Tu Chuanyi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Beijing. He graduated from Peking University in 1964 and is considered an expert on space physical science.
After graduating from Peking University, he served as a professor at his alma mater. In his research capacity, he determined the interaction of turbulent flows in the fluctuation of solar wind Alfven and developed a new theory regarding turbulent flow transmission. Tu later proposed a theory about turbulent flow transmission in heterogeneous magnetic fluid. He also advanced the two components model for describing the small-scale transmission structure and Alfven turbulent flow.
In 2001, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.