Academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), Vice President of Central South University
Mr. Chai is an engineer specializing in metallurgical environmental engineering. He received his doctoral degree from Central South University in 1997. He serves as Member of the Standing Committee of CPC Committee of Central South University, dean at the School of Metallurgy and Environment at Central South University, Director of Chinese National Engineering Research Center for Control & Treatment of Heavy Metal Pollution (CNERC-CTHMP), Director of the Professional Committee on Comprehensive Utilization of Nonferrous Metallurgical Resources of the Nonferrous Metals Society of China, Chairman (China) of the International Symposium on East Asian Resources Recycling Technology, and Deputy to the 19th CPC National Congress. He has long been engaged in the research of nonferrous metallurgical environmental engineering. He invented several technologies of pollution control and resource reuse in nonferrous metallurgical process, such as clean smelting of arsenic-containing polymetallic materials, reuse of smelting waste acid, and purification and reuse of heavy metal wastewater. His research results have been applied to more than 200 projects in Chinese large and medium-sized heavy metal companies, which boost the industrial transformation and upgrading and green development of nonferrous industries in China. As the first accomplisher, he has won two second prizes in the State Technological Invention Award, one second prize in the State Science and Technology Progress Award, eight first prizes in the provincial and ministerial-level science and technology award, and Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation Award for Industrial Innovation. He published more than 300 SCI papers, was granted 130 national invention patents, and formulated nine national standards, policies, and specifications. He has received such honorary titles as “National Advanced Individual” and the leading talent of the “Ten Thousand Talent Program”.