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Professor Liangchi Zhang

Liangchi Zhang, FTSE, DEng (BSc, ME, PhD) is Scientia Professor, Professor of Mechanical Engineering & Australian Professorial Fellow, School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, The University of New South Wales; and Honorary Professor, The University of Sydney, Australia.
Liangchi’s research areas are Tribology and Nano-Tribology, Nano-Mechanics and Nano-Materials, Nano/Micro Fabrication, Multi-Scale Precision Manufacturing, Characterization of Advanced Materials, and Solid Mechanics. His publications include 4 patents, 4 books, 6 edited books, 7 chapters-in-books, over 200 refereed journal papers, over 100 refereed conference proceedings papers, over 30 technical reports for industry, and many keynote/plenary lectures in international conferences.
He edited Engineering Plasticity and Impact, coedited Applied Mechanics: Progress and Applications (Recent Advances in Computational Chemistry), and coauthored Towards a deeper understanding of friction and wear on the atomic scale — A molecular dynamics analysis, Atomic Scale Deformation in Silicon Monocrystals Induced by Two-Body and Three-Body Contact Sliding, On the mechanics and physics in the nano-indentation of silicon mono-crystals, Effective wall thickness of a single-walled carbon nanotube, and Chemical bonding in polyethylene-nanotube composites: a quantum mechanics prediction. Read the full list of his publications!
Liangchi is Editor-in-Chief, International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, Associate Editor, Journal of Mechanical Engineering Science (IMechE, Procs Part C), Associate Editor, Chinese Science Bulletin, and Advisory Editor, International Journal of Abrasive Technology. He is Member of the Editorial Advisory Boards of Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, International Journal of Machining and Machinability of Materials, International Journal of Nanomanufacturing, Recent Patents in Nanotechnology, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering (English Edition), Journal of Mechanics, Materials and Processing (JSME), and International Journal of Physical Sciences.
Liangchi earned his B.Sc. in 1982 and his M.E. (Research) in 1985 both from Zhejiang University, China. He earned his Ph.D. in 1988 from Peking University, China. He earned a Doctor of Engineering in 2005 from The University of Sydney, Australia. He was elected Fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering in 2006. He won the International Fellowship Award in 1991 from the Japan Science & Technology Agency, Japan. He was Finalist of the Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology in 2002. He won the Invitation Fellowship Award in 2005 from the Australian Academy of Science and Japan Society for the Promotion of Science. He won the B-HERT Award for Best Research & Development Collaboration on “Surface Integrity Characterisation of Sapphire Wafers for Wireless and Fibre Optic Semiconductor Industry” in 2007.
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