Introducing Engineered Science

Hongbo Gu 1, Email

Dapeng Cao 2

Jie Kong 3

Junwei Gu 3

Qinglong Jiang 4

Ying Li 5

Bin Wang 6

Xingru Yan 7

Yuan Chen 8

Jong Eun Ryu 9

Matthew Hu 10

Yajun Yan 11

Zhanhu Guo 7

Brian J. Edwards 12

David P. Young 13

1 Shanghai Key Lab of Chemical Assessment and Sustainability, Department of Chemistry, Tongji University, Shanghai 200092, China

2 State Key Laboratory of Organic–Inorganic Composites, Beijing University of Chemical Technology, Beijing 100029, China

Shaanxi Key Laboratory of Macromolecular Science and Technology, Department of Applied Chemistry, School of Science, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’ an, 710072, China

Materials Science Division, Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Illinois 60439, United States

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas 77843, USA

6 Engineered Multifunctional Composites, LLC, Knoxville, Tennessee 37934, USA

7 Integrated Composites Laboratory (ICL), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, United States

8 School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, 2006, Australia

9 Department of Mechanical Engineering and Integrated Nanosystems Development Institute, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, Indianapolis, IN 46202, USA

10 School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), 639798, Singapore

11 College of Engineering, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA

12 Materials Research and Innovation Laboratory (MRAIL), Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee 37996, USA

13 Department of Physics and Astronomy, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA 70803, USA


Human beings have struggled for thousands of years to understand the natural world. Throughout history, Science, the body of accumulated knowledge for testable explanations and predictions with regard to the physical and natural world, has driven the development and progress of human society. Science covers many multidisciplinary fields such as including physics, chemistry, biology, astronomy, geology, oceanography, ecology, meteorology, and many more, as shown in Figure 1. Mankind applies such broad branches of knowledge to advance human development and explore the unknown world. Science guides people in exploring the very large, such as the stars and the universe, in understanding the very small, such as subatomic particles and molecules, and in improving the human condition with advances in medicine and materials science.

Introducing Engineered Science