1. State Key Lab of Metal Matrix Composites
2. The National Engineering Research Center of Die and Mold CAD (ERC)
The main research interests of ERC include:
1-Sheet metal forming, such as stamping of advanced materials, sheet metal forging, incremental forming, superplastic forming, and diffusion bonding;
2-Cold, warm, and hot extrusion and forging of metals;
3-Extreme forming and manufacturing, for instance, heavy forging, micro-forming;
4-Forming of non-metallic materials, including injection molding and forming of carbon fiber composites;
5-Mechanical models, multidisciplinary numerical simulation, and design optimization for metal forming;
6-Intelligent design, automated design, and information integration of metal forming processes, dies and molds;
7-Digital technology and interdisciplinary research of medical-engineering interdisciplinary.
3. National Engineering Research Center for Light Alloy Precision Forming
4. National Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology (NERCN)
National Engineering Research Center for Nanotechnology (NERCN) was sponsored by National Development and Reform Commission of China in 2003.NERCN aims to hold together brilliant researchers in nanotechnology from Shanghai and even the whole China to do some research and development and popularizes S&T results focusing on present and potential market demands for nanotechnologies and products, in order to promote the development of nanotechnology industry, push the technology progress of traditional industries, develop Hi-tech industries and provide technology support for national economic, social development and national security. NERCN has established advanced engineering research facilities and implemented applied research and product development for nanotechnologies in the area of Nanotechnology for Environment, Nanotechnology for New Energy, Functional Nanomaterials, Nano Biomedicine and Biomaterials and Information Nanomaterials and Devices.
1. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification
Founded in 2007, the Shanghai Key Laboratory of Materials Laser Processing and Modification (MLPM) was approved and established by the Shanghai Science and Technology Committee. Based on the advanced manufacturing of large-scale equipment in fields like automobile, steel, energy, marine engineering and aerospace, the key lab conducts basic theoretical research, applied technology R&D and system equipment development of materials laser processing, materials intelligent modification and advanced welding processing. The laboratory has a laser processing lab co-constructed by the China and German governments and an International Science and Technology Cooperation Base for Laser Processing, serving the significant requirements of the State and Shanghai city in advanced manufacturing.
2. Shanghai Magnesium Materials and Applied Engineering Technology Research Center (SMA)
Founded in September 2009, Shanghai Magnesium Materials and Applied Engineering Technology Research Center (SMA) is a research and development center of advanced Mg alloy materials officially approved by the Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission. Its main research area includes high-performance Mg alloy and forming, Mg-based energy materials, and Mg-based biomaterials. SMA has advanced material preparation, testing and characterization equipment such as high vacuum die-casting system, plasma metal nanopowder preparation system, simultaneous thermal analyzer, gas-solid phase reactors, electrochemical workstations, etc. SMA has developed high thermal-conductive Mg alloys, Mg-based hydrogen-storage material, Magnesium hydride fuel cell, rechargeable Mg battery, biodegradable medical Mg alloy, high vacuum die-casting, and squeeze casting technology in order to meet application demand for Mg alloys in the automotive, communications and medical industries.
3. Shanghai Key Laboratory of Advanced High-temperature Materials and Precision Forming
The laboratory owns first-class domestic research and development platform of nickel-based superalloy large-scale complex thin-walled investment casting. The laboratory builds up a joint innovation center of aero-engine precision manufacturing technology with Aero Engine Corporation of China and also participated in the construction of Shanghai Aeronautical Materials Testing Evaluation and Innovation Technology Platform.
4. International Science and Technology Cooperation Base by Ministry of Science and Technology, in laser processing and nano-materials
The International Cooperation Base of Laser Processing mainly focuses on laser welding and advanced materials modification research, with extensive international science and technology cooperation and exchange. Currently, the base has 34 researchers, including 14 professors. The base has established science and technology cooperation relationship with universities and research institutes from German, Japan, Canada and other countries and well-known foreign enterprises, such as Trumpf, General Motors, Hitachi and so on. To date, the base has undertaken 7 international science and technology cooperation projects and 16 international R&D projects. More than 160 SCI papers have been published in laser manufacturing, thermal barrier coatings, heat treatment modification and function alloys.
5. Shanghai Jiao Tong University Baotou Institute of Materials Research