School of Materials in Hebei University of Technology was created in 1998 by merging original Department of Materials Science & Engineering and the University Center for Materials Research, etc. It got the current name of School of Materials Science & Engineering (SMSE) in 2013.
SMSE is made up of several departments and research units, such as the Department of Metallic Materials Engineering, Department of Materials Molding and Control, Department of Inorganic Non-metallic Materials, Department of Functional Materials, Department of Materials Physics, Center for Materials Experiment and Analysis, Institute of Metallic Materials, Institute of Information Functional Materials, Institute of Energy and Environmental Protection Materials, etc.
There are 115 full-time faculty and staff members, including 13 doctoral advisors, 31 full professors, and 29 associate professors. In addition, many distinguished (full or part-time) scholars such as 1 Yangtze River Scholar of the Ministry of Education currently work in SMSE.
SMSE has many materials-related disciplines such as national key discipline of Materials Physics and Chemistry, and a postdoctoral research station of Materials Science & Engineering. There are 5 majors (Inorganic Non-metallic Materials, Functional Materials, Materials Physics, Metallic Materials Engineering, and Materials Molding & Control) in SMSE. Now SMSE has enrolled 1773 undergraduate and 366 graduate students. The qualified students will be awarded a Bachelor/Master/Doctor degree after they have completed all the training programs.
SMSE has several key laboratories such as Key Laboratory of Ecological Environment and Information Functional Materials (Ministry of Education), Key Laboratory of New Functional Materials (Hebei Province), etc. These laboratories are furnished with state-of-the-art equipments for various materials research activities. In latest years, SMSE has undertaken various projects from the Ministry of Science and Technology, National Natural Science Foundation of China and Ministry of Education, and the fund is over 30, 000, 000 RMB. The scientific research in SMSE is very fruitful and over 1,000 papers have been published in peer-reviewed journals.
SMSE has established a long-term academic relationship with many universities and institutes all over the world, of which more than 30 are in China and 18 are from other countries such as the United States of America, Germany, South Korea, and Japan, etc.