JINXIU (JENNY) YAN
ITA AITES - China Railway Academy
Professor Jinxiu YAN is the Past President of the ITA (2022-2025) and Deputy General Manager of China Railway Academy Co., Ltd.
Prof. YAN has been working as a consulting engineer and researcher for many major tunnel projects for more than 35 years. As the research team leader or expert appointed by both the government and project owners, she has been involved in the design and construction of extensive railway and highway tunnels, metro projects, and major subsea tunnels, such as the 32km New Guanjiao Railway Tunnel, the 18km Qining Zhongnanshan Highway Tunnel, and the 13 km long Yesahnguan Tunnel in Karstic geology; the15.9 km Qingdao Jiaozhou Bay Second Subsea Highway Tunnel in China(it will be the world longest subsea highway tunnel when completed) etc.. Prof Yan has received five major awards in Tunnelling Innovations. Recently, she has been devoting much of her energy to the better use of tunnelling and underground space in urban areas.