Academics
Members of CAS & CAE
Gao Zhentong

Gao Zhentong

Gao Zhentong (1928.11—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected in 1991).

After graduation from the Department of Aeronautics of Peiyang University (now known as Tianjin University) in 1950, Prof. Gao took the position of teaching assistant at Tsinghua University. Since 1952, he has worked as the director of Mechanics of Materials Laboratory and director of Research Center of Solid Mechanics at Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University). He also served as a technical adviser to eight aircraft manufacturers and research institutes, and was a professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the chairman or committee member of several international academic conferences.

Prof. Gao is a famous expert in structural fatigue, and he founded the subject of fatigue statistics in China. He was previously in charge of the independent design and development of China’s first photo elastic device and first resistance strain gauge.

He has published more than 80 papers and six monographs, such as Applied Statistics in Fatigue and Fatigue Reliability. He won four prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, a third prize of the State Natural Science Award, nine provincial or ministry-level prizes, and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress.

Liu Daxiang

Liu Daxiang

Liu Daxiang (1937.10—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Energy and Power Engineering of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 1995).

Prof. Liu graduated from Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University) in 1960. Since 1986, he has been Chief Engineer and First Chief Designer of China Gas Turbine Establishment (formerly known as the 624 Institute). He is now the deputy director of the Science and Technology Committee of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China.

For over four decades, Prof. Liu has been focusing on the design and research of aircraft engine. He worked as the chief engineer, chief designer or technical director of several national projects and led some major researches, making great contributions to China’s research on aircraft engine.

He won a grand prize and two second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, over ten ministry-level prizes and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress. He was the Editor-in-Chief of four books, including Handbook on Aircraft Engine Design (Vol. 7 on air inlet and exhaust systems) and Aircraft Engine: Heart of Planes, and wrote over 100 papers and scientific reports.

Li Wei

Li Wei

Li Wei (1943.6—) is a computer scientist. He graduated from the Department of Mathematics and Mechanics at Peking University in 1966 and has been teaching at Beihang University (formerly Beijing Institute of Aeronautics) since then. After four years of graduate study at the University of Edinburgh, he obtained his PhD degree in computer science there in 1983. He has been Professor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering at Beihang University since 1986 and served as President of Beihang University from 2002 to 2009. He was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1997. Currently, he serves as Director of the State Key Lab of Software Development Environment, Member of the National Educational Advisory Committee.

In his early research on concurrent programming languages (CPL), Prof. Li introduced structural operational semantics about synchronization, communication, and exception handling for Ada and other practical CPL and established the theory of correctness for translation between different CPL, which pioneered the comparative study of CPL. He has been working on the formalization of processes of scientific discovery for more than a decade and established a formal system, called R-calculus, which can automatically revise scientific theories or knowledge bases in an optimized way when conclusions predicted by the theories or bases are refuted by facts of experiments and observations. He has also developed the theory of limits for version sequences of knowledge bases and proposed the formalism of proschemes to describe and to control the evolution of scientific theories or knowledge bases. As leader of the expert team of a national project of the Natural Science Foundation, Prof. Li participated in the creation of the first IPV6 trial net in China in 1998. From 1999 to 2008, he was Chief Scientist consecutively for two projects in the National Basic Research (973) Program of China.

Prof. Li has published over 100 research papers and six monographs. He received many awards and honors for his scientific achievements and administrative service, including the National Natural Science Award in 1995, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Award for Progress in Science and Technology in 1998, and the Tsiolkovsky Medal of the Russian Cosmonautics Federation in 2007.

Chun-Hian Lee

Chun-Hian Lee

Chun-Hian Lee (1939.11—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, the director of the National Laboratory for Computational Fluid Dynamics of Beihang University and a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 1997).

He studied in the State University of New York and the California Institute of Technology from 1972 to 1974, and carried out pre-research on space shuttles and missiles at Lockheed Martin Space Systems Company from 1975 to 1980. In 1980, he began to teach at the Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University). He was the director of the library of Beihang University from 2002 to 2005.

Prof. Lee is an expert in aerodynamics and aircraft design. From 1987 to 1997, he engaged in the development of China’s heavy-lift carrier rocket and space transportation system plan of the 863 Program.

