学院自成立以来，坚持科研与教学并重，不断提高科研水平。近三年来，共承担包括国家863在内的国家和省部级等科研项目56项，总经费达800多万元；在Adv. Mater.、J. Am. Chem. Soc.、Adv. Fucnt. Mater.、J. Mater. Chem.、Cryst. Growth Des.、Langmuir等国内外学术刊物上发表论文300多篇，其中被SCI和EI收录98篇；申请国际发明专利2件，中国发明专利30件；获福建省科学技术进步二等奖1项、三等奖2项。功能材料教学团队被评为福建省优秀教学团队。
Brief Introduction to College of Materials Science & Engineering
College of Materials Science and Engineering is one of the first colleges established in Huaqiao University. Under elaborate endeavors made by our faculty, the College has been energetically developed and exhibits a new prospect with lively professional features and well-established conditions, and its disciplines have been rectified and developed to provide doctoral, master’s and bachelor’s degree programs on materials science, chemistry and applied chemistry The College consists of three departments: Department of Materials Science & Engineering, Department of Applied Chemistry, and Department of Polymeric Science & Engineering. The faculty in the College, 45 in total, is made up of qualified teachers, including 20 professors and 18 associate professors. They have seasoned teaching and researching experiences. Among them, 30 own doctoral degrees, 29 have master supervisor’s qualification and 10 have doctor supervisor’s qualification. They are 15 technicians and 6 staffs in the College.
At present, the College hosts one State Department Emigration Office key discipline--Materials Science discipline; one Fujian provincial key discipline--Materials Science discipline; one Doctoral Program--Materials science; Two master’s degree programs on all disciplines in Materials Science & engineering and Chemistry; nine M.S Programs--Materials science, Materials Physics and Chemistry, Polymer Chemistry and Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Materials Process Engineering, Polymeric Chemistry and Physics, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Physical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Applied Chemistry; one Engineering Master’s Programs--Materials Engineering; three undergraduate programs--Materials Science & Engineering, Applied Chemistry, and Polymeric Science & Engineering. 620 undergraduate students and 132 graduate students including 12 doctoral degree candidates are currently enrolled in the College.
Since its establishment, the College has paid equal attention to teaching and scientific researching, which makes its scientific research, focused on different kinds of novel materials, well-developed. In the past 3 years, the College has undertaken 56 research projects including “863” projects and other national and local projects with a total financial support of over 8 million RMB. More than 300 research papers have been published in Adv. Mater., J. Am. Chem. Soc., Adv. Fucnt. Mater., J. Mater. Chem., Cryst. Growth Des., Langmuir and other journals, 98 of which have been quoted as the sources of SCI and EI. In the past 3 years, we have achieved 2 international and 19 Chinese patents, and three scientific projects have been rewarded as Fujian Provincial Science & Technology Award. Several international and national academic conferences on polymeric materials and functional materials have been held by the College. In 2007, our teaching faculty of functional materials has been assessed as one of Fujian Provincial Excellent Teaching Groups.
Facing the new opportunities and challenges, the College will act on the spirits of “learned, devoted, realistic, innovative” and under the guidance of “developing teaching, prospering scientific research, and introducing excellent professors” to improve our teaching, scientific researching and administrating abilities. Several strategies, including providing well-established conditions and strengthening quality administration, have been undergone to promote the overall development of our College, and thus to make a great contribution to the prance of our university and the prosperity of our country.