Worthy of Gold


Congratulations to the 2016 Gold Medal Award Winner 

The Case Alumni Association’s Gold Medal Award is the organization’s highest honor bestowed upon an alumnus or alumna. This year, Chung-Chiun “C.C.” Liu, PhD ’68, the Wallace R. Persons Professor of Sensor Technology and Control in the Department of Chemical Engineering and director of the Electronics Design Center, will receive the award at the 131st All-ClassesCelebration on Friday, Oct. 14, as part of the Innovation Show Case and Awards Presentation.

This is Liu’s third recognition from the Case Alumni Association. He previously was awarded a Meritorious Service Award in 1999 and the Samuel Givelber ’23 Award for fellowship in 2008.Not only is Liu receiving the top honor from his alumni association this year, he previously was named a Distinguished University Professor of Case Western Reserve University, a permanent,honorific title that acknowledges the outstanding contributions of full-time, tenured professors with a distinguished academic record of extraordinary research, scholarship, teaching and service.

And in 2003, Liu traveled to the White House toaccept the Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring.This is just a sample of the many honors, awards and accolades Liu has received over his nearly 50-year academic career.

Additional Career and Academic Highlights
• Graduated in 1959 from the National ChengKung University in Taiwan; received his master’sdegree from the California Institute of Technologyin 1963 and his Ph.D. from the Case Institute ofTechnology in 1968.
• Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry, theElectrochemical Society and the AmericanInstitute of Medical and Biological Engineers.
• Holds honorary professorships from NationalCheng Kung University and National Chiao TungUniversity, Chair Professorship in Energy and Biomedical Sciences from National Chung Hsing University and K.T. Li Professorship from National Cheng Kung University.
• Received multiple achievement-oriented awards from the Electrochemical Society, NationalCheng Kung University, International Meetingon Chemical Sensors and the American Electrochemical Society.
• Serves as the Wallace R. Persons Professor of Sensor Technology and Control and directorof the university’s Electronics Design Center.His research spans multiple areas, including electrochemical engineering, microelectronicmaterials and fabrication processes. He uses his knowledge in these areas to develop miniature electrochemical and biomedical sensors, among other products.
• More than 2,000 undergraduate students have benefited from his teaching, as have more than 60 doctoral students and 40 visiting scholars and postdoctoral fellows whom he has advised and mentored.
• Authored more than 220 peer-reviewed journalpublications and holds 17 U.S. patents.• Case Dean’s Society member for 20 years.