Prof. Dr. Zhan Tao, born in April 1963 in East China's Shandong Province, graduated from the Department of Mathematics of Shandong University with a Ph.D. degree in mathematics. He is professor of basic mathematics and assumed the post of president of Shandong University in July 2000.

  Prof. Zhan Tao was deputy dean of the Department of Mathematics and vice president of Shandong University. He is now the standing member of Chinese Association of Mathematics, deputy director of Young Scientist Association of China, Standing member of All China Youth Federation, vice president of Shandong Youth Federation, and board chairman of Shandong Association of Mathematics.



  After joining the faculty of Shandong University in 1987,he has been working on classical problems in number theory such as ^estimates of exponential sums over primes","mean-value theorems for arithmetic progressions ̄, and ^Goldbach¨s problem ̄. In particular, he has solved ^the quadratic almost Goldbach conjecture  ̄, successfully proved a new form of ^the Three-Prime Theorem in arithmetic progressions to large moduli ̄. His results are generalized by the famous mathematician T.D. Wooley in various directions.

  Prof. Zhan Tao participated in a co-research program in the University of Freiburg in Germany during Jan 1991-December 1992 and he has been invited by dozens of universities in France, Holland and United States of America for short academic visit.

  Professor Zhan has been awarded various prestigious honors including Science and Technology Prize for Young Scientists of China, Science and Technology Advancement Award by the Ministry of Education, University Science and Technology Award of China and National Award for Outstanding Teaching Achievement.