He was awarded several honorary titles, such as National Outstanding Teacher and Excellent Worker of the 863 Program, and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress. He began to enjoy the special government allowance from the State Council of China in 1991. His publications included over 100 papers and technical reports.

Du Shanyi

Du Shanyi

Du Shanyi (1938.8—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, a member of Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999), a senior technical advisor of China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation, and a professor of Harbin Institute of Technology (HIT).

In 1964, he graduated from the Department of Modern Mechanics of the University of Science and Technology of China and began to work at HIT. From 1980 to 1982, he was a visiting scholar at the George Washington University, USA. Besides HIT and Beihang, he is also a part-time professor at Tsinghua University, Peking University, Zhejiang University, Shanghai Jiao Tong University and Xi'an Jiaotong University.

Prof. Du’s research interests lie in mechanics, composite materials and astronautical engineering. His major achievements include finding the solution to several key theoretical and technical problems in thermal protection materials and structures, extension of mesomechanics to the mechanical analysis of advanced composite materials, development of random inclusion theory and research on intelligent composite materials and structures.

He won a second prize and a third prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, two second prizes of the State Technological Invention Award, five provincial or ministry-level first prizes, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress and so on. He has published over 200 papers and 10 monographs, such as Mesomechanics of Composite Materials and Intelligent Material Systems and Structures.

Zhong Qunpeng

Zhong Qunpeng

Zhong Qunpeng (1934.10—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999).

He is a member of the graduate class of 1957 of Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University), where he has been working hitherto. At present, he is the director of the Failure Analysis and Prevention Institute, and is the honorary director of the Academic Committee of Beihang University.

Prof. Zhong is well known for his contributions to the field of failure analysis and prevention. Since 1970s, he has carried out systematic and groundbreaking research on the mathematical model of ductile–brittle transition, the mechanism and control of cold brittle fracture, the failure analysis of pressure vessels, the two-parameter safety assessment of elastoplasticity, and the physical and mathematical model and quantitative reverse deduction of macro and micro fractures. He won two national scientific and technological progress awards, seven first prizes and four second prizes of provincial or ministry-level awards.

Chen Maozhang

Chen Maozhang

Chen Maozhang (1936.2—) is a professor and doctoral supervisor in the School of Energy and Power Engineering, Beihang University. He is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 1999), and a member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council. Prof. Chen graduated from Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University) in 1957. From 1979 to 1981, he was invited to the Department of Aeronautics, Imperial College London as one of the first visiting scholars after the Reform and Opening, majoring in turbulence and transition. Since then, he has been devoting himself to research on turbomachinery aerodynamics and viscous fluid dynamics.

Prof. Chen is an expert in aero-engine, and has contributed to the development of aviation industry. He has proposed a new method of compressor casing treatment which can ensure the stability and reliability of the aero-engine within the whole flight envelope. In addition, he has developed the large-scale low-speed compressor testing facility and the dynamic measurement technique of rotor flow field. He has also proposed the design technique of forward-swept splitter blade for compressor, which can improve the performance of the compressor greatly. His creative research achievements are of great significance and practical value to the design and development of aircraft engine. Besides, he is very active in research on the novel hypersonic air-breathing engine in recent years.

Prof. Chen has long been committed to the study of the theory and application of three-dimensional flow for turbomachinery. One of his monographs, Fundamentals of Viscous Fluid Dynamics, has been recommended as a teaching book for graduates in Engineering Mechanics by the Ministry of Education.

He has won a first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award (1993), and two second prizes of the State Technology Innovation Award (1999 and 2012). He won the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in 2000. In addition, he won the second prize of the State Teaching Achievement Award in 1999, and was granted the title of National Model Teachers in 2008.

Wang Jun

Wang Jun

Wang Jun (1935.7—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering of Beihang University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2001).

Prof. Wang graduated from Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University) in 1959, and has been working here ever since then. He is also the chairman of Association for Science and Technology of Beihang, executive member of the council of the Chinese Association of Refrigeration (CAR), director of academic committee for State Key Laboratory of Astronautic Propellant Preparation and Transport, and also the leader of expert group of the Chinese National “973” Project.

