The Institute of Engineering Thermophysics (IET) originated from the Power Laboratory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) founded by Academician WU Chung-hua in 1956. Over the past 60 years, the Institute has focused on major scientific and technological issues in the field of engineering thermophysics around major national strategic needs, committed to the basic research, key technology research and system integration in the field of energy and power, continuously consolidated the discipline foundation of "energy science and technology" and "Aaerospace Sscience and technology", and has built an internationally renowned first-class research institute in the field of energy and power. There, innovative ideas, technologies and talents for the sustainable development of energy and power in China have been developed prosperously. IET has won more than 40 national, academy and ministerial second-class awards and more than 50 third-class awards, which has made important contributions to the sustainable domestic development of energy and power.
During the 14th Five Year Plan period, the Institute will persistently adhere to the orientation of the national team in the field of energy and power, and fulfill the requirements of "four pioneers" and "two accelerations one effort" put forward to the Chinese Academy of Sciences, facing the major needs of clean, low-carbon, safe and efficient energy in the independent, controllable and rapid development of the domestic energy and power field. Four main directions are targeted around the fields of fossil energy, distributed energy supply and storage, aeroengine, gas turbine and UAV. Five new cutting-edge directions and future technologies are arranged in fields such as the new thermal power conversion system, intelligent and networked unmanned systems to support the low-carbon transformation of the national energy structure and the leapfrog development of power equipment. To achieve this target, there are 11 research units, 6 national research institutions and 6 provincial and ministerial key laboratories in our institute.