The activity in celebration of Professor XUE Qunji’s winning of 2011 Tribology Gold Medal was held in Lanzhou Institute of Chemical Physics (LICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) on April 29. More than 60 tribologists from research institutes, institutions of higher education, enterprises attend the meeting and expressed their congratulations to Prof. XUE.
A painting was given to Prof. XUE to congratulate him on winning 2011 Tribology Gold Medal.
Prof. XUE is a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering and director of the academic committee of LICP. He is the first Chinese scientist who ever receives the award. Prof. XUE’s research includes tribo chemical mechanism, novel anti wear and self-lubricating materials. He is the first researcher to propose the model of TZP ceramic phase transformation during wear process and the first one to form nano surface layers formed on traditional metal and ceramic materials.
The Tribology Gold Medal was established and first awarded in 1972 by the United Kingdom Institution of Mechanical Engineers. One Gold Medal is awarded each year for outstanding and supreme achievement in the field of Tribology. It is internationally recognized as the highest honor in tribology research and application. Up to now, 40 individuals from 14 different countries have won the award, including Prof. XUE.