Published by: Dev Kashyap
Updated Sun, 20 Jun 2021 12:31 AM IST
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The university said in a statement that Harbin Engineering University is deeply saddened to report that Professor Zhang Zhijian fell from a building and died on June 17. There was no other official statement about Zhang’s death and his name remained on the leadership list on the university’s website until Friday.
Zhang was a professor at the College of Nuclear Science and Technology here. He was also a member of the Standing Committee of the Communist Party Committee in the University. He was also given the Qian Sanqiang Technology Award in 2019 for his contribution to nuclear energy simulation and safety research. Zhang also received the National Award for Excellence in Innovation from the central government in May last year.
Two days ago, there was a new appointment in the university
Two days before the death of top nuclear scientist Zhang Zhijian, the university appointed 41-year-old Yin Jingwei, former dean of the College of Underwater Acoustic Engineering, as the new vice-president. The university has a close relationship with the military.