Schools and Colleges
School of Aeronautical and Astronautical Science and Engineering

Major Departments & Institutes

·Department of Engineering Mechanics

·Department of Scientific Computing and Structural Design

·Department of Aeronautical Engineering

·Department of Astronautical Engineering

Several research institutes

Key Centers & Labs

·National Demonstration Center for Mechanics Experiment

·State Key Laboratory of Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures

First-Level Disciplines Authorized for Doctoral Degree Education

·Mechanics (solid mechanics is among the first batch of national key disciplines authorized for granting doctoral degree). A Post-doctoral Research Mobility Station is set up for mechanics.

·Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering

Academic Journals

Organizer of:

·International Journal of Aerospace and Lightweight Structures

·Journal of Applied Mechanics

Co-organizer of:

·International Journal of Applied Mechanics

Majors and Programs

·Bachelor programs/Undergraduate majors

-Engineering Mechanics, a provincial famous brand in Shaanxi and also a national featured major granted by the Ministry of Education

-Engineering and Structural Analysis

-Aircraft Design and Engineering, a national featured major granted by the Ministry of Education

·Master and doctoral programs/Postgraduate majors

-General mechanics

-Solid mechanics


-Engineering mechanics

-Aircraft design

-Propulsion theory and engineering of aeronautics and astronautics

-Manufacturing engineering of aeronautics and astronautics

-Man-machine and environmental engineering

Important Figures

A strong and relatively young team: over 85% teaching faculties have overseas experiences, about 20% secure their doctoral degrees from world-class universities such as Harvard University, Oxford University, Cambridge University, University of Tokyo, etc. 50% are those under the age 40.

·Total: 92 teaching and administrative members

·Teaching faculties: 68

·Professors: 28

·Associate professors: 29

·Phd supervisors: 27

·“Yangtze River” honorary scholars: 3

·Winners of “National Foundation for the Outstanding Young”: 4

·National “973 Project” chief scientists: 3

·National “1000 Elites Plan” scholars: 2

·MoE “New Century Talents” scholars: 12

·XJTU “Ascendas Plan” scholars: 8

·Innovative research team sponsored by the Natural Science Foundation (NSF) of China: 1

·MoE Innovative research team: 1

·MoE “111”overseas talents recruiting team: 1

Honors & Awards

·Research honors:

-Chief host and organizer of 4 national “973” projects and over 100 national-level research projects, including “863” projects, major special projects, NSF key projects, etc.

-Winner of 3 NSF second prize, 6 National Science and Technology Progress and Invention Award, over 50 awards for research achievements of both provincial and national level

·Teaching awards:

-Winner of 1 first prize and 2 second prize of National Teaching Achievement Award

-Over 10 awards for teaching achievements of both provincial and national level

International Reputation

The school maintains extensive long-term exchanges and cooperation with universities and research institutions of the United States, Great Britain, Japan, Germany, France, Canada and other countries. The graduates are quite well received with decent reputation, among whom many have become international famous scholars and some have taken important positions.

The list includes but not limited to the following:

-Suo Zhigang, Academician of American Academy of Engineering, Professor of Harvard University

-Gao Huajian, former Director of the Max Planck Institute, Professor of Brown University

-Luo Xiaoyu, Professor of Glasgow University

-Chen Xi, US President’s Award winner, associate professor of Columbia University

-Liu Peng, Head of National PE Administrative Bureau, a member of 17th CPC Central Committee

-Li Jianhua, Vice Governor of Gansu Province


In addition to sorts of scholarships sponsored by XJTU and various resources in the society, the school also sets up the following two scholarships:

·“Tang Zhaoqian” Scholarship, named after professor Tang Zhaoqian, famous scientist in mechanics

·An exclusive scholarship for supporting the Sino-US Joint Research Institute of computational mechanics and control