Qian Lingxi, male, Han nationality, is a native of Wuxi, Jiangsu Province. He graduated from Shanghai State-run Sino-French High School in 1936. Qian obtained a superior engineering degree from Brussels Freedom University of Belgium in 1938. He holds the title of engineering dynamicist.
After returning to China from his studies in Belgium, Qian taught at Yunnan University and Zhejiang University. Since 1952, he has served in several positions with the Dalian University of Science and Technology. At the university, he has been a professor, faculty director, superintendent of research institute, and president.
Qian has long taught and conducted scientific research related to mechanics. His academic contributions include achievements in structural mechanics, board shell theory, limit analysis, variation principles, and structural optimized design. When the application power of computers became better known, Qian created a computing mechanics discipline and established a computing mechanics team at Dalian University of Science and Technology.
In 1955, he was elected as an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences.