Chen Guoda, male, Han nationality, is a native of Xinhui, Guangdong Province.
He graduated from Zhongshan University in 1943 and has been consultant at Central South University of Technology and researcher at the Changsha Structural Geology Institute of the Chinese Academy of Sciences
He was elected academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1980. He also served as director of the China Geodepression Society and chairman of the International Geodepressional Structure and Mineral Research General Center.
Chen developed theories of structural geology and movement of the earth's crust that have been internationally adopted.