Wang Dianzuo, male, Han nationality, is a native of Linghai, Liaoning Province. He graduated from the Mineral Concentration Department of Mid-South China Mineral and Metallurgy College in 1961. Wang holds the title of mineral engineering scientist.
Wang's background lies with several academic institutions. He was a professor and honorary president with the China Nonferrous Metal Research General Institute and served as vice-president of the China Academy of Engineering. Among his research contributions are developing a floatation theory, analyzing the structure-property relations of flotation agents, and establishing a molecular design theory of floatation agents.
Through a theory he developed, Wang explained the long-pending problems on the research of sulfuration mineral floatation on a unified basis. He also developed electrochemical control and collector-free floatation in practice. Wang studied the interaction among mineral grains and enriched fine grain dressing theory.
In 1991, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.