Schools and Colleges
Material Science and Engineering

Introduction

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) of Xi’an Jiaotong University was founded in 2002, which was originated from the discipline of metallic material and heat treatment in the 1950s in Shanghai, and the majority of the material department moved to Xi’an together with the main body of Jiaotong University in 1957.

The State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials (MBM) was founded in School of Material Science and Engineering in 1995. And the School of MSE is among the first authorized institutes for granting doctors’ degree, and the research centers for post-doctoral were also equipped in MSE. The school consists of Department of Material Science, Department of Materials Processing Engineering, Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry.  

Multiple research centers and groups have been developed since MSE was founded, including the research group of Material Strength, research group of Advanced Materials, Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nano scale(CAMP-Nano), group of Welding, group of Casting and Wear-resistant Materials etc. These research and teaching laboratories are fully equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for various research activities from processing, characterization, analysis, to professional training.

Directly administered by the Ministry of Education of China, Xi’an Jiaotong University, is a key university under the construction plan of China’s national “211 Project” and “985 Project”, and the discipline of Material Science and Engineering was granted as the National Key Discipline in 2007. The School has a strong and competitive academic team of 104 faculties including 55 professors/associate professors and 37 doctoral supervisors. There are 5 “National Thousand Plan Talents”, 3 “Distinguished Young Scientists of China National Funds”, 3 “Cheung Kong Scholars”, 1 “Young Talents Plan Scholar”, 1“Outstanding Young Talent”, 2 winners of “Excellent Young Scientists Fund”, 1 team of ”Science Fund for Creative Research Groups” , 3 innovative teams of “Cheung Kong Scholars” in School of Materials Science and Engineering, and 31 faculties were selected as the” New Century Excellent Talents “named by the National Ministry of Education.

School of MSE dedicates itself to fostering the interdisciplinary talents who can not only have an international perspective and a creative spirit but also have specialized background and outstanding abilities in scientific research. MSE has achieved fruitful research results and made a great contribution to the development of national economy. MSE has been in charge of 3 national 973 projects, 1 national 863 key project and more than 600 research programs including the National Natural Science Fund (NSFC), National Defence and Military Project and Enterprise Collaboration etc., MSE has also won many outstanding awards including the Second Prize of NSFC (1project), the Second Prize of National Award for Technological Inventions(5 projects), the Second Prize for National Scientific and Technological Progress (1 projects), Provincial Science and Technology Awards (more than 20 projects) and has been authorized tens of patents for inventions since 2005. More than 1000 high-impact research results were published on famous international academic journals such as Nature, Nature Material, PRL, Nano Letters, Advance Materials, APL, PFB, Acta Materialia and etc.

School of MSE has built world-wide collaborations for research development and international exchange programs with countries like the US, France, Japan, Korea and others. Tens of international research centers were established and has attracted multiple excellent scholars and research teams from worldwide. In 2010, one paper of the School of MSE was published on Nature (the first in XJTU). The school was also the winner of “Top 10 Technical Progress of Higher Education” and the discipline of Material Science and Engineering was selected as one of the “International Top 50 Disciplines”.

Research

School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) aims at cultivating researchers and scientists with materials knowledge, basic theoretical knowledge and engineering. In order to meet the basic need of industrial development and national modernization, School of MSE fosters talents with innovative mind and ability in R&D of advanced materials, innovative products and technique.

Research areas of School of Material Science and Engineering include Nanomaterial, Functional materials, Biomaterials and Composites etc.

Current research areas:

1. Mechanical Behavior of Materials:(1) Scale effects of deformation and transformation of materials ;( 2) High performance and intelligent new materials; (3) Mechanical and service performance of innovative structural material.

2. Surface Engineering:(1) Thin films of microelectronic devices, Semiconductor packaging and cutting materials; (2) Plasma surface engineering and superhard materials; (3) Biomaterials and biomimetic materials.

