Municipal research platforms

Municipal research platforms

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Advanced Quantum Functional Materials and Devices

Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Advanced Quantum Functional Materials and Devices
The research in Shenzhen Key Laboratory for Advanced Quantum Functional Materials and Devices focuses on the novel physical properties in quantum functional materials such as magnetic topological insulator, strongly correlated materials, two-dimensional quantum materials, and their promising applications in future electronic devices, information and communication, quantum computing, and energy. To realize this goal, we aim to synergistically establish a systematic research framework for the development of quantum functional materials, including materials growth, functionality design, characterization, device fabrication, and theoretical modeling. The lab aims to establish universal solutions for the long-lasting dilemma in quantum functional material research, which propels the basic science research in China. The lab also conducts prospective investigations in real device applications based on quantum materials for industrial calls.

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Small Molecule Drug Discovery and Synthesis

The Key Laboratory will engage in the cutting-edge of small molecule drug development, focusing on the discovery of new drug targets, the efficient synthesis and evaluation of bioactive lead compounds, and the creation of key technologies for the synthesis of chiral drugs. With the help of computer-aided drug design and artificial intelligence technology, the discovery of new medicines will be accelerated. Within the construction cycle of this lab, we will strive to discover and synthesize many types of structurally novel and highly active anti-cancer small molecules lead compounds. We will develop competitive technologies for the synthesis of chiral drugs and make innovations and contributions to the Greater Bay Area and China, following the strategic needs of blockbuster drugs and active pharmaceutical intermediates from major pharmaceutical companies in Guangdong Province.

Shenzhen Key Laboratory of Deep Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration Technology

Deep offshore oil and gas resources are one of the key objectives of China’s deep-sea strategy, and it is also a practical demand for the industrial transformation of the Greater Bay Area. The purpose of this laboratory is to carry out in-depth research on the fundamental theories and methods of exploration and development of deep-water oil and gas resources in the South China Sea. It also seeks to build a scientific research platform for the exploration and development of deep-water and deep-sea resources. The primary research fields are South China Sea oil and gas, gas hydrates, new energy and mineral reserves geological theory, AI-driven deep-water high-precision geophysical exploration and development technology, equipment, and far-reaching industrial products of resource exploration technologies. It has developed into an ambitious high-end personnel training center for marine exploration, a research and development (R&D) center for geophysical exploration technology products, and a research and innovation center for deep water exploration. The Laboratory will actively undertake major scientific and technological research that supports the needs of the country and industry by expanding international exchanges and cooperation. It will integrate theoretical research and fundamental industrial application research while cultivating new talents. The Laboratory will serve resource exploration and the marine economic development of Shenzhen, Guangdong Province, and China. It aims to be an innovative force in its focus on the key objectives of deep-water exploration and development theory, method technology, and equipment. The Laboratory will strive to become a far-reaching offshore oil and gas exploration research and innovation talent training base with international influence within 10 years.

Shenzhen Flexible Solar Cell R&D Engineering Research Center

The Shenzhen Flexible Solar Cell R&D Engineering Research Center for Flexible Solar Cells (the Center) is jointly supported by the Shenzhen Development and Reform Committee (SZDRC) and Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). As a municipality-level engineering research center, it focuses on developing the novel, third-generation flexible solar cells, including materials, devices, characterization technologies, and related commercialization. The Center is expected to become a world-class platform on novel flexible solar cells, and an essential resource for Shenzhen’s solar cell and new energy industry. It will provide technical support, intellectual service, and talent cultivation, through the systematic research and development from fundamental research, key technology, and equipment development, to technology transfer and commercialization.

Shenzhen UAV Design and Navigation Control Technology Engineering Research Center

Shenzhen UAV Design and Navigation Control Technology Engineering Research Center (Research Center) is a municipal engineering research center approved by the Shenzhen Development and Reform Commission (SZDRC) and built by SUSTech. The Research Center focuses on advanced UAV system design technology, autonomous navigation and control technology, intelligent sensing and measurement technology. It will carry out applied basic research, key technology research, and the transformation of new concept UAVs, autonomous navigation and control technologies, and new sensors. The Research Center will build innovative and open research platforms, form high-level research results, train high-level professional and technical talents, and serve the development of the national and Shenzhen UAV industry.

