Professor Jian Lu
Professor Jian Lu is currently the Vice-President of Research and Technology, the Dean of Graduate Studies and the Director of Centre for Advanced Structural Materials at City University of Hong Kong. Professor Lu is well known for his research in the fields of surface science and engineering, processing and mechanical properties of nanomaterials and advanced materials, experimental mechanics and residual stress. He has published more than 300 SCI journal papers (Science, Nature Materials, Nature Communications, Acta Materialia, Physical Review Letters and Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids) and is the inventor of 10 granted patents in USA, Europe and China with international extension. His latest work, ‘Dual-phase nanostructuring as a route to high-strength magnesium alloys’, was published on Nature, an international journal of science. The article was selected as the cover story of the issue.
He has been the receipt of numerous awards including The French Knight Order of National Merit (Chevalier de l’Ordre National du Mérite) in 2006 and Gold Medal with Mention in the 56th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies at Brussels Expo in 2007. He was elected as a Fellow of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM, USA) in 2010 and as an Academician of the National Academy of Technologies of France in 2011. He was also elected as a Fellow of the Hong Kong of Engineering Sciences and of the Hong Kong Institute of Science in 2013.