Professor Jianhua Wang gained his bachelors degree in electrical engineering in 1978 from Xi'an Jiaotong University, where he received his masters and PhD degrees in 1981 and 1985 respectively. Since 1992 he has been a professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering at Xi'an Jiaotong University. His research fields include high voltage vacuum switch-gear, CAD and CAM technology in electrical apparatus, and intelligence devices in power equipment. Professor Wang has been the chair of Xi'an Jiaotong University Council since 2003 and is the vice-chair of the Chinese Society of Electrical Engineering and chair of the Chinese Special Committee of Intelligence Device and System in Electrical Equipment. He is the director of a state key laboratory in electrical insulation and power equipment.