Key Lab for Advanced Materials

Laboratory for Advanced Materials was selected as Key Laboratory of the Ministry of Education of China, and established in December 12, 2003. Our Lab covers a wide range of research fields and achieves a close combination of theory and practice. Through a decade of development, a number of large and precision equipments have been set up, forming a reasonable layout, well-conditioned and standardized-managed research key lab. The Key Lab possesses well-equipped laboratories (4 lab buildings) with a wide range of the latest equipments and techniques, such as 1 H/13C NMR (Brücker AM400), LC-MS, HPLC (HP 1100), GC (HP 6890), FTIR (Nicolet 380), TLC (Shimadzu/Japan), Absorption spectrometer (Cary 100 Varian/ USA), Luminescence Spectrometer (Varian/USA), Fluorescence Lifetime Spectrometer (Edinburgh LifeSpec-Red), Potential Stations, Raman Spectrometers, Surface Plasmon Resonance, Patch-Clamp and etc for organic synthesis and electro/optic performance tests; TPD-TPR-TPO-MS, Automatic Specific Surface and Microporous Physical Adsorption Analyzer (ASAP 2020M), Situ Reaction FT-IR (Nicolet Nexus 670), TG/DTA (Pyris Diamond), Surface Area and Pore Size Analyzer (NOVA 4200e), HPLC (Agilent 1200), GC (Clarus 500) and etc for novel catalysis materials.

The Key Lab for Advanced Materials is well-known for its strong science research and technology development capabilities. In the past decade, the key lab has undertaken 3 National Base Research 973 Program and 6 sub-projects of the National Base Research 973 Program, 9 State 863 Projects (including 4 Key Projects), over 120 projects of Natural Science Funding of China, 13 projects for International Cooperation Program, over 50 Basic Research Project of Shanghai Science and Technology Commission. Over 100 research papers are published per year and over 100 patents have been authorized until 2013.

Currently, over 500 graduate students (150 for PhD and 350 for Master Degree) as well as 5 post-doctors are working together with the faculty members at the Key Lab. In the past decade, 3 doctors have received the “National Hundred Outstanding Doctoral Thesis” award (2001, 2006, 2008).

Faculty Members:
The Key Lab currently has over 47 faculty members. Among them are 31 full professors, 12 associate professors, including 2 academician members of Chinese Academy of Science (CAS), 2 chief scientists of National Basic Research 973 Program, 3 chair professors of the Cheungkong Scholars Program, 1 scientist of National Recruitment Program of Global Experts and 4 National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars of China.

The faculty members consists not only experts from Applied Chemistry, Industrial Catalysis and Molecular Thermodynamics, but also experts from pure Chemistry (Organic Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Physical Chemistry), establishing a high-level research team filled with vigor and vitality.

Research Fields:
Organic Electro/Optic Functional Materials and Molecular Machines (Molecular Machine & Switches, Advanced Organic Luminescence Display Materials, Fine Organic Chemical Synthesis)
Novel Catalysis Materials (Automobile Exhaust Purification Catalyst, Functional Nano-Materials, Titanocene Group Metal Catalyst and Molecular Design)
Molecular Thermodynamics and Molecular Transfer (Continuous Thermodynamics of Polydisperse Systems, Molecular Thermodynamics of Inhomogeneous Fluid, Micro-Equilibrium of Complex Materials)

Awards & Honors:
  First Prize of Shanghai Natural Science Award, 2006
  Second Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, 2006
  Third Prize of Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, 2003, 2005
  Second Prize of Science and Technology Progress Award, The Ministry of Education, 2003
  Second Prize of National Science and Technology Progress Nomination Award, The Ministry of Education, 2005
  First Prize of Shanghai Technological Invention Award, 2006
  Second Prize of Shanghai (Basic Theory) Technology Progress Award, 2004
  Ho Leung Ho Lee Foundation for Science and Technology Progress Award, 2006
  National Hundred Outstanding Doctoral Thesis (2001, 2006, 2008)

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