National Academicians+
Jianbin Luo

Jianbin Luo

Academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences

SKLT, Building 9003,Tsinghua University,

Beijing 100084, China

Tel.: +86-10-62781385

Fax: +86-10-62781379


Education background

Ph.D., Mechanical Design and Theory, Tsinghua University, 1994

M.S., Metal Working, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 1988

B.S., Metal Working, Northeastern University, 1982


Dean of the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, China, 2012.12-Present, full time

Director of the State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, China, 2004.6-2014, full time

Professor, State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, China, 2000.8-Present, full time

Visiting Scholar, City University of Hong Kong, 1998.5-1998.11, full time

Associate Professor, State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, China, 1996.7-2000.7, full time

Lecturer, State Key Laboratory of Tribology, Tsinghua University, China, 1994.6-1996.7, full time

Lecturer, Xi'an University of Architecture & Technology, China, 1988.4-1991.9, full time

Assistant Engineer,Xi'an Electric Cable Company, China, 1982.7-1985.9, full time

Areas of Research Interests/ Research Projects

Thin film lubrication and superlubricity


Honors And Awards

STLE International Award, 2013

CTI Supreme Achievement Award in Tribology, 2013

National Scientific and Technological Progress Award, Second Prize, 2008

National Natural Science Award, Second Prize, 2001

National Innovation Award, Third Prize, 1996

Chinese Universities' Science and Technology Awards (Natural Science Award), First Prize, 2010

Science and Technology Progress Awards from the Ministry of Education, First Prize, 2005

Chinese Universities' Science and Technology Awards (Natural Science Award), First Prize, 2000

Science and Technology Progress Awards from the Ministry of Education, First Prize, 1995

Chinese Universities' Science and Technology Awards (Natural Science Award), Second Prize, 2008

IFToMM Service Certificate Awarded to Jianbin Luo, 2009

Science and Technology Progress Awards from the Ministry of Education, Second Prize, 1996

Academic Achievement

Plenary Speeches in Recent 5 Years

  1. Luo JB, “Advances in Superlubricity,”the 2014 International Conference on Engineering Tribology Technology (ICETT2014), Nov. 19-26, 2014, Nantou, Taiwan. (Plenary)

  2. Luo JB, “Advances in LiquidSuperlubricity,” the Second international Brazilian Conference on Tribology-TriboBr-2014 and Exhibition, Nov. 3-5, 2014, Foz do lgua?u-Paraná, Brazil. (Plenary)

  3. Luo JB and Li JJ, “Advancements in superlubricity,” 19th International Colloquiums Tribology Industrial and Automotive Lubrication 2014, Jan. 21-23, 2014, Ostfildern, Germany. (Plenary)

  4. Luo JB and Guo D, “Tribology in nanomanufacturing-interaction between nanoparticles and workpiece during the manufacture of near perfect smooth (NPS) surfaces,”WTC-V, 2013, Sep. 8-13, 2013, Torino, Italy.(Plenary)

  5. Luo JB,“Advances in thin film lubrication-superlubricity of liquid lubricants,”3rd International Symposium on Tribology, IFToMM, Mar.18-21, 2013, Lulea, Sweden.(Plenary)

  6. Luo JB,“Thin film lubrication,”International Tribology Conference (ITC), Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2011, Hiroshima, Japan. (Plenary)

  7. Luo JB and Hu YZ, “Tribology in China,” 4th ASIATRIB, Dec. 5-9, 2010, Perth, Western Australia. (Plenary)

  8. Luo JB, “Advancements of tribology in nanomanufacturing,” 14th Nordtrib, Jun. 8-11, 2010, Lulea, Sweden. (Plenary)

Selected Invention Patents:

Prof. Jianbin Luo has published 53 invention patents.

  1. Luo JB, Lei H, Pan GS, Lu XC, (Approval Date: Aug. 2005), A slurry used for ultra-precision manufacturing technique for the memory disk. ZL021554617, China. (Technology transfer has been implemented)

  2. Luo JB, Hu ZM, Gao F, Lu XC, (Approval Date: Jan. 2003), Preparation of nano-polishing Slurry, ZL00133674.6, China. (Technology transfer has been implemented)

  3. Yang MC, Luo JB, Wang W, (Approval Date: Jan. 2004), Preparation method of hard disk film used for anti-decomposition of hard disk lubricant, ZL01130664.5, China.

  4. Luo JB, Yuan Z, Lu XC, Wen SZ, (Approval Date: Oct. 2003), Measurement method of transmission shaft's torque using optoelectronic sensor technology, ZL01110137.7, China.

  5. Ma JB, Gao F, Luo JB, Pan Gs, Lu XC, (Approval Date: Oct. 2006), A slurry used for the backside polishing of a hard disk head, ZL200510011128.9, China.

  6. Ma JB, Gao F, Luo JB, Pan GS, Lu XC, (Approval Date: Oct. 2006), A grinding oil used for the finishing polishing of a hard disk head, ZL200510011127.4, China.

