Dr. K. Lu received BS in MSE from Nanjing University of Science & Technology in 1985 and PhD in MSE from Institute of Metal Research of Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 1990. He is a professor and the founding director of Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, CAS. His research interests are nanostructured metals and alloys, dealing with synthesis and processing, mechanical properties, stability, phase transformation, structure-property relationship, and performance. He authored and co-authored more than 400 international journal publications and held 40 patents. He is an elected member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina, National Academy of Engineering of USA, and The Academy of Sciences for Developing World. He is a Fellow of the AAAS, MRS, and TMS. He has received many honors and awards including the 2019 Acta Materialia Gold Medal.