Shenzhen Engineering Research Center for Coal Comprehensive Utilization (SCCCU)

Shenzhen Engineering Research Center for Coal Comprehensive Utilization (SCCCU) is supported by the Shenzhen Municipal Government and established at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). SCCCU mainly focuses on the technical fields of clean and high value-added utilization of low-quality coal and other mineral resources, including exploration on the core disciplines of highly efficient dissociation and separation of mineral particles at micro/nanoscale, novel processing methods of combustibles and minerals in coal, and integrated development of clean and high value-added utilization technology for low-quality coal. The R&D objectives of SCCCU are to obtain process and equipment for high-efficiency dissociation and separation of mineral particles, process, and equipment for high-calorific coal water slurry preparation, core additives for mineral separation and its applications, high value-added carbon materials, and novel natural mineral-based soil amendments.

The Shenzhen Materials Genome Large Scientific Device Platform

The Shenzhen Materials Genome Large Scientific Device Platform consists of a High Throughput Synthesis Platform, High-Throughput Characterization Platform, High-throughput Neutron Diffraction Platform, and High-throughput Calculation and AI Technology Platform. The High Throughput Synthesis Platform aims to establish a combinatorial material synthesis process covering all stable elements in the periodic table. It can deal with one-dimensional fibers, two-dimensional thin films, and three-dimensional porous material preparation. The High-Throughput Characterization Platform will be developed to match with the high-throughput synthesis platform. It will be capable of advanced micro-zone, in-situ, fast-speed, multi-parameter, multi-dimensional, and cross-scale characterization of electrical, thermal, magnetic, and mechanical properties. The High-Pressure Neutron Spectrometer in the High-throughput Neutron Diffraction Platform can realize the neutron diffraction and imaging under extreme conditions such as ultra-high pressure, (extreme) low temperature, and strong magnetic field. It will enable collaborative in-situ measurement of mechanical, thermal, acoustic,optical,electrical parameters under various extreme conditions. The Neutron Powder Diffraction Spectrometer possesses ultra-high-resolution, enabling breakthrough structural analysis for advanced energy material, biomedical material, electrical material, etc. High-throughput Calculation and AI Technology Platform establishes a comprehensive material database management system, accomplishing unified data management of bigdata originating from various sources. The Materials Genome Scientific Infrastructure will reach the goal of material design on-demand through intensive integration of high-throughput experiments, high-throughput calculation, and artificial intelligence big data analysis. It will serve the development of the new material industry in the Greater Bay Area.

The Financial Technology and Financial Innovation Research Center of SUSTech

The Financial Technology and Financial Innovation Research Center of SUSTech is one of the first seven key research bases of Humanities and Social Sciences in Shenzhen, approved by Professor Susheng WANG of the Department of Finance. It has three primary research directions: financial science and technology research, China's financial stability research, and financial insurance actuarial research. The Research Center will focus on the fundamental and cutting-edge high-end research-oriented problems. Its Shenzhen location allows it to concentrate on the real issues in China's financial reform and development represented by financial technology (fintech). The research of financial technology focuses on solving the key problems encountered in the industrialization process of new technology. It serves the Shenzhen Municipal Government, while also provides supervision suggestions for reducing the risk of financial science and technology. The Research Center will provide for commercial application and technology incubation, combs financial technology business, and analyzes possible risks. It will promote the coordinated development of financial science, technology, industry, education, and research. The Research Center should serve not only Shenzhen but also provide demonstrative models for the construction of a national financial science and technology base. It will build a world-class financial think tank and fintech business incubation platform integrating industry-university research platforms while providing professional support for promoting China's financial innovation and maintaining innovative financial stability.

Intelligent Management and Innovation Development Research Center of SUSTech

The research area of this Research Center is "Intelligent Management and Innovation Development," including but not limited to intelligent management and innovative development of social governance, supply chain management, big data financial intelligent management and innovation, data-driven intelligent decision-making and innovation policy research. The Research Center will focus on three directions: information technology-based credit management and policy research, intelligent manufacturing and supply chain management, and big data-driven financial management. These three directions combine the current industrial advantages of Shenzhen while remaining consistent with important trends in Shenzhen's future economic development plan. The Research Center aims to enhance the refined management level of city management and develop new management methods and management technologies. It will also strive to improve the scientific management capabilities of Shenzhen Municipal Government and enterprises and public institutions to provide a powerful force for Shenzhen to catch up and surpass.

The Cultural Heritage Research Center of SUSTech

The Cultural Heritage Research Center at SUSTech is supported by SUSTech Center for Social Sciences and its related department. The task is based on the cultural heritage resources in Shenzhen. The center selects research topics of those with high demand from the society, with great practical significance, and can “breathe life” into culture heritage. The current jobs of the center are sorting archaeological materials and data of Shenzhen and the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area, and researching on prehistory of Shenzhen.

