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Zhang Yongchuan

Academician of CAS

Zhang Yong chuan was born in Nanyang, Henan Province I 1935. He is a professor, Ph.D instructor and party member of CPC. In 1957, he obtained his bachelor’s degree in from Huazhong Institute of Technology and has then remained a faculty member there till now. Currently, he is the vice director of HUST academic committee, honorary dean of School of Hydropower and Information Engineering. In 1997, he was elected academician of CAE.

For a long time, Professor Zhang has been devoted to the teaching and research on water resources and hydropower with continual important breakthroughs in basic theory of reservoir operation, plan decision& flood risk management, computerized simulation control of power system & hydropower station, arbitrary decision of power system engineering. “Tuoxi hydropower station optimized deployment” he presided over and was responsible for made Tuixi the first middle-large sized power station to have achieved optimized deployment. The bulging dynamic planning and water distribution solution theory first put forward by him has carved a new direction of research. Allocation-related concepts and corresponding judging principles as well as RBSI technology solved a lot problems. The arbitrary decision-making model, flood classification and classified deduction forecast model have carved new methods for research in this areas. Professor has conducted comprehensive cross research and application by combining the basic theory of reservoir operation with such theories and technologies as optimization theory, control theory, systematic engineering, making outstanding contributions to the establishment of modern reservoir operation theory by taking lead in putting forward the brand new concept of digital basin. His research achievements have been successfully applied to production and created a direct economic benefit of 800 million RMB. He published over 10 books such as the reservoir deployment of hydropower station and around 130 papers. He won 11 important prizes, including the national first, second and third prize for science & technology progress.