• Breakthrough Leads to Discovery of Magnetic Weyl Semimetal
    Recently, a team of international researchers led by SPST Professor Chen Yulin made a breakthrough in the search for new topological quantum materials and discovered a magnetic Weyl semimetal phase in a ferromagnetic compound Co3Sn2S2. Their work titled “Magnetic Weyl semimetal phase in a Kagomé crystal” was published online in Science on Friday, Sept 20.The past decade has been witness to...
  • AI a Useful Tool for Obtaining Chemical Insights from Drug Discovery Data
    Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
    With graph attention mechanism, a ShanghaiTech team created an explainable artificial intelligence (AI) molecular representation method that can help medicinal chemists gain chemical insights from relevant drug discovery data directly.Hunting for chemicals with favorable pharmacological, toxicological, and pharmacokinetic properties remains a formidable challenge for drug discovery. To date, over ...
  • ShanghaiTech Hosts Chinese Chemical Society Conference
    From August 31 to September 3, 2019, the 11th National Organic Chemistry conference was held at ShanghaiTech University. This year, the number of participants was a record high, attracting 2,700 chemical professionals, meanwhile more than 40 companies and academic institutions sponsored the academic event. The conference was organized by the Chinese Chemical Society, the Organic Chemistry Com...
  • Atomic-Level Electron Diffraction Unraveling Dynamics in Porous Organic Crystals
    Journal of the American Chemical Society
    Covalent organic frameworks are 2D or 3D porous crystals built by organic molecules through covalent bonds. Due to the framework stability and accurate control at molecular-level, this type of material shows potential applications in gas adsorption/separation, energy storage and conversion, drug delivery and so on. Recently, a collaborative work by SPST Assistant Professors Zhang Yuebiao and Ma Ya...
  • Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Halide Perovskites Emerge as Promising LED Material
    Science Advances
    Organic-inorganic hybrid halide perovskites are emerging as a promising material in light-emitting diodes (LEDs) for their remarkable optoelectronic properties, including narrow full width half maximum (FWHM), high luminescence quantum yield (PLQY), and solution processability. The external quantum efficiency (EQE) of perovskites LEDs has exceeded 20% in just 5 years. However, the poor stability s...
  • Researchers Discover Topological Electronic Structures Manipulation Method
    Nature Communications
    Recently, an SPST team of researchers led by Professor Chen Yulin successfully demonstrated in-situ manipulation of surface Fermi arcs (SFAs) – the signature electronic structures of Weyl semimetal – and realized their topological Lifshitz transition via surface decoration in ultra-high vacuum environment. The study, “Topological Lifshitz transitions and Fermi arc manipulation in Weyl semimetal N...
  • Lithium-ion Battery Research Progress Could Improve Energy Density
    Advanced Functional Materials
    Recently, SPST Dr. Liu Wei’s group reported new progress in fabricating high-performance electrode for lithium-ion batteries in a paper entitled “High-Performance, Low-Cost, and Dense-Structure Electrodes with High Mass Loading for Lithium-Ion Batteries” in the journal Advanced Functional Materials. The lithium-ion battery has now been widely used in portable electronics. However, their en...
  • Osamu Terasaki and Ma Yanhang Receive Donald W. Breck Award
    In the 19th International Zeolite Conference in Perth, Australia, the Donald W. Breck award was given to C?EM Director Professor Osamu Terasaki, Assistant Professor Ma Yanhang and their collaborators for the discovery of enantiomerically enriched STW zeolite.Donald W. Breck of the Union Carbide Corporation was a major figure in the early development of synthetic molecular sieves and one of the fou...
  • Scientists Trace Adsorbates Using Gas Adsorption Crystallography
    Nature Chemistry
    Understanding adsorption behavior in porous crystals is critical for their rational design and performance optimization at the molecular level. A collaborative team led by ShanghaiTech University Professor Osamu Terasaki has developed “gas adsorption crystallography” for tracing adsorbates in each pore of porous crystals even with intricate pore structures.As a collective phenomenon, adsorption ...
  • SPST Mi Qixi’s Group Advances in Novel Optoelectronic Materials
    Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters
    SPST Dr. Mi Qixi’s group reported their new progress in lead-free perovskite materials in a paper entitled “Band Alignment Boosts Charge–Carrier Collection in Sn-Based Perovskite over Pb Counterparts,” published in the Journal of Physical Chemistry Letters and was highlighted as a cover illustration.The group previously discovered that CsSnBr3 (cesium tin bromide) has excellent semico...
  • SPST Researchers Discover New Strategy to Stabilize Solar Cell Perovskites
    Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
    Recently, SPST Lin Bolin’s group developed heterovalent doped 2D Ruddlesden-Popper organic lead halide perovskites and their work was published in Journal of Medicinal Chemistry in an article titled “Bi3+ doped 2D Ruddlesden-Popper Organic Lead Halide Perovskites.”Two-dimensional Ruddlesdan-Popper organic lead halide perovskites (2D RPPs) are a kind of semiconducting material that hav...
  • Engineered Bacterial Biofilms as Living Functional Materials
    Nature Chemical Biology
    Many natural biological systems—such as biofilms, shells and skeletal tissues—create multifunctional and environmentally responsive multiscale assemblies of living and non-living components. Such living materials grow, self-repair, and adapt to the environment, possessing many living attributes that are unattainable for most artificial materials. Taking inspiration from nature and leveraging the p...
  • New Research Achieves Highly Enantioselective Synthesis of Tertiary 2-Amidoallylic Alcohols
    Angewandte Chemie
    Recently, SPST Yang Xiaoyu’s group have achieved highly enantioselective synthesis of tertiary 2-amidoallylic alcohols, and their research was published in Angewandte Chemie International Edition with the title of “Kinetic Resolution of Tertiary 2-Alkoxycarboxamido-allylic Alcohols by Chiral Phosphoric Acid Catalyzed Intramolecular Transesterification.”Chiral alcohols are important building blo...
  • Graduation Ready: Gao Hanwen, Taking the Leap
    Gao Hanwen, a senior from Shandong Province, remembers visiting ShanghaiTech as a high school senior for Open Campus Day. In a one on one interview with professors, he asked them about scientific research. “All of the physics I knew was from the exam, was from the book and that's totally different from the research. So, in the one hand, I am very interested in physics. I was confused whe...