| Fang Xin, Member of the CAS Presidium
Dr. Fang Xin, a research professor, is a member of the CAS Presidium. She is also a member of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) and of the NPC Education, Science, Culture & Health Committee.
Dr. Fang was born in January, 1955 in Beijing, and graduated from the Beijing University of Technology in 1980, majoring in machinery engineering. In 1982, she obtained her master's degree in optical engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology and her Ph.D in 1997 from the School of Economics and Management, Tsinghua University. She was a visiting scholar from 1987 to 1988 at the Department of Management Science, George Washington University, Washington DC.
As a scientific administrator, she has served as section chief of policy research, vice director and director of the CAS Institute of Policy & Management. She was elected into the NPC Standing Committee in March 2003 and sit on the committee as a full-time member till November 2004.
Prof. Fang Xin is a long-time researcher in the field of S&T developmental strategy and policy. She is noted for her profound attainments in technological innovation, the national innovation system and in the institutional reform of the national S&T system. Since the 1990s, she has to her credit a dozen monographs, some 60 research papers and a dozen translated works and articles.
Prof. Fang received an Award for CAS Young Scientists in 2001, a First Award for S&T Progress from the Ministry of Education in 2000, four Third Awards from CAS for S&T Progress in 1991, 1992, 1995 and 1999 respectively, a Second Award for S&T Progress from the former State S&T Commission (SSTC) in 1992, and special citation issued by the SSTC in 1986. She worked concurrently as an advisor to the Municipal Government of Beijing, a member of the International S&T Policy Research Council, president of the China Association for the Science of Science and S&T Policy Research, vice secretary-general of the China Society of Soft Sciences, professor at the Management School of the Graduate School of CAS and chief-editor of the journal Studies in the Science of Science.