Zhou Qifeng

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Zhou Qifeng
Zhou Qifeng
Traditional Chinese 周其鳳
Simplified Chinese 周其凤

Zhou Qifeng (simplified Chinese: 周其凤; traditional Chinese: 周其鳳; pinyin: Zhōu Qífèng, born October 1947) is a Chinese chemist and academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He succeeded Xu Zhihong to the office of the President of Peking University on November 14, 2008.[1][2] He also currently holds the position of president of the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, more commonly known as IUPAC.


Zhou Qifeng was an undergraduate student in Peking University from 1965 to 1970, and became a faculty member immediately after his graduation in 1970. He was studying in University of Massachusetts Amherst from 1980 to 1983 and returned to Peking University after receiving his PhD degree.

He was selected to be an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999.


Academic offices
Preceded by
Xu Zhihong
President of Peking University
2008 - 2013
Succeeded by
Wang Enge
Preceded by
Wu Boda
President of Jilin University
2004 – 2008
Succeeded by
Zhan Tao