Dr Gongtian Shen graduated from Tsinghua University for PhD, major in mechanical engineering. He is the president of Chinese Society for nondestructive testing (ChSNDT) and the president of International Society on Acoustic Emission (ISAE). He is also the deputy director of the China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Institute (CSEI). He has engaged in research and application of inspection and nondestructive testing technology for special equipment included in boiler, pressure vessel, large atmospheric storage tank, pressure pipeline, elevator, crane, amusement ride and passenger ropeway since 1986. He has presided more than 20 Chinese national science and technology research projects or foundations.