On November 18, the Chinese Academy of Engineering officially announces the 2021 academician cooptation list, and Prof. Tang Hongwu from Hohai University is elected as an academician.
Tang Hongwu, professor, CPC member, was born in 1966 in Jianhu, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from Hohai University, with bachelor's, master's and doctoral degrees in 1988, 1991 and 1996. He currently serves as secretary of the Party Committee of Hohai University and doctoral supervisor, and holds concurrent posts of vice president of Chinese Hydraulic Engineering Society, president of Jiangsu Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, and editor-in-chief of Journal of Hohai University.
Prof. Tang Hongwu has been committed to the research and practice of plain hydrodynamics and river and lake treatment project for a long time as the academic leader of this field. He has made a series of innovative achievements in the fields such as theoretical method and engineering technology system of multi-scale hydrodynamic reconstruction in plain areas of weak dynamic, and multi-target hydraulic power regulation and control platform, which have been successfully applied in the planning, design and operation of more than 150 major river and lake treatment projects in plain areas such as the Yangtze River Delta, areas of Huaihe River, Pearl River Delta and Poyang Lake Plain. Prof. Tang has won 4 second prizes of the State Science and Technology Progress Award (rankings: 1, 1, 2, 3), 5 grand and first prizes of provincial and ministerial science and technology Progress awards. He is also the winner of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, the first National Award for Excellence in Innovation, and the Qian Ning Prize for Erosion and Sedimentation Technology and has been awarded the title of National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker. Prof. Tang has more than 40 national-level patent inventions, published five monographs, edited four sets of industry standards, and participated in the editing of one set; published more than 260 academic papers (including more than 130 SCI/EI-indexed papers).
He has successively been selected into the New Century Excellent Talent Support Program and as the national candidate for the National Hundred, Thousand, and Ten Thousand Talents Project and the training object for the Six Talent Peaks Project of Jiangsu Province. Prof. Tang has earned a lot of titles including the Young and Middle-aged Expert with Outstanding Contributions of Nanjing, National Advanced Individual in Water Conservancy Science and Technology Work, Young and Middle-aged Science and Technology Leader of the 333 High-level Talent Training Project of Jiangsu Province, National Young Science and Technology Talent of Water Conservancy, Chief Young and Middle-aged Scientist (Level-1) of the 333 High-level Talent Training Project of Jiangsu Province, National Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker (the fifth awarding conference), and the Outstanding Scientific and Technological Worker of Jiangsu Province (the tenth awarding conference). The team working on river management and flood control safety led by Prof. Tang has been rated as the Workers' Pioneer Research Team of Jiangsu Province.