Researchers are reaping the benefits of carefully built programmes and a surge in funding.
Materials science in China
China produced more than twice as many materials science papers than the next most-prolific country, the United States, in 2017. The country enjoys strong academic collaborations nationally and internationally, as well as a focus on applied and medical sciences when it comes to the materials being made. Funding for materials science in China has quadrupled since 2008. Learn how the country is using its strength in materials to advance knowledge and to solve many of its domestic problems — including its ageing population and its polluted manufacturing sector.
Chemist Yanlin Song uses nanomaterials to reduce the pollution caused by conventional lithography.
The chemist talks about her work at a Beijing research institute, and about equality in Chinese science.
Materials researchers are finding innovative ways to improve the country’s health-care system.
China is looking to lure young materials researchers from other nations, but its trade war with the US could hamper collaboration and innovation.
Breakthroughs in materials science by researchers at City University of Hong Kong (CityU) demonstrate huge potential for industrial applications.
The development of biomaterials for human healing is improving lives across the world. A centre at Sichuan University is leading the way in their development.
Studies on novel materials at the Institute of Molecular Aggregation Science at Tianjin University are set to start a revolution.
Tianjin University’s School of Materials Science and Engineering, one of China’s earliest, is quickly gaining a new lease of life with exciting research with applications in energy, biomedicine, and manufacturing on all scales.
With an innovation-driven development strategy, material scientists at Beijing Institute of Technology are conducting cutting-edge research and developing novel techniques to find solutions for national defence and industrial advancement.
Boosted by strong investment and a drive to make a difference, Nankai University’s School of Material Science and Engineering is forging ahead with discovery.
With an emphasis on the connection between research and teaching, a new material science school at University of Chinese Academy of Sciences is leading the way in student training and scientific exploration.
In southern China’s port city of Guangzhou, Sun Yat-sen University’s School of Materials Science and Engineering is making the most of the latest technology to reinvent the material world.