Outstanding Alumni 2015
Dr. Andrew Elmore
Dr. Andrew Elmore received his B.S. degree in applied physics from Purdue University of Kentucky in 1997. He attended Brown University where he received an MS in Geological Sciences in 1999 and a PhD in Geological Sciences in 2003. He then held research positions at the Carnegie Institute for Science in Stanford, California and at Dartmouth College. Since 2006, Dr. Elmore has been at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science Appalachian Laboratory where he is currently an Associate Professor. His area of expertise is in the applications for remote sensing to scientific questions at the interface of ecology, geology, and society.
Frank Liu has over twenty five years of successful venture capital and private equity investment experience in technology/manufacturing/service and media companies in the Asian Pacific region. From 1989 to 2002, he was a Director and Executive Vice-President for Transpac Capital Pte Ltd. where he oversaw the investment and management of over $820 million (US), including successful investments into and exits from Ting Yi, Hsu Fu Chi, Alibaba.com, Neon-Neon, and Guan Dong Food Star. In his current role as free-lance financial advisor, Mr. Liu continues to work in all phases of venture capital and private equity. He currently serves as a board member of Primax Electronics Ltd, China Yong Shen Ltd, and SBDMC and is a director of Taiwan M&A and Private Equity Council (MAPECT). Mr. Liu holds a BS in physics from the National Taiwan University, an MS in physics from Purdue University, an MS in electrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and an MS in computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.