New targets for cancer treatment identified


Research at Southern University of Science and Technology has found a new target for cancer treatment with a unique approach to deal with the degradation of protein within cells that cause cancer.

MOST recognizes SUSTech advances in Quantum Hall Effect in China’s 2019 top ten scientific advances


On February 27, the Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST) High Technology Research and Development Center (HTRDC) announced that the experimental proof of the 3D Quantum Hall effect by Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) Department of PhysicsAssociate Professor Zhang Liyuan‘s research group was one of the 2019 China’s top ten advances in science and technology.

Brighter light for organic solar cells


Researchers at Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in China have designed and synthesized a new polymer donor material which demonstrates high solar conversion efficiency in non-fullerene polymer solar cell applications.

Brain chemistry and neural development improved following new research


With the increase of neurological diseases such as Alzheimers disease and schizophrenia, recent research in Shenzhen could help scientists around the world establish the causes of such diseases and potential treatment pathways in the future.

Increased crop yields result from hormone regulation


Farmers and biologists can work closer together to find optimal seed morphology in a quest to improve crop yields and reduce losses due to damaged seedlings. Research from Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) in Shenzhen has determined the hormones that interact and regulate etiolated seedlings growth in a way that ensures their appropriate emergence from the ground for optimal growth after germination of the seeds.

Improved energy conversion efficiency for thermoelectric generation (TEG) devices


The energy utilization of waste heat could be dramatically increased following new research into low-cost materials used in thermoelectrics and the creation of hybrid piezo-thermoelectric energy harvesting devices. The studies have indicated that cheaper materials and advanced hybrid systems could be just as efficient as the current scarce resources used while wasting less heat.