School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) of Xi’an Jiaotong University was founded in 2002. MSE has three departments, including Department of Material Science, Department of Materials Processing Engineering and Department of Physics and Chemistry, and more than 10 Research Centers Institutes and Laboratories, equipped with excellent infrastructures and state-of-the-art facilities. MSE operates and co-operates two national-level research institutions, namely, State Key Laboratory for Mechanical Behavior of Materials (SKL-MBM), and International Joint Laboratory for Micro/Nano Manufacturing and Measurement Technologies (IJL-MMMT). MSE is the key construction discipline supported by National "211 Project" and "985 Project" of China. It is always one of the best disciplines in assessments by Ministry of Education of China, and MSE was granted as the National Key Discipline in 2007. MSE has a strong faculty comprised of over 100 faculty members and technicians, including 55 professors/associate professors, and has around 1200 students, including 250 PhD students, 450 Master students and around 500 Bachelor students.
In the past decade, MSE has achieved fruitful results, and has contributed to the development of national economy significantly. MSE has been in charge of 3 “Basic Research Plan of China” 973 projects, 1 key 863 project supported by “National High Technology Research and Development Program” and more than 600 other research projects supported by the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), National Ministries and Commissions and Enterprise Collaboration. MSE has won many outstanding awards, including 1 Second Prize of National Natural Science, 5 Second Prize of National Award for Technological Inventions, 1 Second Prize for National Scientific and Technological Progress, more than 20 Science and Technology Awards of Shaanxi Province or Ministry of Education. They published more than 2000 papers indexed in SCI, including more than 60 high-profile research papers, published on Nature, Science, Nature Materials, Nature Photonics, Nature Communications, Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Physical Review Letters, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., J. Am. Chem. Soc., PNAS and so on. Moreover, MSE owns more than 300 authorized patents. MSE has established world-wide collaborations for research development and international exchange programs with foreign countries and regions abroad, like, USA, France, Germany, Japan, South Korea, and so on. Tens of international research centers were established and attracted excellent scholars and teams from worldwide. MSE entered the “International Top 50 Disciplines”.
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