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Liu Weimin


Supervisor of Doctor Students

Member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences

Winner of National Outstanding Youth Foundation


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  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 has undertaken many science projects, including “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), “The Program of Space Tribology of Materials at SZ-7 of China” project and project supported by the Foundation for Innovative Research Groups of the National Natural Science Foundation of China and so on.

Moreover, he has been the President of the Chinese Tribology Institute of the Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society from 2011 to 2015. He is now the Editor of Tribology International, Executive Associate Editor of Tribology, Member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Engineering Tribology, Advanced Materials & Interfaces and other academic journals.

Prof. LIU has a long list of scientific publications, including 3 books, namely Lubricating Materials for GearsHandbook of Space Lubricating Materials and Technology and Nano-lubricating Materials and Technology, and more than 600 papers in journals such as Chemical Society Reviews, JACS, Advanced Materials, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., Chemistry of Materials, Chemical Communication, Applied Physics Letters, Wear, Tribology International and Tribology Letters and so on. His papers have been cited 18,000 times. He holds more than 80 Chinese patents and 1 US patent. He has also won many prestigious awards and prizes for his academic achievements, including2 National Awards for Technological Invention (second class), 2 National Award for Natural Sciences (second class), etc.   (Updated on January 12, 2016 )

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