The Department has state-of-the-art fabrication and characterization facilities for wide range of research areas related to materials science and engineering. The research area “materials science” of City University of Hong Kong was ranked number 1 in the Research Assessment Exercise conducted by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong 2014 results. The faculty members of the Department carry out both fundamental and applied research under the framework of (1) Biomaterials with subfields as biophotonics, biomedical materials and devices; (2) Computational Materials; (3) Functional Materials with subfields as materials physics, nanomaterials, organic light-emitting diode, photovoltaic materials, magnetic materials and spintronics, materials for renewable energy, plasma science and processing, sensing and detection, optical spectroscopy, photonics, optoelectronics; and (4) Structural Materials with subfields as phase transformations, SMT solder joints, creep and life assessment, in-service behaviour of materials, stress analysis, electron microscopy, structural materials design, surface science and engineering, thin films and coatings, metals and alloys, plastics and composites, shape memory alloys, and electrical ceramics. In addition, the members of the Department have collaboration around the world and are well recognised in their research expertise. The ultimate goal of the department is to prepare graduates with professional and leadership skills for the future world.
Research Degree Coordinator
Dr. Roy VELLAISAMY