Guo Hongbo (1971.1—) is a professor and PhD supervisor as well as Vice Dean of the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University. He was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars in 2014, and elected as a distinguished professor of the Chang Jiang Scholars Program in 2015.
Prof. Guo received his doctor’s degree from Beihang University in 2001. His research focuses on high temperature thermal barrier coatings of aircraft engines. He developed an ultra-high temperature thermal barrier coating that could withstand a temperature of over 1300℃ and became the first to try the new generation of ultra-high temperature thermal barriers in key hot section components of aircraft engines. He also invented a long-life thermal barrier coating that includes in-plane partitioned structure, which has been successfully applied to the blades of China’s advanced aircraft engines.
In recent years, he has led over 20 national projects and published more than 130 papers in journals listed in the Science Citation Index. He also holds over 30 patents. At the invitation of Woodhead Publishing, he co-edited a book named Thermal Barrier Coatings, which was the first of its kind. He has won a first prize of the State Technological Invention Award and some other national or ministry-level prizes.