Xie Shengwu

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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Xie.

Xie Shengwu, (Chinese: 谢绳武; November 22, 1943 -) is a physicist and former President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University.[1]

Xie was born in Shaoxing, Zhejiang Province. From 1960 to 1966, he studied in the department of engineering physics at SJTU, majoring in nuclear reactors. From 1966 to 1970, he was a teaching assistant in the physics teaching office at SJTU. Xie later became a teaching assistant and vice director of the laser research lab. From 1978 to 1981, he studied optics in the department of applied physics at SJTU and obtained a master's degree. From 1981 to 1991, Xie was elevated to a full professor of physics, and later served as the chair of the physics department. From 1991, he served as the vice president of SJTU and a member of the University's CPC standing committee. He became the dean of the graduate school and a doctor's supervisor in 1994.

From July 1997, Xie served as the president of SJTU until his retirement on November 27, 2006.[2]


  1. ^ "Chinese academics call for gov't support in research use". People's Daily. 17 July 2006. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
  2. ^ "New uni president". www.shanghai.gov.cn. 28 November 2006. Retrieved 17 December 2010. 
Academic offices
Preceded by
Weng Shilie
President of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
1997 – 2006
Succeeded by
Zhang Jie