Dr. Yan joined TCL Corporation in 2001. He was vice general manager of TCL multimedia R&D center and director of flat panel display TV R&D center for FPD TV development. Currentlyhe is theChief Technology Officer and the Senior Vice President of TCL Corporation, thePresident of TCL Corporate Research.
Dr. Yangraduated from the Institute of Plasma Physics of Chinese Academy of Science with a Doctoral Degree in July 1999. From July 1999 to May 2001, he worked as a post-doctoral fellow in the Chinese Academy of Science.
Dr. Yan is the leader of the expert group of the New Display Key Project of national five-year plan(2010-2015) of the Ministry of Science and Technology of the PRC, the expert of compilation group for national key project on strategicelectronicsoffive-year plan(2016-2021), the expert member of compilation group for National "New materials research and engineering Key project " plan, a Committee Member of the Electrical Technology Committee of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology of the PRC, the Asia Regional Vice President of the Society of Information Display (SID), a Director of the Display Technology Committee of the Chinese Vacuum Society, a President of the Engineering Laboratory of Digital Home of the PRC, an Executive President of the Engineering Technology Research Centre of Digital Family Life of the PRC and the Chairman of the China 3D Industry Association.
In addition, Dr. Yan completed 12 national projects as a person-in-charge, formulated one set of International Electrotechnical Commission international standard and two sets of national standard as a group leader, as well as registered 32 patents of his inventions as the chief inventor, two of which were awarded the Gold Award and Outstanding Award of the PRC National Patent Award respectively. The Gold Award also was recognized by WIPO(World Intellectual Property Organization) and had definite influence internationally.