Wang Huaming (1962.5—) is a professor and PhD supervisor of the School of Materials Science and Engineering of Beihang University, and a member of the Chinese Academy of Engineering (elected in 2015).
He received his bachelor’s degree from Sichuan Institute of Industry (now known as Xihua University) in 1983, master’s degree from Xi’an Jiaotong University in 1986 and doctor’s degree from China University of Mining and Technology in 1989. After finishing his research at the Institute of Metal Research of the Chinese Academy of Sciences as a postdoctoral fellow, he began to work at Beihang University in 1992, and was sponsored by Alexander von Humboldt Foundation to work at Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangan-Nuremberg, Germany in the same year. Now he is the director of the National Engineering Laboratory of Additive Manufacturing for Large Metallic Components and the Engineering Research Center of Laser Direct Manufacturing for Large Metallic Components, and the chief scientist for aerospace materials and structure of the National Laboratory of Aeronautics and Astronautics.
Prof. Wang has long been engaging in the research on laser additive manufacturing for large metallic components and laser surface engineering. He made breakthroughs in the manufacturing technique, complete sets of equipment, quality control and engineering application of laser additive manufacturing for large metallic key components made from high-performance and difficult-to-machine metal, such as titanium alloys. He also developed the special coating using laser cladding of metalsilicide, which could endure extreme conditions like high temperature and corrosion. His achievements have been applied to planes, missiles, satellites, aircraft engine, etc.
He has published over 180 papers in journals listed in the Science Citation Index. He won a first prize of the State Technological Invention Award in 2012 and other three national or ministry-level prizes. He was also awarded the Ho Leung Ho Lee Prize for Scientific and Technological Progress and the title of Outstanding Talent in Defense Science, Technology and Industry.