Prof. Dongdong Gu is currently a Full Professor in the Institute of Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing), Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astro-nautics (NUAA), PR China. He received the Ph.D. in Materials Processing Engineering from NUAA in 2007. In 2009 he was awarded the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship and had a two-year research stay in the Fraunhofer Institute for Laser Technology ILT/Chair for Laser Technology LLT, RWTH Aachen, Germany from Sep. 2009 to Aug. 2011. Prof. Gu has been awarded the Excellent Young Scientists Fund from the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University from the Ministry of Education of China, the Outstanding Youth Fund of Jiangsu Province from the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Science & Technology China, and the “Green Talents” from the German Federal Minister of Education and Research (BMBF). Prof. Gu is currently the Editorial Board Member of three international journals including Applied Surface Science (Elsevier), Lasers in Engineering (Old City Publishing, USA), and Additive Manufacturing (Elsevier). He also serves as the Reviewer for more than 30 international peer-review journals including Opt Laser Technol, Int J Adv Manuf Technol, Mater Sci Eng A/B/C, J Alloys Compd, Surf Coat Technol, Appl Surf Sci, Mater Design, J Mater Res, etc. Prof. Gu is the Committee Member of the Additive Manufacturing Technology Committee, Unconventional Processing Institution, Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (CMES). He was the Academic Committee Member of the 154th Chinese Engineering Science & Technology Forum, 2012 International Additive Manufacturing Forum and 6th China National Additive Manufacturing Conference. 

Prof. Gu’s principal research interest is laser-based additive manufacturing (3D Printing), laser surface engineering, and laser preparation of new materials. His researches have been financially supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Germany, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Aeronautical Science Foundation of China, the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province of China, etc. Prof. Gu has authored one monograph (Springer Science+Business Media, Germany) and co-authored two books (Woodhead Publishing UK and Nova Science Publishers USA) on laser additive manufacturing. He has published about 60 SCI-indexed papers in a number of internationally recognized peer-reviewed journals including Int Mater Rev, Appl Phys Lett, Acta Materialia, Scripta Materialia, Metall Mater Trans A, Metall Mater Trans B, Compos Sci Technol, Mater Sci Eng A, J Am Ceram Soc, J Phys D Appl Phys, J Mater Res, J Alloys Compd, Surf Coat Technol, Mater Lett, Adv Eng Mater, Appl Surf Sci, Int J Refract Met Hard Mater, J Mater Process Technol, etc as the first author and corresponding author, among which 38 papers have the journal Impact Factor (IF) above 2.