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Tian Hongqi

President of CSU

member of the 11th and 12th CPPCC

 

Personal Information

Tian Hongqi, female, Han nationality, a member of Revolutionary Committee, was born in December 1959 in Lushan of Henan Province. She began to work in 1982. She is an Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, doctor of engineering, professor and doctoral supervisor. Currently, she serves as President of Central South University (CSU) and member of the 11th and 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).

Education Background

Mar. 1978-Dec. 1981

An undergraduate in Rolling Stock at   Department of Mechanical Engineering of the former Changsha Railway University

Sep. 1985-Dec. 1988

A postgraduate for master’s degree   in Locomotive and Rolling Stock at Department of Locomotive and Rolling Stock   of the former Changsha Railway University

Sep. 1996-Dec. 1999

A postgraduate for doctoral degree   in Aerodynamic at China Aerodynamics Research and Development Center

Working Experience

Jan. 1982

Employed as a teacher at Department   of Locomotive and Rolling Stock of the former Changsha Railway University

Dec. 1986

Entitled as lecturer of Department of   Locomotive and Rolling Stock of the former Changsha Railway University

May 1993

Entitled as Associate Professor at Department   of Locomotive and Rolling Stock of the former Changsha Railway University

Jul. 1999

Became a professor at Department of   Locomotive and Rolling Stock of the former Changsha Railway University

Apr. 2002

Appointed as Vice President of   School of Transportation Engineering of CSU

Oct. 2003

Became Director of the Key Laboratory   of Traffic Safety on Track, Ministry of Education

2005

Employed as Distinguished Professor of “Yangtze   River Scholar”

Sep. 2008

Promoted to be Assistant to the   President of CSU

Apr. 2010

Became Vice President of CSU

Dec. 2015

Appointed as Academician of Chinese Academy   of Engineering

Jun. 2016

Elected as Vice President of Chinese   Academy of Engineering

May 2017-now

President of CSU

Achievements

President Tian Hongqi is a technical expert in rail traffic engineering, who has obtained a series of innovative and engineering application achievements in fields of high-speed rail aerodynamics, train impact dynamics, driving safety technology in strong wind environment and other aspects. Under her leadership, her team has accomplished the shape design of a series of streamlined trains that have been put into use in China, the research and development of strong wind monitoring and warning and traffic control system of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the dynamic model experimental system for the aerodynamic characteristics of the first train in China and the only crash test system of the railway vehicle in domestic. She has been awarded five National Science and Technology Awards, among which two Grand Prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, one Second Prize of the National Technology Invention Award and two Second Prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award. Moreover, she has also obtained the Prize for Science and Technology Progress of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Award, Achievement Award of Zhantianyou Development Foundation for Science and Technology, Guanghua EST Prize, Guangzhao Science and Technology Award etc.

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