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Kei-Lee Kelley Liu, M.B.A., Ph.D.

Chemistry Instructor

Physical Sciences, Mathematics & Engineering Division

(650) 949-7259 Div Off



Foothill campus
Office: 4431
Office Hours:
Please check my syllabus in the Canvas classroom.
Zoom meeting ID : 732-504-9271


Please check my syllabus in the Canvas classroom.

Course information:

Chemistry 1A focuses on fundamental chemical principles with an emphasis on physical and chemical properties, stoichiometry, chemical reaction types, thermochemistry, modern atomic theory and atomic structure, chemical bonding theories, and molecular shapes. Laboratory component parallels lecture topics and also includes chemical nomenclature, basic chemical equations, stoichiometry, unknown analysis, and fundamentals of oxidation and reduction.


A firm proponent in community efforts, she is actively involved in non-profit activities. She was 2007 Chinese Bioscience Association President and co-founder of the Life Science Forum in MIT Club, among many others. She is Under Secretary General for Chinese Cultural Center Volunteer troop and 2011-2012 President of the American Cancer Society California Chinese Unit. She chaired 2011 Chinese Relay for Life event, which ranked 9th in net income and event size among the 400+ relay events across the State. In her spare time, she enjoys putting together literature, philharmonic, and film programs for her hobby group.


2020 marks the 18th years Dr Liu has joined as a faculty in Foothill College. Outside of her teaching career, Kelley currently serves as a business consultant and focuses on early market development and sales support for biotech companies. She is also working with start-ups to identify business development opportunities with established companies or institutions across the Pacific.

She was the Director of Knowledge Community at ITRI International for biotech market research and pre-sales development for biomedical and medical device companies. Prior to joining ITRI International, she worked for White Pigment and Materials business unit, DuPont. She had worn multiple hats, from process chemist, six-sigma trainer, to new product development project leader, organization change consultant and mid-level manager. With her background in analytical method development, she was instrumental in redirecting the company strategy in developing physical test to replace pigment end-user test.

Dr. Liu received her Ph.D. degree in analytical chemistry from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. After an intensive career in chemical industry, she returned to school and attained a M.S. degree in Management of Technology from MIT Sloan executive program with a focus on strategic management of biotechnology enterprises. Most recently she has completed certificate course work in biotechnology and bioinformatics.

Last update: 2020-06-29
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