China’s top nuclear scientist- Scientist Zhang Zhijian was one of China’s top nuclear scientists. He has also received numerous prestigious awards for his contribution to the field of nuclear science. There has been no official statement from the Chinese government regarding Zhang Zhijian’s death.
A leading nuclear scientist from China died Thursday after falling from a building under suspicious circumstances. Scientist Zhang Zhijian was a professor at the College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University. According to the South China Morning Post, the university statement said that “the police have ruled out the possibility of a murder.” However, in the police investigation, no further information has so far come to light about his death.
According to a statement released by Harbin University of Engineering, “We are deeply saddened to announce that Professor Zhang Zhijian fell from a building at 9:34 a.m. on June 17, resulting in his death. We mourn his death. sudden death and our condolences are with his family at this hour of mourning. “
He was removed from his post as vice-president of the University two days before his death.
Scientist Zhang Zhijian was also vice president of Harbin Engineering University, but two days before his death, the university appointed 41-year-old Yin Jingwei as vice president. He was a professor at the College of Nuclear Science and Technology, Harbin Engineering University, as well as vice president of the Chinese Nuclear Society. He was also a member of the Communist Party Standing Committee at the university.
In 2019, he received the Qian Sanqiang Technology Award from the China National Nuclear Corporation. This honor is bestowed on behalf of Qian Sanqiang, the leader of the nuclear program in China. In May of last year, the government also awarded him the “National Award for Excellence in Innovation”.
Harbin University of Engineering has a close partnership with the country’s military. It is one of two Chinese universities that were banned in June last year from using an American-made software platform following a technology dispute between China and the United States.