Prof. Wang is a famous expert on man-machine and environment engineering, as well as air conditioning & refrigeration. He has presided over the design and fabrication of more than 20 major projects, and most of them are key environment simulation and air refrigeration facilities with international advanced level, which makes a significant contribution to national defense construction and the development of environmental technology.

Prof. Wang has won two second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, a third prize of the National Invention Award, a first prize of China Guanghua Science & Technology Fund, four first prizes of National Defense Science and Technology Progress Award, and seven second prizes and five third prizes of provincial and ministerial level. He has published three academic monographs and more than 150 papers. He also holds more than ten authorized invention patents.

Feng Peide

Feng Peide

Feng Peide (1941.4—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2001).

Prof. Feng received his bachelor’s degree from the Department of Mathematic Mechanics (now known as the Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science) of Peking University in 1963 and his master’s degree from the Department of Automatic Control of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. In 1967, he joined Xi'an Flight Automatic Control Research Institute (FACRI). From 1981 to 1983, he studied in the United States. From 1984 to 2001, he was the director of FACRI. Currently, he is the deputy director of the research committee of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC).

He has long been the chief designer of aeronautic inertial navigation system in China and led several relevant research and development projects. He is also a member of the Expert Committee of the National Large Aircraft Project.

He has won a grand prize and a second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, a third prize of the State Technological Invention Award and a dozen ministry-level prizes.

Yao Jun’en

Yao Jun’en

Yao Jun’en (1932.4—) is a professor and PhD supervisor at the School of Physics and Nuclear Energy Engineering, and the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering of Beihang University. He is the former vice director of the Academic Committee at Beihang University, and honorary director of the Key Laboratory of Micro-nano Measurement Manipulation and Physics (Ministry of Education). Also, he is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2001).

Prof. Yao graduated from Dalian Institute of Technology (now known as Dalian University of Technology) in 1952. He was one of the founders of the Chinese Electron Microscopy Society and the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Chinese Electron Microscopy Society.  

Prof. Yao is one of the pioneers in the development and production of scanning tunneling microscope, transmission electron microscope and scanning electron microscope in China. His research interests include nanotechnology, near-field optics, electron optics, electron microscopy and instrumentation.

He has published more than 140 papers and 6 books (including chapters in books), and won a second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and other ten national or ministry-level prizes.

Li Bohu

Li Bohu

Li Bohu (1938.11—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Automation Science and Electrical Engineering of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2001).

Prof. Li has been focusing on the research and application of system simulation and informatization of manufacturing industry. He was the person in charge for the prototype of the first large spacecraft simulator, the technical director for the first automatic optimization machine, the leader in the development of the first continuous system simulation language and complex system simulation language, and the chief engineer of the first large demonstration system of distributed simulation and several complex system simulation projects in China. As the chief engineer of the integrated manufacturing system of several astronautic products, he brought up ideas and technological systems of integrated manufacturing system of complex products, manufacturing grid, cloud manufacturing and so on. He is President of Chinese Association for System Simulation. At present, he is leading the research on the first high-performance computer simulation system of complex systems.

He has won a first prize and three third prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, other two national prizes and 16 ministry-level prizes. His publications include over 270 papers, 12 monographs and four translations. In 2012, he won Lifetime Achievement Award and was listed in the Modeling and Simulation Hall of Fame of the Society for Modeling & Simulation International (SCS).

Zhang Yanzhong

Zhang Yanzhong

Zhang Yanzhong (1940.3—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Electronic and Information Engineering of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2001).

He graduated from Northwest University in 1962 and received his doctor’s degree from the University of Cambridge in 1984. He has successively worked as President of the Chinese Aeronautical Establishment, Chief Engineer of the Ministry of Aerospace Industry (now known as China National Space Administration, China Aerospace Science and Technology Corporation and China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation), Deputy Director General of the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC) and Director General of AVIC Ⅱ (now known as AVIC).

Prof. Zhang is an expert in aeronautic system engineering and signal processing. In 1960s and 1970s, he studied mechanical vibration and aircraft fault diagnosis, successfully removing faults of 55 planes. In 1980s, his research on information system solved the problem of limit cycle oscillation, and he systematically developed the subject of exclusive OR circuit simplification. In 1990s, he led the project establishment and system development of several planes, missiles and radars, and brought up the idea of cost systems engineering.

