Guo Kexin

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GUO Kexin (Chinese: 郭可信; 1923~2006), also known as Ke-Xin Guo or K.H.Kuo (Ke-Hsin Kuo), was an important physicist, metallurgist and crystallographer in People's Republic of China. Guo was a senior academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Guo is considered as the main pioneer of electron microscopy of China.


August 23, 1923, Guo was born in Fuzhou, Fujian Province. 1941, Guo graduated from the Chongqing Nankai Middle School. Guo graduated (B.Eng) from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Zhejiang University in 1946. After graduation, Guo went to study in Sweden in 1947.[1]

Guo was the Director and a senior researcher at the prestigious Beijing Electron Microscope Open Laboratory (a.k.a. Beijing Laboratory of Electron Microscopy) and the Center for Condensed Matter Physics and Institute of Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences.[2] Guo was the main founder of the Chinese Society for Electron Microscopy (a.k.a. Chinese Electron Microscopy Society, CEMS; 中国电子显微镜会), and served as its Director/President from 1982 to 1996.


1980, Guo was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. Guo also was a foreign member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences (IVA). He also received an Honorary Doctorate from the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.[3]

The renowned K.H.Kuo Education Fund is named after him.



  • Electron microscopy of aperiodic materials Invited and contributed papers from a symposium at the ICEM14, Cancun, Mexico, 3 September 1998, in honour of Professor K.H. Kuo - by Lian-Mao Peng and J. L. Aragón

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