Honorary Degree Recipient
Doctor of Science
Institute of Technology, May 21, 1999
Guangzhi Tu received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota in 1949, and this year will be celebrating his 80th birthday and 60th year in geochemical research. He is an outstanding and recognizable figure in the geologic community in China. He is credited with establishing the field of geochemistry in China and helped to develop the world-renowned Institute for Geochemistry in Guiyang. He served as its Director and played a leadership role in the development of ore-deposits research and environmental sciences, both of which have had a tangible effect on mineral and water resources in China. Professor Guangzhi Tu is a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (president from 1981-1987), Russian Academy of Sciences and the Third-World Academy of Sciences. He is past President of the Chinese Society of Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry and Director of the Division of Earth Sciences of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
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