Prof. LU Jian (呂堅)

  • Dip Ing, MSc, PhD (UTC), Habilitation (UPMC Paris 6)
  • Academician: National Academy of Technologies of France
  • French Knight Order of National Merit (Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite), French Knight of the National Order of Légion d’Honneur (Chevalier de la Legion D’honneur)
  • Fellow SEM, Fellow HKAES, Fellow HKIS
Visiting address
Phone: +852 34429638

Author IDs

Research Interests/Areas

  • Experimental mechanics 
  • Residual stress
  • Mechanical properties of metallic and ceramic materials
  • Metallurgy
  • 4D printing


Educational Qualifications

1993 Habilitation, Mechanics, UPMC (Université Pierre et Marie CURIE) (University of PARIS VI)
1986Doctor (Ph.D), Materials Science and Applied Mechanics, University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC)
1984Diplome d'Etude Approfondie (DEA) (MSc), Materials Science, University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC)
1984Engineer Diploma, Mechanical Engineering (MEng), and stream: Materials and Technology Innovations, University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC)
1979National scholarship (jan. 79) for studying abroad, Intensive French Language Study at University of Technology of Compiegne (UTC)
1978Peking University, Department of Chemistry

Professional Experience

Sep 2010 - Present

City niversity of Hong Kong

  • Dean of College of Engineering (since 1 June 2023)
  • Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering,Department of Mechanical Engineering, concurrent appointment at Department of Material Science and Engineering, Department of Biomedical Science and Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Vice-President (Research and Technology) and Dean of Graduate Studies (15 Nov 2013 - 30 Nov 2020)
  • Director of Hong Kong Branch of National Precious Metals Material Engineering Research Center (since Dec 2015)
  • Director of Centre for Advanced Structural Materials (since Aug 2011)
  • Acting Dean of School of Veterinary Medicine (14 Mar 2014 - 1 Mar 2015)
  • Dean of College of Science and Engineering (2010-14 Nov 2013)
2005 - 2010

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University

  • Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering
  • Associate Dean of Faculty of Engineering (since Feb 2008)
1994 - 2005

University of Technology of Troyes (UTT)

  • Professor (Promoted to 1st class since 1999 by the National Committee)
  • Head of the Mechanical Systems Engineering Department (1994 - 2004)
  • Director of the Mechanical Systems and Concurrent Engineering Laboratory (LASMIS, FRE CNRS 2719, CNRS and Ministry of Education)
1995 - 1999Co-leader of the UTC (Compiegne)-UTT (Troyes) Doctor Program in Science of Mechanics for Engineer
1993 - 1994Professor (Part time), Mechanical Systems DivisionMechanical Engineering Department, University of Technology of Compiegne
1987 - 1994Senior Research Engineer and Head of the Residual Stress and Coating Adhesion Laboratory, Material Department, CETIM (French Technical Center for Mechanical Industries)


  • The French Knight Order of National Merit (Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite) (2006)
  • Gold Medal with Mention in the 56th World Exhibition of Innovation, Research and New Technologies at Brussels Expo (2007)
  • Fellow of Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM), USA (2010)
  • Elected as Academician, National Academy of Technology of France (NATF) (2011)
  • Elected as Fellow, Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences (HKAES) (2013)
  • Elected as Fellow, Hong Kong Institute of Science (HKIS) (2013)
  • French Knight of the National Order of Légion d’Honneur (Chevalier de la Legion d’honneur) (2017)
  • 12th Guanghua Engineering Science and Technology Award (2018)

Editor or Editorial Membership

  • Nano Materials Science (Editor-in-Chief)
  • Advisory Board Member of Editorial Board, Science Bulletin, Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS)中國科學院
  • Member of Advisory Board, Advanced Engineering Materials
  • Member of Advisory Board, International Journal of Minerals, Metallurgy and Materials, University of Sciecne and Technology Beijing
  • Deputy Editors-in-Chief, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering: Additive Manufacturing Frontiers (CJME-AMF)
  • Advisory Board Member, Interdisciplinary Materials
  • Editorial Board Member, npj computational materials
  • Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Lightweight Materials and Manufacture
  • Editorial Board Member, SmartMat

Services outside CityU

  • Expert of French Ministry of Education (Engineering field) for the evaluation of the research laboratories, research projects and education programmes(2000-2004);
  • Overseas Assessor of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Since 1999);
  • Member of Expert Panel (29 members in total) for the preparation of EU document entitled "Future needs and challenges for materials and nanotechnology research" for the preparation of 6th EU Research Program;
  • Member of International Experts Group (10 members for all the scientific fields) of Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology(2004-2006);
  • Expert of Evaluation for EU research and technology development programs from 2000 to 2004 (GROWTH and CRAFT);
  • Member of International Advisory Committee of the first Chinese national laboratory: Shenyang National Laboratory for Material Sciences
  • Chairman (1994-1998) and Vice-Chairman (1990-1994) of the Residual stress division of the Society for Experimental Mechanics (SEM, USA)
  • Chairman (2005-2008) of Managing Board of the Sino-European School of Technology (UTSEUS a joint structure of three French Universities and Shanghai University);
  • Academic Committee Member of Ministry of Education Key Laboratory of Applied Mechanics, Tsinghua University (since 2011)
  • Overseas Panel Member of Engineering and Material Sciences of the NSF China (2011 and 2012)
  • Member of GRC’s Hong Kong Advisory Board of the Gordon Research Conference
  • Chief Scientific Advisor of LUMAT-SERS Limited
  • Board of Director of Hong Kong Federation of Invention and Innovation
  • Non-official Member of Committee on Innovation, Technology, and Reindustrialisaion (CITR)
  • Non-official Member of Committee on Innovation, Technology and Industry Development (CITID)