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Key laboratories of the Ministry of Education

Date:Sep 8, 2022

Key Laboratory of Three-Beam Material Modification, Ministry of Education

It is of great practical significance for China, which has become a major manufacturing country, to prepare and modify materials by using energetic beams and plasma to realize the function and application of new materials and provide new materials and technologies for the advanced manufacturing industry. Given this demand, the Laboratory started operation as a former State Key Joint Laboratory (Dalian University of Technology) in 1991, and turned into independent institute as a Key Laboratory of Ministry of Education in 2009. The Laboratory gives full play to its interdisciplinary advantages of Materials Science and Engineering and Physics, and is committed to research on new material design and material modification, surface modification of energetic beams materials and preparation of special energy field materials, low-temperature plasma physics and related technologies, fusion plasma and fusion reactor materials, etc.

The Laboratory consists of 57 professors and 30-odd associate professors, lecturers and laboratory technicians, including nine state-level talents and eight state-level young talents. In 2021, it undertook 247 scientific research projects with a total fund of 79.05 million yuan. The Laboratory has established extensive project cooperation and frequent personnel exchanges with Russia, the United States, Japan, France, Sweden and other countries, and has gradually become an international academic research and talent training base.

Key Laboratory for Precision & Non-traditional Machining of the Ministry of Education

The Key Laboratory for Precision & Non-traditional Machining of Ministry of Education was approved by the Ministry of Education in November 2003, and was ratified to open to the public at home and overseas in July 2007 with the Ministry's acceptance. In the field of Engineering, the Laboratory has been ranked first in the evaluation of Key Laboratories of Ministry of Education for two consecutive times.

Facing the frontiers of Machine Manufacturing and the development needs for high-end equipment manufacturing in national strategic emerging industries, the Laboratory mainly focuses on bottlenecks restricting the advancement of high-end equipment manufacturing. It lays emphasis on scientific research and technological innovation concerning the following four sectors: precision/ultra-precision machining theory and technology, non-traditional machining theory and technology, digital control of precision measurement and processing, micro-system and micro-manufacturing technology. It aims to cultivate high-quality and high-level innovative talents and to provide theoretical and technical supports for the development of China's high-end equipment manufacturing technology.

The Laboratory has a highly qualified faculty. It now has 65 permanent staff, including two academicians of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, one academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, three Changjiang Scholars Distinguished Professors, three winners of the National Fund for Distinguished Young Scientists, three leading talents of the National "Ten Thousand Talents Program", and fourteen national young talents. It also has one National Innovation Research Group, one team in key areas of the Innovative Talent Promotion Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, and one Innovation Team of the Ministry of Education.

The Laboratory has undertaken a large number of national scientific research tasks including the Major National Scientific Research Projects (973 projects), the National Key Research and Development Program, National Science and Technology Major Project, and key programs of National Natural Science Fund. It has won one First Grade National Prize for Science and Technology Progress  Award (Innovative Team Award), two first prizes of National Technology Invention Awards, three second prizes  of National Technology Invention Awards and fourteen provincial first prizes. Numerous research results have been transferred and applied in research institutes and enterprises in the fields of aerospace, equipment manufacturing, etc., and contributed to major national scientific and technological projects such as the launch of Long March 5 rocket, the first flight of the homemade passenger aircraft C919, and the landing of the Yutu lunar rover. It has solved key technical problems in fundamental theories and major/key projects in the field of advanced manufacturing technology and made significant contributions to the progress of high-end equipment manufacturing technology in China.  Now, the Laboratory has become one of the bases with the strongest comprehensive strength in applied basic research and technological innovation in precision and non-traditional machining processing in China.

"High performance precision manufacturing innovation team"

The first prize of 2019 National Science and Technology Progress Award

(Innovative Team Award)

"High-quality and high-efficient processing technology and equipment for high-performance carbon fiber composite components"

The first prize of 2017 National Technology Invention Award

"Precision machining technique and equipment for complex surface parts of hard and brittle material"

the first prize of 2008 National Technology Invention

Key Laboratory of Industrial Ecology and Environmental Engineering, Ministry of Education

Located in the northeast China, the Laboratory aims at China’s needs to improve ecological civilization and revitalize old industrial bases in northeast China as well as international frontiers to address several crucial scientific issues in domestic industrial environmental protection. Featuring prevention and control of heavy chemical industry pollution, the Laboratory puts equal emphasis on basic research and its application, and focuses on scientific research and technological innovation of the following three directions: (1) industrial pollution control technologies and theories; (2) industrial waste secondary resource utilization; (3) industrial ecological system principle and planning guidelines for the development of eco-industrial parks. It has made innovative achievements at high theoretical level and broad application prospects, making the Laboratory a research platform with global significance in industrial pollution prevention and control, which can provide theoretical, technical and talent support for the old industrial bases in Northeast China and other domestic industrial areas to adopt a new approach to industrialization.

