Hua Li is a Professor at the Ningbo Institute of Materials Technology and Engineering, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China. He has devoted over 20 years to fundamental and applied research on new coating materials, surface chemistry and physics, and design and construction of novel surface coatings. He received his Bachelor’s degree in 1994 and Master’s degree in 1997 from the Xi’an Jiaotong University, China. In 2002, he obtained his PhD degree from the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He worked as a SMF Research Fellow at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (2002 – 2006) and as a Research Associate at the Brookhaven National Laboratory, USA (2006 – 2010). Dr. Li has published 109 papers. He is the editor of the Journal of Thermal Spray Technology.