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List of notable or famous scientists from China, with bios and photos, including the top scientists born in China and even some popular scientists who immigrated to China. If you're trying to find out the names of famous Chinese scientists then this list is the perfect resource for you. These scientists are among the most prominent in their field, and information about each well-known scientist from China is included when available.

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Zhou Bangxin is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Zhou Bangxin age 83
Zhou Bangxin, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of material science and engineering at Shanghai University.
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Bruce Lahn is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 50
Bruce Lahn is the William B. Graham professor of Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. He is also the founder of the Center for Stem Cell Biology and Tissue Engineering at Sun Yat-sen ...more
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Tan Jiazhen is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Tan Jiazhen Dec. at 99 (1909-2008)
Tan Jiazhen, also known as C. C. Tan, was a Chinese geneticist. He was an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of United States National Academy of Sciences. Tan ...more
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Cai Wen is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Cai Wen age 77
Professor Cai Wen, born 1942 in Chenghai County, Guangdong Province, graduated from Zhongshan University in 1964. He is the chairman of the board of the Extension Engineering Special Committee, ...more
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Cai Xitao is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Cai Xitao Dec. at 70 (1911-1981)
Cai Xitao or Tsai Hse-Tao was a Chinese botanist from a village near Dongyang, Zhejiang province, China. In 1928, after studying at various institutions in Hangzhou and Shanghai, though without ...more
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Chang Chi-yun is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Chang Chi-yun Dec. at 84 (1901-1985)
Chang Chi-yun was a historian, geographer, educator and politician. He was the founder of the Chinese Culture University and the Nanhai Academy, and served as Minister of Education of the ...more
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Charles K. Kao is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 85
The Honourable Sir Charles Kuen Kao, GBM, KBE, FRS, FREng is a Chinese-born Hong Kong, American and British electrical engineer and physicist who pioneered in the development and use of fiber ...more
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Chen-Ning Yang is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 97
Chen-Ning Franklin Yang, also known as Yang Zhenning, is a Chinese-born American physicist who works on statistical mechanics and particle physics. He and Tsung-dao Lee received the 1957 Nobel ...more
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Chien Wei-zang is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Dec. at 98 (1912-2010)
Chien Wei-zang or Qian Weichang was a Chinese physicist and applied mathematician, as well as academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Chien, a scientist and educator, was the President ...more
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Chien-Shiung Wu is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Dec. at 85 (1912-1997)
Chien-Shiung Wu was a Chinese American experimental physicist who made significant contributions in the research of radioactivity. Wu worked on the Manhattan Project, where she helped develop ...more
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Chih Ree Sun is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Dec. at 84 (1923-2007)
Chih Ree Sun was a Chinese American physicist most noted with breaking new ground in modern physics as a professor at the State University of New York in Albany, he danced his way through life ...more
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Coching Chu is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Coching Chu Dec. at 84 (1890-1974)
Coching Chu or Zhu Kezhen was a prominent Chinese meteorologist, geologist and educator. Born in Shangyu, Zhejiang, Chu went to United States for further education in 1910. He graduated from ...more
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Ding Zhongli is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 62
Professor Ding Zhongli, is a renowned geologist in China and current vice-president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Edmond Locard is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Dec. at 89 (1877-1966)
Dr. Edmond Locard was a pioneer in forensic science who became known as the "Sherlock Holmes of France". He formulated the basic principle of forensic science: "Every contact ...more
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Gan De is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Gan De was a Chinese astronomer/astrologer born in the State of Qi also known as the Lord Gan. Along with Shi Shen, he is believed to be the first in history known by name to compile a star ...more
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Liu Gaolian is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Liu Gaolian age 86
Gaolian Liu, is a scientist of Engineering Thermal Physics and Hydrodynamics, a professor of Shanghai University and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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Zhou Guozhi is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Zhou Guozhi age 82
Zhou Guozhi is a Chinese engineer. He is an academician with the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a professor of material science and engineering in Shanghai University.
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Huang Hongjia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Scientists from China
age 94
HongJia Huang is academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and a professor at Shanghai University.
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Hsien Wu is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Hsien Wu Dec. at 66 (1893-1959)
Hsien Wu was an early protein scientist who was the first to propose that protein denaturation was a purely conformational change, i.e., corresponded to protein unfolding and not to some ...more
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Fu Jiamo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Fu Jiamo age 83
JiaMo Fu, academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, professor of environmental and architectural engineering in Shanghai University. He has written about recycling electronic waste.
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Sun Jinliang is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Sun Jinliang age 73
Sun Jinliang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of material science and engineering in Shanghai University.
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Kenneth Hsu is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Kenneth Hsu age 89
Kenneth Jinghwa Hsu Ph.D, M.A., born 28 June 1929, is a Chinese scientist, geologist, paleoclimatologist, oceanographer, government advisor, author, inventor and entrepreneur who was born in ...more
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Liu Yuanzhang is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Liu Yuanzhang age 94
Liu Yuanzhang, academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, professor of quality management engineering in Shanghai University. He has a wife and two daughters. His daughters live in North ...more
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Ma Jun is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Dec. at 65 (200-265)
Ma Jun, courtesy name Deheng, was a Chinese mechanical engineer and government official during the Three Kingdoms era of China. His most notable invention was that of the south-pointing chariot, ...more
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Ouyang Ziyuan is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Scientists from China
Ouyang Ziyuan age 84
Ouyang Ziyuan is a Chinese cosmochemist, geochemist and space advocate. He is a research professor at the Institute of Geochemistry of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.