Department of Materials Forming and Control Engineering
Having its roots in the Hot Working specialty of the former State Northwestern Engineering College, the Department of Materials Forming and Control Engineering (DMFCE) at Northwestern Polytechnical University (NPU) was founded in 2003. It is based on Casting, Forging and Welding specialties, and includes the State Key Laboratory of Solidification Processing (SKLSP), Technology and Industry, and the Shaanxi Provincial Key Laboratory of Friction Welding Technology. Currently, the DMFCE has 55 faculty and staff members, 25 professors, including two academicians in the Chinese Academy and two Cheung Kong scholars. The research activities in DMFCE mainly focus on theory/technology of solidification, theory/technology of precision plastic forming, and advanced welding technology. The DMFCE has become an important base of China for talent cultivation and scientific research of material forming and control engineering.
Prof. Heng Li