Imperial College London


Faculty of EngineeringDepartment of Mechanical Engineering

Head/Professor in Mechanics of Materials Division



+44 (0)20 7594 7082jianguo.lin Website




Miss Valerie Crawford +44 (0)20 7594 7083




522City and Guilds BuildingSouth Kensington Campus





  • “Unwin Prize” for excellent PhD thesis "Development of a novel differential velocity sideways extrusion process for forming curved profiles with fine grains and high strength (Wenbin Zhou)”, Supervised by Jianguo Lin, Imperial College “Unwin Prize”, 2019
  • “Best Paper Award” at ICNFT’2018 (5th Int. Conference on New Forming Technologies). Title: “Effect of initial temper on mechanical properties of creep-aged Al-Cu-Li alloy AA2050”., ICNFT’2018, 2018
  • The President’s Medal for Excellence in External Engagement and Partnerships, Imperial College London, 2016
  • “The Davey Udual Award” for his Major contribution to technical development in the sheet metal industry, Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering (ISME, UK), 2016
  • The project of "A novel process in forming double-ended blades for aerospace engines"., Royal Academy of Engineering and Leverhulme Senior Research Fellowship, 2000

External Positions

  • Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Damage, Mechanics, USA
  • Member, Editorial Board of the International Journal of Engineering Transactions, Poland
  • Member, Int. Advisory Board of European Centre of Excellence in Laser Processing& Advanced Materials Testing
  • Member, Review Committee for International Journal of Machine Tools & Manufacture, UK

Membership of Professional Bodies

  • Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering (FREng), The Royal Academy of Engineering, 2015
  • Fellow of Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining (FIMMM), The Institute of Materials, Mineral and Mining, 2009
  • Member, ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers)
  • Council Member, Institute of Sheet Metal Engineering (UK)
  • Fellow, Institution of Mechanical Engineers (UK)