Shan Zhongchen graduated from the Department of Precision Instruments at the Harbin Institute of of Technology in 1968 and has taught in the College of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering at Harbin Engineering University since 1971. He now is a professor there. Professor Shan is the executive director of Heilongjiang Cutting Tool Institute. He is currently involved in teaching and research in the field of mechanical engineering and automation, and CAD/CAPP/CAM. Recently, he has edited five textbooks and published more than 20 papers. He is the chief lecturer of Mechanical CAD/CAM at the OUC.