Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) pioneered in setting up the discipline of Materials Science and Engineering in China, which has been composed of departments of materials science and engineering since 1997 and which the major in heat treatment was set up in 1952. The discipline of ‘materials science and technology’ is one of the first national first-degree subjects and has been consistently ranked top 1% in ESI. SMSE first set up master, doctor station and post-doctoral research station, which came thirty-first in global QS rankings, and the second in national QS rankings.
Among around 1500 internal students, consisting around 560 students pursuing their bachelor degrees within the School. Additionally around 470 students pursuing master degree, with around 360 doctoral candidates pursuing their doctor degrees. Currently the buildings of SMSE covers an area of more than 45500 square meters, consisting 9 comprehensive offices and laboratory buildings, whose floor area is up to 40000 square meters.
New breakthroughs have been achieved constantly in scientific research. In recent five years, it has been up to 10.2 hundred million yuan in scientific research funds, up to 1618 SCI theses, whose number of publishing thesis ranks the tenth and whose number of citation frequency ranks the twenty-seventh in global rankings. It adds up to 797 invention patents, of which 454 are authorized and 4 are awarded second prize in national levels, 1 is awarded International Scientific Cooperation Award, 25 are awarded provincial tech awards. The materials discipline has been consistently ranked top 1‰ in ESI. Academic research achievements have been published in papers in Nature, Science, Materials Science Progress and other major journals in the world. In addition, a large number of achievements on key technology have been applied into aviation, spaceflight, naval architecture and ocean engineering and nuclear power and other engineering equipment successfully, which solved key problems in national key fields, satisfied needs of national significant engineering to function an indispensable role.
Through intensifying the reform for several years, Great achievements have been achieved in several fields of talent cultivation, scientific research, social work, and cultural inheritance in MSE in SJTU. What’s more, It has been established the management concept of “focus on students, academic governance of professors, and promotion of democratic management” and has shaped joint vision on “construction into first-class Materials Science and Engineering Institute”