Du Xiangwan

Du Xiangwan, specialized in applied nuclear physics, laser technology and energy research. Prof. Du is vice-president of the CAE (2002--). Born on 29 April 1938 in Henan Province, China, graduated from Moscow Engineering Physics Institute of the Soviet Union in 1964. He is a research fellow of applied nuclear physics and laser technology, Senior Scientist Advisor of China Academy of Engineering Physics; he was elected Member of the CAE in 1997 and Vice-President of the CAE since Jun 2002. He was elected foreign member of Russia Academy of Engineering Science in 2006.
Prof. Du was in charge of systematic research on diagnostic theory of nuclear tests and neutron physics of nuclear weapon; served as a chief scientist of laser expert team of 863 program, he led his team working out strategies and plans for power laser development and achieved significant findings in areas of physics principles and key technologies; due to the integrated tests and solving various of technical and engineering problems, several new types of power laser technologies have reached the World level. Thanks to his outstanding scientific achievements, he was honored with one top prize, one first prize and two second prizes of the National Award for Science and Technology Progress. Prof. Du has participated in the consulting work on China’s energy development strategy and addressing climate change. Now he is the deputy head of thenational energy expert advisory committee and the chairman of the national expert committee of climate chage.