The Laboratory relies on the national key discipline of Environmental Engineering, the doctoral program in the first-level discipline of Environmental Science and Engineering, and the post-doctoral mobile center. Its discipline of Environment scored A- in the assessment of the Ministry of Education (MOE) in 2016, and the total citations of published papers about "Environment / Ecology" ranked among the top 1% in ESI. The Laboratory has a winner of the National Science Fund for Outstanding Young Scholars, a professor winning the title of the "Young and Middle-Aged Leading Talents in Scientific and Technological Innovation" (YMLTSCI) of the Ministry of Science (MS), and a high-level academic team consisting of nine "Trans-Century and the New Century Talents" of the Ministry of Education. The Laboratory personnel have held important positions in a number of domestic organizations, including members of the environmental discipline group of the 6th and 7th discipline consultative group of the Academic Degrees Committee of the State Council, and vice chairman of the Water Environment Branch of the Chinese Society for Environmental Sciences, etc. A total of 18 members of the Laboratory serve as editorial board members of nearly 40 international and domestic academic journals like Chem. Eng. J., etc.

The Laboratory personnel presided over the formulation of a number of local environmental standards, the conduction of cleaner production audits, source analysis of air pollutants in industrial parks, life cycle assessment of the goal of industrial symbiosis in chemical industrial parks, etc., providing strong support for the realization of regional and local environmental management goals. The research and development of key technologies such as electron donor (Fe) enhanced anaerobic biochemical wastewater treatment technology, the preparation of functional suspended fillers and upgrading and transformation technology of wastewater treatment, vertical tubulant combination and integration process, the poly-generation technology including cleaning, pyrolysis, and gasification in the treatment of organic wastes have benefited the whole country, which has solved a number of technical problems in environmental pollution control of China’s heavy chemical industry. The Laboratory has developed into a crucial research platform for the prevention and control of industrial pollution in China.

Key Laboratory of Ocean Energy Utilization and Energy Conservation, Ministry of Education

Focusing on China's major strategic needs of “marine energy exploitation” and “energy-saving and carbon reduction” and the forefront of international science, the Key Laboratory of Ocean Energy Utilization and Energy Conservation of the Ministry of Education conducts systematic and innovative research on fundamental theories, key technologies and engineering application of exploitation of marine energy and resources, carbon reduction and clean energy use, efficient clean energy system to address such Engineering Thermophysics issues as energy development, conversion, regulation, and emission reduction and other interdisciplinary issues. Results of the Laboratory are applied in major projects including natural gas hydrate production test in the South China Sea, CNPC whole-process carbon dioxide (CO2) miscible flooding, and clean energy accommodation and power regulation of the South-to-North Water Diversion. The Laboratory, cultivating more than 20 winners of national talents of all types, has won five national awards including National Natural Science Awards, National S&T Progress Awards, and National Technology Invention Awards, and over 20 ministerial and provincial-level awards. It has turned into an internationally renowned base for scientific research and talent training on marine energy utilization, energy conservation and emission reduction with distinctive features, providing theoretical, technical, application and talent support for China to become a strong maritime country and achieve carbon peaking and carbon neutrality.

Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Optimization for Industrial Equipment of the Ministry of Education

The Key Laboratory of Intelligent Control and Optimization for Industrial Equipment of Ministry of Education, Dalian University of Technology (DUT), was approved for construction by the Ministry of Education in January 2019 and passed acceptance inspection in January 2022.

Professor Chai Tianyou, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Engineering, currently serves as the director of the academic committee of the Laboratory, and Professor Sun Ximing serves as its director. The research fields of the Laboratory mainly include advanced control and optimization of complex systems, intelligent control technology of industrial equipment, and industrial system optimization and decision-making. The Laboratory has a research team with  a high level of scholarship and a reasonable knowledge and age structure. The existing staff is composed of 98 permanent members with an average age of 44, including 45 professors and 34 doctoral supervisors. Young and middle-aged scholars serve as the academic backbone, among which 63.3% are under the age of 45 and 90% have a doctoral degree. There are 19 national high-end  talents and 3 Liaoning leading technological talents in the Laboratory.

Relying on the DUT School of Control Science and Engineering and the doctoral program and postdoctoral station of Control Science and Engineering, first-class discipline of DUT, the Laboratory focuses on the development of Control Science and Engineering. At the same time, the Laboratory fully integrates Computer Science, Mathematics, Computer Science  and other disciplines, and actively exerts the advantages of interdisciplinary platform in a bid to catch up with the international frontier of research on control theory and meet China’s major needs. Standing  in northeastern China with a broad view of the whole country, the Laboratory, driven by the force of innovation, is committed to improving the level of theoretical and technological research, knowledge innovation, and high-level talent training of China’s industrial equipment and intelligent control, which provides the northeastern China and even the whole country with scientific and technological support and guarantee for improving the level of knowledge integration and intellectualization  of industrial application.

Integrated control platform for aero-engine

Industrial internet research and development platform for smart factory