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Who's Who, Current Chinese Leaders
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Revision History:

Biography Revised: 5/15/2003
Career Data Updated: 3/26/2006

PHOTO: He Mingyuan
He Mingyuan 何鸣元
Petrochemical Industry Expert


He Mingyuan, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He graduated from Huadong Textile Industry College.

He Mingyuan served as engineer-in-chief of the SINOPEC Petroleum Chemistry Science Research Institute. His main contributions include the invention of catalyst materials for oil refining by applying scientific concepts into technical application. He has applied for 96 patents, of which 45 have been approved, including some foreign patents. He invented a series of new methods to improve the zeolite synthesis and modification, and develop a number of catalysts for oil refining. These inventions have contributed considerably to solving technical challenges on heavy oil cracking, improving the octane rating of cracked gasoline, and the successful production of new standard gasoline in China.

He Mingyuan has received second and third place honors in the State Award for Technological Invention . He has also been awarded one first place of the SINOPEC Invention Award, and several SINOPEC Awards for Science and Technology Progress. He has had many research papers published in world famous journals, and has been invited to give several keynote addresses at international conferences. He has served as a branch chairman of the International Petroleum Convention He was invited as the chief scientist for major state research projects on environmentally sound chemistry topics. He won the notable Heliang-Heli Science and Technology Progress Award in 2001.

He Mingyuan was elected as an academician to the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 1995.

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