Laboratory archaeological excavation of pottery pits from Xiajiaoshan site, Shenzhen, China.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Cellular Microenvironment

The laboratory's key research focus is the interaction between cells and cellular microenvironment. It uses model organisms, cell technology, molecular technology, engineering simulation and other research methods to conduct a multi-level, multi-dimensional and multi-disciplinary research of the important functions of cellular microenvironment interactions in human diseases, development and biological agriculture. At the same time, it combines basic research and development of biomaterials and biomedicine with promising applications for the treatment of related diseases; discovers important plant genetic resources for biological breeding, and studies the mechanisms and prevention of bio-agriculture against pests and diseases from a new perspective.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Nano-imprinting Technology

The research directions of the laboratory include: development of nano-imprinting equipment, nano-imprinting technology and materials, as well as the application research of nano-imprinting technology. It strives to obtain a number of original intellectual property rights and patents in key equipment, processes and materials, engineering applications, etc. to fill the void of Shenzhen, Guangdong and China in the field of high-end nano-imprinting technology, thus lay the foundation for successful industrialization and economic benefits in the later period. At the same time, the laboratory also adheres to the principles of openness, pragmatism and resource sharing, providing scientific research, training, consulting and technology development services for Shenzhen's higher education institutions, scientific research institutions and high-tech enterprises, and opening key laboratory and platform equipment to the public.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Gallium Nitride (GaN) Devices

Supported by electronic and electrical engineering disciplines, this laboratory focuses on microelectronics technology and engages in innovative researches in GaN power device and packaging technology, GaN MEMS sensors and GaN thin film transistor and other key application technologies of GaN new-type semiconductor materials to meet the demands of Shenzhen's semiconductor industry for an upgrade, and provides scientific support and technical services for the development of the semiconductor industry in Shenzhen and the cultivation of emerging industries. Taking “Standing Upright” as the overall construction policy, the laboratory targets at the forefront of international academic and technological research and bases on the actual needs of Shenzhen's industrial development, while carrying out high-end applied basic research, gathering and cultivating outstanding scientific and technological talents and conducting high-level academic exchanges to build an innovative and open research platform, and thus, establish a leading domestically leading and internationally famous high-level scientific research and high-level academic exchange base.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Thermoelectric Generation and Refrigeration

The laboratory mainly focuses on two aspects: thermoelectric material research and thermoelectric device development. Based on the good scientific research and industrial environment in Shenzhen, and relying on the cross-disciplinary advantages of materials, physics and chemistry of the Southern University of Science and Technology, guided by the operational mechanism of “competition, collaboration, openness and mobility” and the “pioneering, rigorous and pragmatic” scientific research atmosphere, it uses advanced modern characterization methods and approaches to study the thermoelectric transmission mechanism of thermoelectric materials, improve the thermoelectric conversion efficiency of thermoelectric materials and devices, promote the industrialization of thermoelectric materials and devices; and is committed to propose efficient solutions for the energy crisis and environmental issues.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Organic Semiconductor Printing Material and Devices

The laboratory concentrates on the development of new high-performance organic semiconductor materials, and develops material systems for field effect transistors, solar cells and photodetectors with independent intellectual property rights. It establishes a characterization platform related to molecular structure, photoelectric properties, etc., and comprehensively characterizes the material properties in order to optimize the materials. The laboratory focuses on the solution printing process of organic semiconductor materials, and achieves high-throughput, large-area and flexible substrate printing processing of organic semiconductor materials through molecular structure, additives and solvent control. It has established a comprehensive organic semiconductor printing electronic research platform, with domestically leading and internationally renowned research capabilities.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Soil and Underground Water Pollution Control

In response to the needs of China's water and soil pollution prevention and control, the laboratory actively carries out underground water and soil pollution exploration, rapid detection, pollution simulation, pollution assessment, health risk assessment and restoration on the basis of major basic research on underground water and soil pollution and other technical development and environmental consulting and engineering services, combined with social needs. It aims to promote the scientific and technological development of water and soil pollution environmental protection industry in Shenzhen, and establish a laboratory and technical support platform for soil, underground water pollution investigation, evaluation, management, planning and decision-making in Shenzhen, and become a think tank for soil and underground water pollution restoration and management in Shenzhen.

