Su Qiang was born on July 15, 1931, and died on February 17, 2017.
He was a Chinese inorganic chemist.
He was a domestic pioneer in the rare earth elements research and application, he was elected the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995.
He enrolled at Sun Yat-sen University in 1948, he transferred to Department of Chemical Engineering (which is a part of Tianjin University nowadays), Peking University two years later, and graduated in 1952.
Su Qiang went to Changchun and became a Professor there in 1983.
Su also acted as Professor at Sun Yat-Sen University since 1999.
Su Qiang was the Chairman of the Second International Conference on the Spectra of Rare Earth Elements, and a Committee Member of the Third and Sixth International Conferences on f-elements.
Su Qiang passed away at 85 years old.