Luo Jianbin, a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences and the professor of Tsinghua University, was born in Huxian, Shaanxi Province, in 1961.
Prof. Luo received his BEng degree in Metal Working from Northeastern University in 1982 in China. He worked in Xi’an Cable Factory from 1982 to 1985, and then continued his study in Metal Working in Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology. He got his MEng degree in 1988 and worked as a lecturer in Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology until 1991. In 1994, he received his PhD degree in Mechanical Design and Theory from Tsinghua University and then joined the faculty of Tsinghua University. He won the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) funding in 1999, was honored as the Distinguished Professor for the Chang Jiang Scholar Program in 2002 and was elected a member of Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2011.
Prof. Luo is currently the dean of the School of Mechanical Engineering, the Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Tianjin Research Institute for Advanced Equipment, Tsinghua University. He is also the vice president of International Tribology Council. He is the former chair of Technical Committee for Tribolog, IFToMM and the former director of Chinese Tribology Institute (CTI).
He was the chief-specialist of two “973” projects (National Key Basic Research Program), the project director of the Research Program of National Major Research Instruments and Facilities, and the chief-leader of the Science Fund for Creative Research Groups of NSFC. In addition, he is the editor-in-chief of English journal “Friction”.
Prof. Luo Jianbin has long been engaged in superlubricity, thin film lubrication, and nanomanufacturing. He was awarded the prize of Chinese National Technical Innovation Award, the prize of Chinese National Natural Science Award, the prize of Chinese National Scientific and Technological Progress Award, and other provincial and ministerial awards for 9 times. In 2013, he received the STLE International Award and CTI Highest Achievement Award in Tribology. He has published more than 300 pieces of papers, 2 books and more than 50 authorized patents. He was the keynote or plenary speaker for over 20 international conferences.