Jianhua Yan, Vice President

Professor YAN Jianhua was born in June 1962 in Ningbo city, Zhejiang Province. He graduated from Zhejiang University and got his bachelor’s, master’s and PhD degrees in 1982, 1985 and 1990 respectively. 

In 1985, he joined the Department of Thermal Physics at ZJU as an assistant professor. In 1991, he became associate professor of the Institute for Thermal Power Engineering of ZJU. From 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting professor at the Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada. From 1994 to 1996, he was director of the National Laboratory of Clean Coal Combustion at ZJU. From 1993 to 1996, he was deputy director of the Institute for Thermal Power Engineering, ZJU. From October 1995 to January 1996, he was senior visiting scholar at the University of Tokyo. From 1996 to 2007, he was chairman of the Department of Energy Engineering, ZJU and director of the Design Institute of Energy Engineering, ZJU. Since 1995, he has been professor of the Department of Energy Engineering, ZJU. From 1999 to 2007, he was executive dean of the College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, ZJU. From 2007 to July 2013, he was executive dean of the Graduate School of ZJU and vice provost of ZJU. Since 2002, he has been a Cheung Kong scholar of the Ministry of Education. Since 2012, he has been approved as chief scientist of State 973 project. From July 2013 to June 2015, he was vice secretary of the Party Committee of ZJU. Since July 2015, he has been vice president of ZJU and in charge of post-graduate student education and academic affairs.

His major research interests include clean combustion, pyrolysis and gasification, pollutant control, combustion acquisition, environmental protection in the energy conversion process and waste derived energy, etc. He has published 305 scientific papers and eight books. He owns 57 Chinese invention patents. He got one State Technology Invention Award (second prize), three State Science and Technology Progress Awards (second prize) and one State Innovation Team Award.

Professor Yan Jianhua served as co-chair of the Association of Chinese Graduate School (ACGS) from 2012 to 2016. He is a member of the Discipline Appraisal Group under the State Council. He is vice chairman of the National Alliance of Innovative Waste to Energy. He is also serving as director of the State Engineering Laboratory of Waste Incineration Technology.