Tian Hongqi is an academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, doctor of engineering, professor and doctoral supervisor. Currently, she serves as President of Central South University (CSU) and member of the 11th and 12th Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC).
President Tian Hongqi is a technical expert in rail traffic engineering, who has obtained a series of innovative and engineeringapplicationachievements in fields of high-speed rail aerodynamics, train impact dynamics, driving safety technology in strong wind environment and other aspects. Under her leadership, her team has accomplished the shape design of a series of streamlined trains that have been put into use in China, the research and development of strong wind monitoring and warning and traffic control system of Qinghai-Tibet Railway, the dynamic model experimental system for the aerodynamic characteristics of the first train in China and the only crash test system of the railway vehicle in domestic. She has been awarded five National Science and Technology Awards, among which two Grand Prizes of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, one Second Prize of the National Technology Invention Award and two Second Prizes of theNationalScience and Technology Progress Award. Moreover, she has also obtained the Prize for Science and Technology Progress of the Ho Leung Ho Lee Award, Achievement Award of Zhan Tianyou Development Foundation for Science and Technology, Guanghua EST Prize, Guangzhao Science and Technology Award etc.