Zhang Benren

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Zhang Benren (Chinese: 张本仁; 28 May 1929 – 1 November 2016) was a Chinese geochemist.

Born on 28 May 1929 in Huaiyuan County, Anhui, Zhang studied geology at Nanjing University, graduating in 1952. He then earned a degree from the Beijing Institute of Geology in 1956 and later became a faculty member.[1] Zhang was named to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1999 and also received the National Natural Science Award [zh].[2]

Zhang died at the age of 87 in 2016.[2]


  1. ^ "Zhang Benren". China Vitae. Retrieved 1 December 2016.
  2. ^ a b "中国科学院院士、中国地质大学教授张本仁辞世,享年87岁". The Paper. 3 November 2016. Retrieved 1 December 2016.