He has received two state-level and nine ministry-level awards. His publications include nine monographs, an English-Chinese dictionary and over 100 papers.

Qi Faren

Qi Faren

Qi Faren (1933.4—) is a professor, PhD supervisor and honorary dean of the School of Astronautics of Beihang University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2001) and the International Academy of Astronautics.

After graduation from the Department of Aircraft of Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University) in 1957, he was assigned to the Chinese Academy of Launch Vehicle Technology. In 1976, he began to develop satellites and spacecraft at the China Academy of Space Technology, where he worked as Vice President, President, Chief Designer of several satellites and spacecraft, and is a technical advisor now. He was the vice president of the Chinese National Committee for the Committee on Space Research.

He is an expert in space technology and the first chief designer of the Shenzhou spacecraft. Before the Shenzhou program, he brought up a complete ground experiment plan for Dong Fang Hong 1, China’s first satellite, established the design code of reliability for Dong Fang Hong 2, and adopted a common platform, modular design and several new technologies for Dong Fang Hong 3. As the chief designer of Shenzhou-5, China’s first manned spacecraft, he formulated the general plan that accommodated the reality of China. His contributions are systematic and groundbreaking.

He has won two grand prizes, a first prize and a third prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the Chinese Engineering Science and Technology Award and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress. He enjoys the special government allowance from the State Council of China.

Jiang Lei

Jiang Lei

Jiang Lei (1965.3—) is a professor and PhD supervisor as well as the dean of the School of Chemistry of Beihang University, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected in 2009) and the World Academy of Sciences for the advancement of science in developing countries (elected in 2012), also a member of foreign academician of the American Academy of Engineering (elected in 2016).

At Jilin University, he received a bachelor’s degree from the Department of Physics in 1987, a master’s degree from the Department of Chemistry in 1990, and a doctor’s degree under the joint supervision program with Tokyo University in 1994. He has worked as the chief scientist of the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology, the director of the expert panel for the special project of nanoscience and technology of the 863 Program, and a research fellow of Kanagawa Academy of Science and Technology. Now he is also a research fellow and PhD supervisor of the Technical Institute of Physics and Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences.

Prof. Jiang is a well-known expert in nanomaterials and mainly researches into the synthesis and preparation of bioinspired intelligent interfacial materials in multidisciplinary sciences. His studies cover bioinspired materials with special wettability, ion channels, energy and lightweight and high-strength materials. He wrote Bioinspired Intelligent Nanostructured Interfacial Materials and published over 500 papers in journals listed in the Science Citation Index. He also holds more than 70 patents.

He works as an editor for a number of journals, such as Small, Solid State Sciences, Advanced Functional Materials, Langmiur, Soft Matter, Biomicrofluidics, Nano Reserch and so on. He was awarded a second prize of the State Natural Science Award in 2005, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in 2013, the China NANO Award in 2015, the UNESCO Medal for Contribution to the Development of Nanoscience and Nanotechnologies, Nikkei Asia Prizes in 2016 and the Humboldt Research Award in 2017.

Huai Jinpeng

Huai Jinpeng

Huai Jinpeng (1962.12—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Computer Science and Engineering of Beihang University, a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected in 2009), and Vice Minister of Industry and Information Technology of the People's Republic of China.

His other positions include member of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, Vice President of the Chinese Society of Aeronautics and Astronautics, Vice President of the Chinese Society of Astronautics, and deputy to the 12th National People’s Congress.

As a software expert, Prof. Huai has long been engaging in the research on network software technology and system, making systematic and groundbreaking contributions to trusted sharing and allocation of network software and hardware resources, security protocol theories, application of automation tools for software development, etc. He solved the technical problems in the sharing and utilization of network resources, established the algebraic theory and algorithm of security protocol analysis, and brought up the model and method of software process development. He also studies web-service technologies and big data computing.

He has won a second prize of the State Technological Invention Award, two second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress and so on. In 2012, he was awarded the Legion of Honor (Chevalier).

Xu Huibin

Xu Huibin

Xu Huibin (1959.7—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2011). He is now the President of Beihang University.

