The Director of the Nansen-Zhu Center appointed as Academician of the Chinese Academy of Science

Prof. Hui-Jun Wang, the director of the Institute of Atmospheric Physics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (IAP/CAP) and director of the Nansen-Zhu International Research Center (NZC) in Beijing, has been appointed as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. CAS appointed this year 10 new Academician in geosciences and Academician Wang is the only one in atmospheric sciences. Academician Wang and 52 other Chinese scientists were to day formally inducted as members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at a ceremony in Beijing.   

Academician Hui-Jun Wang (middle) surrounded by Chinese and Norwegian colleagues at the NZC in October 2013.Academician Hui-Jun Wang (middle) surrounded by Chinese and Norwegian colleagues at the NZC in October 2013.Academician Hui-Jun Wang has his scientific education from Peking University and took his PhD at IAP/CAS in 1991. His scientific expertise is within atmospheric physics with focus on climate change processes, their global teleconnections, and atmospheric climate modelling. He has published about 200 scientific referee publications and one scientific book. Academician Wang has received seven prestigious awards and honours for his scientific work and is Chief editor for two scientific journals, including Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Letters (AOSL).

Academician Wang became professor at IAP/CAS in 1996 and has been the Director general since 2005. He was instrumental in the establishment of the joint Sino-Norwegian cooperation under the NZC in 2003 and has been and is its director during these last 10 years.