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Tu Mingjing (Chinese: 涂铭旌; 15 November 1928 – 1 January 2019) was a Chinese materials scientist and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.

Tu Mingjing
Native name
Born(1928-11-15)15 November 1928
Ba County, Sichuan, China
Died1 January 2019(2019-01-01) (aged 90)
Chengdu, Sichuan, China
EducationTongji University
Harbin Institute of Technology
University of Science and Technology Beijing
Scientific career
FieldsMaterials science
InstitutionsSichuan University
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese


Tu was born in Ba County, Sichuan (now in Chongqing), on 15 November 1928. He secondary studied at the Affiliated Secondary School of Tongji University. In 1947 he was accepted to Tongji University, where he graduated in 1951. Then he successively studied at the Harbin Institute of Technology and University of Science and Technology Beijing, earning a master's degree.

After university, he became a lecturer at Tongji University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Xi'an Jiao Tong University. In 1983 he was a visiting scholar at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg, Germany. In August 1988 he was transferred to the University of Science and Technology of Chengdu, where he served as dean of its Research Institute of High Technology. In 1994 he became a professor at the Sichuan University. He was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1995. In November 2008 he was hired as professor of the Chongqing University of Arts and Sciences.[1][2]

On 1 January 2019, he died of illness in Chengdu, Sichuan.[3]



  1. ^ 涂铭旌院士逝世 [Academician Tu Mingjing Is Dead]. (in Chinese). 2019-01-02.
  2. ^ 重大损失!新年第一天这位重量级老人走了 [Great Loss! The Heavyweight Old Man Left on the First Day of the New Year]. (in Chinese). 2019-01-02.
  3. ^ 院士涂铭旌去世享年90岁 曾3次“白手起家”创业 [Academician Tu Mingjing died at the age of 90]. sina (in Chinese). 2019-01-01.