The Research Institute of Advanced Technologies has 2 teams. One is Infrared Materials and Devices team, another is Scientific instrument R&D team.
The Infrared Materials and Devices team has the laboratory of Infrared Materials and Devices (LIMD) of Ningbo University, which was founded in 2006. It is a specialized research institution and pilot product development center for infrared chalcogenide glasses and optical/photonic devices based on chalcogenide glasses. The lab has a second-level doctor point of information functional materials and devices. It is also one of the international scientific cooperation centers founded by the ministry of national science and technology.
Its research focuses on the inorganic non-metallic glass materials and optical/photonic devices based on such glasses, the fundamental application problems about infrared materials that were encountered in the economic development process of our country, and new fabrication techniques for the next-generation functional chalcogenide glasses. Our research is mainly concerned with fundamental scientific problems, emphasizing on finding quantitative relationships among compositions, fabrication techniques, structures, and performances of novel materials. Specifically, our research focuses include: novel composite functional materials such as chalcogenide glasses and glass-ceramics, new fabrication techniques for novel functional materials, and fundamental application researches for novel infrared optical devices and optical systems.