Bachelor in Engineering, Hebei University of Science and Technology, Shijiazhuang, China, 1982. Master in Engineering, Academy Mechanical Science, Beijing, 1985. Doctor of Philosophy, Catholic University Leuven, Belgium, 1994.
Lecturer, Hebei U. Science and Technology, 1985-1989; research assistant, Catholic U. Leuven, 1989-1994; postdoctoral, Catholic U. Leuven, 1994; research fellow, Gintic, Singapore, since 1994.
Married Liping Zhao, July 6, 1982. 1 child, Long Niu.