This consortium was established with the mission to enhance the Hong Kong’s global competiveness through innovative teaching, fundamental research and the application of leading edge technologies and methodologies in the development of new products, advanced structures and systems.

The research activities of the consortium are mainly in the areas of advanced materials science and engineering covering nanomaterials & technology, materials design & simulation, structure-property relationships, biomaterials, functional and energy-related materials, composite materials, manufacturing technologies, product design and analysis.

The research work carried out by the members have resulted in international and national patents, and high quality publications in prestigious journals such as NPJ Computational Materials, Nano Energy, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture, International Journal of Plasticity, Nature Materials, Advanced Materials, Physical Review Letters, Carbon, Acta Materialia, Applied Physics Letters, etc.

Researcher/ Investigator Area of Expertise
Prof. MW Fu (Director) Micro-manufacturing
Prof. GH Chen Energy materials
Prof. SQ Shi Material degradation and modelling
Dr L An Fuel cell materials
Dr ZB Jiao Advanced structural materials
Dr HH Ruan Solid mechanics
Dr HM Yao Biomimetic materials
Dr GP Zheng Functional materials and modelling
Dr J Zhu Structured metamaterials

Members of the consortium maintain a wide range of collaborations in research and academic activities with other departments of PolyU, as well as other universities and institutions around the world, such as:

  • Argonne National Laboratory, USA
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
  • Harbin Engineering University, China
  • Imperial College, UK
  • Institute of Metal Research, China
  • Nanjing University, China
  • Northwestern Polytechnic University, China
  • Northwestern University, USA
  • Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, USA
  • Shanghai Jiaotong University, China
  • The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China
  • The City University of Hong Kong, China
  • The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, HKSAR China
  • The Pennsylvania State University, USA
  • The University of Hong Kong, HKSAR, China
  • Tsinghua University, China
  • University of Alberta, Canada
  • University of Oxford, UK
  • University of Science and Technology Beijing, China
  • University of Science and Technology of China, China
  • University of Sydney, Australia
  • Xi’an Jiaotong University, China
  • Zhejiang University, China