Tien-Yau Luh obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Chicago (with L. M. Stock) in 1974.  After spending two years of postdoctoral research at the University of Minnesota (with P. G. Gassman), he joined the faculty at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1976 and moved back in 1988 to his alma mater, National Taiwan University. He officially retired in 2006 and is now Professor Emeritus and Distinguished Chair Professor.  He has published over 290 papers and received numerous awards (e.g. Chemical Society (Taiwan) Award, 2012, JSPS Fellow, 2010, NTU Chair Professor of Chemistry, 2006-, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute of Chemistry, Academia Sinica, 2001-2004, National Chair Award, 1999 Ministry of Education, etc.)  He is also serving as a member of the advisory/editorial board for Chemical Communications, the Chemical Record, Chemistry-A European Journal, Bulletin of the Chemical Society of Japan, Tetrahedron, Tetrahedron Letters, and Springer Lecture Notes in Chemistry. His current research interests include organometallics in organic and polymer synthesis and chemistry of materials.