Zhong Xiangchong, male, Han nationality, is a native of Chao'an, Guangdong Province, and was born in Shantou, Guangdong. He graduated from Hong Kong University in 1941 and received his doctorate from the University of Leeds in 1949.
Zhong Xiangchong spent much of his career engaged in the scientific work of refractory materials. He solved the technical problems of open-hearth furnace silica brick and blast furnace brick and played an important role in the restoration and enhancement of iron and steel production. He then organized and guided the research and development of magnesium brick and high aluminum brick with Chinese resources and applied it in open-hearth furnaces, electric furnaces, and blast furnaces.
Zhong also researched and developed the oxygen converter lining material and long down spout for continuous casting, which lengthened the service life of the convector and solved the problem of continuous casting block cracks. He researched and developed the refractory fiber and heat-insulating shield which can save 20%-30% energy when used in the kiln as the heat insulating shield improves the finished product rate. Zhong systematically studied the high temperature mechanical properties and crack behavior of high bauxite and corundum mullite materials and proposed a new theory that showed the direction and way for the development of high quality varieties.
Zhong is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
|2000||Winner, He Liang He Li Scientific Advancement Award,|
|1998||Honorary Member, American Silicate Association,|
|1993||Outstanding Lifetime Member, International Union Federation of Re,|
|1991—||Academician, Chinese Academy of Sciences|
|Consultant, Luoyang Refractory Material Research Institute Henan Province, Luoyang City|
|Professor, Zhengzhou University, High Temperature Material Research Institute Henan Province, Zhengzhou City|
|1949||Graduate, University of Leeds United Kingdom, Leeds (Received Doctorate)|
|1941||Graduate, University of Hong Kong Hong Kong SAR|