• UC President Visits ShanghaiTech
    On May 18th 2017, University of Chicago President Robert Zimmer and Vice Provost Balaji Srinivasan visited ShanghaiTech and met with President Jiang Mianheng. President Jiang reflected on their meetings in the past, and warmly welcomed President Zimmer to the new campus of ShanghaiTech for the first time. Vice President Gong Jinkang then introduced ShanghaiTech and summarized the student program c...
  • Key Diabetes Receptor Structure Determined
    An international team led by the iHuman Institute, ShanghaiTech University has determined the 3-dimensional molecular structure of the human glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP-1R) drug binding domain. The work reveals molecular mechanisms of allosteric regulation in class B G protein-coupled receptors (GPCRs). The results, described in a paper entitled “Human GLP-1 receptor transmemb...
  • Multi-domain Structure of Human Smoothened Receptor Deciphered
    Nature Communications
    A team of scientists led by the iHuman Institute of ShanghaiTech University in collaboration with Fudan University has determined the high-resolution crystal structure of the multi-domain human smoothened receptor. The results illustrate the allosteric domain-domain interactions within the receptor, and their role in smoothened activation. These new findings are published on May 17th, 2017 in...
  • Electron Crystallography for Determining the Handedness of Chiral Crystals
    Nature Materials
    Scientists from the ShanghaiTech University’s SPST have proposed two electron crystallography approaches for determining handedness of chiral zeolite nanocrystals. Their work was published in early May as an Advance Online Publication (AOP) in Nature Materials titled “Electron crystallography for determining the handedness of a chiral zeolite nanocrystal.” All three authors are from Shangh...
  • President Jiang Tours American Universities and Research Institutions
    In late April, ShanghaiTech President Jiang Mianheng visited a number of prestigious American universities and research institutions, including CalTech, Stanford University, UC Berkeley, Homel Institute of University of Minnesota, Mayo Clinic, and Princeton University and its Institute for Advanced Study. He met with administrators, researchers, professors and had fruitful discussions with them on...
  • ShanghaiTech Delegation Travels to Israel
    Last month, a ShanghaiTech delegation headed by President Jiang Mianheng visited and explored cooperation possibilities with Israel Institute of Technology, Weizmann Institute of Science and The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, along with Mobileye, a global leader in the development of vision technology for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS). ShanghaiTech President Jiang and Israel Institute...
  • Zhang Yuebiao's Group Discovered a “Breathing” Covalent Organic Framework
    Journal of American Chemical Society
    Professor Zhang Yuebiao’s research group, in collaboration with researchers from Lanzhou University, recently published a paper titled “A Dynamic Covalent Organic Framework” in the Journal of American Chemical Society. SPST graduate student Wei Lei is the co-author, and Dr. Zhang Yuebiao and Professor Wang Wei are the corresponding authors. The ShanghaiTech University research was supported by ...
  • OpenFog Consortium Holds Fog Computing Workshop
    The Fog Computing workshop, organized by OpenFog and ShanghaiTech University (ShanghaiTech) on April 24th, was held at the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), ShanghaiTech University. Along with the workshop, the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Regional Committee and the Shanghai Institute of Fog Computing Technology (SHIFT) were officially launched. Officials and researchers fro...
  • Ning Lab Developed a High Efficiency and Low Toxicity Photocatalytic Hydrogen Generation Material with Broad Absorbance in Visible Region
    Advanced Materials
    School of Physical Science and Technology Professor Ning Zhijun’s team recently made progress on photocatalytic hydrogen generation. They developed a high efficiency, low toxicity photocatalytic system based on colloidal quantum dots with broad absorbance in visible region.Their paper, “0D–2D Quantum Dot (QD): Metal Dichalcogenide Nanocomposite Photocatalyst Achieves Efficient Hydrogen Generatio...
  • Ji Lab Develops Bacterial Superbug Genome Editing Tool
    Journal of American Chemical Society
    The Ji Lab at The School of Physical Science and Technology has developed a CRISPR/Cas9-based system (pCasSA) for rapid andefficient genome editing in Staphylococcusaureus, a major human pathogen that causes serious infections with a highmortality rate. Their work was recently published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society in a paper titled “Rapid and Efficient Genome Editi...
  • ShanghaiTech Professor to Lead OpenFog Consortium Greater China
    On January 16, following the election results of the Board of Directors of the OpenFog Consortium, ShanghaiTech Distinguished Professor-in-Residence Yang Yang was appointed Director of the OpenFog Consortium Greater China Region (GCR) Committee. During his term, Professor Yang, representing ShanghaiTech will lead and promote the research, development, testing, and standardizing efforts in the GCR,...
  • Professor Mi Qixi’s SPST Group Develops Novel Titania Material Preparation Method
    Chemical Communications
    Professor Mi Qixi’s group, in collaboration with researchers from Shanghai JiaoTong University and Jilin University, recently published an article titled “Accelerated room-temperature crystallization of ultrahigh-surface-area porous anatasetitania by storing photogenerated electrons” in Chemical Communications. A technology for storing photogeneratedelectrons is applied for accelerating room-te...
  • Cinematic Arts Program 2016 Review
    2016 saw an expedited expansion of the collaboration between ShanghaiTech University and University of Southern California’s School of Cinematic Arts, in non-degree professional training in screenwriting, directing and producing. By nurturing both the creative and managerial sides of the film industry, the program has demonstrated its ambition to foster a healthy ecology in the film industry that...
  • Stanford Acting Dean of Engineering Thomas Kenny Visits ShanghaiTech
    On February 20th, Stanford University Acting Dean of Engineering Thomas Kenny came to ShanghaiTech at the invitation of President Jiang Mianheng. ShanghaiTech Vice President and Provost Yin Jie provided an overview of ShanghaiTech. Vice President Gong Jinkang focused on the introduction of international partnership. School of Physical Science and Technology Associate Dean Liu Zhi, School of Entre...