CHEN Qun was born in April 1964 in Yixing City of Jiangsu Province. Chen is the 7th president of ECNU, a professor of physics and a Ph. D program supervisor. Chen is a member of the Standing Committee of 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), vice chairman of Chinese Society of Magnetic Resonance and vice chairman of Shanghai Society of Physics.  

Education & Work Experience

Chen received his bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in chemistry at Nanjing University in 1984 and 1987 respectively. After receiving his Ph. D in radio physics at ECNU, he began his career as a teacher in the university in August 1991. While he was a Ph. D candidate, he studied at Tokyo Institute of Technology, as part of its joint Ph.D program with ECNU, from 1990 to 1991. He was promoted to an associate professor in 1992 and a professor in 1996. He became a supervisor of the radio physics Ph. D program in 1997. He worked as an assistant president of ECNU in 2002 and became a vice president of ECNU a year later. From 2005 to 2012, he worked as both director of the Graduate School and vice president of ECNU. He became the president of ECNU in July 2012.

Academic Background

Dr. Chen has been engaging in magnetic resonance and high polymer physics for years and published more than 100 academic papers, over 90 of which are SCI papers. As an accomplished young scientist, Dr. Chen has been awarded the Ministry of Education’s Trans-century Talents Fund and 1st National Prize for Excellent Young College and University Teachers and Scholars. With extraordinary academic achievements, he has been receiving financial grants from the Shanghai Daybreak Project, Shanghai’s Science and Technology Morning Star Project, Excellent Academic Leaders Project, etc. He also works as vice chairman of the Magnetic Resonance Chapter of the Chinese Society of Physics, deputy editor-in-chief of the Chinese Journal of Magnetic Resonance, and deputy director-general of the Shanghai Society of Physics because of his academic influence in the field of magnetic resonance and high polymer physics.