3. Advanced Materials:(1) Advanced ceramic materials; (2) Mechanical alloying preparation technology

4. Center for Advancing Materials Performance in the Nanoscale (CAMP-Nano):(1) Materials’ mechanical behavior in micro-nano scale; (2) Multi field effect on micro-nano scale material; (3) Micro-nano scale material performance based on device designation.

Ø Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry

(1) New energy materials and battery technology; (2) Nanoscopic materials design and self-assembly; (3) Metal corrosion and electrochemistry; (4) Nanobiomaterial; (5) Solar cell materials (6) Functional polymer materials and modern physics.

Ø Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry

1. Welding:(1) Material joining engineering; (2) Protecting coating and functional coating; (3) Nondestructive detection of materials.

2. Casting and Wear-resistant Materials:(1) Special alloy materials; (2) Bimetal composite; (3) Ceramic/ metal matrix composites; (4)Metal single crystal.

Recruitment

TENURED AND TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS

The school of MSE is one of the first authorized institutes for granting doctors’ degree, and the discipline of the discipline of Material Science and Engineering was always a key discipline for China’s national “211 Project” and “985 Project”. It was also one of the first groups of National Key Discipline in 2007. The School of MSE also has the State Key Laboratory of Metal Material Strength.

The School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE), Xi’an Jiaotong University (XJTU), invites applications for multiple new faculty positions (assistant professor, associate professor and professor) with the attempt to build an international high-level university and rapidly improve the disciplinary level of material science. As a “211” and “985” school, XJTU is a one of the top universities in China, with a dynamic research atmosphere. The university is planning to make unprecedented investments, emphasizing cutting-edge research and innovations, to attract world-class researchers to its ranks.

SMSE has 103 full time faculty, staff and over 700 full-time and part-time graduate students in three academic departments-the Department of Materials Science, the Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry and the Department of Materials Processing Engineering. It is experiencing very rapid growth in new programs, faculty, research funding and space.

All the successful candidates must have a doctorate degree in Materials Science and Engineering or closely related fields. They will hold tenured (or tenure-track, for assistant professors) appoint ments at SMSE and receive sizable start-up research grants from XJTU. Salary and compensation will be commensurate with experience and at a level competitive with similar positions in the US.

Review of applications will begin immediately, and will continue until the positions are filled. The application package should include a CV, a list of publications and a short summary of previous and planned research activities. Three (3) Letters of Reference should be arranged to be sent directly to:

Ms. Xiaohua Cheng (xiaohuacheng@mail.xjtu.edu.cn)

School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University

28 West Xianning Road, Xi'an, Shaanxi 710049, P. R. China

Admissions

Ø Start planning your application

We welcome students from all over the world, if you want to excel beyond, expand your expertise, undertake professional experience, change ideas and even change the world,MSE is definitely a wise choice!There are also the possibility of involvement in industry-based projects , overseas study ,work opportunities and groundbreaking research and scientific innovations as well as state-of-the-art facilities in MSE.

In SMSE ( School of Materials Science and Engineering) , you can meet professional scholars who work at the most advanced materials fields, you can meet faculties and students doing research and discussing freely in a relaxed and well-established academic atmosphere here, you can also do your researches and experiments in the well-equipped laboratories such as the Focuses Ion Beam Laboratory, HRTEM Laboratory, ETEM laboratory, FESEM Laboratory etc. with the state-of -art instruments such as SU6600 Scanning Electron Microscope, Stereomicroscope, JEOL 2100 FEG TEM etc. The most important of all, in SMSE, your ambitions, your desire and dreams will be strongly supported. SMSE welcomes your passion, you personality and your persistence. As a member of SMSE, you won’t regret your choice for our goal is to train our students to be leaders no matter what fields they choose after graduation.

Ø Education Objective

I. Master students

Students should master the basic scientific knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering. With the skillful technology of engineering and expertise in laboratory and equipment operating, the students should be knowledgeable in the research and study of materials, material processing, testing and analyzing abilities etc.

