Liaison with Climate Change Clean Air FG
National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China
As the Director of National Institute of Metrology (NIM), China, Mr. Fang Xiang has ample experience and expertise in metrology management. He has leaded the planning and implementation of a number of state-level research projects funded by national research programs such as the National Key Technologies R&D Program, the Scientific Instrument Research and Development Program, and the Natural Science Foundation of China. Before he came to the managerial position, he was once a researcher in mass spectrometry field at NIM, with over 30 scientific papers published. He has also participated in the development of a number of state-level strategic plans in scientific and standard fields, including the National Long-term Science and Technology Development Plan (2006-2020), the top science plan in China.
Before he took office as NIM Director, from 2007 to 2014 he had worked at the Standardization Administration of China, as Chief Engineer and then Vice Administrator. Under his leadership, a series of new polices and mechanisms have been established, concerning the reform of Chinese standardization system, the interaction between science and standards, and the disposal of patents in standards, etc.
Mr. Fang Xiang served as Chairperson of the Asia Pacific Metrology Programme (APMP), the regional metrology organization for Asia pacific region, from December 2019 to December 2022 for a three years’ term.