The Macao Institute of Materials Science and Engineering (hereafter referred to as MIMSE) was founded in January 2021, under the leadership of Prof. Shuit-Tong Lee, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World.

The MIMSE will act in alignment with the Greater Bay Area Strategic Development Outline of the Macao S.A.R. Government and the Science and Research Development Plan of Macau University of Science and Technology. It will make proactive efforts to integrate into the emerging synergetic innovation of the Greater Bay Area, consolidate the University’s science and research foundations in the area of materials science and engineering, and strive to build up a storage tank for talents and intellectual resources. The MIMSE aims to provide high-quality research outcomes for national science and technology innovations, and the construction of the Greater Bay Area international innovation centers.

The MIMSE is oriented toward areas such as artificial intelligence, advanced manufacturing, biomedicine, and comprehensive health, regarding advanced functional materials as its core. It prioritizes cross-disciplinary innovation initiatives such as information display, organic optoelectronics, flexible electronics, wearable intelligent sensors, biomedical materials, nano-catalysis and energy materials, functional surfaces and interfaces, and materials genome, and hopes to produce its own manufacture for the academic communities at home and abroad.