• Insights into How Staphylococcus Aureus Utilizes StP
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
    Recently, Dr. Ji Quangjiang’s group from the School of Physical Science and Technology deciphered the molecular mechanism of how the pathogen Staphylococcus aureus utilizes staphylopine (StP) to recognize and capture metal ions from its surroundings.Their research was published in an article in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences titled “Mechanistic insights into staph...
  • Long-standing Scientific Mystery Solved
    Nature Communications
    A research team led by Professor Chen Gang of the School of Physical Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University has solved the long-standing mystery of the origin of the attractive forces between like-charged colloidal particles. Their work was recently published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications.Colloids adsorbed at a fluid interface are ubiquitous in nature and central to a...
  • Progress Made in Sychrotron-based Bioimaging
    A team of scientists led by Professor Huaidong Jiang and Professor Zhi Liu of the School of Physical Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University, along with Professor Chunying Chen of the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology of China, Professor Renzhong Tai of the Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics have made important progress in the field of bioimaging based on synchrotron radi...
  • Researchers Develop Efficient CO<sub>2</sub> Mitigation Principle
    A team of researchers led by Professor Lin Bolin at ShanghaiTech University have discovered a new principle for efficient CO2 mitigation, and, for the first time, explicitly overturned the dominant paradigm that the use of fossil fuel power to drive CO2 chemical reductions would create more CO2 emissions than it would reduce CO2. The researchers propose a progressive strategy for gl...
  • Ji Lab Develops “Base Editor” for Bacterial Superbugs
    Chemical Science
    Recently, a collaboration between the Ji Lab at the School of Physical Science and Technology, and Beijing Institute of Genomics’s Han Lab developed a single-base editing technique in Staphylococcus aureus and their results were published online in Chemical Science in an article titled, “Highly Efficient Base Editing in Staphylococcus aureus Using an Engineered CRISPR RNA-guided C...
  • In Situ Real-Time Study Sheds Light on Perovskite Films
    The direct conversion of solar energy to electrical power is widely regarded as a key technology to tackle the energy crisis in a sustainable manner. Among innovative technologies, metal halide perovskite solar cells (PSCs) have advanced to the forefront of solution-processed photovoltaic techniques, promising for high power conversion efficiency and low cost. Currently, the technique involving th...
  • SPST Publishes Solar Cell Research
    Advanced Materials
    Under the support of the National Key Research and Development Program titled “High stability, full spectrum, high-efficiency solar cells materials exploration and device realization,” the School of Physical Science Technology’s Ning Zhijun Group explored Lead Sulfide (PbS) as the active layer and developed highly efficient inverted structural quantum dot (QDs) solar cells. Recently, their work...
  • ShanghaiTech and SSRF Host 4th AP-XPS Workshop
    ShanghaiTech Vice President Professor Gong Jinkang and Shanghai Institute of Applied Physics Deputy Directory Professor Tai Renzhong gave opening remarks. They welcomed scientists from all over the world to ShanghaiTech University and wished them an enjoyable stay in Shanghai and a fruitful experience at the workshop. A poster from German Erlangen-Nürnberg scientist Olaf Brummel was awarded ...
  • International Collaboration Published in Physical Review Letters
    Physical Review Letters
    A collaborative research project between Yan Shichao, an assistant Professor in School of Physical Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University and Professor Sebastian Loth at Max Planck Institute in Germany discovered the spin-based NDR effect in antiferromagnetically coupled few-atom spin chains. Their research paper on the “Dynamical Negative Differential Resistance in Antiferromagne...
  • ACS Editors' Choice Features Lin Group Research
    ACS Editors' Choice
    Recently, School of Physical Science and Technology (SPST) Assistant Professor Lin Bolin’s research group made a major breakthrough in CO2/olefins-based polymeric materials synthesis and was selected in ACS Editors’ Choice. Combining green-house gas CO2 with a low cost olefin, they provided a convenient and highly efficient methodology for synthesis of functionalizable polymeric materials. ...
  • SPST Researchers Achieve Ultrahigh Capacity Methane Storage Record
    Journal of American Chemical Society
    Zhang Yuebiao's group in the School of Physical Science and Technology at ShanghaiTech University developed a new series of mesoporous metal organic frameworks (MOFs) and achieved a new record in ultrahigh capacity methane storage. These results have been published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society with the title of “Engineering of Pore Geometry for Ultrahigh Capacity ...
  • Professor Publishes Popular Science Book
    Xue Jiamin, an assistant professor from the School of Physical Science and Technology, has recently published his new book for amateur scientists, titled “Geek Physics: exploring the beauty of physics in experiments”. This book consists of 18 advanced and fun physics projects which can be tried at home with everyday materials. The book is based on another book, We Are All Scientists, published b...
  • 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...
  • 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...