The Institute for Advanced Materials (IAM) of Hubei Normal University, which was established in March 2016, focuses on basic material science and practical technology and consists of information functional materials laboratory, new energy materials laboratory, environmental and catalytic materials laboratory and instrumental analysis Center. Sticking to the interdisciplinary development, the Institute covers several high-tech fields relating to physics, chemistry, electronics, biology and engineering. Currently, IAM has grown into a comprehensive academic research institution integrating cutting-edge scientific research, advanced education and teaching, and social innovation and entrepreneurship.
There are 39 full-time and part-time staff members in the IAM, including 18 professors and 8 associate professors. Among them there are 36 with degrees and 3 with master's degrees; 5 doctoral supervisors and 34 master's supervisors; 1 academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2 APS fellows, 1 IEEE fellow, and 1 AAAs fellow; 4 distinguished professors of Yangtze River Scholar, 4 winners of National Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars, 1 Chutian scholar, 3 Chutian Students, 4 specially appointed lecture professors of Cihu Scholar, and 2 young talents of Cihu Scholar.