Jin Donghan

School of Mechanical Engineering

Professional Title


Administrative Appointments

President of Tianjin University

Contact Information



No. 92, Weijin Road, Nankai District, Tianjin, China


Brief Introduction

Prof. Donghan Jin is the President of Tianjin University and an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering. He is also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Energy and AI, and the President of the International Council on Combustion Engines (CIMAC) and the Chinese Society for Internal Combustion Engines (CSICE). Prof. Jin obtained his Ph.D. degree from the China Ship Research and Development Academy in 1989. In July 2015, he was appointed as the President of Shanghai University. Previously, he has served as the President and Chief Engineer of Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute for more than 11 years. Prof. Jin has been engaged in the research and development of Stirling engine and its power system. He has published a monograph on Stirling engine and a book on artificial intelligence. He has won one Outstanding Prize and one First Prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Awards, and three first prizes at the provincial and ministerial level, with more than 20 national and provincial honors, including the 6th China Youth Science and Technology Award, China Youth Science and Technology Innovation Award, the Science and Technology Progress Award by Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation and the Hero Award of Shanghai Science and Technology, the top individual prize of Shanghai.

Education Background
  • Doctor of Philosophy| China Ship Research and Development Academy| Marine Engineering| 1989
  • Master’s Degree| Wuhan University of Water Transportation Engineering| Marine Power Plant| 1984
  • Bachelor’s Degree| Wuhan University of Water Transportation Engineering| Marine Internal Combustion Engine| 1982
Research Interests
  • Energy and Artificial Intelligence
  • Distributed Power System
  • Marine Engine
  • Stirling Engine Technology
Positions & Employments
  • 2019.5-Now

     Tianjin University | President | Academician, Professor 
  • 2015.7-2019.4

     Shanghai University | President | Academician, Professor 
  • 2009.12-Now

     Chinese Academy of Engineering | Academician | Academician 
  • 2005.8-2015.7

     Wartsila Qiyao Diesel Company Ltd. (Shanghai) | Chairman of the Board 
  • 2004.2-2015.6

     Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute | President | Chief Engineer 
  • 2001.2-2015.6

     Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute | Chief Engineer 
  • 1989.4-2001.1

     Shanghai Marine Diesel Engine Research Institute | Engineer, Senior Engineer, Research Professor 
Academic Achievements