Prof. XU Yugong was born in Xianju County, Zhejiang Province in April 1958. He obtained his B.S. in Locomotive Diesel Engine at Northern Jiaotong University in January, 1982 and his M.S. in Vehicle Engine from Beijing Institute of Technology in 1984 after graduated from the 70th Research Laboratory of the Fifth Department of Mechanical Engineering. From September 1990 to October 1998, he worked and studied at Dresden University of Technology in Germany as a visiting scholar and obtained Ph.D. (Dr.-Ing) in April, 1998. From October, 1998 to August, 2000, he pursued an advanced research work in Mechanical School at Chemnitz University of Technology in Germany. He became an associate professor in September, 2000, and then a professor in School of Mechanical Electronic & Control Engineering at Beijing Jiaotong University. In June, 2008, he took over the position of Director at Office of International Cooperation and Exchange (Office of Hong Kong, Macao and Taiwan Affairs) and was appointed as Assistant President of Beijing Jiaotong University in April 2014.