Xu Shizhe, male, Han nationality, is a native of Taizhou, Zhejiang. He graduated from Changchun Geology Institute.
Xu spent his entire career as researcher and professor at Zhejiang University. His area of specialization is geophysics. Xu advanced a method of transforming coordinate networks via a certain angle, changed arbitrary landform curves that could not be changed by Xuke Transforms in mathematics to horizontal lines and, resolved problems of curve prolongation of domestic or foreign arbitrary landform magnetic fields and gravity fields. He also proffered a method of correction of two dimensional landform via the resistance rate method, thus enabling the calculation of the physical geography field more accurately.
Xu also engaged in research concerning calculation methods of physical geography values. He was one of the researchers who first applied the Law of Finite Elements and the boundary element method to physical geography exploration. He was elected to the Academy of Sciences in 2001.