Zhang Xiaolin (1951.1—) is a professor and PhD supervisor of the School of Electronic and Information Engineering of Beihang University. He received his doctor’s degree from Beihang University. Since 1992, he has been enjoying the special government allowance from the State Council of China. In 2006, he won the National Distinguished Teacher Award.
Engaging in higher education for 25 years, Prof. Zhang has made major contributions in terms of teaching and research. Since 1995, he has been teaching Electronic Circuit I, an elementary undergraduate course rated as a quality course by both the national government and Beijing government in 2003. In 2004, he won the title of Beijing Excellent Teacher and the Grand Baosteel Education Award for Excellent Teachers. The next year, he won a first prize of Beijing Excellent Teaching Achievement Award and a second prize of the National Excellent Teaching Achievement Award with his project about the reform to cultivate innovative talents in electronic and information engineering, and was among the first Excellent Beihang Lecturers. In 2006, he won Beijing Distinguished Teacher Award and National Distinguished Teacher Award. He has published six textbooks or monographs and taken charge of nine teaching reform projects, and is the chief editor of three undergraduate textbooks designed for China’s 11th Five-Year Plan of the general higher education and a graduate textbook for China’s Commission for Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense (COSTIND, now part of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology). He has instructed more than a thousand undergraduates in graduation projects, internships, course projects as well as electronics and information contests. These students have won more than a hundred awards in various competitions.
He has led a number of national, provincial or ministry-level research projects, winning a second prize of National Science and Technology Progress Award, two first prizes, two second prizes and three third prizes of provincial or ministry-level awards for science and technology progress, and a second-class merit for major projects of COSTIND. He has obtained seven patents and published over 100 papers. In the last ten years, he worked as the chief designer or deputy chief designer of three national key projects. He was the deputy chief designer of the research project of China’s first unmanned coaxial rotor helicopter.
At present, he is Director of the Key Laboratory of Avionics, Vice Director of the National Engineering Research Center of Satellite Navigation Applications, Director of the National Training Base for Integrated Circuit Talents, Vice Director of the steering committee for the teaching of electronic information and electricity of the Ministry of Education, and the leader of the expert panel for National Undergraduate Electronic Design Contest. He is also an editor of Acta Electronica Sinica, Acta Aeronauticaet Astronautica Sinica and Journal of Telemetry, Tracking and Command, a director of the Chinese Institute of Electronics, Director of the expert committee of DSP application, and an expert for several government agencies.