Appointment of Prof. Lee Hsun as IMR director by the late Premier Zhou Enlai.
Equal emphasis on both state task and fundamental research, opening up research fields in superalloys, refractory metals, ceramics, and carbon materials.
Returned to the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Established the Laboratory for Atomic Imaging of Solids, State Key Laboratory for Fatigue and Fracture of Materials, State Key Laboratory for Rapidly Solidified Non-equilibrium Alloys, and State Key Laboratory for Corrosion and Protection of Metals.
Set up the National Engineering Research Center for Corrosion Control of Metals.
Established the Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science (SYNL).
Innovation 2020 development program.
Preparation for establishment of IMR by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.
Performed the major task of recovering and developing China’s iron and steel industry. Research fields: physical chemistry of metallurgy, metals processing, ore dressing, refractory materials, and chemical analysis.
Subordinated to Ministry of Metallurgical Industry.
Established the Institute of Corrosion and Protection of Metals by merging related laboratories from both IMR and the Changchun Institute of Applied Chemistry,CAS.
Set up the National Engineering Research Center for High Performance Homogenized Alloys.
Merged the Institute for Corrosion and Protection of Metals (ICPM) into IMR and participated in the National Knowledge Innovation Program.
Established the Shenyang Research and Development Center for Advanced Materials (R&D Center).