II. Doctor candidates

Education for Doctors’ Degree aims at cultivating professional researchers and scientists who can exceed in the world-wide material-related fields. Students should be innovative and creative enough to contribute and achieve valuable scientific results in Materials Science and Engineering.

Ø Research Area

I. Basic theory and application technology of Material Science

II. Research and development of new materials, including high performance metal materials, composites, biomaterial, function materials, materials in the micro and nano scale, Nano-multilayers, functional films, ceramics, polymeric materials etc.

III. Processing(synthesis, producing, working) and process control technologies of advanced materials, such as liquid molding tech, Plastic molding tech, modern welding and connection tech, heat treatment CAD and intelligent technology computer monitoring automation and surface technology of material processing.

IV. Testing and analysis of Material mechanics, physics and chemistry performance, microstructure and behaviors, material strength and mechanical behavior, surface engineering and protection against corrosion etc.

To begin with, you should learn the basic requirements first.

Ø Basic Admission requirements(Eligibility)

Students must meet Xi’an Jiaotong Universtity requirements, detailed online at the Xi’an Jiaotong University(http://sie.xjtu.edu.cn:8000/front/). To be an excellent candidate requires more than just test score. To be a part of SMSE, he or she should be full of passion and spirit of persistence and exploration to science. Thus SMSE considers students with

  • Diversity of Academic background and experience

  • Students who have great interests in scientific research

  • Special qualities of leadership, motivation, and the spirit to serve others and the society

  • For those who want to apply for the master’s degree, we require a bachelor’s diploma or equivalency before coming to study at SMSE

  • For those who want to apply for the doctor’s degree we require a master’s degree or equivalency before coming to study at SMSE

Ø How SMSE selects our students

Our selection process mainly aims at choosing the students who are most likely to contribute to MSE’s intellectual and cultural community and, ultimately Xi’an Jiaotong University, China or their own country, the whole world. Race, ethnicity, gender, and religion are excluded from the criteria. SMSE invites applications from students whose breadth of academic experience and fitness for the specific field of study suggest the potential for scholarly achievement. We require online submission of the application. In general, only applicants holding or going to get the Bachelor’s (for master student’s enrollment) or Master’s Degree (for doctor student’s enrollment) of science and engineering background or equivalent, with distinguished undergraduate records, are admitted. Faculty recommendations and the applicant’s statement of purpose are carefully weighed. Research papers, publications, and other original works may also be considered by the admissions committees during their evaluations.

  • Performance during the school years, including the number and rigor of courses taken and grades of these courses.

  • Achievement in academic programs, this criterion is measured by time and depth of participation and by the academic progress made by the applicant.

  • SMSE has English-teaching courses, thus we require students for the Chinese or English language background.

  • Contributions that you’ve made to the intellectual and cultural vitality of the campus.

  • Personal quality, including leadership ability, character, motivation, insight, tenacity, responsibility and concern for others and the community etc.

  • Other evidence, sustained achievement in any field of intellectual or creative endeavor, accomplishment in extracurricular activities, leadership in school or community organizations, employment and volunteer service.

Ø Dates and deadlines

The application receiving period is from now until March 20, 2015; All applications must be submitted by March 20, 2015.

Ø How to Apply

Applicants should send the following documents to : campnano@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

1. Application form of MSE (Download the attachment).

2. Two recommendation letters.

3. Other certificates of Research achievements, awards or activities. (copy)

Education 

Quality courses

Engineering Material

Materials Forming Technology

Contact us

Mailing Address

School of Material Science and Engineering

Xianning West Road, 28#, Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, 710049, P.R. China

Telephone & Fax

Phone: +86-29 82668614 Fax: +86-29 82664906

E-mail

Individual e-mail addresses may be found on the faculty web pages.

webmaster: gaoxun@mail.xjtu.edu.cn

Departments

Ø Department of Materials Science

Department of Material Science is consisted of several research groups and centers at present, including research groups of Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Surface Engineering and Advanced Materials, as well the Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale (CAMP-Nano). The department now has 36 faculties, 15 Professors and 13 Associate Professors included.

