LING Wen, Chair CEE

Ling Wen

Dr. LING Wen, an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE) and a chair professor at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), has devoted himself to addressing large-scale engineering management challenges using systems science theory. He is a pioneer among China’s first generation of doctoral and postdoctoral scholars in systems engineering. Dr. LING had served as the CEO of CHN Energy and later held the position of vice-governor of Shandong Province from 2019 to 2023.

In the field of engineering, Dr. LING has made significant contributions, particularly in leading technological innovation within large energy enterprise groups. Notably, he led the construction of the world’s first 600,000-kilowatt circulating fluidized bed power plant and the world’s largest 4 million tons coal-to-oil demonstration project, both won the first prize of National Award for Progress in Science and Technology.

He also directed multiple major CCS (Carbon Capture and Storage) and CCUS (Carbon Capture,Utilization and Storage) projects to positively contribute to the engineering options that could effectively deal with global warming.

Dr. LING is the founder and inaugural chairman of the China Hydrogen Alliance. During his tenure with CHN Energy and Shandong Province, he led the “Research on the Development Strategy of China’s Hydrogen Energy and Fuel Cells”, a major consulting project of the CAE in 2019. He successfully completed the first provincial-level hydrogen energy planning in China, playing a crucial role in advancing the industry.

Currently serving as the president of Shandong Association for Science and Technology, Dr. LING’s extensive experience and accomplishments led to his election as the chair of the Committee on Engineering and Environment (CEE) of the World Federation Engineering Organizations (WFEO) and a member of the Executive Council of WFEO in 2023. Dr. LING’s vision includes highlighting the roles engineering practices in achieving the SDGs.