Fang Fuquan

Vice President of CNU

Born in October of 1964, Mr. Fang is a distinguished Professor of the Cheung Kong Scholars Program (Changjiang Scholars Program), the receiver of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, a member of the first batch of Millions of Leading Engineering Talent under the National Ten Thousand Talent Program and a member of the first batch of Beijing Scholars.

His other major social titles include these- member of the 11th and 12th Beijing Municipal CPPCC, member of the editing committee of Elsevier’s journal Differential Geometry and Its Applications , among the 7 scientific user committee members of Zentralblatt MATH (an international top journal, member of the Department of Mathematics, Science & Technology Commission of the Ministry of Education, and former Vice President of Beijing Mathematical Society.

In 1998, he won the Qiushi Outstanding Young Scholar Award and in 1999, he received the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. In 2000, he was appointed as a Distinguished Professor of the Cheung Kong Scholars Program at Nankai University. In 2003, he was selected as one of the “Top Ten Outstanding Youths” of Tianjin and won the first prize of Tianjin Natural Science Awards. In 2013, after winning the second prize of National Natural Science Awards, he was invited to give a 45-minute special report at the 27th International Congress of Mathematicians. In 2015, he was selected as one the Beijing Advanced Workers.

He has led key projects of the National Natural Science Fund twice and conducted a few national projects including the Cheung Kong Scholars—Innovative Research Team Project.

He was admitted to the Department of Applied Mathematics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology (previous Huazhong Institute of Science and Technology) in September of 1983. However, he graduated much earlier than others by March, 1986. He chose to stay at the University and teach. In September of 1988, he was admitted as a doctoral student to Jiling University and obtained a doctorate in Science in June, 1991.

His major research topics are related to differential geometry and differential topology. He has published over 50 papers in Invent Math , Journal of Differential Geometry , Topology and many other top mathematics journals.