College of Materials and Metallurgy of WUST was founded by merging the formerCollege of Materials of WUST and the former College of Metallurgy of WUST. It dates back to the Central South College of Iron and Steel Industry founded in 1953.With the development of over 60 years, College of Materials and Metallurgy has reached many achievements in discipline construction, scientific research and education teaching.
In the College of Materials and Metallurgy, there are six undergraduate majors, including Inorganic Non-metallic Materials Engineering,Metallurgical Engineering, Metallic Materials Engineering,Materials Processing and Controlling Engineering,Energy and Power Engineering, and Materials Chemistry. Majors of Inorganic Non-metallic Materials Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering are the National Featured Majors,and Majors of Inorganic Non-metallic Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering and Materials Processing and Controlling Engineering are the Branded Majors of Hubei Province. It has 7 academic master and doctor degree programs (Materials Physical Chemistry, Materials Science, Materials Processing Engineering, Physical Chemistry of Metallurgy, Ferrous Metallurgy, Non-ferrous Metallurgy and Metallurgical Thermal Engineering), 2 engineering master degree programs (Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering), 2 post-doctoral research centers (Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering). Materials Science is the National Key Discipline, Materials Science and Engineering and Metallurgical Engineering areKey Discipline and Preponderant Discipline of Hubei province. Materials Science is ranked Top 1% Discipline by ESI.
In the College of Materials and Metallurgy, there are 208 full-time academic staff members, including 62 professors, 2 ‘Thousand Talents Plan’ experts,1 National ‘the New Century National Hundred, Thousand and Ten Thousand Talent Project’ expert,3 Hubei province ‘Hundred Talent Plan’ distinguished professors, 14 ‘Chutian Scholar Plan’ distinguished professors, 1 National Outstanding Teacher,1 National Teacher’s Moral Model, 8 experts obtaining the special allowance of State Council or province government, 3 ‘New Century Excellent Talents in University Program’experts, 8 Young and middle-aged experts with outstanding contributions in Hubei Province, 5 recipients of Baosteel Outstanding Teachers Award, 3 Outstanding Teachers or Teacher’s Moral Model of Hubei Province. In the College of Materials and Metallurgy, there are 2162 undergraduate students, 445 master students and 89doctoral candidates.
The College of Materials and Metallurgy has actively explored new models of undergraduate training and implemented the Metallurgical Type of Top Creative Talents Cultivating Experimental Class, Inorganic Nonmetal Major Professional Excellence Engineers Developing Plan, Material Forming and Controlling Engineering Specialty Strategic Emerging (Pillar) Industry Personnel Training Plan. Moreover, a kind of new training plan and mentoring system have been put into effect. The college has a National-level Talent Training Model Innovation Experimental Area and Hubei Province Materials Science Basic Experimental Teaching Demonstration Center and other teaching platforms. It has an interdisciplinary national teaching team for Inorganic Non-metallic Materials Engineering, a national quality resource sharing course, and 6 provincial level elaborate courses and open courses. In recent years, students have won more than 30 awards including science, technology innovation and skill in international and domestic competitions.
The College of materials and metallurgy has established, the State Key Laboratory of Refractories and Metallurgy, National-provincial Joint Engineering Research Center of High Temperature Materials and Lining Technology, the Key Laboratory for ferrous metallurgy and resources utilization of ministry of education, the Hubei Provincial Key Laboratory of Iron and Metallurgy, and the Hubei Province Engineering Research Center of Metallurgical Secondary Resource, the Hubei Provincial Engineering Research Center of High Temperature Materials and Lining Technology, Hubei Province Research and Application Center of Generic Technology of Metallurgy Material for Small and Medium Enterprises, the Hubei Provincial quality supervision and inspection center for refractories, Wuhan Engineering Research Center of Refractory and High Temperature Ceramics, Wuhan Technology Research Center of Iron and Steel Metallurgical Engineering, Institute of Advanced Materials and Nanotechnology, Scientific Research Base of Material Surface and Interface, Scientific Research Base of High-precision Rolling Technology and New Material Processing, Standard Sample Research Institute, and other scientific research and testing institutions. In the past five years, the college has hosted and undertaken more than 90 national-level projects such as the national “973”, “863”, national “Twelfth Five-Year” project of national science and technology supporting plan, National Key R&D Program of China, and National Natural Science Foundation of China. The college has won 28 scientific and technological achievement awards on the level of province or department class, including the second prize of national science, technology and invention and the second prize of National Scientific and Technological Progress Award. More than 1,000 academic papers (over 500 SCI papers) are published and more than 300 national invention patents are authorized. The college has applied for 3 international patents and established 2 international standards, 6 national standards, and 7 industry standards.
The college actively innovates the university-enterprise and university-local government cooperation models. And the college has build strong relationships with many large and medium enterprises and research institutes such as Baowu Group, China Railway Construction Corporation Limited, China General Nuclear Power Group, Aluminum corporation of China, Dongfeng Auto Mobile Corporation Limited, etc. Moreover, the “Punai Scholarship”, “Lier Scholarship”, “Kelisheng Scholarship” and “Citic Niobium Steel Scholarship” were established.
In addition, the college attaches great importance to international academic exchange and cooperation, the long-term cooperative relations with more than 20 universities and research institutes in the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, Sweden and Austria have been built. Over the past three years, the college has organized more than 50 students to study and exchange in Europe, which has formed a new pattern of all-round international exchanges and cooperation.
Over the past 60 years, the college has cultivated more than 10,000 graduates. And a number of outstanding alumni have grown into academicians of the Chinese academy of engineering, distinguished experts and scholars, enterprise managers and technical backbones, party and government leaders at all levels and leaders of various enterprises.
The college adheres to the motto of “great virtue and profound knowledge, praising real and restraining aeriality”, striving to bring discipline construction and personnel training to a new level and making unremitting efforts to cultivate more high-quality talents in the field of materials and metallurgy are our mission.