Karin Gong works as coordinator in Sino-Swedish Advanced Materials Exchange Centre (SSEMAT). Her role is to establish a broad network and exchange a mutual cooperation work in advanced materials research area between China and Sweden. In VINNOVA project, she focus her research on wear resistance coating materials for engine application. The goal is to produce a mechanical face seal with a longer life time compared to present design at a favorable cost/performance ratio using a new material applied by laser cladding. She is also a member of China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) and working on establishing cooperation in promoting scientific and technological personnel exchange, based on the principles of equality, reciprocity and mutual benefits between the two authorities.