2012: Adrian Chi-Yan Liu

Adrian Chi-Yan Liu receives his award


In ways that go well beyond his classroom teaching, Adrian Chi-Yan Liu inspires our undergraduates with his passion for physics and the clarity with which he communicates it.

“He was always the correct amount of helpful,” wrote one nominator. “He would get you out of the tricky spots and help you to understand the underlying concepts, but he never gave away too much information.”

Performing so far beyond the norm as a graduate student teacher, he has been called the single best recitation instructor the physics department has seen in many years.

“Adrian Liu is a teaching legend. Full stop,” wrote another nominator. “He inspires me, and many of my peers, to want to be more like him, and I think that is the mark of a great teacher.” MIT congratulates Adrian Chi-Yan Liu for his exemplary performance and commitment in the classroom.