Dr. Shiyi Chen Appointed as President of the Southern University of Science & Technology

The GEDC is proud to announce Dr. Shiyi Chen’s appointment as the President of the Southern University of Science and Technology of China (SUSTC) on January 21st, 2015. Dr. Shiyi Chen was a member of the GEDC, including serving as a member of the GEDC Executive Committee, during his time as Dean of Engineering at Peking University. In 2011, he hosted the annual GEDC Conference at Peking University.

Since receiving his doctorate at Peking University in 1987, Dr. Chen has culminated a wealth of experience from a variety of esteemed positions, including receiving several Fellowships for the Los Alamos National Laboratory. He served a pivotal role in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at John Hopkin’s University.  Most recently, Dr. Chen served as the Dean of Engineering and ultimately the Dean of the Graduate School at Peking University. He now brings his expertise in his newest role as the President of SUSTC.

Established in 2012, the publically-funded SUSTC is a dynamic new institution in Shenzhen that boasts faculty from top-tiered institutions all over the world. The addition of Dr. Shiyi Chen as the President of SUSTC will be a great asset for this young university to continue to mature into a globally renowned institution for science and technology.