Prof. XUE Qingguo currently serves as the Vice President of University of Science and Technology Beijing. He received his bachelor's and master's degrees in Casting Engineering from USTB, and his Ph.D. in Steel Metallurgy from USTB. Prof. Xue’s research interests focus on metal solidification, continuous casting and specialized metallurgy. He has presided over many scientific and technological programs, including the State High-Tech Development Plan (863 Program), the National Basic Research (973 Program), the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the State Economic and Trade Commission Technology Innovation Project, as well as other projects. Prof. Xue has authored over 50 academic papers and has won several of awards, including second prize in the Beijing Municipal Awards for Excellent Education Research, and second prize in the Science and Technology Progress Award of Shandong Province. He held various posts in USTB including Deputy Dean, Deputy Chancellor, and Secretary of the Party Committee of the School of Metallurgical and Ecological Engineering; Director of the Office of Academic Affairs, and Assistant to the President of USTB. From 2016 to 2017, Prof. Xue served temporary positions as a member of the Standing Committee of the Baiyin Municipal Party Committee and Deputy Mayor of the Baiyin Municipal City in Gansu Province.
Since December 2014, Prof. XUE has served as the Vice President of USTB.