Professor HE is currently the Deputy Dean (part-time) of the School of Design and Chair Professor at Southern University of Science and Technology, Professor and Ph.D. Supervisor of the School of Design, Hunan University. He is also the director of the Chinese Industrial Design Education Committee, member of the Design Discipline Review Group of the Academic Degree Committee of the State Council of China, Vice-Chair of the China Industrial Design Association and director of the Industrial Design Discipline Teaching Committee of China Education Association of Machinery Industry. Meanwhile, he is the judge for several international design awards including Red Dot and IF Design Awards in German, G-Mark Design Awards in Japan and US Core77 Design Awards.
HE proposed the design teaching idea of “students create contents” based on the teaching characteristics in the internet age, developed a number of National Quality Courses, and led multiple education reform projects including National Art and Design Talent Cultivation Pilot Area, National Firs-class Major and National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center. Professor He has been awarded many honors including the First Prize of National Excellent Teaching Materials for A History of Industrial Design (2002), Excellent Teacher of Hunan Province and Second Class Merit of Hunan Provincial People's Government (2004), Hunan Provincial Teaching Master (2006), State Council Special Allowance Expert (2007), Xu Teli Education Award of Hunan Provincial People's Government (2009), China's top ten industrial design educators (2010), National Teaching Master (2013), Medal of Guanghua Longteng Award - China Design Contribution (2014), the First Prize of National Higher Education Academic Achievement Award (2018), Guanghua Longteng Award – 40 People of Design in China over 40 Years of Reform and Opening-up (2018) and the First Prize of Teaching Achievements in Hunan Province (2019, 2017, 2002).
HE received both of his master degree in architecture and bachelor degree in civil engineering from Hunan University.