The Materials Genome Institute (MGI) of Shanghai University (SHU) was founded in 2014. It is located at the riverside in the eastern part of the garden-like Baoshan campus of SHU. MGI will have a total area of over 15,000 square meters dedicated to science and technology, providing a beautiful environment and scholarly atmosphere.
MGI faculty members are active and high-profile scholars, including 5 academicians (2 part-time) of the Chinese Academy of Science (CAS) and the Chinese Academy of Engineering (CAE), 2 chief scientists of national 973 Projects, 6 distinguished young scholars of National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC), and a large number of young scholars with doctoral degrees.
MGI aims to specialize in the following research directions: integrated computational materials science and materials design, structural materials, smart and functional materials, and energy materials. The research will combine theory, computation, characterization, and performance studies. MGI approaches taken include: multiscale materials computations for materials optimization and control, high-throughput samples preparation and characterization, and thermodynamic calculations of materials processing and service behaviors.
MGI has established collaborations with more than 20 prestigious institutes and universities including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Royal Institute of Technology KTH Sweden, Tohoku University, ANSTO Australia, State University of New York, etc. It has successfully obtained over 50 research grants from National 973 Projects, National 863 Projects, and NSFC. Under the support of the Shanghai Municipal Government, MGI is now the leading contributor to the Shanghai Materials Genome Institute. Other universities participating in this Institute include: Fudan University, East China University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, the Shanghai Research Institute of Materials, the Institute of Ceramics Chinese Academy of Science, and the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility (Shanghai Light Source).