According to an official notice on the website of the State Intellectual Property Office of the PR China (SIPO), Shen Changyu has been appointed successor of Tian Lipu as Commissioner of SIPO. Commissioner Shen's prior position was President of the Dalian University of Technology (DUT). Born in 1963, Shen Changyu graduated from DUT with a doctor's degree in engineering. During his previous career, Commissioner Shen was actively involved in national research projects, held academic positions and has been a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has published numerous scientific books and articles. Further biographical details can be found in the office leaders' section of SIPO's Chinese website.