Dr. WU Fuyuan is the current Director of the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS). He was born in Lujiang County, Anhui Province in August 1962. He graduated from the Geology Department at Changchun College of Geology in 1984, and earned his Master’s and Doctor’s degrees in petrology at said college in 1987 and 1990, respectively. He was then hired as the Professor at Changchun College of Geology in 1992, studied at the University of Rennes 1 in France from 1995 to 1996, after which he was transferred to the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IGGCAS) in 2003 as a researcher of the "Hundred Talents Program".
Dr. WU is mainly engaged in the study of granite genesis and continental dynamics. He has obtained systematic innovation results regarding granite genetic type division, regional geological process, continental crust proliferation mechanism, and other aspects. He has contributed much insight to the field of geology, such as the northeast large-area granite body formed in the Mesozoic era and controlled by the subduction of the paleo-Pacific plate, and the North China Mesozoic granite as the petrologic symbols of craton destruction. He established a new means of using granite to restrict the initial collision time of the Indo-Asian continent. He led the construction of an Hf-featured laser mineral microcell isotope analysis and research laboratory to explore new experimental technology and methods, thereby providing an important technical platform for petrologic study.
Dr. WU has written more than 200 academic papers which have been published in major publications in China and abroad, with over 20,000 SCI citations. He has conducted many research studies as part of projects of the National Natural Science Foundation, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Land and Resources. In 2003 he won the National Outstanding Youth Science Fund, in 2011 he won the Second Prize of National Natural Science and Earth Sciences Prize of the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS), in 2012 he was elected as a Member of Geological Society of America, and in 2015 he was elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.