Born in 1960, Mr. YAN studied in Mining Engineering at Jiangxi University of Science & Technology during 1981-1985 and received his Master degree from China University of Geosciences (Beijing) in 1988. Since then, he has been engaged in the information research and technical consultation on Mineral Exploration, Geotechnical Engineering and Trenchless Technology. He was the founder-member of China Society for Trenchless Technology (CSTT), became the first individual member of ISTT from China in 1992, and served as Chairman (1998 -2009) and Executive Vice-Chairman (2009-) of CSTT. Mr. YAN has published three books and over 50 technical papers on Trenchless Technology since 1999, was the keynote speaker at every International Trenchless Technology Conference (ITTC) and most training courses on Trenchless Technology in China since 1996. Prof. YAN got a special government allowances of the State Council for his outstanding contribution to China’s engineering and technology development in 2006.