Physical chemist. Born in Beijing . Graduated from Department of Chemical Engineering, Central University , Nanjing in 1947 and obtained Ph.D. in physical chemistry from the University of California at Berkeley , USA in 1951. Research professor, Institute of Chemistry , Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Zhu taught in Yenching University, Peking University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Changsha Institute of Technology between 1951 and 1977. He taught physics for a long time and was engaged in the design of a nuclear power reactor and research on laser applications. From 1978 to 1981, he was in charge of building superconducting magnets and superconducting microwave cavities in the Institute of High Energy Physics . In 1981, he was in charge of the construction of the Molecular Reaction Dynamics Laboratory, Institute of Chemistry . Six large sets of high quality molecular beam facilities have been designed and built. Research on the photodissociation and photoionization of molecules and clusters has been performed on these facilities, and many valuable new results have been discovered.
He was elected Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995.