About HNU

News Introduction History HNU Values Administration Our Beautiful Campus


Overview Colleges & Degree Programs Academic Administration Degree Programs Open to Foreign Applicants Programs with Distinctive Features Faculties & Experts Academic Events Academic Resources Academic Calendar


Overview Natural Science Social Science Research Services Related Policies


International Partners Cooperation Modes Contact Us


Why HNU Introduction Degree Programs Open to Foreign Applicants Programs with Distinctive Features Application Information Scholarship for Overseas Students Policies & Regulations

Campus Life

Event Highlights Student Associations HNU Media Study in HNU Living in HNU Maps & Directions


Recruitment of Foreign Teachers Talents Wanted Foreign Teachers Management Downloads Contact Us

Giving to HNU

HNU Education Foundation Alumni Association Guide to Donation

Han Xu


Gender: Male

Nationality: Han nationality

Date of Birth : June, 1968

Birth Place: Zhangbei County, Hebei Province


Standing Committee member of the CPC Hunan University Committee;

Vice president of Hunan University, professor, doctoral supervisor;

Member of the 7th Appraisal Session in Mechanical Engineering of the Academic Degree Committee of the Ministry of Education;

Executive member of the 10th Council of the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics;

Executive council member of the Society of Automotive Engineer of China;

Deputy director of the China Association of Computational Mechanics of the Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics;

General Council member of the International Association for Computational Mechanics;

Associate editor of International Journal of Computational Methods, Inverse Problems in Science & Engineering, etc.


1990: Graduated from Department of Engineering Mechanics, Harbin Institute of Technology;

1997: Graduated from School of Astronautics of Harbin Institute of Technology with his master’s degree in engineering;

2001: Graduated from National University of Singapore with his doctorate degree in engineering;

Aug. 1990 – Aug. 1995: Technician in Zhangjiakou Coal and Machinery Factory;

Aug. 2000 – Dec. 2001: Post-doctor research in School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in Nanyang Technological University, Singapore; 

Jan. 2002 – June 2004: Manager of the Center for Computational Science and Engineering in National University of Singapore;

July 2004: Came back to China and then worked in Hunan University;

June 2005 – June 2008: Director of the Department of Modern Design, HNU College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering;

Nov. 2006 – June 2008: Deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Advanced Design and Manufacturing for Vehicle Body;

July 2008 – July 2015: Dean of HNU College of Mechanical and Vehicle Engineering;

July 2015: Appointed vice president of Hunan University.

Research achievements:

Han Xu has been devoted in theoretical and method research on numerical simulation based advanced design of complex equipment, specializing in inverse problem, efficient algorithms, engineering optimization and uncertainty. He published over 150 papers on SCI journals which have been cited for more than 1,800 times, and two academic monographs. He has undertaken a number of national, ministry and provincial level projects, including project of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, major (key) project supported by the National Natural Science Foundation, 973 program, and key project for basic research of national defense science and engineering. He has won national, ministry and provincial awards for his scientific research and teaching as lead undertaker, and his student’s PhD dissertation has gained National Excellent PhD Dissertation Award.