• Researchers Discover Candidate Material for Room-Temperature Quantum Spin Hall Effect
    In condensed-matter physics, the states of matter are classified conventionally as metal, insulator, and semiconductor. In the last few years, a new field has emerged which led to the discovery of a new quantum phase of matter – topological insulators (TIs). A topological insulator, like a conventional insulator, has a bulk energy gap separating the highest occupied electronic band from the lowest...
  • SLST Lab and Collaborators Make Breakthrough
    A team of scientists led by Dr. Huang Xingxu at the School of Life Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech and Dr. Liu Jiang at the Beijing Institute of Genomics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has successfully described the chromatin interaction map of mice with male and female gametes and early embryos at different developmental stages and revealed global chromatin architecture reprogramming during...
  • SLST Hosts NanoTemper Forum of Tumor Immunotherapy
    ShanghaiTech’s first NanoTemper Forum of Tumor Immunotherapy attracted nearly 200 attendees from academia, clinical practice and industry. The forum was jointly sponsored by the Shanghai Association for Science and Technology, Shanghai Society of Biophysics and ShanghaiTech’s School of Life Science and Technology.An opening ceremony was held on June 27 with a welcome from vice president and prov...
  • SPST Research Team Develops Diverse Supramolecular Nanofiber Networks
    ACS Nano
    SPST Assistant Professor Zhong Chao’s research team recently developed diverse one-dimensional supramolecular nanostructures with distinct functionalities by coupling a modular genetic strategy with kinetically controlled complex supramolecular self-assembly. Their research work opens new doors to designing protein-based supramolecular materials with enriched diversity in both structure and funct...
  • Agonist-bound Marijuana Receptor Molecular Structure Determined
    A team of scientists led by Professor Liu Zhijie at ShanghaiTech’s iHuman Institute has determined the 3-dimensional molecular structure of the agonist-bound human cannabinoid receptor CB1. The work reveals the structural features of agonist-bound CB1 and the activation mechanism of the receptor. The results, described in a paper entitled "Crystal structures of agonist-bound human canna...
  • SIST Holds Information Science and Technology Symposium
    The 4th academic ShanghaiTech Symposium on Information Science and Technology 2017 (SSIST 2017) was held from July 2nd to 4th. The theme of this year’s symposium was Artificial Intelligence (AI), Computer Vision, Deep Learning and Computer Security. The symposium introduced advanced scientific research results and highlighted developments. The symposium attracted more than 700 domestic and f...
  • SWEDCS 2017 Focuses on Intelligent Hardware
    ShanghaiTech’s School of Information Science and Technology (SIST) once again welcomed the SWEDCS 2017 forum to gather world-class experts in emerging devices, circuits and systems. This year, the workshop focused on “Intelligent Hardware.” Nowadays, data-driven and artificial intelligence enabled computing is dramatically changing our way of living and creating both opportunities and challenge...
  • AAAS/Science delegation visits ShanghaiTech University
    On 5th July 2017, AAAS/Science delegation headed by Dr. Valda Vinson, deputy editor of Science, and Chu Xiaoying, director of business development in Asia, came to visit ShanghaiTech. Professors from ShanghaiTech held a broad and productive discussion with the delegation.During the meeting, Professor Liu Jilong, Vice Dean of SLST, expressed warm welcome to the delegation, and gave a general i...
  • New Approach to Convert CO<sub>2</sub> Directly into Gasoline
    Nature Chemistry
    The research team has found a new approach to convert carbon dioxide directly into gasoline by using a bifunctional catalyst contained a reducible oxide (In2O3) and a zeolite (HZSM-5), which will not only help to alleviate the global warming caused by increasing atmospheric CO2 concentration, but also offer a solution to replace dwindling fossil fuels.  The paper by a joint research...
  • The Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra Delegation Visits ShanghaiTech University
    On May 27th 2017, the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra delegation visited ShanghaiTech and met with President Jiang Mianheng. Coming off a successful performance at Shanghai Oriental Arts Centeron the previous night, Allison Vulgamore, President and CEO, Ryan Fleur, Executive VP of Orchestra Advancement, Leslie Behur, Executive Assistant to the President and CEO and Freda Wang, Senior Adv...
  • SEM Hosts Student Innovation Competition
    From May 28 to June 3, School of Entrepreneurship and Management (SEM) hosted the 2017 International Student Innovation Competition (ISIC) at ShanghaiTech. 24 students from The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (“HKUST”) and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (“NTU”) came to Shanghai to join 13 ShanghaiTech students to form eight mixed teams. All eight teams were given on...
  • Drexel University Scientists Visit ShanghaiTech and Participate in Joint Research Workshop
    From June 1st to 2nd 2017, professors and doctoral students from Drexel University Biologically-Inspired & Resource-Conserving Advanced Materials (BRAVE) group and Neuro-Inflammation and Gender Research Program (NGRP) visited ShanghaiTech and participated in the ShanghaiTech-Drexel Joint Research Workshop. The goal of the workshop is to identify potential field of cooperation based o...
  • Professor Qixi Mi’s Group from SPST Design and Fabricate High-Performance Perovskite Semiconductor Materials
    In a recent publication in Advanced Materials titled “Symmetrization of the Crystal Lattice of MAPbI3 Boosts the Performance and Stability of Metal–Perovskite Photodiodes,” Professor Qixi Mi’s group from the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST) report the design of novel perovskite semiconductor materials, and their applications in high-performance and stable photodiode de...
  • SPST  Develops Catalytic Redox Chain Reaction for C-H Alkylation of Quinones
    Angewandte Chemie
    Researchers from the School of Physical Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University has revealed a new way to synthesize allyl- and benzyl-substituted quinone compounds. The results are summarized by graduate student Xiao-Long Xu and Assistant Professor Zhi Li of SPST in a communication entitled “Catalytic Electrophilic Alkylation of p-Quinones via a Redox Chain Reaction”, which is published...