Sun Shu, male, Han nationality, is a native of Jintan, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from the Geology Department of Nanjing University in 1953. He is an academician and a geology expert.
A deputy director of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, Sun investigated sedimentology and sedimentary tectonics and led a geologic examination of the eastern part of the Xing'an Mountains, Wanda Mountains, and Zhangguangcai Mountains.
Sun later researched the paleogeographic and paleostructural conditions of tidal and storm sedimented debris. He then established markers for distinguishing the neritic storm incurred by deposited rock and terminal deposited rocks.
In 1991, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.