On November 27, 2017, the Chinese Academy of Engineering announces the election results of academicians of 2017. Two candidates from Chongqing University are among the list. Professor Pan Fusheng is elected as an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, and Professor Yukio Tamura is elected as a foreign academician of CAE. By now, there are 7 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the Chinese Academy of Engineering at Chongqing University. The other five are respectively Yang Shizhong, Xian Xuefu, Zhou Xuhong, Yang Yongbin and Li Wenyuan (a foreign academician). In addition, the visiting professor of Chongqing University Ahsan Kareem appointed in October 2017, current chairman of the International Associations for Wind Engineering, and an NAE member, is also elected as a foreign academician of CAE.
Pan Fusheng, born in 1962, a native of Lanxi, Zhejiang, a doctor and professor, a doctoral supervisor; the responsible person of material science of Chongqing University, a national key discipline, and responsible person of “Light Metal” Innovation Team under the Ministry of Education; president of the Chongqing University Light Metal Research Institute; director of National Magnesium Alloy Engineering Technology Research Center; president of Chongqing Academy of Science and Technology; and vice chairman of Chongqing Association for Science and Technology; a visiting scientist of Chiba University; a visiting professor of Queen Mary University; an honorary professor of the University of Queensland; a member of the Russian Academy of Mining; and an academician of the Asia-Pacific Academy of Materials; Pan currently serves as the chairman of the “Magnesium Alloy and Magnesium Technology Committee” of ISO; editor in chief of Journal of Magnesium Alloy published by Elsevier; director of the Editorial Board of A Collection of Science Popularization Books for College Students published by the Science Press; vice chairman of Chinese Materials Research Society; vice chairman of China Magnesium Association; and president of Chongqing Material Society.
Pan Fusheng successively obtained his bachelor, master and doctor’s degree at the Hefei University of Technology, Chongqing University and Northwestern Polytechnical University. He obtained his bachelor’s degree when he was only 19, and was given the title of outstanding graduate; at the age of 30, he was promoted as a professor as an exception, as the youngest professor in the history of Chongqing University; in 1995, he was appointed as the doctoral supervisor of CQU; in 1998, he became the youngest expert member of the Discipline Appraisal Group of Academic Degree Committee of the State Council. Mr. Pan used to study at the University of Oxford, the University of Stuttgart, Queen Mary University and the University of Queensland successively, with outstanding achievements made during the period of studying abroad. As the representative of outstanding returned overseas students, Mr. Pan has been received by major central leaders several times.
Pan Fusheng is specialized in research and application of magnesium alloy, aluminium alloy, chisel tool steel, metallurgy and cast rolling technology, and metallurgical melt purification technology, and has made considerable achievements in magnesium alloy. Pan is a well-known expert in aluminum allow and magnesium alloy scientist globally. He has established the National Magnesium Alloy Engineering Technology Research Center and organized a scientific research team with noticeable international influence. In the past 30 years, Professor Pan and his team have been devoted to overcoming defects of the magnesium allow, including poor plasticity, shaping difficulty, and low purity, and have undertaken a number of national projects and several key international collaboration projects, with remarkable innovation achievements made in areas such as high-plasticity magnesium alloy, advanced shaping technology and deep purification. Pan has made significant contributions to the development and globalization of the magnesium science and technology and industry of China. He has published more than 350 SCI indexed papers and 12 monographs (book); won 4 national awards for progress in science and technology and national awards for technological invention and more than 10 provincial and ministerial key awards for science and technology; obtained more than 100 national patents for invention and developed a number of national standards that have been approved; cultivated 17 post-doctors and more than 80 doctoral candidates and postgraduates; Pan is one of the first leading figures of the National Program for Special Support of Eminent Professionals and the winner of “Ho Leung Ho Lee Award”, the title of “national outstanding professional technical talent”, the “National Natural Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars”, “Dupont Scientific and Technological Innovation Award” and the “Young Science & Technology Award of China of the Second Year”. Pan chaired the International Magnesium Alloy Conference for 4 consecutive years and chaired the IUMRS World Materials Summit and acted as the co-chair of European Advanced Materials Congress as invited.
Pan Fusheng is a member of the 9th, 11th and 12th National Committee of CPPCC and the deputy to the 10th National People’s Congress.
Yukio Tamura, male, graduated from Waseda University, has been engaged in long-term, systematic and in-depth research in areas involved in the design chain of structural wind resistance of buildings, including basic theory of aerodynamics, determination of design wind speed, calculation of structure wind load and equivalent static wind load, assessment of structure aerodynamic stability, compilation and revision of design code for structural wind resistance design of buildings, and prevention and control of wind damage. His major academic achievements and contributions focus on the mathematic model, quantization and analysis of structural wind load of buildings and he has made creative contributions to realization of reasonable structural wind resistance design of buildings, and is now a globally well-known expert in research and application of structural wind resistance of buildings. Professor Yukio Tamura is an academician of the Japanese Academy of Engineering, a foreign academician of Indian Academy of Engineering and a member of the European Academy of Sciences. Professor Yukio Tamura acted as the chairman of the International Association for Wind Engineering for two consecutive sessions from 2007 to 2015, and acted as the executive member of the World Wind Energy Association from 2007 to 2015; in 2009, Professor Yukio Tamura worked with the UNDRO to establish the International Organization for Prevention and Control of Strong Wind Related Disaster, and has since then acted as the chairman of the Organization.
In October 2017, Professor Yukio Tamura was appointed as a full-time professor of the School of Civil Engineering by CQU.
Professor Yukio Tamura has been engaged in research of structural wind engineering for a long time, and his major academic achievements and contributions focus on the mathematic model, quantization and analysis of structural wind load of buildings. He has made creative contributions to realization of reasonable structural wind resistance design of buildings, and is now a globally well-known expert in research and application of structural wind resistance of buildings. Professor Yukio Tamura has won the Davenport Award issued by the International Associations for Wind Engineering and the Scanlan Award and Cemark Award issued by American Society of Civil Engineers, and other domestic awards for science and technology in Japan. He has acted as the chairman of the International Associations for Wind Engineering for 2 consecutive sessions.
Professor Yukio Tamura has maintained a long-term stable partnership with China. Since 1980s, Professor Yukio Tamura has accepted and subsidized more than 50 scientific researchers who visited Japan for study and communication. Those students and scholars have now become key scientific researchers at universities of China. He has made great contributions to cultivation of talents in wind engineering. Professor Yukio Tamura has also participated in scientific research projects of China, including major Sino-Japanese collaboration projects, and is acting as the honorary professor/visiting professor/consulting professor of 15 universities of China. He has worked with the scientific researchers of China and obtained rich research findings, and has issued a lot of high-standard SCI indexed papers. As an expert under the “Recruitment Program of Global Experts” with a full-time job in China, he has been given the right to permanent residency of China and has published 30 papers and reports as a Chinese professor, and has won the Davenport Award and Scanlan Award. Professor Yukio Tamura has made remarkable contributions to development of wind engineering research in China, and has offered guiding opinions for wind resistance design of wind-sensitive structures such as the Solar Tower of Morocco, the tallest building in the world. He has participated in compilation of related regulations of China, and is now acting as a consultant for the Tornado Strength Standard Board of China, and has for several times visited wind damage scenes as the leading figure.
Professor Yukio Tamura has published more than 300 academic papers and nearly 40 monographs. His publications have been cited through SCI for more than 3,300 times and one of his SCI indexed paper has been cited for 346 times.