Deliang Chen

Chinese Academy of Sciences Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Jiangsu
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Deliang Chen
Born (1961-07-21) July 21, 1961 (age 59)
Alma materNanjing University
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
University of Cologne
Scientific career
InstitutionsRoyal Swedish Academy of Sciences
InfluencesPaul J. Crutzen

Deliang Chen (simplified Chinese: 陈德亮; traditional Chinese: 陳德亮; pinyin: Chén Déliàng; born 21 July 1961) is a Chinese-Swedish climatologist who is August Röhss Chair of the Department of Earth Sciences of University of Gothenburg. He is a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, and a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.


Chen was born in Hailing District of Taizhou, Jiangsu, on July 21, 1961. He attended the Dongfanghong School. In 1979, after resuming the college entrance examination, he entered Nanjing University, majoring in climatology. After college, he was assigned to the Institute of Geographic Sciences and Natural Resources Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences as an assistant research fellow. Chen arrived in Germany in 1988 at the age of 27 to begin his education at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate, where he studied geoscience under Paul J. Crutzen. In 1992 he did post-doctoral research at the University of Cologne.[1]

He taught at the University of Gothenburg since 1993, what he was promoted to Associate Professor in 1996 and to full Professor in 2000. He chaired the department of physiography from January 2000 and December 2002. He was director of International Council for Science (ICSU) between 2009 and 2012.[2]

In 2010 Chen was elected a fellow of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. He became a foreign academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences on November 28, 2017.[3][4]

In 2018 he was appointed chairman of Department of Geography of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. That same year, he was elected a Foreign Academician of the Royal Norwegian Society of Sciences and Letters.

He directed 26 doctoral dissertations, including Gerrit Lohmann, Lars Lindkvist, Katarina Borne, Barbro Johansson, Maj-Lena Linderson, Cecilia Hellström, Christine Achberger, Fredrik Wetterhall, Lijun Fan, Junfeng Miao, Yanling Song, Elisabeth Simelton, Shuiqing Yin, Lin Tang, Cecilia Bennet, Matilda Palm, Eriksson, Ge Gao, Jenny Sundberg, Ida Westerberg, Sihong Wu, Lars Zetterberg, Yaomin Liao, Alexander Walther, Tinghai Ou and Peng Zhang.


  1. ^ 华裔陈德亮任斯德哥尔摩水奖提名委员会主席. (in Chinese). 10 October 2016.
  2. ^ 专访国际科学理事会执行主任陈德亮. 163 (in Chinese). 25 April 2017.
  3. ^ "Experts: Foreign scholars can aid development" (PDF). Chinadaily. 27 November 2017. Retrieved 11 October 2018.
  4. ^ 关于公布2017年中国科学院院士增选当选院士名单的公告. (in Chinese). 28 November 2017.