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.