GU Binglin  

Professor, Director

Education background

GU Binglin studied in the Department of Engineering Physics of Tsinghua University from 1965 to 1970. After graduation, he worked as a teacher and pursued postgraduate studies at the same university until 1979. In that year, he was dispatched to Aarhus University of Denmark for further studies in physics, and got his Doctoral Degree of Natural Science there in 1982.


1970  Department of Engineering of Physics, Tsinghua University

1985  Associate Professor, Department of Physics

1988  Professor, Department of Physics

        1986~1987  Senior visiting scholar at the University of Notre Dame, US

        1993~1994  Guest professor at Tohoku University, Japan

1994  Chairman, Department of Physics

2000  Assistant President and Dean of Graduate School

2001  Vice President and Dean of Graduate School

2003  President

2012  Director, Institute for Advanced Study

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

GU Binglin has long been engaged in the research field of condensed matter physics and has published more than 300 papers.

Honors And Awards

He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences in 2010. He was awarded Honorary Doctorate of the Waseda University, the St. Petersburg University of Finance, the Loughborough University, the Lyon Central University of Technology, and Honorary Professorship of the University of Aarhus.

He is now also a member of the State Council Academic Degree Committee and National Science and Technology Award Committee, the president of the Chinese Society of Micro-nano Technology, the president of Beijing Association for Science and Technology and the vice chairman of All-China Environment Federation.

The major awards he has been granted include a Second-class Prize of China's National Natural Science Award and the Advancement of Science and Technology Award sponsored by Hong Kong Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation.