Death of academician Jiang Hongde

Jiang Hongde, academician of the Chinese Academy of engineering and professor of Tsinghua University, died in Beijing on January 4 at the age of 78. Jiang Hongde was born in Hunan Province in 1942. He graduated from Tsinghua University in 1965 with a master’s degree from Graduate School of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1981. He was elected academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering in 1999.
He has been engaged in the theoretical and experimental research, technical development and engineering application of the internal flow of turbomachinery for a long time, and has made great contributions to the technical progress of power generation equipment manufacturing industry and power industry in China. Once won the second prize of national science and technology progress award, and four provincial and ministerial science and technology progress awards. As a teacher, he often teaches students to be reassured by scientific research and focus on China: “as one of the national pillar industries, the energy industry’s market cannot be completely occupied by foreign countries, and it needs continuous independent innovation. It will take us more than ten years to create a gas turbine with independent intellectual property rights through digestion, absorption and innovation, and occupy a place in the market. This is a long process, which requires diligence, perseverance and perseverance, not to be tempted by the immediate interests, and finally to give the country a satisfactory answer. “