About CASM

Led by Professor Jian LU, The Centre for Advanced Structural Materials (CASM) consists of 12 Chair Professors, Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professor with the related expertise from the five main departments (Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry, and Architecture and Civil Engineering) of College of Science and Engineering of the City University of Hong Kong (CityU).


The Primary mission of the Centre for Advanced Structural Materials is to develop a research center for materials scientists, mechanics of materials researchers and design/applications engineer to advance fundamentals and technologies in advanced structural materials which will create innovative solutions for different key industrial sectors, such as biomedical, automotive, aerospace, sustainable energy.


The Centre’s objectives are to build a common platform of research to attracts members in the field of mechanics of advanced structural and functional materials; become a research center of advanced structural materials with innovation; engineering and original scientific impacts; foster technology transfer by working with national and international leading companies; train top level multi-disciplinary researchers for the region; develop high value-added products to support economic developments of Hong Kong and Pearl Delta Region.

Major Research Areas

  • Prestressed engineering materials and devices
  • Advanced Bulk Metallic Glasses (BMGs) and Multicomponent Metallic Alloys
  • New Advanced Composites
  • Radiation Damage in Reactor Materials
  • Integration of advanced structural materials in product design