Since 1984, Dr. Wen-yan Han has been working at the Tea Research Institute housed at the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (TRI CAAS). He focuses mainly on soil management, plant physiology and nutrition, tea bush management, tea specialist fertilizer development, greenhouse gases and heavy metal control, and organic tea production.
He has conducted nearly 40 projects at the provincial and ministerial level, 12 of which have received awards by the Ministry of Agriculture and the Zhejiang provincial government. He has published more than 130 papers, 13 books, developed 3 inventive patents, and 5 national agricultural standards.
Dr. Han is also a member of the Panel of Experts for the FAO Intergovernmental Group (FAO IGG) on Tea, serving as the Co-Chair of the Organic Working Group, and a member of the Climate Change and Smallholder Working Groups.
Due to these achievements, Dr. Han was named the Special Contributor and No. 1 level talent in the “151 Talent Project” by the Zhejiang Provincial Government, and as an excellent scientist by the China Tea Society and Zhejiang Soil and Fertilizer Society.
Dr. Han received his PhD in Soil Science from Zhejiang University moving on to work at the Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture at Paradeniya University in Sri Lanka, at Rothamsted Research in the United Kingdom, the Israel Agricultural Research Institution, and the Grolink AB in Sweden.