4th Asian Materials Education Symposium (AMES 2019)

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Shenzhen, Guangdong, China.

Time: 6-8th December, 2019

Hosted by University of Chinese Academy of Sciences (UCAS), Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), Wuhan University of Technology (WUT)


Materials have played an enormous part in the technology advances of the 20th century. Emerging structural, functional, and bio-materials are poised to play an even larger part in the technology of the 21st century. Almost all the "Grand Challenges" identified as the essential technological and social advances for the next three decades have a material dimension. The part materials play in global and national economics and security is, today, so important that governments list the materials they perceive as "critical" and seek to assure access and to identify substitutes or alternatives should their supply chain be disrupted. For these (and many other) reasons, the education of materials-literate engineers and of informed and innovative materials scientists is essential for economic development and growth.

During December 6th and 8th , 2019, the 4th Asian Materials Education Symposium will be held in Shenzhen, China. This follows the 2018 event at Singapore University of Technology and Design (USTD), to which we welcomed about 100 delegates from countries including Australia, China, Japan, India, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore and UK (2018 report). The 4th Asian Materials Education Symposium is one of a worldwide series and it is the first time to be held in China.

Main theme: New Era, New Engineering Disciplines, New Material Education


Materials plus: interdisciplinary study

Technology in Materials Education

Engineering Education and Sustainability

Opportunities and Challenges in Materials Education

Agenda of the symposium

Steering Committee:

Prof. Shushen Li, Member of CAS, President of UCAS; 

Prof. Michael F Ashby (Mike Ashby), CBE, University of Cambridge;

Dr. Marc Fry, ANSYS-Granta;

Prof. Seh Chun Lim, Associate Provost, Singapore University of Technology and Design;

Prof. John Wang, Head of Dep. MSE, National University of Singapore;

Prof. Jian Huei Choo, Singapore Institute of Technology; 

Prof. Yanfen Wang, vice-President of UCAS;

Prof. Zhongbo Hu, Special Assistant of President of UCAS.

Prof. Kuiling Ding, Member of CAS, vice-President of SJTU; 

Prof. Baode Sun, Dean of MSE, SJTU;

Prof. Fazhou Wang, vice-President of WHUT;

Prof. Hanxing Liu, Dean of MSE, WHUT;

Prof. Ching-Ping Wong, Foreign Academician of CAE, Honorary Professor of CAS;

Prof. Jianping Fan, President of SIAT.

Local committee:

Prof. Guangchao Chen, Executive Dean of CMO, UCAS;

Prof. Xiangfeng Liu, Assistant of Dean of CMO, UCAS;

Prof. Fengzhen Liu, CMO, UCAS;

Prof. Shenmin Zhu, Vice-dean of CMSE, SJTU;

Prof. Ke Chen, Assistant of Dean of CMSE, SJTU;

Prof. Jianguo Guan, Vice-dean of CMSE, WHUT;

Prof. Fei Chen, Assistant of Dean of CMSE, WHUT.


Ms. Cong Chen, CMO, UCAS;

Ms. Xiurui Zhang, CMO, UCAS;

Ms. Lin Su, CMO, UCAS;

Ms. Xinyue Li, WHUT;

Ms. Wensha Huang, SJTU;

Ms. Meijun Liu, SJTU;


Website:  http://ames2019.csp.escience.cn


Contact us:

Cong Chen     chencong@ucas.ac.cn

Xiurui Zhang   zhangxiurui@ucas.ac.cn

Lin Su         sulin@ucas.ac.cn