Ministerial and Provincial research platforms

Ministerial and Provincial research platforms

MOE Key Laboratory of Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies

MOE Key Laboratory of Energy Conversion and Storage Technologies is established by Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech). The laboratory aims to address the national strategic demands for the development of energy storage and conversion technologies, and to provide solutions for the world to combat the energy crisis, global warming and climate change. The laboratory focuses on the strategic emerging industries of new energy technologies and conducts researches to tackle the key problems in energy. The research fields include photovoltaic power, thermoelectric conversion, electrochemical energy storage, electro-optical conversion, advanced materials for energy conversion and storage, as well as material genome science. Based on the extensive scientific and educational cooperation with other institutions, the laboratory is poised to deepen the cooperative relationships among the Greater Bay Area, promote the development of cutting-edge technologies, and stimulate the economic prosperity of energy-related industries. The laboratory is also tasked with promoting scientific and technological innovations, accelerating the green development of the country, and hopefully promoting China to become a global center of scientific and technological innovation. The laboratory is supported by the Ministry of Education, where Professor Jiaqing He of SUSTech is the director, and Professor Zewei Quan is the acting director.

MOE Engineering Research Center for Future Communication Integrated Circuits

The Ministry of Education (MOE) Engineering Research Center for Future Communication Integrated Circuits is mainly based on the School of Microelectronics and Academy for Advanced Interdisciplinary Studies (AAIS) at SUSTech. It focuses on the research and development of integrated circuits (ICs) for next-generation communications (5G, 6G, etc.).

The research of this MOE engineering center will aim at "independent innovation and realization of leadership" of core technology such as IC designs for communications. It will carry out future communications integrated circuits designs including not only intelligent edge communication and computing systems, but also wide-band-gap devices and sensors. The center is built to achieve technological breakthroughs with commercialization transfer to the leading industries at Shenzhen, such as Huawei and ZTE. It will also train future engineering leaders and talents in the IC fields with a focus on next-generation communication circuits and systems.

Moreover, this center will also strengthen the in-depth cooperation and resource sharing among the different departments of SUSTech, promote interdisciplinary research, and promote the construction and joint platform development. It also provides a collaboration platform for all top universities (HKUST, HKU, Univ. of Macao) in the Greater Bay area.

In summary, the objective of this center is to build a dual-core-drive engine, technical innovation, and talent training, for the next-generation communications systems. It is providing and will sustainably provide support for the rapid development of China's future communication systems.

Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory for Photovoltaic Energy Materials and Devices

The Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Joint Laboratory for Photonic-Thermal-Electrical Energy Materials and Devices consists of five universities (leading university Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech), Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU), Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST), University of Hong Kong (HKU), and the University of Macau (UM)) along with three enterprises (BYD, Shenzhen Capchem, Ruifeng Optoelectronics), all in the Greater Bay Area. The goal of the joint laboratory is to form close and cooperative relationships among the laboratories in novel energy materials research in the Greater Bay Area to create a unified force to tackle the key problems faced by "energy consumption, energy-saving, and smart energy." By taking advantage of the expertise of the respective research team and the guidance from potential tech-to-industry transfers, the joint laboratory is poised to achieve scientific and technological breakthroughs in the fields of energy conversion, energy storage, and energy applications. The joint lab is also tasked with promoting scientific and technological innovations and educational cooperation among Guangdong, Hong Kong, and Macau, hopefully leading to emerging strategic industries in and attracting great talents worldwide to the Greater Bay Area. The joint laboratory is supported by Guangdong Province and the City of Shenzhen. Chair Professor Yusheng ZHAO of SUSTech is the director, and Professor Guohua CHEN of PolyU is the joint director.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Computational Science and Material Design

The Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Computational Science and Material Design aims at integrating computational mathematics, computational physics, computational chemistry, computational biology, and other disciplines. It focuses on discipline development, the theory and method of computer science, computer science software, the new direction, and the subject in computational science of computational physics-computational chemistry-computational biology. The Key Laboratory will fully implement the three cross fusion, by promoting the development of computational science theory method, the software and its applications in high-performance energy conversion and storage materials, advanced electronic materials and high-performance catalytic materials. Their research is critical for applications of new material design industrial development of Guangdong and China.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Turbulence Research and Applications

The Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Turbulence Research and Applications carries out basic and applied research on turbulence models and basic theory, engineering turbulence, drag reduction and noise reduction, wind power, energy environment and thermal convection. It will gather and train outstanding turbulence research talents. The laboratory will actively serve the country and Guangdong Province in aerospace, clean energy, city environment, and other development needs. It will strive to become a turbulence research institution at a high international level.

Guangdong Key Laboratory of Quantum Science and Engineering

The Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Quantum Science and Engineering will focus on key scientific technologies and theories in the fields of quantum computing and quantum simulation, quantum precision measurement and quantum sensing, quantum communication and quantum network, quantum theory and quantum engineering applications. With the support of Guangdong Province, relying on the Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering, we have established an international research team with innovative and development capabilities, and pioneering spirit in the field of quantum science and engineering to realize a number of major breakthroughs in engineering theory, technology and engineering applications.

