School of Mechanical and Advanced Materials Engineering
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About the School of Mechanical and Advanced Materials Engineering (MAME)
Welcome to the School of Mechanical and Advanced Materials Engineering (MAME) at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST)!
Mechanical Engineering and Advanced Materials Engineering include key disciplines that serve as the foundation for Korean industries, thus playing a critical role in economic development. These industries, such as the automotive, shipbuilding, aerospace, steel, and electronics industries, are not only the backbone of national core manufacturing, but are also at the heart of advanced technologies, such as new electronic devices, next-generation displays, robotics, solar energy, wind power, and geothermal energy.
UNIST founded the School of MAME with the mission to deliver a world-class education to students and to promote cutting edge innovation in these fields. We firmly believe that MAME will enhance the global competitiveness of Korea by fostering future leaders in the field through multidisciplinary research, state of the art facilities and a passion for creativity. As a newly founded university, we have a strong motivation to establish UNIST as one of the world’s premier research universities and feel confident that our school will achieve this goal in the near future.
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Students, Staff, and Faculty of the MAME at UNIST
- Mechanical System Design & Manufacturing (SDM)
- Manufacturing is the process of converting raw materials into value-added products. The science and technology of manufacturing processes and systems have made dramatic advances on a global scale and continue to have a major impact on the world’s economies and the standard of living. A fundamental objective of the field of Mechanical Engineering, and for manufacturing, in particular, is the optimal design of mechanical systems, including automobiles, aircrafts, power systems, machinery, and their integral components. In the Mechanical System Design and Manufacturing track, students learn the underlying principles of mechanical design and manufacturing engineering, and are trained to apply the knowledge to real-world examples and hands-on case studies. Disciplines include machine design, advanced materials processing, laser-assisted manufacturing, micro/nano machining, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), biomedical products, controls and mechatronics, acoustics and dynamics, and tribology.
- Thermo-Fluid & Power Engineering (TFP)
- Automobiles, aircrafts, ships, and submarines are designed using the principles of Fluid Mechanics because they move in a fluid such as air and water. These machines are propelled by a power-generating device such as a jet engine or an internal combustion engine, which are based on the principles of Thermodynamics. Thermo-Fluid & Power Engineering is a branch of engineering that deals with such problems, and has numerous practical applications, including heat problems in microchips and light emitting diodes, wind power, blood flow, micro/nanofluidics (which is one of the key technologies in biochip research), and heat exchanger design in nuclear power plants.
- Materials Science and Engineering(MSE)
- Materials Science and Engineering is a field focusing on the understanding of various materials such as metals, ceramics, semiconductors, polymers, and so on. This track enables students to understand why materials behave the way they do, how materials are made, and how new materials with unique properties can be created, by not only a macroscopic perspective but also a microscopic understanding of materials. Students will learn about advanced materials by investigating the structural materials covering cars, ships, aerospace vehicles; civil and telecommunication materials covering semiconductors; display and energy materials covering solar cells, fuel cells, batteries, superconductors, and supercapacitors; and environmental materials. Finally, students will play a key role in a wide range of research on modern technologies from a variety of industrial fields.
Major Field of Research
The School of Mechanical and Advanced Materials Engineering focuses on world-class, interdisciplinary research. Mechanical engineering performs cutting edge research on (electrical) automotive products, ship-building, Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS), composite materials, precise manufacturing, lasers, design and biomedical devices. In addition, advanced materials engineering is leading innovative research in fields such as inorganic materials, semiconductor materials, and organic polymers by combining empirical, theoretical and computational approaches.
- Mechanical Engineering is the most essential discipline in engineering. It involves the analysis, design, manufacturing, and control of various systems through a solid understanding of core concepts including mechanics, dynamics, thermodynamics, fluid mechanics, materials science, and energy. Mechanical engineers use these principles as well as other knowledge in the field to design and analyze manufacturing plants, industrial equipment and machinery, heating and cooling systems, motor vehicles, aircraft, watercraft, robotics, medical devices and more.
- Areas of Research in Mechanical Engineering:
- Composite Materials
- Carbon Nanomaterials
- Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)
- Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM)
- Multiscale Machining
- Laser Materials Processing
- Lab-on-a-chip, Bio-chips, Cell-chip
- Compupational Combustion, Propulsion, and Pollution
- Scanning Probe Microscope (SPM)
- Multiphysics Simulation
- The field of materials science and engineering is focused on understanding why materials behave the way they do, how materials are made, and how new materials with unique properties can be created. In this track, students will learn about specific materials which we use in our daily life such as metals for airplanes and cars, ceramics for solar cells and light emitting diodes, semiconductors for transistors, and polymers for flexible devices. Students will gain an understanding of how their structure, from the atomic level to that of common objects, influences mechanical, optical, electrical, magnetic, and chemical properties. Finally, students can play a key role in creating a wide range of modern technologies; from producing high-strength, lightweight aluminum alloys for new generations of aircrafts to the addition of a layer of atoms on the surface of materials used in semiconductor processing.
- Areas of Research in Materials Engineering:
- Light Emitting Diode (LED)
- Polymer Theory
- Organic Semiconductor,
- Photonic Devices
- Inorganic Nanomaterials
- Atomic-scale Transmission Electron Microscope (TEM)/ Scanning TEM
- Low Dimensional Materials
- Organic/Molecular Electronics
- Scanning Tunneling Microscopy
- Structural Light Alloys
- Metal-Based Biomaterials
- Multifunctional Nanocomposites