The first-level discipline of Material Science and Engineering is one of the key distinctive disciplines of SYU. It is a provincial-level key cultivation discipline, an advantageous distinctive one and a part of Distinctive Discipline Construction Project intended to improve the core competitive strength of universities. The discipline is entitled with two master’s degree granting quantifications, namely Material Science (belonging to Engineering and Science) and Material Engineering.
Targeted at the frontline of material science, the discipline has established five research orientations，that is, Nano Material Preparation and Application, Advanced Functional Material Preparation, Corrosion Science and Protection Technology, High-Purity Material Preparation, and Surface Modification Technology. It has undertaken over 20 scientific programs of national and provincial levels, including 8 programs of National Natural Science Fund, 1 subproject of 863 Program, 1 subproject of973 Program,1 national-level military technological breakthrough program of 11thFive Year Plan,1 special project of national technological supportingscheme, 10 programs of provincial and departmental levels, 17 longitudinal-study programs and 14 latitudinal-study programs, with a total research and development investment of 11.5 million yuan. Staff there has published over 200 articles, including more than 130 of SCI, EI and ISTP,harvestingone first prize of excellent new product award of Liaoning Province, 2 second and third prizes of provincial-level technological progress awards, and 3 third prizes of municipal-level technological progress awards,honored with20 authorized invention patents, over 30 new practical patents, 13 published treatises and 7 authorized published textbooks, and other inventions.
There are 38 faculty members in the discipline, with 1 doctorate degree supervisor, 1 Excellent Personnel of New Century acknowledged by Educational Ministry, 2 members of 100 Intellectuals Program of Liaoning Province, 4 admitted in University Intellectual Supporting Program of Liaoning Province. The discipline boasts of 13 professors, 17 associate professors and senior engineers. The total value of teaching and research instruments comes up to 22.2 million yuan, with 78 worth more than 10,000 yuan each. The teaching building covers 900 m2, with that of labs exceeding 2,200 m2. 720,000 books and 58 Chinese and foreign periodicals also add more to its glory.