On November 19th , the Chinese Academy of Engineering announced the list of new academicians in 2021. Professor Xu Weilin, president of Wuhan Textile University, was elected academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering.
Dr. Xu Weilin,
Deputy Party Secretary & President of WTU,
professor & doctoral supervisor, born in Luotian, Hubei, Apr of 1969.
Acted as a teacher of both Sichuan University and Wuhan University of Science and Engineering (the predecessor of Wuhan Textile University), the director of WUSE’s Textile Research Institute, assistant to president of WUSE, deputy president of WUSE and the member of its CPC’s standing committee, deputy president of WTU and the member of its CPC’s standing committee, director of cultivation base of Hubei Provincial New Textile Materials and Advanced Processing Technology, a national key laboratory jointly established by Hubei province and Ministry of Education since February of 2010.
Since October of 2020, Prof. XU has been acting as the president of WTU and deputy secretary of its CPC’s standing committee to date. With his main research work in the field of textile materials, he has also been acting as vice chairman of China Textile Engineering Society, chairman of Hubei Provincial Textile Engineering Society, senior member of American Institute of Chemical Engineer (AIChE), senior member of The Fiber Society, U.S., consultant expert of Hubei Provincial People’s Government, director of technical commission under Hubei Provincial Fiber Inspection Bureau, council member of Hubei Provincial Youth Scientific & Technological Workers.
From June of 1997 to April 4 of 1999, he was conducting his post-doctoral research in Sichuan University. Since the March of 1999, he has been conducting joint research with The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (HKPU), the Texas State University and the California State University, etc. He has also been presiding over and participating into 30-plus projects, including the national key technology R & D programs, the national sci-tech supporting plans, the “973” national high & new technology fundamental research projects, as well as the scientific research projects supported by National Natural Science Foundation of China. He has been successively awarded the second prize of national technological invention, the first prize of national scientific and technological progress, the first prize of Hubei provincial technological invention. Besides his 140 published papers both at home and abroad to be indexed by SCI, he has also been granted 5 invention patents in US and 58 invention patents in China .
He has been successively awarded such honorary titles as Figure of the Year for China’s textile innovation, winner of outstanding achievement granted by The Fiber Society, winner of the 11th Youth Sci-tech Award of China, Winner of Hubei Provincial Prize for Outstanding Distribution, Winner of Sci-tech Innovation Award by Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation, winner of China Textile Academic Grand Prize, Mulberry & Ramie Scholar, Distinguished Figure with Accomplishments in Textile Industry to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Reform and Opening Policy in China. Besides the support by National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, he has been successively granted such honors as specialized allowance by Hubei Provincial People’s Government, winner of Hubei Provincial May 4th Youth Medal, winner of the Best Ten Distinguished Youth in Hubei Province, winner of the May Day Labor Medal by Hubei Province, the Excellent Party Member granted by Hubei Provincial CPC Committee and winner of Specialized Allowance by the State Council of PRC, National Representative of Educational Ethics, winner of National May Day Medal, and winner of National Excellent Labor, etc.
Editor: Li Nan