At present, the laboratory is centered on domestic and international leading talents in the field of quantum science and technology. Through the introduction of outstanding high-end research talents at home and abroad, the laboratory has established a high-level research team. And now the research team has more than 100 people, including 50 full-time researchers and engineers, 22 post-doctors, and 17 administrative staff; 12 part-time researchers , and has initially established a new force in the field of quantum science and technology in China. Based on the existing talent team, it is planned that within 3 years after the establishment of the provincial key laboratory, the total number of scientific researchers planned for the laboratory will reach about 130.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Catalysis

The leader of the laboratory is Haiping XIA, Executive Dean of Shenzhen Grubbs Research Institute and Chair Professor of Chemistry at SUSTech. The laboratory is housed at SUSTech and Shenzhen Grubbs Research Institute and will assemble the best SUSTech researchers in the field of catalysis. The laboratory focuses on homogeneous catalysis, heterogeneous catalysis, and theoretical basis of catalysis to solve the main challenges in green catalytic synthesis and polymerization of drugs, catalytic technology for hydrogen production from methanol, and catalytic foundation and theory. Using the high-throughput catalyst screening platform to develop green and efficient catalytic synthesis technology and promote broad applications in new medicine, new energy, new materials, and other fields.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Brain-inspired Intelligent Computation

The Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Brain-inspired Intelligent Computation is a government-funded key research laboratory established in February 2020 that focuses on cutting edge research, technology innovation, and knowledge transfer in brain-inspired intelligent systems. The Laboratory has three major research themes, including brain-inspired evolutionary intelligence, brain-inspired swarm intelligence, and trustworthy brain-inspired intelligent systems. It covers a broad range of research topics in learning and optimization, including evolving neural networks, autonomous evolutionary systems, multi-objective learning and decision-making, reinforcement learning, and optimization in dynamic and uncertain environments, trustworthy AI systems. The Laboratory is led by three IEEE fellows and composed of 17 full-time professors (PIs) and a large number of postdocs and research students. It aims to tackle some of the grand challenges in brain-inspired computing and its innovative uses in the real-world. The Laboratory will serve as a bridge and translator between basic research, applied research, and technology development. It will work closely with universities and industries in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area and play a key role in driving the knowledge creation and transfer in the region. The Laboratory adopts an open door policy. It has multiple vacancies for full-time researchers and developers at all levels and has set aside dedicated funding to support researchers and innovators from all over the world. It proactively engages with industry to maximize the impact of research output coming from the Laboratory.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Wireless Communication Technology

The Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Wireless Communication Technology
The Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Advanced Wireless Communication Technology is a provincial-level key platform of science and technology. Our research work focuses on next-generation mobile communication, smart wireless communication, wireless channels, and microwave devices & antennas. Our research team consists of a group of famous professors and talented young researchers. By 2020, we will have 38 team members.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Molecular Design for Plant Cell Factory

The Key Laboratory of Molecular Design for Plant Cell Factory focuses on the strategic needs of modern agricultural development. Its cutting-edge research on plant science will be guided by crucial scientific issues surrounding the design of molecular factories in plant cells. The Key Laboratory will take advantage of a variety of model plants to conduct studies in areas such as multi-gene expression and silencing mechanisms, secondary metabolic pathway analysis, metabolite transport, secretion, and storage mechanisms. The Key Laboratory will integrate the advantages of plant sciences, actively promoting the transformation of basic scientific research as well as the innovative development of biotechnology and modern agriculture in Guangdong Province and Shenzhen City.

Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou) (Shenzhen Branch)

Shenzhen subdivision is a branch of Southern Marine Science and Engineering Guangdong Laboratory (Guangzhou) (abbr. Guangzhou Ocean Laboratory). It was established by SUSTech in cooperation with multiple universities and research institutions of Shenzhen, aiming to build Shenzhen as Global Ocean Center City and also to promote the strategic status of the South China Sea and the Greater Bay Area.

During the first phase in 2019-2021, six specialized laboratories and four dedicated research teams were established. The four research topics were smart deep-sea submarine equipment development and application; deep structure, evolutionary basin process and the sedimentary response of the South China Sea; physical marine processes and biogeochemical processes in the offshore environment of the Pearl River estuary and Greater Bay Area; and ocean energy exploration and exploitation. The ultimate goal is to understand and exploit the South China Sea and extend the research into the Indian Ocean.

