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Xu Ruren
Xu Ruren

Xu Ruren, born in Shangyu, Zhejiang Province, graduated from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1952. He is a famous inorganic chemist, Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor of School of Chemistry at Jilin University, the associate head of National key laboratory of Inorganic Synthesis Chemistry, Jilin University, and the associate director of Academic Committee of State Key Laboratory of Rare Earth Chemistry and Physics, Changchun Applied Chemistry Institute, Chinese Academy of Sciences. And he is the jointly appointed academician in both Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Jilin University.

He has been engaged in basic research of "chemical synthesis and structure of zeolites" and "inorganic synthetic chemistry" ever since 1979, and he also did in depth researches in "chemistry and crystallization of molecular sieves "," synthetic chemistry, structure and molecular engineering of inorganic microporous crystals", "hydrothermal" and other areas for more than 20 years. And he made important contributions in making China enter into the International Advanced Level in the above-mentioned research areas. He has published more than 400 articles both at home and abroad and eight academic monographs.

He won Ho Leung Ho Lee Scientific and Technological Progress Prize in 1995 in Chemistry. He was named National Young Scientists for distinguished contributions in 1986, and National Advanced Science and Technology Workers in University in 1990. In 1998, he was selected as National Teachers Model and Working Model in the national education system. In 1995, he, together with Academician Min Enze, chaired and held the first meeting of the International Zeolite Conference in China, and in 1998 he was elected as executive director of International Zeolite Association (IZA). In 1991 he was elected Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, and
in 2003 he was elected Member of the Third World Academy of Sciences. Professor Xu Ruren attaches great importance to cultivation and education of young talents; his attitude towards nurturing talents is as rigorous and meticulous as engaging in research and teaching. He also entrusts young people with important tasks, pushing them to the forefront of research and teaching. He encourages competition and creates necessary conditions for young talents, striving for a more relaxing growth environment for them.

Xu Ruren dares to be first and strives for excellence in academic research, and what is more impressive is that although he has left SJTU for a long time, he keeps adhering to SJTUers’ tradition of "Responsibility and Gratitude". He not only often returns to SJTU to give lectures, but also positively recommends talented personnel. He recommended his student, Professor Chen Jiesheng (national outstanding youth fund gainer, accredited professor of the Yangtse River Scholar Program) to work at SJTU. In 2007, he was officially employed as a professor of School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, SJTU, to teach scientific and cultural knowledge to students.

In addition, Xu Ruren is very supportive of SJTU Alumni Association; he makes efforts to unite alumni, and personally serves as Chairman of SJTU Alumni Association in Jilin, making outstanding contributions to the development of the Alumni Association.

Reported by Zheng Jinhui