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Two SNNU alumni elected CAS and CAE academicians



On November 22, Shaanxi Normal University alumni Feng Dengguo and Zhang Pingxiang were elected academicians of Chinese Academy of Sciences and Chinese Academy of Engineering respectively, as the academies announced their newly-elected 2019 academicians.

Feng Dengguo, born in 1965 and graduated from SNNUs Department of Mathematics in 1988 as an undergraduate, is the dean of Beijing Research Institute of Information Science and Technology. He is one of the fifth SNNU Outstanding alumni. He is also the director of National Key Laboratory of Cryptogram Science and Technology, vice chairman of National Technical Committee of Information Security Standardization, and a Sci-tech Consultant to Xian City. In his research in network and information security, he is the recipient of one first prize and four second prizes of National Science and Technology Award, and holder of over 60 Chinese patents for invention, and has developed more than 20 international and Chinese standards. He was among the first group of authors of national excellent doctoral dissertations and has published more than 200 research papers, which have been cited over 10,000 times on Google Scholar. He has been the leading scientist of Chinas National Program 973 Project, leader of expert group of Program 863 Information Security, recipient of National Outstanding Young Science Fund and CASs Young Scientist Award.  

Zhang Pingxiang, born in 1965, graduated from SNNU’s Department of Physics in 1985 as an undergraduate, and in 1988 with a Master’s degree in low-temperature physics, is the CPC Committee secretary and chairman of Northwest Institute for Nonferrous Metal Research (NIN) and Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Materials Science and Engineering. He is a part-time professor of Northwest Polytechnical University and Northeastern University, vice director-general of Chinese Materials Research Society, director of Superconducting Material Technical Committee, and vice chairman of Chinese Nonferrous Society. He is awarded the honors of National Outstanding Professional and Technical Talent, national candidate of New Century Talent Program, and Shaanxi Excellent Returnee from Studying Abroad. He is the recipient of two national awards in technological invention, one national innovation award, five first prizes in provincial and ministerial level science and technology awards, and holder of 110 Chinese patents for invention, and has published 267 SCI papers.

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