  7. Wen SZ, Huang P, Jiang W, Luo JB, Zou Q, (Approval Date: May 1997), A measurement method of surface roughness using light reflection, ZL97104421.X, China.

Papers published in English Journals:

Prof. Jianbin Luo has published more than 250 pieces of papers in the field of tribology.

  1. Xie GX, Guo D, Luo JB, “Lubrication under charged conditions,” TRIBOLOGY INTERNATIONAL, 84: 22-35, 2015.

  2. Guo D, Xie GX, Luo JB,“Mechanical Properties of Nanoparticles: Basics and Applications,”JOURNAL OF PHYSICS D - APPLIED PHYSICS, 47(1): 013001, 2014.

  3. Li JJ, Zhang CH, Ma LR, Liu YH, Luo JB,“Superlubricity Achieved with Mixtures of Acids and Glycerol,”LANGMUIR, 29(1): 271-275, 2013.

  4. Li JJ, Zhang CH, Sun L, Lu XC, Luo JB,“Tribochemistry and Superlubricity Induced by Hydrogen Ions,”LANGMUIR, 28(45): 15816-15823, 2012.

  5. Li JJ, Zhang CH, Luo JB,“Superlubricity Behavior with Phosphoric Acid-Water Network Induced by Rubbing,”LANGMUIR, 27(15): 9413-9417, 2011.

  6. Xie GX, Luo JB, Guo D, Liu SH,“Nanoconfined Ionic Liquids under Electric Fields,” APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 96(4): 043112, 2010.

  7. Xu XF, Luo JB, Guo D,“Criterion for Reversal of Thermal Marangoni Flow in Drying Drops,”LANGMUIR, 26(3): 1918-1922, 2010.

  8. Liu YH, Wang XK, Luo JB, Lu XC,“Fabrication and Tribological Properties of Super-hydrophobic Surfaces Based on Porous Silicon,”APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 255(23): 9430-9438, 2009.

  9. Liu SH, Luo JB, Li G, Zhang CH, Lu XC,“Effect of Surface Physicochemical Properties on the Lubricating Properties of Water Film,”APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 254: 7137-7142, 2008.

  10. Xu XF, Luo JB,“Marangoni Flow in an Evaporating Water Droplet,”APPLIED PHYSICS LETTERS, 91(12): 124102, 2007.

  11. Zhang CH, Lu XC, Wang H, Luo JB, Shen YG, Li KY,“Microstructure, Mechanical Properties, and Oxidation Resistance of Nanocomposite Ti-Si-N Coatings,”APPLIED SURFACE SCIENCE, 252(18): 6141-6153, 2006.

  12. Xu J, Luo JB, Lu XC, Wang LL, Pan GS, Wen SZ,“Atomic Scale Deformation in the Solid Surface Induced by Nanoparticle Impacts,”NANOTECHNOLOGY, 16(6): 859-864, 2005.

  13. Luo JB, Shen MW, Wen SZ,“Tribological Properties of Nanoliquid Film under an External Electric Field,”JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 96(11): 6733-6738, 2004.

  14. Xu J, Luo JB, Lu XC, Zhang CH, Pan GS,“Progress in Material Removal Mechanisms of Surface Polishing with Ultra Precision,”CHINESE SCIENCE BULLETIN, 49(16): 1687-1693, 2004.

  15. Lei H, Luo JB,“CMP of Hard Disk Substrate Using a Colloidal SiO2 Slurry: Preliminary Experimental Investigation,”WEAR, 257(5-6): 461-470, 2004.

  16. Zhang CH, Liu ZJ, Li KY, Shen YG, Luo JB,“Microstructure, Surface Morphology, and Mechanical Properties of NanocrystallineTiN/amorphous Si3N4 Composite Films Synthesized by Ion Beam Assisted Deposition,”JOURNAL OF APPLIED PHYSICS, 95(3): 1460-1467, 2004.

  17. Shen MW, Luo JB, Wen SZ,“The Tribological Properties of Oils Added with Diamond Nano-particles,”TRIBOLOGY TRANSACTIONS, 44(3): 494-498, 2001.

  18. Qi J, Luo JB, Wen SZ, Wang J, Li WZ,“Mechanical and Tribological Properties of Non-hydrogenated DLC Films Synthesized by IBAD,”SURFACE & COATINGS TECHNOLOGY, 128: 324-328, 2000.

  19. Luo JB, Huang P, Wen SZ, Li KY,“Characteristics of Liquid Lubricant Films at the Nano-scale,”JOURNAL OF TRIBOLOGY-TRANSACTIONS OF THE ASME, 121(4): 872-878, 1999.

  20. Luo JB, Qian LM, Wen S, Wen L, Wen SZ, Li KY,“The Failure of Fluid Film at Nano-scale,”TRIBOLOGY TRANSACTIONS, 42(4): 912-916, 1999.

  21. Luo JB, Wen SZ, Huang P,“Thin Film Lubrication.1. Study on the Transition between EHL and Thin Film Lubrication Using a Relative Optical Interference Intensity Technique,”WEAR, 194(1-2): 107-115, 1996.

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