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About the NSF Beijing Office Staff

NANCY SUNG, Office Head (designate), July 2014
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  • represents NSF in China by interacting with Chinese governmental agencies, science and research organizations, universities, and others;
  • facilitates NSF funded programs in China that foster scientific and research collaborations between Chinese and U. S. researchers and students;
  • monitors and reports on science and research development in China and its impact;
  • provides supervision and operational management of the Office


Dr. Sung's biography coming soon.


Nancy Sung, Office Head (designate)
NSF Beijing/China Office
Silver Tower, Room 1816
No. 2, Dong San Huan Bei Lu
Chaoyang District, Beijing 100027

U.S. mail only:
U.S. Embassy Beijing
Unit 7300, Box 0424
DPO, AP 96521-0424

Email: nsung@nsf.gov
Phone: +86-10-6410-6931 or +86-10-6410-6932
Fax: +86-10-6410-6917

SUN BO, Science Program Specialist, Dec 2005 - present

Sun BO, NSF Beijing Program Specialist


Science Program Specialist:

  • identify and track Chinese scientific information, research development, and program budgets;
  • prepare reports and provide analysis on science and research priorities, programs, and new developments in China;
  • maintain contact with Chinese counterpart agencies, including Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), and others;
  • maintain Office website; and
  • assist visitors from NSF Headquarters, other U.S. government agencies, and American scientists and engineers who visit China.


Sun Bo came to NSF from the Public Affairs Section (PAS) of the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, where he was Senior Editor and Supervisory Translator from 2003 to 2005. In this capacity, he drafted press reports to the Department of State, conducted research on China's policy and trends on topics important to U.S.-China relations, provided analysis on key Chinese reports, maintained contacts with media and government agencies, and reviewed translations provided by other sections to the PAS. Sun Bo's professional experience also includes working as Program Associate for fund-raising and project cooperation of a technology investment company and as lecturer and program associate at the North China University of Hydroelectric Power and Water Conservancy of the Ministry of Water Resources. Sun has a bachelor's degree in English from the North China University of Technology and a master's degree in Journalism and Communication from Zhengzhou University.


Email: bsun@nsf.gov
Phone: +86-10-6410-6931 or +86-10-6410-6932
Fax: +86-10-6410-6917

SHEN YU, Administrative/Program Assistant, Sept 2005 - present
Shen Yu, NSF Beijing Admin Asst


Administrative/Program Assistant:

  • assists the Office director, handling her calendar, scheduling meetings, travel and other related arrangements;
  • serves as Office manager, tracks budget and expenditures, handles procurement, maintenance, equipment and phones, prepares monthly financial report;
  • coordinates with US Embassy management, financial, and transportation Offices and handles general inquiries about the Office and NSF programs;
  • coordinates annual NSF East Asia Pacific Summer Institute Programs (EAPSI) in China, including arrangements with Chinese government agencies, host institutions, and liaison with program participants and sponsors.


Prior to joining NSF, Shen Yu worked as an International Affairs Coordinator in the Chinese National Information Center of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and as a Customer Director at an E-commerce company. Shen Yu's field of interest is S&T policy in both China and the United States from the unique perspective of systems of audit and oversight. She has over 10 years of experience in the field of US-China relationships in terms of trade, network and S&T collaboration. Shen Yu has two bachelor degrees. She received B.S in Civil Engineering from National University of Defense Technology and B.A. in International Trade from University of International Business and Economics. She also has a Master's degree in Management from the Graduate University of Chinese Academy of Sciences.


Email: yshen@nsf.gov
Phone: +86-10-6410-6931 or +86-10-6410-6932
Fax: +86-10-6410-6917


Dr. William Y. B. Chang, the first Beijing Office Head, returned to NSF headquarters in the U.S in November, 2008. He may be reached via email at wychang@nsf.gov.


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