He was born in Shanghai in Sept. 1943. From 1961 to 1966, he studied in Department of Architectural Designing, Central Academy of Art and Design (Five-year Undergraduate). From 1974 to 1978, he served as an interior designer at Beijing Construction Design Institute, mainly responsible for lighting and lights design of public buildings.

Major social positions: Honorary Vice President of China Industrial Design Association, Deputy Director of industrial design committee of Chinese Artists Association, President of Design Strategy and Prototype Innovation Institute, Academy of Arts and Design, (Shunde) ,Tsinghua University, Researcher of China Institute of Design, Academy of Arts of China.

He has created theories such as “style design”, “matterology” methodology, “design culture”, and “symbiotic aesthetics”, which were accepted and cited in theoretical circles of industrial design in developed countries. He is one of the most famous academic leaders, having great social influences in the area of industrial design.