Cai Guobiao (1967—) is a professor and PhD supervisor as well as Executive Vice Dean of the School of Astronautics of Beihang University. He is also the leader responsible for the Key Laboratory of Spacecraft Design Optimization and Dynamic Simulation of the Ministry of Education (under preparation). He was selected as a distinguished professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program.
Prof. Cai conducts in-depth research on vacuum plume mechanism and effects, and multi-disciplinary optimization and simulation technology of liquid rocket engine. He is a member of the Aerospace section of the Science and Technology Commission and the expert panel for the new generation of launch vehicle of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, a member of the expert panel of the 863 Program and the manned space flight program, a member of the Space Propulsion Committee of the International Astronautical Federation, and vice director of liquid rocket propulsion professional committee of the Chinese Society of Astronautics.
He has won a first prize of Beijing Teaching Achievement Award, a first prize of Military Science and Technology Progress Award, a first prize and five second prizes of National Defense Science and Technology, and the Baosteel Education Award for Excellent Teachers. He has published over 200 academic papers in domestic and international core journals. He is also a member of the Science and Technology Commission and the steering committee of aerospace course teaching of the Ministry of Education, a deputy director of Editorial Board of Combustion Science and Technology (USA), Journal of Rocket Propulsion, Spacecraft Environment Engineering and an editor of Aerospace Journal.