Xu Huibin (1959.7—) is a professor and PhD supervisor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2011). He is now the President of Beihang University.
Prof. Xu received his bachelor's degree from Fuxin Mining Institute (now known as Liaoning Technical University) in 1982, his master's degree from the Technical University Clausthal, Germany in 1987, and PhD degree from the Technical University Berlin, Germany in 1992. From 1992 to 1993, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University Munich, Germany.
In 1991, he and Prof. Müller, his supervisor, proposed the One Dimensional Müller-Xu Thermodynamic Theory of Ideal Pseudo-elasticity. Since he started to work at Beihang University in 1993, he has been focusing on the research in the field of materials with special functions, thermal barrier coatings, magnetostrictive materials, etc.
Up to now, he has won one First Prize and one Second Prize of the State Technological Invention Award, and four ministry-level First Prizes, and the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress in 2010. He has published over 300 journal papers and held more than 100 patents.