Prof. Xu received his bachelor's degree from Fuxin Mining Institute (now known as Liaoning Technical University) in 1982, his master's degree from the Technical University Clausthal, Germany in 1987, and PhD degree from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 1992. From 1992 to 1993, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University Munich, Germany.

In 1991, he and Prof. Müller, his supervisor, proposed the One Dimensional Müller-Xu Thermodynamic Theory of Ideal Pseudo-elasticity. Since he started to work at Beihang University in 1993, he has been focusing on the research in the field of materials with special functions, thermal barrier coatings, magnetostrictive materials, etc.

Up to now, he has won one First Prize and one Second Prize of the State Technological Invention Award, and four ministry-level First Prizes, and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in 2010. He has published over 300 journal papers and held more than 100 patents.

Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun

Zhang Jun (1965—) is a professor at the School of Electronic and Information Engineering and the director of National Key Laboratory of CNS/ATM at Beihang University. He also serves as the deputy director of the Chinese Institute of Electronics. He received his PhD degree from Beihang University in 2001. He has been elected as the Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2013.

As a senior expert in air traffic engineering, Prof. Zhang has done several groundbreaking work in monitoring the air route network operation of civil aviation and surveillance of satellite-based air route operation. He also pioneered the development of China’s first new-generation air traffic service platform and first satellite-based air route operation surveillance equipment. Prof. Zhang has been the leading principle investigator for more than 20 major research and engineering projects, which are funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the 973 Program, the 863 Program, and the National ATM Program.

He won a first prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award in 2004, a first prize of the State Technological Invention Award in 2009, and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation. He has published more than 100 papers in top-level journals and two books; he also has received 35 national patents.

Zhang Guangjun

Zhang Guangjun

Zhang Guangjun (1965.3—) is a professor at the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2013).

From 1982 to 1991, he successively received his bachelor’s degree, master’s degree and doctor’s degree from the Department of Precision Instrument Engineering of Tianjin University. He began to work at Beihang University in 1991. Now he is Director of the Key Laboratory of Precision Opto-mechatronics and Vice President of the two societies: Chinese Society for Measurement and the China Instrument and Control Society.

Prof. Zhang has been engaged in the dynamic measurement and engineering application of geometric parameters. He developed the vision measurement model and field calibration system, and brought up a series of new methods of dynamic imaging and graphic information processing. He led the development of small high-precision celestial navigation products for satellites, dynamic test stations of the flight performance of aeronautical equipment and main line dynamic test stations of train operation, which equal or surpass foreign products in major performance indicators. These technologies have been transferred to the industry sector.

He has won a first prize (in 2008), two second prize (in 2006 and 2012) and a fourth prize (in 1997) of the State Technological Invention Award. He also wrote two monographs: Vision Measurement and Star Identification.

Zhao Qinping

Zhao Qinping

Zhao Qinping is a professor at Beihang University and the director of State Key Laboratory of Virtual Reality Technology and Systems. He is also a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2013).

Prof. Zhao has conducted research on artificial intelligenceand virtual reality since 1982. As one of the pioneers in China’s VR research, he held and accomplished more than 20 national science and technology programs, including National Natural Science Foundation, National High-tech R&D Program and the National Basic Research Program of China. To honour his significant work, the Ministry of Science and Technology commended his contribution both in 1991 and 2001.

Taking a lead in the research on machine analogical reasoning, Prof. Zhao has directed the design of analogical reasoning chip machine, and established the analogical reasoning machine system through a combination of software and hardware. He has directed the establishment of China's first distributed virtual environment DVENET based on specialized computer WAN, the development of the real-time 3D graph platform BH_GRAPH with IIPR and the distributed interactive simulation application operation platform BH_RTI; he has also developed several virtual reality application systems which have great influence in China.

He won the first prize for the National Science and Technology Progress Award as the leading scientist in 2010. In 2012, he was awarded Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation for Progress in Science and Technology. By now, he has published four academic monographs, more than 200 papers and 60 national authorized patents.

Fang Jiancheng

Fang Jiancheng

Fang Jiancheng (1965.9—) is a professor at the School of Instrumentation Science and Opto-electronics Engineering, Vice President of Beihang University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected in 2015).

