The mission of the Department of Fiber and Composite Materials is to emphasize both theory and practical knowledge of basic courses such as fiber physics, fiber chemistry, and composite material engineering. It also offers the mathematics and many applied engineering courses which are required for understanding the behavior of engineering material. The curriculum is designed in such a way as to enable students to develop skills in data collection, design, production, testing, analysis, report writing and briefing. Our main objectives are to impart the professional knowledge, and develop the student interest in self-study and research. Our goal is to provide a well trained student to the advanced material engineering industry.
History & Objectives
The Textile Engineering Department formally established in the year 1964 to meet the needs of Taiwan’s textile industry, which was rapidly growing at that time. Master program in textile engineering was commenced in 1972. At that time, the effort of this department mainly focused on textile engineering. Later on, many advanced fiber materials with superior properties or special functions were developed and applied in various industrial areas. This department gradually increased its research and teaching efforts in advanced fibers and composite materials. Finally, in 2000, this department adopted its new name Department of Fiber and Composite Materials. Our faculty consists of many specialists in the fields of textile engineering and management, polymer engineering, fiber science, processing of composite materials and mechanics of composite materials. To date, more than 6,000 students have graduated from this department with a bachelor’s degree, more than 500 with a master’s and 40 with a PhD.