Xiuyong Chen is an Associate Professor at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. His current research is focused on thermal sprayed coatings, superhydrophobic surfaces, and cavitation erosion. In 2012, he achieved his PhD from the University of Chongqing, China. After having completed his PhD on biomedical engineering in 2012, he obtained a postdoctoral position at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering (2013 - 2015), Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He worked as a Visiting Professor at the University of Alberta, Canada (2018 - 2019). Dr. Chen has published 32 patents and over 30 peer-reviewed papers.