Prof. Guanhua XU

Born in Shanghai in Dec. 1941. Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences(CAS), Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (ASDW), Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (RSAES) and International Academy of Astronautics (IAA). Vice president of CAS (1994—1995). Deputy Director of National Committee of Science and Technology (since 1995). Vice minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (1998—2001). Minister of the Ministry of Science and Technology (since Feb. 2001). Member of the Standing Committee of CPPCC and Director of Committee of Education, Science, Culture, Health and Sports (since March2008).