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Lecture by Prof. Liu Daxiang: Learn from Wu Daguan — the Guiding Spirit in Research and Pursuit of Excellence in Aircraft Engines
Release time:March 16, 2020

Time: Wednesday, March 18, 2020, 19:00

Live Streaming Platform: Tencent Classroom

Lecturer: Liu Daxiang

Liu Daxiang is a professor and PhD supervisor of the School of Energy and Power Engineering of Beihang University, the Honorary Dean of the College of Energy and Power Engineering of Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics. Prof. Liu, a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and an aircraft engine expert, was born in Qidong County of Hunan Province on October 14, 1937. He has been the Chief Engineer and First Chief Designer of China Gas Turbine Establishment (GTE). He is now the deputy director of the Science and Technology Committee of the Aviation Industry of Corporation of China (AVIC) and the senior consultant of AVIC and the Aero Engine Corporation of China. He won a grand prize and two second prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress, the Aviation Gold Medal and Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Progress Award. Prof. Liu was awarded the title of “National Advanced Worker” in 1995 and was elected Representative of National People’s Congress in 1997. In 2002, Prof. Liu was awarded an honorary doctorate degree by the Russian Academy Sciences. In 2003, he was elected Representative of 10th National People’s Congress, a member of the 10th Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress and the Foreign Affairs Committee of National People’s Congress.


With the theme of “Learn from Wu Daguan — the Guiding Spirit in Research and Pursuitof Excellence in Aircraft Engines”, the lecture will focus on learning the spirit of Wu Daguan who was the founder and pioneer of China’s aircraft engine industry and known as “the father of Chinese aircraft engines”. Wu has made outstanding contribution to China’s early aircraft engine industry by making new breakthroughs for nine times.

Wu Daguan

Prof. Liu will deliver this lecture from several aspects. First, there will be a brief introduction to Wu Daguan, who had a glorious life experience from “joining the Party and fulfilling the commitment to save the nation by devoting to aviation” to “exerting himself to lead the path of independent research of aircraft engines”. Next, the lecturer will bring us back to the memory of Wu Daguan’s spirit and charming personality. In the end, Prof. Liu will put forward four suggestions on learning from Wu Daguan for the students.

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