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Biography Revised: 6/9/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: Zhong Xiangchong
Zhong Xiangchong 钟香崇
Expert on Refractory Material


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.

Career Data

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

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