Prof. Ma Shizhuang is the Vice-Chairman of University Council, University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS).
In 1982, he got his bachelor degree from the Department of Geophysics, Peking University. Then he worked and studied in the Institute of Geology and Geophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences where he got his master's degree and doctoral degree. From 1987 to 1988, he participated in the fourth Chinese Antarctic expedition. In 1999, he started to teach at UCAS and became a tenured professor in 2000. He has taught three courses: Geophysical Fluid Dynamics, Inverse Problem Theory and Practice and Applied Partial Differential Equations and Scientific Computing. As a Ph.D. instructor, his research interests include theories for the origin of the earth's geomagnetic field, geophysical fluid dynamics, inverse problem theory and parallel computing in network environment.
His research was supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Special Foundation of President of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He was an academic visitor to the Institute of Geophysics, Russian Academy of Sciences, the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Exeter, U.K. and the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, University of Maryland, U.S.A.. He is a member of the Chinese Geophysical Society and an editor of Progress in Geophysics.