Prof. He is now the Director of the Institute of Low Carbon Economy, Tsinghua University (THU), and a Professor in Management Science and Engineering. From 1994-2007, he served as the Vice President and Executive Vice President of THU. He also serves on academic societies part-time as the Vice Chairman of the National Experts Panel on Climate Change, the Vice Chairman of the China Society for Sustainable Development, and the Director of Beijing Experts Panel on Climate Change. Professor He's research focus is on energy system engineering and strategies for combating climate change.
During the periods of China’s “11th FYP (the Economic and Social Development Planning for the 11th Five-Year Period)” and “12th FYP,” he has been a technical leader of the National Key Technology R&D Program on energy and climate change, and the chief scientist of science and technology special programs on climate change of National Key Basic Research Program (973). He has received more than 10 national or provincial/ministerial Scientific and Technology Progress Awards and published more than 200 academic papers. As a specially invited adviser of China’s Negotiation Delegation on Climate Change, he has participated in negotiation of United Nations Climate Conferences in Copenhagen, Durban, etc.