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

Group members: Liu Shunhong; Song Wuzhou; Wang Chunming; Wu Yiping; Yu Shengfu; An Bing; Huang Anguo; Liu Dejian; Xia Weisheng; Zhang Wenfeng; Lv Weiwen; Zhou Longzao

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.

4.Rapid Manufacturing

Group members: Shi Yusheng; Chen Baijin; Mo Jianhua; Wei Qingsong; Li Zhongwei; Liu Jie; Song Bo; Wang Congjun; Xie JunYan Chunze; Ye Chunsheng; Zhang Lichao; Cai Daosheng; Wen Shifeng; Wu Jiamin

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.