Yi-Heng Cheng



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Primary Position & Institution:

Professor, College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, Shanghai, China

Short Bio:

Graduated from Taipei Institute of Technology (TIT), Taiwan, and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany, as Dr.-Ing. of Chemical Engineering, Yi-Heng Cheng worked in BASF Group Companies in Ludwigshafen, Singapore, Hong Kong and Shanghai, covering Sales and Marketing, Product Management and EHS. He was last in charge of implementation of responsible Care Program and Sustainable Development for BASF in Asia Pacific, before moved to CEO of Knauf Asia. He was chairman of chemical associations in Singapore (SCIC), Co-chair of Plasticizer Workgroup of association of International Chemical Manufacturers in Hong Kong (AICM), chairman of Emergency Response Workgroup of Foreign Investors in Caojing Chemical Park. He is now Chief Operating Officer of CBI Investment Management Ltd. (HK) on Clean Coal and Hydrogen Technologies, CO 2 Resourcing. He is newly elected as Executive Committee Member of the Club of Rome and Fellow of World Academy of Arts and Science. Book translations into Chinese: “Nutzen wir die Erde richtig?” by Friedrich von Schmidt-Bleek (2008); “Faktor 5” by Ernst von Weizsaecker et.al. (2010); “Blue Economy” by Gunter Pauli (2012); 50 th anniversary report to Club of Rome “Come On”(2018/19). He is now an adjunct professor at College of Design and Innovation, Tongji University, and has founded there “econoVation lab”, co-founded “Creative Systemic Research Platform” and “0 Carb 2050 Platform”. Recently he has coauthored a chapter on “Social Acceptance and Societal Evolution for Novel Hydrogen Technology” (An EU book series to be published in 2021).