Professor Chen Yong
Professor Chen’s research has focused on seismic hazard assessment and seismic risk analysis since the 1990s. The joint working group of IASPEI and IAEE under his leadership made significant achievements on the research of earthquake prediction by integrating seismology, engineering, economics as well as social sciences. The world seismic hazard and risk maps, compiled by him, have found their use in the relevant UN agencies and insurance business.
Many of Professor Chen’s academic treaties and monographs have made worldwide impact. To name some, they are “The Tangshan Great Earthquake of 1976 – an Anatomy of Disaster”, “Rock Physics” and “Seismic Hazard and Risk”. In 1993 he was elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Professor Chen has been a very energetic leader in the academic field. He was Director of the Institute of Geophysics, Deputy Director-General of the State Bureau of Seismology, Chairman of the Commission on Earthquake Prediction and Hazard of the International Association of Seismology and Physics of the Earth’s Interior, and Executive Director of the International Seismological Center. He is currently Vice President of the Chinese Geophysical Society, Vice President of the Chinese Seismological Society, Deputy Director-General of the Seismology Division of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Fellow of the Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS).
Elected member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1993.
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