Introduction to SMSE
Shenyang University of Chemical Technology (SUCT), co-constructed by the central and local governments and primarily administrated by Liaoning provincial government, is located in the National Economic and Technological Development Zone of Shenyang. Characterized by chemical industry, it has developed into a multi-disciplinary university with its focus in engineering disciplines. SUCT has courses covering such diverse fields as engineering, science, economics, management, humanities, law, education and medicine.
School of Materials Science and Engineering(SMSE), SUCT, could date from 1961 and was separated from Department of Applied Chemistry in 1988. It was once named “Department of Polymer and Chemical Engineering”and then “Department of Materials Science and Engineering” according to the need of discipline’s development. In 2001, the name was changed into “School of Materials Science and Engineering” for the purpose of adapting the training of the persons with abilities in 21st and new acquirements of educational reform. By the development of over 20 years, SMSE have acquired the preferable achievements in the fields of talents training, experimental equipments, scientific research and the construction of teachers team and disciplines. The School has developed from the single subject of polymer materials to the discipline system of materials science and engineering with distinguishing features.
The teachers team of SMSE is powerful with a reasonable structure. At present, we have 52 faculty members, including 16 full professors, 16 associated professors and senior engineers, 17 full-time lecturers. 23 have gotten the doctor’s degree, over 10 have the experience of studying and/or working overseas. 3 are the doctoral tutor and 37 are the master’s tutor among them. In addition, we have engaged 5 part-time professors (doctoral tutor), including 3 major leaders and 2 academic leaders of the SUCT.
The subjects of SMSE cover Materials Science, Materials Processing Engineering, Physics of Materials, Chemistry of Materials and Chemistry and Physics of Polymer. SMSE possesses multidisciplinary research fields including Polymer Materials, Ceramic Materials, Composite Materials and Preparation of Functional Polymers, and so on.
At present, SMSE has five undergraduate courses including Chemistry of Materials, Physics of Materials, Polymer Matrerials and Engineering, Ceramic Materials, and Composite Materials and Engineering. There are over 1600 undergraduates. SMSE has 1 accredited Master’s Degree First-Level Subject (Material Science and Engineering) , 3 Second-Level Engineering Subjects (Material Science, Physics and Chemistry of Materials, and Materials Processing Engineering), and 1 Second–Level Science Subject (Chemistry and Physics of Polymer). SMSE has over 200 masters for the time being.
In 2010, Polymer Materials and Engineering, and Ceramic Materials and Engineering were approved as National Professional Characteristic Subjects. In addition, Materials Science is a Key Academic Subject of Liaoning Province, and Materials Processing Engineering is a Key Acadamic Subject of SUCT.
At present, SMSE has a Research Center of Polymer Materials Engineering & Technology of Liaoning Province, a Key Laboratory of Applied Technology of Polymer Materials, Education Department of Liaoning Province, an Excellent Innovation Team of Polymer matrix composite materials, and a Research Center of Polymer Plastic Fabric Material Engineering Technology of Shenyang, and so forth. The staff of SMSE has undertaken a number of research projects including National 973 Projects、National Natural Science Foundation of China, 863 Projects, and Provincial, Municipal, Corporate and Military scientific research projects. In recent years, more than 800 papers have been published and over 60 patents have been applied and gotten the authorization. Numbers of awards have been achieved such as the first prize, second prize and the third prize of Science and Technology Progress of the Liaoning Province.
Currently, over 5000 m2 of laboratory building has been put into use. SUCT has invested more than 10 millions RMB to purchase advanced equipments for the synthesis and characterization of materials. A number of research achievments have acquired national and provincial “Challenge Cup” Technology Innovation Award.
SMSE has been perfoming an active academic exchange with foreign universities including Gunma University (Japan), Toyama Prefectural University (Japan), University of Chemical Technology and Metallurgy (Sofia of Bulgaria), and Chungnam National University (Korea).
SMSE are becoming much greater and stronger after several generations’ hard work and have acquired exciting and noteworthy achievements. More than 5000 undergraduates and 300 graduate students have graduated from SMSE. Their footprints have been throughout the whole country and created extraordinary achievements in every field of work.
We are full of confidence to the future’s prospects and development of SMSE adhering to the motto “Study diligently, work hard in practice, develop reason and explore truth”.