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Robert S. H. Liu, Professor Emeritus


Department of Chemistry
University of Hawai’i at Manoa
2545 McCarthy Mall
Honolulu, HI 96822-2275

Phone: (808) 956-5723
Fax: (808) 956-5908
Email: Robert Liu
Office: Bilger Addition 316


Robert S. H. Liu has retired from full time duty since Fall 2005. Currently he is completing an NSF supported project that has allowed his research group to continue to explore mechanisms of photoisomerization and to demonstrate effectiveness of Hawaiian sunlight to produce new chemicals in a very green way. Since 2004, he has been a Tour Speaker for the American Chemical Society.

Recent Publications

  • Liu, Robert S. H.; Hammond, George S.; Mirzadegan, Taraneh. Possible role of the 11-cis-retinyl conformation in controlling the dual decay processes of excited rhodopsin. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 2005, 102, 10783-10787.
  • Yang, Lan-Ying; Liu, Robert S. H. Mechanism of photoisomerization of 1-naphthyl-2-phenylethylenes in organic glasses. Photochemistry and Photobiology 2007, 83, 1436-1440.
  • Liu, Robert S. H.; Hammond, George S. Reflection on Medium Effects on Photochemical Reactivity. Accounts of Chemical Research 2005, 38, 396-403.