Fang Jiancheng (1965.9—) is a professor of 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.