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Zhang Jie (scientist)

Zhang Jie (Chinese: 张杰; born January 31, 1958) is a Chinese physicist. He served as President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University from November 2006 to February 2017.[1] He was elected a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2003. He was elected to the German Academy of Sciences Leopoldina on March 28, 2007. He was elected as foreign associate of the US National Academy of Sciences in 2012.[2]


Zhang Jie was born in 1958 in Taiyuan, Shanxi, China. He received both his bachelor's degree and master's degree from Inner Mongolia University, and his Ph.D. degree from the Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1988. From 1988 to 1998, he was a visiting scholar at the Max Planck Society in Germany and at Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in the United Kingdom. In 1999, he returned to China and worked as a research scientist at the CAS. He was appointed head of Bureau of Fundamental Science at the CAS in 2003. On November 27, 2006, Zhang replaced Xie Shengwu as President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.

Zhang Jie has published more than 100 papers, 15 of which were in Science, Physical Review Letters and other journals with an impact factor above 7.2. He has received numerous awards.

Zhang Jie is a member of the Board of Trustees of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST).[3]

Zhang Jie was an alternate member of the 17th and 18th CPC Central Committees.


  1. ^ "中共中央国务院决定林忠钦任上海交大校长". Jiafang Daily (in Chinese). 24 February 2017.
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  3. ^ Board of Trustees of KAUST Archived April 21, 2009, at the Wayback Machine
Academic offices
Preceded by
Xie Shengwu
President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
Succeeded by
Lin Zhongqin