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Biography Revised: 6/29/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Zhang Xiaowen
Zhang Xiaowen 张孝文
Standing Committee Member of the 9th CPPCC National Committee, Professor
Born: 1935


Zhang Xiaowen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province. He was born in 1935 and joined the CPC in 1955. He graduated from the Machine-Building Department of Qinghua University in 1957.

While he has held responsible Party positions, Zhang‘s career has on research and other academic matters. He served as a professor, deputy dean, and Vice-President of Qinghua University before ascending to president of the university . In 1990, he was elected academician of the International Academy of Ceramics.

It is Zhang‘s ceramic research activities that have won him acclaim. His research includes chemical research of microstructure and the function of fine ceramics and electronic ceramics defects. He is credited with introducing a functional method of deciding the special orientation and distribution of ferroelectronic ceramics. In 1984, during a visiting scholar program to Lehigh University, he discovered a new domain in barium titanate ceramics.

Zhang has also served as vice-chairman and secretary-general of the academic degrees committee of the State Council from 1995 to 1999. In 1998, he was elected a standing committee member of the 9th CPPCC National Committee.

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