He Jishan, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering
He Jishan, a professor and doctoral supervisor of Central South University, Han Nationality, was born in September 1934 in Liuyang, Hunan Province. He was one of the first academicians of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1994.
During his 60 years for scientific research and teaching, he once served as President of the former Central South University of Technology and Director of Department of Energy and Mining at Chinese Academy of Engineering. Now he is a bureau member of China Academy of Engineering, a member of the Standing Committee of Engineering Management Department at China Academy of Engineering, a Honorary Chairman of Hunan Association for Science and Technology, the President of Academicians Sodality of Hunan, and an Adviser of Hunan Calligraphers Association.
With long-term efforts in the research of geophysical theory, method and observation instrument system, Professor He Jishan has developed the “dual frequency induced polarization method”, “pseudo random signal electrical method”, “Wide field electromagnetic method” and the “flow field fitting method” and so on. The theories and instruments developed by him make China become a leader in frequency study and electrical method in the world with its own color, which bring him one prize on the National Science Conference, two awards of National Invention Prize, two awards of National Science and Technology Progress Award and 18 provincial and ministerial level awards, the title of National Outstanding Mid-Aged Experts in 1986, the title of National Model Workers on Non-ferrous Metals in 1995, the title of National Advanced Educators in 2000, and the title of National Advanced Workers in 2005. His research achievements have been widely applied in China and abroad. Famous American geophysicist Professor HF Morrison once wrote: “He Jishan’s many explorations in geophysics received worldwide recognition particularly in induced polarization and controlled source audio frequency magnetotelluric sounding.”
Another concern of Professor He is the management of development of science and engineering disciplines. He did extensive research on the theory and practice of engineering management during the past 20 years and has published monographs and a number of influential articles on engineering management. Thanks to his push in the engineering management on the level of establishment of faculty, forums and discipline, the postgraduate program of engineering management goes smoothly for the recruitment, construction and development. Now he is engaged in theory system research of engineering management.
Apart from his strong interest in science and technology of engineering, Professor He also shows great fondness of art. He is keen on calligraphy and couplets since childhood. After the reform and opening up, he joined Steering Committee of Cultural Quality Education in Colleges and Universities of Ministry of Education, and became an Advisor of Hunan Calligraphers Association, appealing for teaching engineering college students calligraphy and humanism. During domestic and foreign exchanges, he often makes friends by calligraphy communication. For a long time, he maintained deep friendship with scholars from calligraphy, painting and couplets. With an open mind to learn from others plus his own experiences, he exceled in Zhuan, Li, Kai, Xing and Curve style (styles of calligraphy), particularly developed his own characteristics in Embedded Couplets Calligraphy and Chinese & English Calligraphy.
In 1985, Professor He created the first doctoral geophysics program featured by ground field studies. Later in 2002, he set up the Biomedical Engineering program at Central South University. He has 100 postdoctoral fellows and doctoral and master students from 3 disciplines: geophysics, management science and engineering, biomedical engineering. During his service as President of the former Central South University of Technology, he advocated humane spirit, optimized the educational environment and promoted integration of science, engineering, and arts, which led the university to be the first bath entering national 211 Project.