Department of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology traces back to her establishment in Japanese colonial era since 1912. The school has played important role in the industry development of Taiwan.
This department was first founded in 1949 as Mining and Metallurgical Engineering Department of Provincial Taipei Institute of Technology (TIT). In 1981, the TIT was renamed National Taipei Institute of Technology (NTIT). The department has its current name as Department of Materials and Mineral Resources Engineering (MMRE) since 1988. The school was then renamed to her current name, National Taipei University of Technology, in 1997.
In 1998, the department commences her M.Sc. programs admitting graduate students. In 2006, the graduate institute was renamed to Institute of Materials Science and Engineering and a new Institute of Mineral Resources Engineering was founded. Starting 2009, the Materials Science and Engineering Institute starts admitting PhD students.
The department is the only academic program that integrates materials science with resources engineering in Taiwan. The department concentrates on combining the modern materials technology and sustainable resources to fill our students with the knowledge and techniques within the life cycles of materials. The development, applications, and processing of resources and the compositions, processing, structures, properties of materials are designed in our curricula to direct our students developing practical techniques and academic research careers.
Keywords: Resources development, resources processing, urban mining, materials synthesis, resource recycling, refining, materials processing, properties and characterization of materials, metals, electronic ceramics, nanomaterials, energy materials, biomaterials.