Chair Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Newcastle Business School, Northumbria University, Newcastle

My primary research interests focus on operations management, mainly including logistic/supply chain management and innovation management.

I am advising the Department of Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) in the UK about innovation collaboration with China, via my role as a core member of the China UK Innovation Expert Group run by BIS. In China I was appointed to be a member of the International Affairs Committee, Chinese People's Political Consultative Conference in Chongqing(Chinese provincial parliament). I delivered keynote speeches in national events organized by Department of BIS, British Council, China Britain Business Council, China Ministry for Science and Technology etc.

I am an active member of many academic networks. I am the founder/Chair/co-Chair of the following well known activities: China Innovation and Development Association, the China UK Entrepreneurship Competition, and the International Forum on Innovation Oriented Economics. I am also a Chartered Engineer in the UK. Because of my academic contribution to the link between China and UK, I was invited by the London Olympic Organising Committee to be one of only two Chinese academics in the world as Olympic Torch Bearer 2012. I am a visiting Professor and Director of the Institute of Science and Technology Innovation Policy of Zhejiang University(3rd in China, QS World University Rank: 144, ARWU Rank: 151-200). I am also the only committee member of All China Youth Federation based in the UK.

Experience

  • –present
    Chair of Technology and Operations Management, Northumbria University