Department of Material Science has a reasonable quantity of provincial and national key subjects and outstanding courses. It houses a key center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale, as well as three professional research groups for the study of Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Surface Engineering and Advanced Materials. This department pays keen attention on the disciplinary education quality and the ability that students can acquire on the study of materials science. Students are trained to be qualified enough to undertake further research and development works in both academia and industrial fields.

Research Group of Mechanical Behavior of Materials

Research Group of Mechanical Behavior of Materials is a key disciplinary research team of XJTU, it has made great contribution to the frontier study of materials science since established. This group is now consisted of 17 faculties, including 9 Professors, 4 Associate Professors and 4 Assistant Professors. This team has been in charge of several General Programs, Key Programs and Major Research Plans launched by NSFC (National Natural Science Foundation of China), besides, experts of this research group has also achieved fruitful results in National “973”Projects, International (Regional) Joint Research Programs and won Science Fund for Creative Research Groups.

Academic outcome has been improved in both quantity and quality, a steadily increasing number of papers were published on famous international academic journals such as Nature, Nature Materials, PRL, Nano Letters, Advanced Materials, APL, PRB and Acta Materialia etc.

Research Group of Mechanical Behavior of Materials was elected as the Top Ten Scientific and Technological Progress of Higher Education and the Second Prizes of 2013 National Award for Technological Inventions. The group also attach great importance to the extensive international exchange and have established cooperative relations with overseas universities and educational institutes such as University of Cambridge and Aston University in the UK; National Institute of Physical Sciences in Japan, University of Toronto, McMaster University, Queen's University in Canada; Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Ohio State University in the US etc. Research areas cover Scale effects of deformation and transformation of materials; High performance new intelligent materials and Mechanical and service performance of innovative structural material.

Research Group of Surface Engineering

Research Group of Advanced Materials

Research Group of Advanced Materials is consisted of 9 faculties at present, including 4 Professors, 3Associate Professors and 2 Assistant Professors. Among them, one is granted expert of “Tengfei Plan of XJTU”; 6 people were selected as the New Century Excellent Talents by the Ministry of Education, 1 professor was nominated as the “AvH Research Fellow”. Research areas of this group include but not limited to Structural & Functional Integration of Ceramics, Mechanical Alloying study. In recent years, the group has hosted more than 60 projects such as National Science Fund, National "863 Program", National "973 Program", and the National Key Scientific and Technological Project etc. More than 400 papers has been published on SCI journals, and more than 100 National Patent for Invention in China has been successfully applied ,among them 70 were authorized patents and 7 were verified by the Ministry of Education.

This research group mainly focuses on the study of Advanced ceramic materials, such as Preparation technology, characterization of performance and application of structural & functional integration of ceramic materials, including the series of silicon carbide ceramics, machinable ceramics, porous ceramics, ultra-high temperature ceramics, wood ceramics, optical ceramics, nano ceramics and powder, ceramic/metal welding, carbon/ceramic composites, thermoelectric conversion materials, photovoltaic materials and energy storage materials.

The team is also the winner of second prize of National Award for Technological Inventions, 1 first prize of Technological Invention of Ministry of Education, first prize (1)and second prize(1) of Science and Technology Award of Universities in Shaanxi.

The group has established extensive cooperation with both domestic and overseas counterparts. Joint research plans have been carried out with international institutes and universities, such as

Osaka University, Nagaoka University of Technology in Japan; the University of Michigan, Pennsylvania State University in the US; Technical University of Hamburg-Harburg in Germany; Ecole Centrale Paris in France and University of Western Australia and so on.

