Prof. Xianguo HU, PhD (Member, STLE) is Professor at the Institute of Tribology of Hefei University of Technology. He received his B.Sc. and M. Sc. in Powder Metallurgy Material and Mechanics (Tribology) from the Hefei University of Technology in 1985 and 1988, respectively. His PhD degree was awarded in Szent Istvan University, Hungary in 2002. As a visiting scientist he researched at Technical University of Budapest, Hungary and Technical University of Berlin, Germany from 1994 to 1997. He is currently vice-director of the Institute of Tribology of Hefei University of Technology. His research areas include lubricant and tribochemistry, friction and wear of material, tribology in metalworking, surface coating, etc. He is the author or co-author of more than 100 published technical papers.