ABCP is advised by an International Advisory Board (IAB) formed by renowned experts in the UK and China. Most members are researchers reaching the highest level of excellence, and some are high-profile senior managers in industry with experience of working with academia or working as a researcher themselves. The IAB an independent body self-governed by its own members, and interacts with ABCP’s Standing Management Committee directly on its long-term development.

International Advisory Board

Chairman: Lord John Browne FRS FREng, Executive Chairman of L1 Energy, Former President of Royal Academy of Engineering (2006-2011)

Co-Chairman: Professor Max Lu (逯高清) AO FREng FAA FTSE, President and VC of University of Surrey


  • Professor Paul Boyle CBE FRSE FBA: President and VC, University of Leicester (to join University of Swansea University as the President and VC from 2019-20 academic year)
  • Professor Sir Keith Burnett CBE FRS: President and VC, University of Sheffield
  • Professor Zhanfeng Cui (崔占峰) FREng: Donald Pollock Professor of Chemical Engineering, Director, Oxford Centre for Tissue Engineering and Bioprocessing and CRMI Technology Centre, University of Oxford
  • Professor Dame Ann Dowling OM DBE FRS FREng: President, Royal Academy of Engineering
  • Professor Dame Anne Glover DBE FRS FRSE: President, Royal Society of Edinburgh
  • Professor Jenny Higham: Principal, St George’s, University of London
  • Professor Dame Xiangqian (Jane) Jiang (蒋向前) DBE FREng: Professor of Precision Metrology, University of Huddersfield
  • Professor Sir Robert Lechler: President, Academy of Medical Sciences; Vice-Principal (Health), King’s College London
  • Professor Jinghai Li (李静海) FCAS: President, National Natural Science Foundation of China; Former Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2004-2016)
  • Professor Lin Li (李琳) FREng: Director, Laser Processing Research Centre, University of Manchester
  • Professor Richard (Ric) J. Parker CBE FREng: Chairman, Singapore Aerospace Programme; Chairman of the Board, Clean Sky Joint Undertaking; Former Director of Research & Technology, Rolls-Royce Group (2001-2006)
  • Professor Yonghua Song (宋永华) FREng: Rector, Macau University, China
  • Professor Tieniu Tan (谭铁牛) FREng FCAS: Deputy Director, Liaison Office of the Central People’s Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (中央人民政府驻香港特别行政区联络办公室), China; Former Vice President, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2015-2016)
  • Professor Richard Williams OBE FREng: Vice President, Royal Academy of Engineering; Principal and VC; Heriot-Watt University
  • Professor Huibin Xu (徐惠彬) FCAE: President, Beihang University, China
  • Mr Wenwei (William) Xu (徐文伟): Executive Director of the Board / Chief Strategy & Marketing Officer, Huawei Technologies, China
  • Professor Guangzhong Yang (杨广中) OBE FREng: Director, Hamlyn Centre for Robotic Surgery, Imperial College London
  • Professor Haisui Yu (余海岁) FREng: Deputy VC (International), University of Leeds
  • Professor Hua Zhao (赵华) FREng: Director, Centre for Advanced Powertrain and Fuels (CAPF), Brunel University London
  • Professor Zhiqiang Zhu (诸自强) FREng: Royal Academy of Engineering/Siemens Chair, University of Sheffield

Secretariat: Professor Yu Xiong (熊榆), Professor of Technology and Operations Management, Northumbria University