Brief Introduction of Professor Chen Weijiang
Chen Weijiang was born in Zibo,Shandong Province in 1958,Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, professorate senior engineer, specialist in high-voltage and insulation technology, deputy Chief Engineer of State of Grid.
Mr Chen received his B.S. degree in electrical engineering from HeFei University of Technology in 1982, and his M.S. degree from China Electric Power Research Institute in 1985. He was elected to academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences in November 2015.
Mr Chen’s research interests include analysis& protection of electromagnetic transients, electromagnetic and insulation fundamental property in AC&DC high-voltage power system. In the area of overvoltage in UHV power system, his team obtained the characteristics of the multiple-time scale transient overvoltage, proposed a suppression and insulation coordinationmethod, which strongly bolstered the independent development of China’s UHV power transmission technology.
Mr Chen also has been systematically working on the study of lighting leader discharge and conductor breakage mechanism caused by lightning in power system. Based onthe distribution of lighting strike risk possibility, a flexible differential protection approach was developed which is widely used in power system and high-speed railway traction power supply system.
Mr Chen holds about 40 patents, and has published more than 140 papers in domestic and international academic journals and transactions.
He is a recipient of Second Prize of National Technical Invention Awards in 2008(ranked first), Grand Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Awards in 2012(ranked second) and Second Prize in 2015(ranked first) respectively. In 2013 he received the China Electrical Outstanding Contribution Awards and was engaged as Chief science communication expert of China Association for Science and Technology.