Wan Gang, male, Han nationality, is a native of Shanghai. He was born in 1952, graduated from Northeast Forestry University, and obtained a master's degree in engineering from Tongji University. He received a doctorate of engineering from the Technical University of Clausthal, Germany in 1990. He is a professor of automotive engineering at Tongji University, and he became president of the university in 2004. In 2005, he joined the China Zhi Gong Paty and became Chairman of the Central Committee of China Zhi Gong Party in 2007.
Wan Gang has obtained one world patent and two European patents in vehicle design and manufacture. He was Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology and Vice-Chairman of the 12th National Committee of the CPPCC.