Jiang Hongde, professor of Tsinghua University, is an expert on turbomachinery and aerodynamics. Born in July 1942 in the city of Hengyang, Hunan province, Jiang graduated from the Department of Power, Tsinghua University in 1965. He obtained a master's degree from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1981. In 1999, he was elected as a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Jiang is mainly engaged in the mechanism research, core technology R&D and industrialization application of gas turbine and steam turbine.
He initiated the wide application of 3D design technology in the steam turbine industryin China, and helped to advance the design theory and methodology of that industry as well as the improvement of product performance in China.
Jiang is currently engaged in independent research on the core technology of heavy gas turbines. He now serves as the head of the Institute of Gas Turbine, Tsinghua University and head of the National Engineering Research Center on Gas Turbine and Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle.