| Zhan Wenlong, a nuclear physicist and CAS academician, was born in Xiamen, Fujian Province in Oct. 1955.
In early 1982, he graduated and got B.S. from Modern Physics Department of Lanzhou University. After then, he started his research career at Institute of Modern Physics, CAS. During this time, he was a visiting scholar at GANIL in France from 1986 to 1988 and visiting scientist at Columbia University (also at BNL and LBNL) in US from 1991 to 1993. He served as a vice director and director of Institute of Modern Physics, CAS, and vice director of National Laboratory of Heavy Ion Research Facility in Lanzhou. In January 2008, he was appointed a vice president of CAS.
His main research fields include the heavy ion physics and mega-science project of accelerator in the energy range from low to relativity energy. He jointed the researches of incompletely deep inelastic scattering, new isotopes synthesis, new isotopes mass measurement, the TOF prototype of RHIC-PHENIX, radioactive ion beam separator (RIBLL) and so on. Recently, He is in charge of the national key mega-science project "Cooling Storage Ring base on Heavy Ion Research Facility in Lanzhou" (HIRFL-CSR), and push the tumor therapy by heavy ion base on HIRFL.