About the Author
Dr. H. Li is a full professor in materials processing and advanced manufacturing at the Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi'an, China. In the past two decades, his researches are more focused on plasticity related solid mechanics, multi-scale and multi-physics modelling and simulation of deformation-based manufacturing and precision forming of hard-to-deform materials with complex and complicated structures. He has an extensive research experience in these materials processing and manufacturing areas and secured 10 major research funds from governmental funding agencies and industries for conducting research and technology development. In 2015, he was awarded the prestigious National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars and enrolled in the National Youth Top-notch Talent Program in China and published over 120 peer reviewed research articles with a significant impact in materials processing and manufacturing arena. Dr M.W. Fu is a leading expert in the area of materials processing and manufacturing engineering and has been conducting researches on deformation-based materials processing, especially for forming based micro-manufacturing. He has established a world-class research group at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University with the main focuses on advanced materials processing, numerical modeling and simulation, size effect based micro-mechanics, and damage and fracture in deformation-based manufacturing and product service. He has secured 10 major research projects from governmental funding agencies after 2007. His researches have benefited the development of metal forming technologies, especially in microforming process. In addition, he has more than 185 SCI journal publications and 5 monographs published by top-notched publishers.