1. Historical Revolution
School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE) of Nankai University was founded at the time of official opening of Jinnan campus of Nankai University, which aimed to build a disciplinary platform with international level and advanced materials, stuck to the construction principle of “High Starting Point, Characteristics and New System”. SMSE integrated with some researchers and academics concerning materials discipline in College of Chemistry, School of Physics, School of Mathematical Sciences and TEDA Applied Physics Institute of Nankai University. SMSE devote to build a new highland by means of cultivate talents, scientific research, technology application and social service which based on the advantages of comprehensive discipline of Nankai University.
2. Current Situation
SMSE now comprises two research institutes and four research centers, including Institute of New Energy Material Chemistry, Institute of New Catalytic Materials Science, Center of Carbon Nanoscale Science and Technology & Polymer Composite Materials, Research Center for Inorganic Functional Materials, Research Center for Photonics and Electronics and Research Center for Materials Genome. The scientific researches focus on the development tends in the field of new materials closely and form distinctive interdisciplines combined science with engineering. Doctorate and Master's degree authorization on First-Level Discipline “Materials Science and Engineering” with a post-doctoral mobile station contains two Second-Level Discipline, i.e. “Materials Physics and Chemistry” and “Material Science”.
SMSE consists of a strong teaching and research team with about 50 faculty members, including 18 full professors, 15 associate professors and 5 lecturers. Among them, 2 professors have been elected as The Thousand Talents Plan. 2 was awarded“Cheung Kong” Scholars, an honorary professorship granted by the Ministry of Education (MOE) of China. 1 was awarded the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars and 8 were elected as Supported by Program for New Century Excellent Talents in University. For now, 3 are distinguished professor of Tianjin city. There areone Creative Research Groups of Ministry of Education of China and one Creative Research Groups of National Natural Science Foundation of China as well. Many articles and papers have been published in Science & Nature and its series, Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. and JACS, etc. Meanwhile, a number of patents have completed transformation and achieved remarkable economic and social benefits.
Moreover, according to the innovation development model of Composite-Ownership System of China, SMSE cooperates with Zhongzhi Enterprise Group and Dongli government of Tianjin to set up “he National Institute for Advanced Materials of Nankai University”. In consequence, synergistic promoting and co-development are essential to establishing an innovation development model by means of following the new frontiers in science based upon discipline development of SMSE.