The Materials Genome Institute of Shanghai University was established as a professional interdisciplinary research institution in 2014. The Institute has formed a distinctive research direction in the fields of integrated computing and material design, structural materials, energy materials, intelligent and functional materials, and a new method for integrated material research based on the theory of material genomics theory-computation-characterization-performance-database. Exploration, research and application of multi-scale material calculation in material performance optimization and regulation, high-throughput preparation and characterization of materials, thermodynamics and kinetic calculation of material processing and service processes, and scientific research in material data and material informatics In the direction of energy materials, smart materials, high-performance metal materials, and other distinctive research bases.
The Materials Genome Institute recruits full-time academic graduate students in six disciplines, including materials science and engineering, physics, mechanics, mathematics, chemistry, computer science, and engineering.
The material science and engineering disciplines are the key disciplines for the construction of Shanghai's peak disciplines, key construction disciplines, and the "211 Project" of our school. Based on materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and computer science, the subject systematically studies the basic theories and experimental skills of materials science and engineering, and applies them to the synthesis, preparation, structure, performance, and application of materials. the study. The research of the institute focuses on material calculation-preparation-characterization-service and failure-application-data science integration based on the material genome concept. The whole chain material science research mode exploration and specific application, expecting to realize material science-physics-chemistry-mechanics- The deep intersection and integration of information science, innovating the research and development model of traditional materials science, thus accelerating the innovation process of material research, and combining material science database and knowledge base construction as material design services, from "experimental optimization" to "system search Excellent" change.
Condensed matter physics is the core and foundation of material physics and the "material genome" that has been the focus of material science and engineering in recent years. The material genome emphasizes physics theory - material calculation - preparation and structure - performance characterization - material database integration, each link is based on condensed matter physics knowledge.
The direction of solid mechanics focuses on the service and failure links in the material genomics (computation-preparation-characterization-service and failure-application-data science integration full-chain research model), and is strongly integrated with the mechanics of Shanghai University, dedicated to mechanics, Research on the intersection of materials and physics. At present, this direction relies on the key laboratory of Shanghai Mechanics in Energy Engineering, focusing on the basic theory of mechanics-material-chemical coupling in the process of energy materials and device service, to solve the deformation and stress concentration of materials in the use of engineering, and Problems such as fatigue and fracture, the goal is to enhance the performance of the material and prolong the service life, so as to play the role of mechanics in the research and development of key materials and new materials in China.
The research direction of mathematics is closely related to the goal of the Institute of Materials Genetics. One of the most important methods is scientific calculation. The specific method is to select the important phenomena in material science for mathematical modeling, then numerical simulation, and then compare with the experimental results. To verify the validity of the mathematical model, and finally to design new materials, such as smart material shape memory alloys, with the simulation results of the validated models. This is in line with the ideas of the Materials Genome Project.
The chemical direction focuses on the whole chain research of material genomics engineering, and is devoted to the collaborative research of chemistry and materials science, physics, computer science, etc. The research involves high-throughput design, preparation, characterization, performance optimization, etc. It aims to reduce the cost of research and development of new materials and speed up the development of new materials.
Computer research focuses on material information and data science, mainly from the perspective of material genomics engineering, using computer technology to integrate and manage massive data in the field of materials science. On this basis, through the methods of machine learning, pattern recognition, data mining, artificial neural network, numerical simulation and high-performance computing, material big data mining and analysis, material high-throughput calculation and simulation software development, data from And the angle of calculation reveals the intrinsic relationship between material composition, structure and performance.