Min Enze, Chinese chemist and academician, Died at 92

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Min was born on February 4, 1924, in Chengdu and died on March 7, 2016, in Beijing.

He was a Chinese chemist and academician.

He was a renowned Chinese expert in petrochemical catalysis, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE).

Enze was a graduate from the National Central University (Nanjing University) in 1946, majoring in chemical engineering.

He earned his doctor’s degree from Ohio State University in the United States, in 1951.

Min Enze worked for National Aluminate Corporation from 1951 to 1955.

Enze then returned to China in August 1955 after the Korean War ended and was assigned work at Beijing Institute of Oil Refining (now Institute of Petrochemical Science of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation).

He was elected an academician of CAS in 1980, a member of Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) in 1993, and an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1994.

Min served as the chairman of academic committee of the Institute of Petrochemical Science of China Petroleum and Chemical Corporation (Sinopec).

Min Enze received the State Preeminent Science and Technology Award in 2007, the most prestigious scientific prized awarded in China.

Min Enze passed away at 92 yrs old.

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