Ren Mei'e

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REN Mei'e
Born 8 Sep 1913
Ningbo, Zhejiang, China
Died 12:05 pm 4 Nov 2008 (age 95)
Citizenship China
Alma mater Nanjing University (B.S)
University of Glasgow (PhD)
Known for geology
modern China's coastline & ports plan
Awards Victoria Medal (1986)
Scientific career
Fields geology
coastal science
marine science
Institutions Zhejiang University
Fudan University
Nanjing University

Ren Mei'e (Chinese: 任美锷, also Ren Meie, Ren Mei-E; 1913–2008) was a famous Chinese geomorphologist, geologist, marine and coastal scientist, educator and professor, who was the main founder for the study of many related subjects in modern China.


Ren was born in Zhenhai County, Zhejiang Province on 8 September 1913.

In 1934 Ren graduated from the Department of Geology of the Central University (current Nanjing University in Nanjing, Jiangsu Province).

In 1939 Ren received his doctorate from the University of Glasgow, Scotland.

Ren was a professor of Zhejiang University, Fudan University and later Nanjing University, chronologically. He was the head of the Department of Geology, Nanjing University.

Ren was selected to be an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980.

Academic positions[edit]

  • Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences (1980 election)
  • President, Nanjing Institute of Geography and Limnology, Chinese Academy of Sciences (NIGLAS, formally known as the Geographic Institute of China)
  • Honorary President, Chinese Society for Oceanography
  • President and later Honorary President, Chinese Geographical Society

Honors and awards[edit]

Ren received the Victoria Medal from the Royal Geographical Society of London in 1986.

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