China University of Petroleum
Si-Wei Zhang is the professor of Tribology and Mechanical Engineering of the China University of Petroleum in Beijing. From 1982 to 1984, as a visiting professor, he studied in tribology of polymers at the Institute of Polymer Science, University of Akron, and then at the Tribology Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, University of Michigan in USA. In 1987, he conducted researches in the field of elastomer tribology at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College in UK. His professional interests include tribology, tribochemistry, surfacial mechnochemistry and oilfield equipment. He mostly conducted and super¬vised in tribology of polymers, friction materials, surfacial mechnochemistry effects in wear, nanotribology and tribological components. And more recently, he is interested in green tribology and interface engineering. He is the Chairman of the Advisory Board of Chinese Tribology Institution, the Associate Editor-in-Chief for both journals Advances in Tribology (USA) and Lubrication Engineering (China). Also, he is the Editorial Board Members of Friction (China) and the member of Advisory Editorial Board of journal Petroleum Science (China).