Dr. LIU Weimin, a professor at the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and a member of CAS, has been invited to serve as an editor of Tribology International, a renowned English journal in tribology.
This is the first time a Chinese scientist serving as an editor of English journal in the areas of tribology and lubrication.
Tribology International was founded in 1968 in Britain. It is published by Elsevier Science with 12 issues per year. It seeks to publish original research papers of the highest scientific quality to provide an archival resource for scientists from all backgrounds. Written contributions are invited reporting experimental and modelling studies both in established areas of tribology and emerging fields. Scientific topics include the physics or chemistry of tribo-surfaces, bio-tribology, surface engineering and materials, contact mechanics, nano-tribology, lubricants and hydrodynamic lubrication.
Introduction to LIU Weimin
LIU Weimin, a research professor, is a well-known scientist in lubricating materials and technology.
Prof. LIU received his Ph.D. degree in lubricating materials and tribology from the Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1990. Then he joined the Laboratory of Solid Lubrication (LSL) of the LICP. From June 1993 to June 1994, he worked as a Visiting Scholar at Pennsylvania State University, USA. He has been the head of the State Key Laboratory of Solid Lubrication since 2000. He served as a vice director of the LICP from 2002 to 2005 and director of the LICP from 2005 to 2012. In 2013, he was elected the member of the CAS.
His research areas include space, aviation lubrication and high performance lubricating materials. His group and he have contributed greatly to the successful application of new solid lubricating films, synthetic lubricants and self-lubricating materials for China’s high-tech industries.
He also serves as the Chief Scientist for the “Fundamental Research on Lubricating and Antiwear Materials under Extreme Operating Conditions” project and “Research on High Performance Synthetic Lubricating Materials” project (projects funded by Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology), and the Chief Scientist for “The Program of Space Tribology of Materials at SZ-7 Spacecraft of China” project in 2008.
Moreover, he is the President of the Chinese Tribology Institute of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society, Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Engineering Tribology, Advanced Materials & Interfaces and other academic journals.