Ⅰ. About Us
Department of Materials Engineering and Computer Applications was established during the early founding period of HUST. Through its long history, it has been a national leader in scientific research and technical education. The department hosts 1 national key second-level academic discipline (Material Processing Engineering), 2 undergraduate majors (Material Processing and Control Engineering, Electronic Packaging Technology), 2 master degree programs (Material Processing Engineering, Digital Material Processing), 1 doctoral program (Material Processing Engineering) and 1 postdoctoral workstation. The department currently has 71 faculty members, including 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Engineering, 1 “Cheung Kong” Scholar/NSFC Distinguished Young Scholar, 4 Education Ministry's New Century Excellent Talents and 23 full professors. The department operates four research centers with research topics covering digital materials processing, precision forming, electronic packaging, and rapid prototyping (3D printing). Further enhancing its high reputation in both academia and industry, the department has won numerous awards in recent years, including 1 first-class National Science and Technology Progress Award, 4 second-class National Science and Technology Progress Awards, and 11 first-class prizes on provincial or ministerial level.
II. Research Areas
1. Digital Forming & Mould technology
Group members: Li Dequn Li Jianjun Liao Dunming Liu Yuqi Zhou Huamin Zhou Jianxin Chen Zhiming Cui Shubiao Du Ting Pang Shengyong Wang Gengyun Wang Yilin Wang Yunming Zhang Yun Zheng Zhizhen Huang Liang Huang Zhigao Wang Huachang Yin Yajun Zhang Zhibing Zheng Ying Zhu Bin
For this part, the research is focused on simulation theory and method of material molding procedure and digital mold design and manufacture technology. We study the coupling effect mechanism of deformation law of different materials under solid or liquid phase and multi-field and muti-scale condition. We construct the computational model of molding procedure, conduce the accurate and effective numeric calculation method, which can eventually backup our grasp of deformation law of materials, evolution of materials microstructure and property prediction. The research comprise of intelligent mold design, automatic manufacture control theory and method and digital mold design platform construction.
2. Precision Forming Technology
Group members: Cai Qizhou Fan Zitian Li Yuancai Wang Xinyun Wang Guilan Wu Shusen Ye Shengping Zhang Xianglin Gong Pan Ling Hongjiang Liu Xinwang Luo Yunhua Xiu Jiping Xue Lihong Deng Lei Jiang Wenming Li Heping Jin Junsong Lv Shulin
In this domain, we study the macroscopic flow law and microscopic evolution procedure of materials in the mold. We discuss the precision forming technology and its optimum design of metal and light alloy materials, design effective and precise NC forming equipment, develop control method for the forming procedure in order to develop the precise forming technology and equipment whole set technology system and solve the effective and precise components manufacture issue.
3. Connection & Electronics Packaging
The research is focused on the material connection technology and electronic packaging connection technology. We study the novel connection and packaging materials, and effective material connection technology under high energy beam like electric arc and laser. We want to develop the quality control technology connection and packaging procedure and solve novel material and effective component connection and packaging issue.
In the domain, the research is focused on the materials molding mechanism under high energy beam. The research delve into key technology of rapid melt forming, Cladding forming, Sintering forming and digital equipment. Also, we turn to solve complex component rapid forming issue and design rapid forming materials in order to produce metal component and its application in the industry.