|Alma mater||Zhejiang University|
|Awards||Canada Research Chair (since 2004)|
|Institutions||University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill|
|Thesis||Holder Regularity of Subelliptic Pseudo-Differential Operators (1989)|
|Doctoral advisor||Joseph J. Kohn|
Guan graduated from the Department of Mathematics of Zhejiang University in Hangzhou. From 1982 to 1984, Guan was a graduate student at the Institute of Mathematics of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing. From 1984 to 1985, Guan studied at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Guan later continued his studies at Princeton University. Guan obtained his MS in 1986 and his PhD in 1989, both in mathematics from Princeton University.
Guan was an assistant professor (from 1989 to 1993), associate professor (from 1993 to 1997), and professor (from 1997 to 2004), all at the Department of Mathematics at McMaster University. Since 2004, Guan has been a professor of mathematics at McGill University.