AECC Beijing Institute of Aeronautical Materials (BIAM) was founded in 1956. It is one of the 154 key projects listed in China’s 1st five-year plan. It is the only comprehensive scientific research institute,which is oriented to the aviation industry and engaged in the application fundamental research,material research and manufacture,application-technology and engineering research of advanced aeronautical materials. It is also the R & D center for high level material used in China’s national science and technology industry. It is the key component part of national science-tech innovation system and national defense science-tech innovation system.
Over the past five decades since its founding,BIAM has gradually developed into a large comprehensive scientific research institute with 60 research directions covering 17 majors,namely,metallic materials,non-metallic materials,composites,material preparation and processing,material property testing,characterization and evaluation. It also provides industry service for standardization,failure analysis and material databases. It has 2 national S&T key laboratory,1 national engineering laboratory,2 aviation S&T key labs, 2 Beijing city key labs and engineering centers. It sets up 5 major share-holding companies as represented by BAIMTEC,which are the major platform for transferring the scientific and technological research fruits of BIAM into products.
BIAM has over 2000 full-time workers,including, 4 academicians,over 100 national known material specialists and over 100 academic leaders. It is among the 1st institutions in China to confer doctorial degree. By the end of 2011,BIAM has achieved over 2400 research results, among which over 1100 are national and ministerial level,over 650 owns patents,over 300 are technology know-how. These research results are widely applied to such industries as aviation,space,weaponry,shipbuilding,electronics,nuclear,traffic and transportation, metallurgy, construction,chemical,Medicare,sports, etc.
Since its establishment,BIAM has been a well-known national leading institute in China. Today,all the staffs of BIAM are dedicating,with full confidence,their concerted efforts to advance towards the goal of building BIAM into a well-known world-class institute which takes leading position in the aviation material technology in China and creates a high and new technology material industry.