National Key Laboratory of Comprehensive Control of Environmental Protection Drainage Basin Surface Water-Underground Water Pollution

Introduction: Professor Zheng Chunmiao, Dean of the School of Environmental Science and Engineering will be in charge of the laboratory. In meeting the technology and industry development needs of water body pollution, Professor Zheng will lead the laboratory to carry out a three-level research of surface water-underground water pollution covering "science-technology-management" with drainage basin as the coefficient: (1) water environment evolution rules of drainage basins, interaction mechanism, coupling mechanism and ecological environmental effect of surface water-underground water and its regulatory mechanism; (2) key technologies of monitoring, investigation and comprehensive control of drainage basin surface water-underground water pollution, and green environmental-protection equipment and advanced materials; (3) risk assessment, health effect evaluation and optimization control technologies of drainage basin surface water-underground water pollution. The construction target of "National Key Laboratory of Comprehensive Control of Environmental Protection Drainage Basin Surface Water-Underground Water Pollution" is to become a world-class R&D platform, a standard testing center and a future national key laboratory, which will specialize in the improvement of technological level of drainage basin surface water-underground water pollution control and treatment, and protection of China's surface water and underground water ecological environment.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Cellular Microenvironment and Disease Research

Introduction: the major research directions of Guangdong Provincial Cellular Microenvironment and Disease Research Key Laboratory will be malignant tumor and other major diseases, such as osteoarthritis. It aims to expound the molecular mechanisms of these diseases and thus, provide theoretical basis for the diagnosis, R&D of drugs and clinical targeted therapy of relevant diseases. Backed by Shenzhen Municipality and Guangdong Province, the laboratory will organize and establish a world-class cellular microenvironment and disease R&D platform, and build a leading talent cultivation base with international influence for relevant fields. By doing so, it will provide technological support and an innovation Research Base for Guangdong's bio-pharmaceutical and massive health industries, and satisfy the needs of the state's major development strategies and regional economic and social development.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Soil and Underground Water Pollution Control and Restoration

Relying on "Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Soil and Underground Water Pollution Control" and "Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Urban Solid Waste Recycling Technology and Management", Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Soil and Underground Water Pollution Control and Restoration conducted an interdisciplinary and innovative research of the basic theory and application technologies of soil and underground water pollution control and restoration to meet the major needs of the state for soil and underground water environment protection and ecological safety. The laboratory insists on the international development path and benchmarks its management system against the international standard. In terms of scientific research, it strives to gain an international perspective, and aspires to be a public experiment platform and talent cultivation base with international influence for soil and underground water research.

Guangdong Provincial Key Laboratory of Quantum Dot Advanced Display and Lighting in Ordinary Universities

This laboratory will concentrate on the emerging quantum dot display and lighting technology to carry out R&D and testing of key technologies. The research emphasis will be core technologies such as high-photosynthetic-efficiency and low-cost red, green and blue quantum dot materials and devices, carrier injection transport materials with high mobility and compatibility with quantum dot's energy levels, quantum dot INK suitable for printing process and high efficiency and highly stable exciton injection OLED devices. The lab also aims to develop high-performance quantum dot display and lighting module and select internationally advanced research topics. Meanwhile, the laboratory will work closely with display and lighting enterprises in Guangdong on industrial transformation of the high-end research and experiments and tests. It focuses on the R&D of next-generation quantum dot advanced display and lighting technologies, establishment of a R&D platform for OLED materials, devices and processes, and will be dedicated to the resolution of core technological difficulties of OLED, and develop quantum dot display and lighting technologies with independent intellectual property right.

Guangdong Provincial Laboratory of Evolutionary Intelligence System in Ordinary Universities

The laboratory focuses on the prospective fundamental research in the field of AI. It mainly engages in the research of evolutionary intelligence system, and aims to make breakthrough of the current AI technology which is incapable of self-learning, self-adaption and self-evolution. The main research directions of the laboratory include the following three: the self-adaption and self-evolution theories and methods of the intelligent systems, the reliability theory and method of the evolutionary intelligence system, and key technology of the green evolutionary intelligence system. The construction of this laboratory is expected to promote the development of AI discipline.

Guangdong GaN Device Engineering Technology Research Center

The Engineering Center will engage in the R&D of the third generation semiconductors, with a goal of constructing a platform for high-end R&D, experimental testing and industrial transformation of the third generation semiconductors for semiconductor device packaging, manufacturing and testing industries in Guangdong. The Engineering Center will tackle the major theoretical and industrialization problems, and build a brand new "Industry-University-Research Cooperation" integration R&D mode by recombination and optimized configuration of R&D resources to cultivate new talents and improve the R&D capability with major projects.

Guangdong Provincial Underground Water and Restoration Engineering Technology R&D Center

In response to the development needs in the field of underground water of Guangdong Province and the state, and relying on South University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen Nanke Environmental Company, "Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Soil and Underground Water Pollution Control" (application for a provincial-level key laboratory is underway) and "Shenzhen Municipal Key Laboratory of Urban Solid Waste Recycling and Management", the Engineering Center actively engages in the industrialization of relevant achievements of underground water pollution control and restoration. The Research Center adopts a four-in-one construction mode of indoor testing and analysis platform, field investigation base, international cooperation platform and industrialization platform, and employs the Industry - University - Research Cooperation to link the platforms, comprehensively improve the Industry - University - Research Cooperation of the Engineering Center.