The prize awarding ceremony of the 14th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize was held in Beijing on May 30, 2022. A total of 40 experts were given the Prize, including CQU's Prof. Liu Hanlong.
Liu Hanlong is currently a standing member of the CPC CQU Committee and is serving as Managing Vice President of Chongqing University. In 2007, Liu was included as a specially appointed professor under the Chang Jiang Scholars Program of the Ministry of Education. In 2008, Liu was granted fund of the Excellent Young Scientists Fund. Liu was a member of the 6th and 7th Discipline Appraisal Groups of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council. He is also a member of the Science and Technology Commission of the Ministry of Education, director of the Chang Jiang Scholars Innovation Team, and director of the Overseas Expertise Introduction Center under the Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs and the Ministry of Education. Moreover, Liu is also serving as Chairman of the Technical Committee for Disaster Reduction and Rehabilitation of Embankment Engineering (TC303) of International Society for Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE).
He has been long engaged in teaching and scientific research of areas including soft foundation reinforcement and pile foundation engineering, environmental geotechnical mechanics and disaster prevention and reduction engineering. The honors and awards he has won include Prize for Scientific and Technological Innovation of Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, the First National Innovation Competition Prize, and 14 scientific and technological prizes of the ministerial and provincial level. Specifically, Liu has won 2 National Second Prizes for Technical Invention (ranking the first place for both prizes), 1 National Second Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress (ranking the second place), 6 first prizes for science and technology of the Army and the ministerial and provincial level, and 2 awards for teaching achievements of the provincial level (ranking the first place for both prizes). Furthermore, he has won 3 Patent Excellence Awards of China, 2 Awards for Industry-university-research Cooperation Innovation Achievements of China, and 1 Invention and Entrepreneurship Award of China (ranking the first place for both awards). He has been granted 123 national invention patents and is the copyright holder of 4 pieces of software. Liu has published more than 200 SCI and EI-indexed papers, and 4 English and Chinese monographs. He has acted as the Editor in Chief of 7 national, industrial and local standards and participated in edition of 1 ISO international standard. He has nurtured 13 postdoctoral researchers, 69 doctors and 80 masters.
It is reported that Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Prize is an engineering science and technology award hosted by the Chinese Academy of Engineering, and is awarded to Chinese experts in engineering science and technology in recognition of their significant contribution to the field of engineering science and technology and engineering management and their outstanding achievements. It is hailed as the "top prize in China's engineering community".