The Department of Mechanical Manufacturing is established at Dalian Institute of Technology (former Dalian University), with Professor Zun Yang as the department head. Naval Architecture is one of the disciplines of the department.
Department of Mathematical Mechanics is established, and the first department head is Professor Lingxi Qian.
The State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment is established, and the first director is Professor Gengdong Cheng.
The National Engineering Research Center of Shipbuilding is officially approved for establishment, and the School of Naval Architecture is the main co-founder.
May 19, 2007
The School of Automotive Engineering is established.
July 21, 2007
The Faculty of Vehicle Engineering and Mechanics is officially established.
The national ‘111’ subject innovation and talent recruitment base – ‘Disaster Prevention and Reduction in Major Civil and Hydraulic Engineering’ is approved by the Ministry of Education and the State Bureau of Foreign Experts.
December 17, 2008
The School of Aeronautics and Astronautics is established.
July 3, 2012
Professor Gengdong Cheng, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Sciences and former President of DUT, is elected Foreign Fellow of Russian Academy of Sciences on the 40thInternational Conference on Advanced Problems in Mechanics, St. Petersburg, Russia.
The National International Joint Research Center for Structural Optimization Theory and Application is recognized as the national international joint research base by the Ministry of Science and Technology.
The National International Joint Research Center for the Design of Advanced Equipment and the Development of CAE Software is approved by the National Development and Reform Commission.
The national ‘111’ subject innovation and talent recruitment base – ‘Numerical Simulation and Optimization in the Forming Engineering of Rubber and Plastic Products’ is approved by the Ministry of Education and the State Bureau of Foreign Experts.
Professor Gengdong Cheng, Fellow of Chinese Academy of Sciences and former President of DUT, is elected President of the International Society for Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization.
The National Virtual Simulation Center for Experimental of Automotive Engineering is authorized by the Ministry of Education.