensor Division Outstanding Achievement Award. Dr. Liu was also the recipient of the ECS Summer Student Fellowship in 1962 and 1964. He remains very active and engaged in current ECS activities by organizing technical sessions, giving oral presentations on his research and participating in the meetings of the Society.