Ding Guoyu




Ding Guoyu, a geologist, was born in Hebei Province in Sep. 1931, graduated in Geology Department, Peking University in 1952, then, was an assistant in the Beijing Geological Institute. In 1955-1959, he studied at the Moscow Geology and Exploration College in Soviet Union as a post graduate student, and achieved the thesis about Neotectonics of the Kalatao Mountain in the Center Asia at the beginning of 1959, then acquired the Candidate Doctor's degree. He was an associate research professor in the Geology Institute of Chinese Academy of Sciences, the director of the Department of Seismic Analysis and Earthquake Prediction, State Seismological Bureau, and the deputy director of SSB, the vice president of Geological Society of China and the president of Seismological Society of China. He was selected as an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences (member of CAS) in 1980, and member of the Third World Academy in 1985. He is now a research professor and the director of the Science and Technology Committee of China Seismological Bureau.
Ding Guoyu has been engaged in the study of neotectonics, active tectonics, seismotectonics and seismic hazard evaluation for many years. He played an important role in founding the system of seismic monitoring, analysis and earthquake prediction in China. He is an explorer in active tectonic study in China especially in active fault and recent crust movement study. He was one of the first to carry out the comprehensive analysis on slip rate of the major active faults in China, for the first time quantificationally or quasi-quantificationally described the fundamental neotectonic movement status of intraplate blocks in Chinese continent, and compiled the Atlas of Active Faults in China, the Map of Slip Rate of Active Faults in China and the Map of Recent Motion of Intraplate Blocks in China. He was the cochairman of the International Geological Correlation Programme 206 Project that was established by UNESCO for worldwide comparison of characteristics of major active faults. The relation model between the recent crust rupture network and seismicity, and the principle and method of active fault segmentation that proposed by him had been applied in earthquake hazards evaluation in China. He had acquired second and third awards of the National Prize of Progress in Science and Technology, third awards of National Prize in Natural Science.