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President Chen Xiaohong in Our University is Elected as the Academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering

2017-12-15 15:56:45

On Nov. 27, Chinese Academy of Engineering publicized the cooptation list of academicians in 2017, and Prof. Chen Xiaohong, the president of  our university, was on the list as the academician of Engineering Management Department, Chinese Academy of Engineering. This is a heart-stirring and joyful event for the high-level talent team construction of the university, which indicates that the construction of discipline and talents of the university reaches a new level. This is also a main reflection of continuous improvement in scientific research and innovation capacity, and the continuous enhancement of comprehensive competitive strength and social influence of the university. It has the important significance for promoting the "three strategies" of improvements and "double first-rate" construction of the university.

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Chen Xiaohong, doctor of Tokyo Institute of Technology, is professor and doctoral supervisor. Prof. Chen has been awarded as a member of  Outstanding Young Talents,  and is the responsible person and chief professor of the following areas: national-level key discipline "Management Science and Engineering", National Innovation Research Group, "Changjiang Scholars Innovation Team" of Ministry of Education, National Teaching Group and National Specialty. She is the Deputy President of Chinese Management Association, National Outstanding Teacher, National Woman Pace-setter, Leading Talent for Philosophy and Social Science of "Ten Thousand Talent Program" of China Organization Department and the Propaganda Department of the Central government, Outstanding Social Scientist of the first batch, Deputy Chairman of the Tenth Plenary Session of Hunan Association for Science and Technology, and Director of Hunan 2011 Collaborative Innovation Center for "Resource Conserving and Environment Friendly Society and Ecological Civilization". Professor Chen is now President of the university, honorary dean, professor and doctoral supervisor of Business School in Central South University, and part-time professor of Wuhan University.

Prof. Chen Xiaohong is a member of Business Management Discipline Appraisal Group of the State Council, of Management Department of Science and Technology Committee, Management Department of Social Sciences Committee, and of Teaching Steering Committee of Management Science and Engineering of Ministry of Education. She has served as the member of MBA Steering Committee, was elected as the first and second-level trans-century academic and technical leader of national "New Century Talents Project", Review Group member of NSFC Management Discipline and Applied Economic Discipline of National Social Science Foundation, and the ninth executive committee member of All-China Women's Federation. On the provincial level, she has many held many posts as well such as honorary chairman of Hunan System Engineering Society, member of Expert Committee of 10th and 11th Provincial Five-year Plans, economic adviser of government departments and large-scale enterprises, and the editorial board member of more than ten domestic and foreign famous academic journals. She enjoyed the special government allowance of the State Council, was the specially-appointed professor of the first "Furong Scholar Plan" and obtained the Contribution Award for Specially-appointed Professor of the first "Furong Scholar Plan".

Prof. Chen Xiaohong has been engaged in the research on management science and engineering, business administration and development & utilization of metal mineral resources, construction of resource-saving and environment friendly engineering society, SME financing and other fields for a long time, and her research achievements have had a significant impact in domestic and foreign academic circles. As the academic leader of management science and engineering, and business management disciplines, she presided over and undertook more than 30 national-level important projects, such as national innovation research group projects, NSFC major international cooperation projects, National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars projects, tackle projects in science and technology of national 9th, 10th and  11th “Five-Year Plan”, major NSFC projects, major NSFC research plan project, major National Social Science Foundation project, humanities and social science major projects of Ministry of Education, plan project of reward for scientific research of teachers in colleges and universities under Ministry of Education, etc. She successfully researched and developed the first decision application software development platform Smart Decision with independent intellectual property for the development and utilization of metal mineral resources in China, and obtained the Second Prize of State Scientific and Technological Progress. She has published over 300 articles in important academic journals at home and abroad, including 33 highly cited papers for the top 1 % of ESI, over 120 for SCI and SSCI retrieval, and over 200 for EI, CSSCI and CSCD retrieval, such as Nature, Omega, Marketing Science, Information Science, European Journal of Operational Research, and International Journal Production Economics, etc. She has also published 18 monographs, of which the Evaluation of "Resource Conserving and Environment Friendly Society" Theory and Practice obtained the First Prize of Outstanding Achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education; the SME Financing and Comprehensive Budget Management Theory and Practice are the monographs which are published at the first time in China; SME Financing and Growth, Complex Large Group Decision Making Method and Its Application and SME Financing Innovation and Credit Guaranty obtained the Second Prize of Outstanding Achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education and the 13th Chinese Book Award of National News Publication Bureau. She has obtained the "National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars", Young Teachers Award in Colleges and Universities, National Outstanding Young Teachers (Research) Award of Fok Ying-Tong Education Foundation, national outstanding teacher, National "Woman" Pace-setter and other honorary titles. She obtained 1 Second Prize of State Scientific and Technological Progress as the first person-in-charge, 1 First Prize and 2 Second Prizes of Outstanding Achievements in Humanities and Social Sciences of Ministry of Education, 1 First Prize and 1 Second Prize of Science and Technology of Colleges and Universities in China, 13 national-level and provincial-level Rewards for scientific research, such as Hunan Guangzhao Technology Award, First Prize and Second Prize of Hunan Scientific and Technological Progress, 1 Second Prize of National Teaching Achievement and 1 National Superior Course. She obtained 6 national invention patents and 18 copyrights of computer software. In Aug. 2014, she participated in the forum of high-level scientific and technological talents presided over by Premier Li Keqiang as the winner representative of National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars. As the only candidate recommended by Management Department of National Natural Science Foundation of China, she is selected as the candidate of "Science and Technology Innovative Personality of CCTV in 2014".

It is reported that the academician cooptation of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 2017 was officially launched in the beginning of the year, and nominated 533 effective candidates through academic organs' nomination of China Association for Science and Technology and academician nomination. During Jun. 4 - 10, the first round review meeting of academician cooptation was convened, and 205 candidates were selected to conduct the second round review. After the end of the first round review meeting, the announcement of candidate application document, audit and complaint handling were organized according to the relevant provisions, and the candidates who entered the second round review were put on record for the office of the Central Talent Work Coordination Group. During Oct. 30 - Nov. 3, the second round review and selection meeting of academician cooptation was convened, and 67 new academicians were elected through the selection of various departments and final selection procedures of plenary academician's general assembly.  

In the 67 new elected academicians, including 63 men and 4 women, accounting for 94% and 6% respectively. The youngest and oldest aged from 49 to 67, and the average age is 56.37. There are 57 academicians below 60 (including) years old, accounting for 85%, and 10 academicians at the age of 61-70 (including), accounting for 15%, of which more excellent young and middle-aged engineering science and technology experts are selected. In the new elected academicians, there are 31 academicians from the institutions of higher learning, 18 academicians from research institutes, and 18 academicians from enterprises and hospitals, accounting for 46.2%, 26.9% and 26.9% respectively. More engineering science and technology experts are from enterprises and grass-roots level, and the excellent experts working in Xinjiang, Gansu and remote western regions for a long time are selected. Through the academician cooptation, the age structure, discipline coverage and regional distribution of academician team are improved further, which is more beneficial to play the role of academician group, promoting the development of China's engineering technology and encouraging the growth of excellent talents (Propaganda Department) .

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