He received his bachelor’s degree from Shandong Institute of Technology (now known as Shandong University) in 1983, master’s degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1988, and doctor’s degree from Southeast University in 1996. He is a chief scientist of the 973 program, the convener of the navigation and location expert panel in the field of earth observation and navigation of the 863 Program. He is also the director of the National Defense Key Laboratory of Inertia Technology. He was appointed vice president of Beihang University in December 2015, and executive vice president in December 2018.

Prof. Fang’s research mainly focuses on maglev inertial actuators for spacecraft attitude control and inertial navigation technology. He led the development of China’s first 5-degree of freedom actively controlled maglev inertial momentum wheel and maglev control moment gyroscope. He also brought up a new method of rapid and accurate alignment for the strapdown inertial measurement system and a new filtering method for its integrated measurement system

He has won a first prize and a second prize of the State Technological Invention Award as well as a first prize and a second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award. He was also awarded the title of Outstanding Talent in Defense Science, Technology and Industry in 2008 and the title of National Outstanding Professional and Technical Talent in 2009.

Wang Huaming

Wang Huaming

Wang Huaming (1962.5—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2015).

He received his bachelor’s degree from Sichuan Institute of Industry (now known as Xihua University) in 1983, master’s degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1986 and doctor’s degree from China University of Mining and Technology in 1989. After finishing his research at the Institute of Metal Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a postdoctoral fellow, he began to work at Beihang University in 1992, and was sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangan-Nuremberg, Germany in the same year. Now he is the director of the National Engineering Laboratory of Additive Manufacturing for Large Metallic Components and the Engineering Research Center of Laser Direct Manufacturing for Large Metallic Components, and the chief scientist for aerospace materials and structure of the National Laboratory of Aeronautics and Astronautics.

Prof. Wang has long been engaging in the research on laser additive manufacturing for large metallic components and laser surface engineering. He made breakthroughs in the manufacturing technique, complete sets of equipment, quality control and engineering application of laser additive manufacturing for large metallic key components made from high-performance and difficult-to-machine metal, such as titanium alloys. He also developed the special coating using laser cladding of metalsilicide, which could endure extreme conditions like high temperature and corrosion. His achievements have been applied to planes, missiles, satellites, aircraft engine, etc.

He has published over 180 papers in journals listed in the Science Citation Index. He won a first prize of the State Technological Invention Award in 2012 and other three national or ministry-level prizes. He was also awarded the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress and the title of Outstanding Talent in Defense Science, Technology and Industry.

Yan Chuliang

Yan Chuliang

Yan Chuliang (1947.8—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering of Beihang University and a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected in 2015).

He received his master's and doctor's degree from Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics (also known as Beihang University) in 1992 and 1999, respectively. At present, he is the director of Beijing Aircraft Strength Institute, a member of the Science and Technology Committee of the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense, a member of the expert panel for key security projects of the Equipment Development Department of Central Military Committee, and Vice President of China Association of Inventions and so on.

Prof. Yan has been studying aircraft life and structural reliability for over four decades. He brought up the theory of economic life prediction and reliability assessment of aircraft structures and developed the key technologies in life prediction and life extension of aircrafts, as well as load spectrum measurement by a plane. His work has been applied to thousands of planes and extended the service life greatly to ensure the aircrafts' safety in China.

He has led more than 30 projects on the reliability of 22 national key planes, such as J-10 and H-6K. His publications include six monographs and over 200 papers. He has won a second prize of the State Technological Invention Award, two second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award and a grand prize and seven first prizes of ministry-level awards. He also holds 61 patents for invention.

Zheng Zhiming

Zheng Zhiming

Zheng Zhiming (1953.10—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Mathematics and Systems Science of Beihang University and a member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (elected in 2017).

After receiving his doctor’s degree from Peking University in 1987, he began to teach there and worked as Vice Dean of the School of Mathematical Sciences and Vice Director of the Office of Educational Administration. In 2003, he came to Beihang University, where he has worked as Dean of the School of Advanced Engineering (now known as ShenYuan Honors College) and Vice President.

