Prof. Dr. Zhang Hongfu is a doctoral supervisor of Institute of Animal Sciences (IAS), Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS). He recently also serves as the director of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Department, executive deputy director of the State Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition (SKLAN), director of the Key Laboratory of Animal Nutrition and Feed Science Department of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), vice chairman of the Chinese Animal Nutrition Association, and director of the Production and Environmental Control Laboratory of Broiler of the China Agriculture Research System of Ministry of Finance (MOF) and MARA.
Since 1995, he has participated in the science and technology planning and project approval work of the MARA and the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) in the field of animal husbandry. He has conducted national scientific research projects as PI, such as National Science Foundation of China (NSFC), 863 Program and National Key R&D Program of China. He adheres to the concept of scientific research serving the industry and has made important achievements in promoting the healthy and efficient production of livestock and poultry. The successful completion of the 13th Five-Year National Key R&D Program, “The health effect mechanism of breeding environment on livestock and poultry”, has promoted the development of environmental physiology of livestock and poultry in China. The original achievement of “Biomimetic evaluation method for effective energy of feed for single stomach animals” has been won the China Patent Award and the Youth Science and Technology Award of CAAS. He has a long-term systematic accumulation in the field of piglet nutrition and physiology research, and obtained the second prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress in 2011. He has also been awarded government allowance by The State Council (2012), National Young and Middle-aged Experts with Outstanding Contributions (2013), National Ten Million Talents Program (2013), National Outstanding Talents in Agricultural Research (2015), Chinese Person of the Year in Science (2010), National Advanced Worker in Animal husbandry (2014) and other honors. In total, he has won 10 Ministerial and Provincial-Level Science and Technology Awards.