Conference chairs

  • Prof. dr. Yu Bo, Harbin Institute of Technology

Yu Bo is the director of School of Management of Harbin Institute of Technology (China). He is also the vice-director of energy systems engineering society of China Energy Research Society. Pro. Yu focuses on research fields including industrial technology economics, technological innovation and management, sustainable development etc. Prof. Yu has built lose academic relationships with international scholars in his specialty.

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  • Prof. dr. ir. Margot Weijnen, Delft University of Technology and Next Generation Infrastructures

Margot Weijnen is scientific director of research at Next Generation Infrastructures. She is also Professor of Process and Energy Networks at TU Delft’s Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. She obtained her degree in Chemical Technology at TU Delft, where she also went on to obtain her doctorate. After this she worked for Shell Oil in Amsterdam as a research technologist, for SNC in Pernis as assistant plant manager and for SICM in The Hague as a process design engineer. In 1990, she became director of research at the Interduct interfaculty institute, where she remained until her appointment in 1995 as Professor at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management. Within the faculty, she is head of the Energy & Industry research group and, since 2001, director of the Technology department. Since 1998, she has also been programme manager at the TU Delft Interfaculty Research Centre in Next Generation Infrastructures (formerly known as DRC for Design and Management of Infrastructures) and director of research for the TU Delft priority research programme in Design and Management of Multifunctional Infrastructures.


Programme Chairs

  • Prof. dr. Jin Guang jun, Harbin Institute of Technology

Jin Guang-jun  Ph.D is executive Dean of HIT Shenzhen Graduate School and Professor of city planning and urban design at that university. He has his Ph. D Degree in Architectural design and theory from Tongji University, China, his Master Degree in Architectural design and theory, Harbin University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, China, and his Bachelor Degree in Architecture, Harbin University of Civil Engineering and Architecture, China. In 1986 and 1987, he has been a Visiting Scholar & Research Fellow at the School of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA, and in 1993-and 1994 he was a Research Fellow at the Design Research Division of Shinnike Co. Japan.


  • Prof. dr. Martin de Jong, Delft University of Technology, Harbin Institute of Technology and Next Generation Infrastructures

Martin de Jong is Associate Professor of public policy at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and Professor of Public Management at the School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology (China). He is also an associate of the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation. In the course of the years, Martin de Jong has specialised in the cultural and institutional aspects of cross-national policy transplantation, especially in the policy areas of transport infrastructure planning, spatial planning and environmental planning. He has published numerous books and articles on that subject. Most recently, he is involved in issues of planning, decision-making and public-private partnerships in China and their legal, political, cultural and philosophical underpinnings. He obtained his Master’s Degree in public policy from Erasmus University Rotterdam and Leiden University (Netherlands) and his PhD degree from Delft University of Technology. Since 1999, he has spent time as a scholar at the Department of Geography and Planning of the University of Amsterdam (Netherlands), the School of Public Policy at George Mason University (USA), the Department of Systems Analysis of Helsinki University of Technology (Finland), and the Department of Planning and Regional Development of the University of Thessaly (Greece). He has done contract research for the Dutch Ministries of Environment & Planning and Transport & Waterworks, the Dutch Social and Economic Council, The Dutch Knowledge Centre for Big Cities (KCGS), the Nordic and Baltic Road Federations, the Finnish Ministry of Transport & Communication and Eurocities. He currently conducts research on sustainable infrastructure development in Shenzhen on behalf of the Shenzhen government and some of its districts.


  • Prof. dr. Mi Jianing, Harbin Institute of Technology and Next Generation Infrastructures

Mijianing is the director professor of management of Harbin Institute of Technology (China). He is also the chief executive editor of Journal of Public Management. Pro.Mi focuses on research fields including policy analysis, government strategy management, next generation infrastructure etc. Prof. Mi has kept on close academic communication with international scholars in related fields. Between 1990 and 1991, he was invited as Visiting Scholar & Research Fellow by the School of sociology and social policy, Leeds University, UK; In 1993, he visited the Science Park, Cambridge University as a visiting scholar; In 2001, he went to Dundee University, Scotland, for executing the Cooperation project on Higher Education.

Martin de Jong is Associate Professor of public policy at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, Delft University of Technology (Netherlands) and Professor of Public Management at the School of Management, Harbin Institute of Technology (China). He is also an associate of the Next Generation Infrastructures Foundation. In the course of the years, Martin de Jong has specialised in the cultural and institutional aspects of cross-national policy transplantation, especially in the policy areas of transport infrastructure planning, spatial planning and environmental planning. He has published numerous books and articles on that subject. Most recently, he is involved in issues of planning, decision-making and public-private partnerships in China and their legal, political, cultural and philosophical underpinnings.