Huang Boyun , Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
Huang Boyun, a CPC member, male, Han Nationality, was born in Nan County of Hunan Province in November 1945. In 1969 he graduated from Department of Special Metallurgy at Central South Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and later won his master’s and doctoral degree after six years’ study (1980-1986) at Iowa State University in the United States. After graduation, he once worked as postdoc at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and then returned China in 1988.
Professor Huang Boyun mainly engages in research and teaching in advanced material; his technological inventions in advanced composite materials, high performance friction materials, special materials, powder metallurgy have brought him 4 National Science and Technology Achievement Awards and 2 National Teaching Achievement Awards. Among the technological inventions, the technological package for preparation of high-performance carbon/carbon aviation brake materials realizes regulation of atomic arrangement, a bottleneck during the preparation. This technological package, consisting of patented technologies with independent intellectual property rights, provided the country with the high-performance aviation brake material urgently needed. He built an industrial platform for preparation of high-performance carbon/carbon composite material, and prepares the key materials for the high-performance aerospace engine, a great contribution to guaranteeing the safety of China’s aviation aerospace strategic safety. In 2005, he won the first prize of the State Technological Invention Prize, the first winner since six years ago. Using special ceramic-reinforced iron-based material and duplex technology, Professor Huang developed a powder metallurgy brake material for airplane. With high stability and good wear resistance at overload, two properties wanted by the traditional metal-based friction material, this powder metallurgy brake material meets the major need of national defense construction; for this, Professor Huang was awarded with the second prize of the State Technological Invention Prize. Under the leadership of Professor Huang Boyun, a series of innovative platforms has been set up, including the State Key Laboratory for Powder Metallurgy, National Engineering Center of Powder Metallurgy, National Defense Science and Technology Key Laboratory of Lightweight and High strength Materials, and Non-ferrous Advanced Structural Materials and Manufacturing Collaborative Innovation Center (2011 plan). Besides, he received the National Achievement Award of Returned Overseas Chinese Talents, Ho Leung Ho Lee Science and Technology Progress Award, and the National Defense Science and Technology Industrial Systems Advanced Workers, National Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding, National Outstanding Professional and Technical Person, the Top Ten Touching China of CCTV 2005, National Labor Model, National Outstanding Communist Party Member and other honorary titles.
In 1999, Professor Huang Boyun became Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering; in 2007, he was elected to the Academy of Sciences in developing countries and took the office of the Director of Experts Committee of in the fields of New Materials for the National 863 Program of the 10th Five-year Plan; in 1997, he began to serve as president of Central South University of Technology, and then as president of Central South University from 2001 to 2011. He was a CPC representative of 16th and 17th National People’s Congress, the Eleventh National Committee of CPPCC. As a National Advanced Worker, now he acts as standing member of twelfth NPC, vice-chairman of China Association for Science, chairman of Hunan Association for Science, director of Chinese Materials Research Society, and professor of Central South University.