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Established in the early 2018, AMPET at CUHK-Shenzhen is dedicated to pursuing a world-class excellence in the high-end fields of materials research and applications, with a major focus on advancing manufacturing technologies required to meet the national strategic needs. The team is committed to developing high-performance, function-integrated, and intelligent polymers and composites, aiming to build a technological innovation platform that integrates fundamental research, product development, and talent cultivation. The team has been supported by a number of major projects.

AMPET is led by Professor Shiping ZHU, Fellow of Royal Society of Canada, and Fellow of Canadian Academy of Engineering. He is a Chair Professor in the School of Science and Engineering and currently serves as a Vice President of CUHK-Shenzhen.

AMPET includes three laboratories: (1) Advanced Polymer Product Engineering Laboratory (APPEL), (2) Smart Materials Laboratory (SML), and (3) Composite Materials Laboratory (CML).