Prof. Zheng is an expert in the interdisciplinary field of mathematics and information science, and has long been engaging in the relevant research on aerospace information security and complex information systems. He invented dynamics-based codes, the cryptanalysis theory and method derived from the combination of algebra and dynamics, which helped him succeed in developing a new series of aerospace security equipment characterized by high speed, low energy consumption and multiple modes. He also brought forward the theory and method of regulating system complexity and a new calculation model for rapid information transmission, global information diffusion and accurate data analysis, all of which have a profound influence on the international academia.

He has won a first prize of the State Technological Invention Award, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress, a first prize of the Natural Science Award of the Ministry of Education, the Technological Invention Award for National Defense, etc.

Gong Shengkai

Gong Shengkai

Gong Shengkai (1956.7—) is a professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University.

Prof. Gong received his bachelor’s degree from Northeastern University of Technology (now known as Northeastern University) in 1982 and his PhD degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan in 1988. From 1988 to 1990, he was a postdoctoral researcher with the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University.

Prof. Gong has long been engaged in the research of intermetallic alloys, single crystal blades and thermal barrier coatings. He invented a new kind of low-rhenium Ni3Al-based single crystal superalloy with high-temperature resistance and lowdensity as well as ultra-high temperature thermal barrier coatings, providing support for the development of new engines in China.

He has won eight science and technology awards at the provincial level or above, including the first prize of the State Technological Invention Award (2016). He holds more than 80 authorized invention patents and has published nearly 300 SCI papers. He serves currently as vice president of the Chinese Society for Corrosion and Protection (CSCP) and the Academic Committee of the Superalloys, CSM.

Su Donglin

Su Donglin

Su Donglin (1960.3—) is a professor at the School of Electronics and Information Engineering, Director of Institute of EMC Technology of Beihang University, Director of  Key Laboratory of Electromagnetic Environmental Effects of Intelligent System and Equipment (Ministry of Industry and Information Technology), and a Visiting Scholar with the Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Prof. Su also serves as the Chair of Beijing Chapter, IEEE Antennas and Propagation Society, the Deputy Chair of Antennas Society, Chinese Institute of Electronics, etc.

Prof. Su has lectured on Electromagnetic Theory, a basic course for undergraduates, for 30 years. She proposed to establish a secondary discipline of electromagnetic compatibility and electromagnetic environment and has cultivated more than 100 doctoral and master students in related fields. She established a professional electromagnetic compatibility training base with thousands of participants.

Prof. Su has long been engaged in the research of electromagnetic compatibility and engineering application, and she has presided over more than 30 major equipment electromagnetic compatibility projects. She was awarded one first prize of State Technological Invention Award, two second prizes of National Science & Technology Progress Award. She has obtained 38 authorized national invention patents and published 72 papers. Prof. Su enjoys the special government allowance from the State Council of China. She was awarded the titles of National Women’s Pacesetter, National May 1 Labour Medal, Outstanding Young University Teachers in Beijing, etc.

Xiang Jinwu

Xiang Jinwu

Xiang Jinwu (1964.4—) is a professor at the School of Aeronautic Science and Engineering, Chief Designer at the Unmanned System Institute of Beihang University, and Director of the Key Laboratory of Advanced Technology of Intelligent Unmanned Aircraft Systems of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

Prof. Xiang received his bachelor’s degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1984. After that, he obtained his master's degree in mechanics from Northwestern Polytechnical University in 1990 and doctor's degree from Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics in 1993, respectively..

Prof. Xiang has been committed to the study of UAV system technology and model development. he is the chief designer of Long Eagle unmanned aerial vehicle. He has won two first prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, three second prizes of ministry-level science and technology progress awards and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation. He has obtained 75 authorized national invention patents, published more than 240 papers and cultivated 9 postdoctoral researchers and 30 doctors.

Prof. Xiang was selected as a distinguished professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program. He was rated as one of the young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions, and won the honorary title of Beijing Outstanding Worker, National May 1 Labour Medal, etc. He enjoys the special government allowance from the State Council of China. His team was selected into Innovation Team of “Key Technology of Long Endurance UAV” of the Ministry of Education and Top Ten Innovation Teams of National Defense Science and Technology Industry.

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