Key Laboratory of Urban Solid Waste Recycling Technology and Management

The laboratory implements an “open, mobile, joint, and competitive” operational mechanism, and implements a director responsibility system under the leadership of the supporting unit and guidance of the academic committee. The director of the laboratory is Professor Liu Chongxuan, Professor Zhang Zuitai will be the Executive Director. The laboratory is planned to be equipped with 26 researchers, including 3 academic leaders. The laboratory personnel are mainly high-end talents from the academic and engineering circles in the field of urban solid waste recycling technology and management, including well-known entrepreneurs and professors in the field of solid waste comprehensive utilization, and winners of the National Outstanding Youth Fund and the Peacock Plan, as well as senior engineers, etc. The main research and development contents of the laboratory include:

(1) Research on the recycling and innocent treatment process of solid waste;

(2) Research on environmental control and restoration during solid waste disposal;

(3) Research on the recycling and innocent management of solid waste.

Key Laboratory of Full Spectrum Power Generation Function Material

The laboratory focuses on the research and development of solar full-spectrum power generation technology, focusing on the development of solar spectrum spectroscopic and concentrating materials, new high-efficiency photovoltaic materials and devices, and high heat capacity thermal storage materials. Professor He Zhubing from the Department of Materials and Professor He Zhenyu from the Department of Chemistry of Southern University of Science and Technology will serve as deputy directors of the laboratory, and 22 full-time researchers, including 10 doctoral researchers will be allocated. The laboratory now has advanced composite optical coating system, PECVD, PVD, ALD and other thin film physical deposition equipment, and a complete chemical synthesis and detection and characterization platform. Up to now, it has published more than 20 papers in international top academic journals such as Adv. Mater., Angew. Chem. Int., and applied for nearly 30 patents. The photovoltaic cell champion efficiency is close to 20%, and a number of high-quality optical film material design and preparation process technologies have been developed.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Hydrogen Energy

The main research and development task of the laboratory is to build a Shenzhen municipal key laboratory sharing platform which uses electrolyzed water to produce hydrogen. The platform possesses the design, assembly and testing capabilities of the PEM electrolyzed water hydrogen production system. The laboratory focuses on the technology of hydrogen production with acidic electrolyzed water. It has mastered the process and engineering techniques of key components such as catalysts, bipolar plates and single cells. The specific research and development tasks are as follows: (1) Research on non-precious metal hydrogen evolution electrocatalytic materials and hydrogen evolution electrodes for hydrogen production from PEM electrolyzed water; (2) Design and integrated fluid simulation of single cells for hydrogen production by PEM electrolysis; (3) Research on stack consistency and system integration design. The goal is to establish a key laboratory for hydrogen energy technology based on PEM electrolysis to fill the domestic technical gap in this field and to lay the foundation for the industrialization of hydrogen energy technology in Shenzhen. In the short term, the Southern University of Science and Technology and Shenzhen will be upgraded to the international leading level in the field of hydrogen preparation technology.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Motor Direct Drive Technology

The laboratory focuses on high-density direct-drive technology and non-contact magnetic shifting technology. By exploring new theories and new methods of electromagnetic energy conversion of electric motors, it develops new electric energy production and utilizing technologies, and promotes their application in new energy generation, electric drive, high efficiency and energy saving, etc., ultimately, it plans to serve the transformation and upgrade of new energy and equipment manufacturing industries in the Pearl River Delta region. The laboratory is located in Dapeng New District, Shenzhen. The site covers an area of 650 square meters. It has a 100-kilowatt electromechanical energy conversion test platform and a medium-sized machining center. It can carry out new prototype trials and system performance tests. The laboratory will combine the industry and geographical advantages of Dapeng New District to actively promote the technology research and development and transformation of marine power transmission equipment and offshore direct-drive wind power equipment.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Computational Intelligence

The laboratory focuses on low-energy, lightweight, highly reliable, and self-evolving computational intelligence common technologies. It is committed to serve the Internet and software service industries, and closely connect with related enterprises to combine high-end R&D and industrial transformation, and thus, create a closed-loop industry chain from basic theory - key technologies - industrial application, providing key underlying technologies for the development of the Internet, software services and other industries as well as intelligent manufacturing, smart healthcare, smart logistics and other emerging directions.

Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Additive Manufacturing of High Functional Material

The laboratory is built to respond to the "Made in China 2025" industry development strategy, and meet the needs of Shenzhen's industrial transformation and technology upgrading. The laboratory strives to break through the existing technology bottleneck, and develop power production technology of high-performance materials (covering metal and polymer ceramics), 3D printing key technology and printing equipment with independent intellectual property rights, so as to achieve large-scale application in the field of aviation, automotive structural parts, mold industry and communication products. The laboratory implements open management, and introduces high-level talents including academicians and scholars. It aims to become a domestically advanced and internationally renowned theory and technology R&D center of high functional materials within 3-5 years.