Tien-Yau Luh obtained his PhD 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 began his independent research at the Chinese University of Hong Kong in 1976. He moved back in 1988 to his alma mater, National Taiwan University as a University Chair Professor. He has published over 210 papers and has received numerous awards. His current research interests include OMCOS, polymers and materials chemistry.