Chen Zhaoyuan is confirmed dead at the age of 89.
Chen was best known as a Chinese engineer.
Chen Zhaoyuan
Born(1930-10-01)October 1, 1930
DiedJune 25, 2020(2020-06-25) (aged 89)
Beijing, China
Alma materTsinghua University
Scientific career
FieldsCivil and Structural Engineering
InstitutionsTsinghua University
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
This is a Chinese name; the family name is Chen.
Chen Zhaoyuan (Chinese: 陈肇元; pinyin: Chén Zhàoyuán; 1 October 1930 - 25 June 2020) was a Chinese engineer specializing in civil structural engineering and protection engineering. He was a member of the Chinese Civil Engineering Society (CCES).
1 Biography
2 Autobiography
3 Honours and awards
4 References
Chen was born in Ningbo, Zhejiang, on October 1, 1930. In 1949 he was accepted to Shanghai Institute of Textile Technology (now Donghua University), where he majored in textile. He admitted by Tsinghua University in 1950 and taught there when graduated. He joined the Communist Party of China in March 1953. In August 1957, he obtained a master's degree in civil engineering from Harbin Institute of Technology. He was a visiting scholar at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign between April 1983 and April 1984. He was appointed director of the Department of Architecture in September 1984, serving until September 1988. He died of illness in Beijing, on June 25, 2020.
Honours and awards
1997 Member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE)
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