CAS Members

Xing Xu (1969-)

Dr. Xu Xing (Chinese:徐星,1969-), born in Xinyuan, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (2023), paleontologist and evolutionary biologist. He received his B.S. degree in Geology from Peking University in 1992, and he received his Ph.D. from the IVPP in 2002. From 2003 to 2005, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the American Museum of Natural History. He is now a researcher and doctoral supervisor of the Institute. He is a member of the 13th and 14th National Committee of the Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), and a member of the 13th Central Committee of the Democratic League of China. He serves as a member of the editorial boards of several internationally recognized academic journals, including the associate editor of Acta Geologica Sinica-English Edition and the editor-in-chief of Frontiers in Earth Science (Switzerland) in Paleontology. He has been engaged in Mesozoic reptile fossil and stratigraphy research for a long time, and has made systematic and original contributions to the study of dinosaur evolution and the origin of birds, which has had a wide international impact, and has been cited and introduced by domestic and international authoritative textbooks of biology and palaeontology.He has been selected as one of the top 10 news stories of China's basic science research for three times (1999, 2000 and 2009), and has been listed among the top 10 scientific and technological advances in China for three times (2003, 2007 and 2009). 2003, 2007 and 2009), 1 Time (USA) annual world's top 10 scientific discoveries (2007) and 1 Science annual top 10 scientific breakthroughs (2014).He was awarded the National Outstanding Youth Fund in 2001, and was selected as a leading talent of the National High-level Talent Program in 2014, and 2019-2022 Stanford University Top 2% Top Scientists in the World list, U.S.A. Elected Honorary Lifetime Member of Geological Society of London, U.K., 2009, twice awarded CAS Outstanding Scientific Achievement Award (collectively in 2003 and individually in 2014), awarded the Second Prize of National Natural Science and China Youth Science and Technology Award, 2007, National Innovation and Striving for Pioneering Award and British Palaeontological Society Chairman of the Board Medal, 2020. Awarded the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (ASD) Prize in Earth, Astronomy and Space Sciences in 2022.