• Scientists Find A New Layered Material for Removal of <sup>90</sup>Sr
    Energy & Environmental Science
    SPST scientists Professor Osamu Terasaki, Dr. Peter Oleynikov, Dr. Alvaro Mayoral and Dr. Ma Yanhang, have collaborated with Professor Kyung Byung Yoon to report a new layered vanadosilicate for removal of 90Sr from highly Na+-rich liquid nuclear waste. The paper was published in Energy & Environmental Science with the title of “Removal of 90Sr from highly Na+-rich liquid nuclear waste w...
  • Researchers Unveil New Universal Anticancer Chemical Mechanism
    Angewandte Chemie
    Cancer is one of the biggest killers threatening human life and chemotherapy, which kills cancer cells with molecular drugs that are toxic to cells, is one of the main ways to treat cancer. For metastatic tumors, chemotherapy is the most effective method. However, chemotherapy drugs can also kill a large number of normal cells, causing severe toxic side effects and seriously damaging the physical ...
  • Researchers Publish Research on Self-Healing Lithium Metal Batteries
    Advanced Science
    SPST Assistant Professor Liu Wei’s research group recently published an article titled “High-rate and large-capacity lithium metal anode enabled by volume conformal and self-healable composite polymer electrolyte” in Advanced Science.Lithium-metal batteries can provide a major leap in energy density for the applications of electric vehicles and smart grid, in light of growing demands for large-...
  • Zhang Yuebiao’s Group Uncovered New Dynamics in Covalent Organic Frameworks
    Journal of American Chemical Society
    Recently, SPST Assistant Professor Zhang Yuebiao’s group reported a guest-dependent dynamic Covalent Organic Frameworks (COFs). In this Issue, they developed a facial and scalable method to produce homogeneous and highly-crystallinity COFs. For the first time, scientists discovered the crystal contraction and expansion of COFs based on gases and guest molecules. Their study, “Guest-Dependent Dyn...
  • SPST Liu Xuerong’s Group Publishes New Discovery in PRL
    Journal of Physical Review Letters
    Recently, a research group led by SPST Assistant Professor Liu Xuerong discovered delocalized dimer orbitals in an iridate material Ba5AlIr2O11 using resonant inelastic x-ray scattering (RIXS). They observed delocalized states resulting from the competition between the intersite hopping and strong spin-orbit coupling (SOC) of the electrons. Their study opens new directions to study the electr...
  • SPST Professor Publishes Lithium Battery Review
    School of Physical Science and Technology Assistant Professor Liu Wei’s research group recently published a review tilted “Practical challenges and future perspectives of all-solid-state lithium metal batteries” in the internationally famous journal Chem.As energy storage devices, lithium-ion batteries have become fundamental building blocks of modern society for their high energy density, supe...
  • Researchers Develop MOF@polymer Functional Composite Construction Method
    Chemical Science
    Recently, Assistant Professor Li Tao’s research group from School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST) reported a generalizable approach to construct MOF@polymer functional composites through surface-initiated atom transfer radical polymerization (SI-ATRP) in Chemical Science, the flagship journal of the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC).Grafting polymers onto nanoparticle (NP) surfaces is a ...
  • Silk Fiber Research Collaboration Published
    Advanced Functional Materials
    Recently, Dr. Ling Shengjie's research group and their collaborators developed an environmentally friendly and scalable “partial dissolution and physical dispersion” strategy to exfoliate silk fibers into different mesostructures. On the basis of the advantages of these mesosilks in tunable sizes, sharp size distributions, high modulus, excellent redispersibility, as well as versatile proces...
  • Scientists Make Progress on Functional Bio-Films
    Nature Chemical Biology
    The Zhong group in SPST's Materials and Physical Biology Division has recently made important progress in the development of living functional materials based on engineered Bacillus subtilis biofilms. Their work, Programmable and printable Bacillus subtilis biofilms as engineered living materials, was published online in Nature Chemical Biology on Dec 3, 2018.Figure 1. Design for a progra...
  • ShanghaiTech University Hosts WTQI-2018
    The first Workshop for Topological Quantum Information (WTQI-2018) was successfully held November 19th to 20th at the School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST) at ShanghaiTech University.This workshop was co-chaired by Professor Shoucheng Zhang of Stanford University, Professor Yulin Chen of Oxford University ( and Distinguished Adjunct Professor at ShanghaiTech), Professor Jing Wang of Fud...
  • Breakthrough in Research on Gas Separation Membrane for CO2 Capture
    Journal of American Chemical Society
    School of Physical Science and Technology Dr. Li Tao’s research group has published groundbreaking research on gas separation membrane for CO2 capture. Their work, titled “Interfacial Engineering in Metal-Organic Framework-Based Mixed Matrix Membranes Using Covalently Grafted Polyimide Brushes” was published in the leading chemical journal Journal of the American Chemical Society.Membrane ...
  • Ning Zhijun Listed as “Highly Cited Researcher” of 2018
    On November 27th, Clarivate Analytics released its annual list of “Highly Cited Researchers, which selected 6078 researchers from 21 fields for their outstanding research performance, as demonstrated by production of multiple highly cited papers ranking in the top 1% by citations for field and year. For the first time, this year the Highly-Cited Researchers list introduced a new Cross-Field ...
  • ACS and ShanghaiTech Host Innovation Symposium
    ACS (American Chemical Society) Publications, in partnership with ShanghaiTech University,hosted Symposium: Innovation in Materials Science in late July. The three-day event at ShanghaiTech University featured world-renowned scientists from China and around the world.ShanghaiTech University President Professor Jiang Mianheng, ACS Executive Director and CEO Thomas Connelly welcomed the attendees, m...
  • ShanghaiTech University Hosts ICESS-14
    The 14th International Conference on Electronic Spectroscopy and Structure (ICESS-14) was held October 8th - 12th at ShanghaiTech University. Originally started in 1971 and held every three years, this is first time the conference was held in China.ShanghaiTech University Vice President Professor Yin Jie, Chair of International Advisory Board (IAB) for ICESS Professor Wolfgang Eberhardt, and Co-ch...