CAMP-Nano (Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale)

The Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale (CAMP-Nano) is a first-class international research and development platform. Founded in 2008, CAMP-Nano is endowed with cutting-edge instruments, and powered by fun-loving and exploratory spirits, which make us a creative and happy team, an envied home. Campers strive to be pioneers at the frontiers of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Having enjoyed the camp life here, campers will become leaders in academia, industry or business

CAMP-Nano was established with the joint efforts of Prof. Evan Ma, Prof. Zhiwei Shan and Prof. Ju Li under the support of Prof. Jun Sun (Dean of School of Materials Science & Engineering of XJTU) and other leaders and colleagues. CAMP-Nano is closely related to national key discipline of material science and engineering as well as the State Key Laboratory of Mechanical Behavior of Materials. Using the methods of world advanced in-situ testing, quantification, dynamic testing and the skills of computer simulation and theoretical calculation, CAMP-Nano is endeavoring to become the world-class research platform in searching for the structure and function of materials in the nano-scales. Research fields include Materials’ mechanical behavior in micro-nano scale, Multi field effect on micro-nano scale materials and Micro-nano scale material performance based device designation.

Leading Scholars

Prof.Evan Ma

Prof.Evan Ma, Director of CAMP-Nano, scholar of the National Recruitment Program of Global Experts, member of Material Science Society (MRS) and American Society for Metals (ASM), APS (American Physical Society, works in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Johns Hopkins University from 2002 until present. Prof.Ma received his doctor's degree from Tsinghua University (thesis at California Institute of Technology) in 1989. Prof. Ma has more than 280 publications with 14500 SCI citations and 65 H-index, he also gave nearly 100 invited talks at international conferences. Prof. Ma was awarded Materials Science Research Silver Medal (from ASM International, 2004), cited for important experimental and theoretical contributions in the study of metastable and nanocrystalline materials. He was recommended as the High Cited Researcher in Materials Science in June, 2014.

Prof. Zhiwei Shan

Prof. Zhiwei Shan, Executive Director, Center for Advancing Materials Performance from the Nanoscale, Director, Hysitron Applied Research Center, China (HARCC), Deputy Director, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Deputy Dean, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an, China.

Prof. Shan is the member of “Chinese 1000 Talent Program”, Chang Jiang Scholar, National Outstanding Young Scientist Fund Award, he has published 50+ papers in peer reviewed journals, including the most prestigious ones such as Science, Nature, Nature Materials et al with more than 2090 SCI citation so far. Prof. Shan also organized and co-organized 13 international conferences; authored/presented more than 100 talks with half of them being invited talks; he has found and co-found three international research centers and has been essentially in charge of total 10 million USD research budget.

Prof. Ju Li

Prof Ju Li, Overseas Director of CAMP-Nano, is the Battelle Energy Alliance Professor of Nuclear Science and Engineering, MIT Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, he won the Materials Research Society (MRS) Graduate Student Silver Medalist in 1998, Presidential Early Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2005, and the Materials Research Society (MRS) in 2006, he is also the winner of Outstanding Young Investigator Award, Technology Review TR35 award (2007), TMS Robert Lansing Hardy Award (2009), Chinese Ministry of Education and Li Ka Shing Foundon Chang Jiang Scholar Award (2009), Lee Hsun Young Scientist Lecture Series on Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences (2011).

CAMP-Nano has built long-term cooperative relationships with many international famous corporations, where mutual and international benefit can be achievement through alternative arrangements.

Ø Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry

(1) New energy materials and battery technology; (2) Nanoscopic materials design and self-assembly; (3) Metal corrosion and electrochemical; (4) Nanobiomaterial; (5) Solar cell materials (6) Functional polymer materials and modern physics.

Ø Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry

3. Welding:(1) Material joining engineering; (2) Protecting coating and functional coating; (3) Nondestructive detection of materials.

4. Casting and Wear-resistant Materials:(1) Special alloy materials; (2) Bimetal composite; (3) Ceramic/ metal matrix composites; (4)Metal single crystal.


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