Liangchi Zhang is a Chair Professor in the Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Shenzhen, China. He is also the Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (FTSE). Zhang obtained his BSc and MEng from Zhejiang University, PhD from Peking University, China, and DEng (higher doctorate) from the University of Sydney, Australia. Prior to joining SUSTech, he has worked at the University of New South Wales and University of Sydney, Australia, University of Cambridge, UK, National Mechanical Engineering Laboratory, MITI, Japan, and Zhejiang University, China. Zhang carries out research on both the fundamentals and industrial applications in the cross-disciplinary field of advanced manufacturing, advanced materials, tribology, nanotechnology, solid mechanics and biomechanics. He has published extensively in his research areas and his research outcomes are well received by peers. His technologies have led to significant economic benefits for manufacturing industry. Zhang has been granted many awards and honours, and has served as editor-in-chief and member of editorial boards of many international journals and technical book series.