Jianhua Yan

Vice President of Zhejiang University

Professor YAN Jianhua was born in June 1962 in Ningbo city, Zhejiang Province. He graduated in Zhejiang University and got his bachelor, master and PhD degree in 1982, 1985 and 1990 respectively. In 1985, he joined the Department of Thermal Physics in Zhejiang University as a assistant professor. In 1991, he became associate professor of Institute for thermal power engineering of Zhejiang University. From 1992 to 1993, he was a visiting professor at Technical University of Nova Scotia, Canada. From 1994 to 1996, he was director of National Laboratory of Clean Coal Combustion at Zhejiang University. From 1993 to 1996, he was deputy director of Institute for Thermal Power Engineering, Zhejiang University. From October 1995 to January 1996, he was senior visiting scholar in the University of Tokyo. From 1996 to 2007, he was chairman of Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University and director of Design Institute of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University. Since 1995, he has been professor of the Department of Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University. From 1999 to 2007, he was executive dean of College of Mechanical and Energy Engineering, Zhejiang University. From April 2007 to July 2013, he was executive dean of graduate school of Zhejiang University and vice provost of Zhejiang University. Since 2002, he has been Cheung Kong scholar of Ministry of Education. Since 2012, he has been approved as chief scientist of State 973 project. Since July 2013, he has been vice secretary of the party committee of Zhejiang UniversitySince July 2015, he has been vice president of Zhejiang University 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 published more than 200 scientific papers and four books. He own over 40 Chinese patents.


Professor Yan Jianhua has served as co-chair of Association of Chinese Graduate School (ACGS) since 2012. He is a member of discipline division of State council. He is vice chairman of National Alliance of Innovative Waste to Energy. He is also serving as chairman of both Zhejiang Provincial Association of Renewable Energy and Zhejiang Provincial Association of Waste Treatment and Resource Utilization.