Academician Zhong Qunpeng has been honored with the Lifetime Achievement Award in Special Equipment Safety and Energy-saving for his outstanding contributions to the advancement of this field.
Academician Zhong graduated as a graduate student from Beijing Institute of Aeronautics (now known as Beihang University) in 1957. He was the director of the Failure Analysis and Prevention Institute, the China-Canada Senior Talent Training Center for Failure Analysis and Prevention, and the Academic Committee of Beihang University. He also served as the vice president of many societies and associations including Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES), China Society of Safety Production Science and Technology, China Occupational Safety and Health Association, China Quality Inspection Association, China Promotion Association for Special Equipment Safety and Energy-saving, etc. He is currently the honorary director of the Academic Committee of Beihang University and the Failure Analysis Institution of the CMES, the consultant of Chinese People's Liberation Army Air Force on Sci-Tech Development and Talent Cultivation and the China Standardization Expert Committee, as well as the director of editorial boards of Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering and Journal of Safety Science and Technology.
Academician Zhong is well known for his contributions to the field of failure analysis and prevention. He has carried out systematic and groundbreaking research on fracture analysis, mechanism and control of cold brittle fracture, applications of failure prediction and prevention, and exploration of safety philosophy. Academician Zhong has led and participated in over 500 projects on the analysis, diagnosis, prediction and prevention of safety accidents, and published more than 150 academic papers. He has won two national scientific and technological progress awards, seven first prizes of provincial or ministry-level awards, and one science and technology achievement award from Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society.
Reported by Wang Qing
Reviewed by Li Jianwei
Edited by Jia Aiping
Translated by Lyu Xingyun