Teng Jiwen, male, Han nationality, is a native of Huangye, Hebei Province. He was born in Harbin, Heilongjiang Province and graduated from the Geophysical Department of Northeast University of Earth Science in 1956. He obtained an associate doctorate degree of physics and mathematics from the Soviet Union Academy of Science Geophysics Institute in 1962. Teng is an expert in geophysics.
A researcher with the geology and geophysics institute at the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Teng spent much of his academic career studying lithosphere physics. In the 1960s, he focused on the dynamics problem of diffracted wave fields and later examined seismic exploration and comprehensive geophysical fields in the Qinghai-Tibet Platean.
Beginning in the 1980s and continuing into the next decade, he engaged in research on the geophysical exploration at Sichuan-Yuanan and the West Panzhihua rift valley belt. He later focused on the background of potential earth mantle thermal column of the Bohai Sea bay and the Orogenic Belt.
In 1999, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.