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GUO Huadong Elected Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences
 Date: 2016-11-09  Page Views:

On October 27, 2016, GUO Huadong was elected as a Foreign Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (RAS) at the General Meeting of RAS in Moscow.

Prof. Vladimir Fortov, President of RAS, congratulated Guo on his unanimous election, saying, “I am sure that our joint efforts will further the fruitful cooperation between our countries.”

GUO Huadong was elected into the RAS Earth Sciences Department. Besides Guo, four other scientists were elected: Marcia Kemper McNutt, geophysicist and President of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences; Fernando Bea, geochemist from the University of Granada, Spain; Slobodan Vujic, mining scientist from the University of Belgrade, Serbia; and James William Head, planetary geoscientist from Brown University, U.S.

GUO Huadong is a Professor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI), an Academician of CAS, and a Fellow of The World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (TWAS). He has made contributions in the fields of remote sensing information science, radar Earth observation, and Digital Earth science. His achievements have been recognized internationally. In 2015, he received the N.M. Przewalski Gold Medal awarded by the President of the Russian Geographical Society (RGS) at the 170th Anniversary of RGS; and he was awarded an honorary medal by the Cosmonautics Federation of Russia in 2016.

RAS, established in 1724, is a civil self-governed non-commercial organization and the highest academic organization in Russia. The principal concerns of RAS are the organization and performance of fundamental research for obtaining further knowledge in natural, social and human development principles that promote technological, economic, social and cultural development in Russia.

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