Jiang Hongde (Chinese: 蒋洪德; 4 July 1942 – 4 January 2020) was a Chinese engineer and professor at Tsinghua University.[1]

Jiang Hongde
Born(1942-07-04)July 4, 1942
DiedJanuary 4, 2020(2020-01-04) (aged 77)
Beijing, China
Resting placeBabaoshan Revolutionary Cemetery
Alma materTsinghua University
University of Science and Technology of China
Scientific career
Power engineering
InstitutionsTsinghua University
Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Early life and educationEdit

Jiang was born in Hengyang, Hunan, Republic of China (1912-1949), on July 4, 1942, while his ancestral home was in Changsha. He attended Changsha No.1 High School. He received his bachelor's degree from Tsinghua University in 1968 and his master's degree from University of Science and Technology of China in 1981, respectively.


After university, he worked at Qingdao Steam Turbine Factory between March 1968 and September 1978. In July 1981 he joined the Institute of Engineer Thermophysics, Chinese Academy of Engineering as a researcher, and served until November 2004. From 1987 to 1989 he was a visiting scholar at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He joined the Communist Party of China in December 1992. In November 2004 he became a professor and doctoral supervisor at Tsinghua University.


On January 4, 2020, he died of illness in Beijing.[2]

Honours and awardsEdit


  1. ^ Yang Yang (杨漾) (5 January 2020). 院士蒋洪德辞世 生前致力推动国产重型燃机研发. sina (in Chinese). Retrieved 8 January 2020.
  2. ^ Meng Ziwei (孟紫薇) (8 January 2020). 风范永存!今天数百人送别中国工程院院士蒋洪德. Beijing News (in Chinese). Retrieved 8 January 2020.