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Zha Quanxing (Chinese: 査全性; pinyin: Zhā Quánxìng; April 11, 1925 – August 1, 2019) was a Chinese electrochemist who served as Professor and Chair of the Department of Chemistry of Wuhan University. He was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980.

Zha Quanxing
Native name
査全性
Born(1925-04-11)April 11, 1925
DiedAugust 1, 2019(2019-08-01) (aged 94)
China
NationalityChinese
Alma materWuhan University
Moscow State University
Scientific career
FieldsElectrochemical energy science and technology
InstitutionsWuhan University

BiographyEdit

Zha was born in Nanjing, Jiangsu, on April 11, 1925,[1] the son of Zha Qian, a physicist and the first president of Huazhong University of Science and Technology. His ancestral home was in Jing County, Anhui.[2] He joined the Communist Party of China (CPC) in 1949. In 1950 he graduated from Wuhan University, where he majored in chemistry. From 1957 to 1959, he went to Moscow State University to study under electrochemist Alexander Frumkin. He returned to China in 1959 and that year became teacher at his alma mater. In August 1977, he was invited to attend a scientific and educational symposium held at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, at which he first proposed that the college entrance examination should be resumed, with Deng Xiaoping's consent.[3] He was promoted to Professor in 1978 and Chair of the Department of Chemistry of Wuhan University the following year. He was elected an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980. He died on August 1, 2019 at the age of 94.[4]

AwardsEdit

  • 1987 Third Prize of the National Natural Science Award

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 悲痛!倡导恢复高考第一人、武汉大学查全性院士今晨辞世 1 August 2019. Chinese. Thepaper.
  2. ^ 倡导恢复高考第一人查全性院士因病离世 享年95岁 [Academician Zha Quanxing, who first proposed that the college entrance examination should be resumed, died at the age of 95]. 163.com (in Chinese). 2019-08-01.
  3. ^ “倡导恢复高考第一人”查全性院士今晨辞世 [Academician Zha Quanxing, who first proposed that the college entrance examination should be resumed, died this morning]. Sina (in Chinese). 2019-08-01.
  4. ^ 著名电化学家查全性逝世 中国5天内痛失2位院士 [Famous electrochemist Zha Quanxing is dead, two academicians died in five days in China]. Sina (in Chinese). 2019-08-01.