Prof. WAN GangVice Chairman of the 12th CPPCC National Committee Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology of China
With a Ph. D in engineering, Professor WAN Gang is the Vice Chairman of the 11th Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference (CPPCC), Chairman of China Zhi Gong Party, and Minister of Science and Technology.
He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in 1978 from Northeast Forestry University before joining its faculty. From 1979 to 1981, he studied as a postgraduate in experimental mechanics at Structural Theories Research Institute of Tongji University, where he got his master’s degree in 1981 and served as a faculty member from 1981 to 1985. Between 1985 and 1991, he studied and obtained doctorate at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University Clausthal of Germany. From 1991 to 2001, he worked as an engineer in R&D Department and later as technical manager in Production and Planning Department of German Audi Corporation.
In January 2001, he took the post as Dean of New Energy Automobile Engineering Center, Tongji University in China, where he worked successively as Assistant President from August 2001, Vice President from June 2003, and President (Vice Minister Ranking) from July 2004. In December 2006, he became Vice Chairman of China Zhi Gong Party and was elected Chairman in December 2007. In April 2007, he was appointed as Minister of Science and Technology. From 2003, he served as member of the National Committee and the Standing Committee of the 10th CPPCC. In March 2008, he was elected Vice Chairman of the 11th CPPCC. In March 2012, he was elected Vice Chairman of the 12th CPPCC.