Professor Song Yonghua
Executive Vice-President, Zhejiang University, People's Republic of China

Professor Yonghua Song is Executive Vice-President of Zhejiang University. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, a fellow of International Euro-Asia Academy of Sciences and Vice- President of Chinese Society for Electrical Engineering (CSEE). He received his BEng and PhD from Chengdu University of Science and Technology, and China Electric Power Research Institute in 1984 and 1989 respectively. In 2002, he was awarded DSc by Brunel University for his original achievements in power system research. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow at Tsinghua University from June 1989 to March 1991. He then held various positions at Bristol University, Bath University and John Moores University from 1991 to 1996. In January 1997, he was appointed Professor of Power Systems at Brunel University where he was Pro-Vice Chancellor for Graduate Studies from August 2004. In January 2007, he took up a Pro-Vice Chancellorship and Professorship of Electrical Engineering at the University of Liverpool,holding Executive President position at Xi’an Jiaotong – Liverpool University in Suzhou, China. In 2009 he was appointed Assistant President for International Affairs of Tsinghua University and was Director of Chinese National Office of the Recruitment Program of Global Experts (1000 Talents Program) until December 2012.