Research and academic activities in College of Science are dynamic, where scholars, professors, faculty members, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students are all involved in, producing remarkable fruits. The number of published SCI paper and NI paper has been increasing over the past few years, and researchers are sponsored by millions of yuan, including the funds from National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC) and Shenzhen municipal government.
Growing publication of high-quality research papers
SCI papers:6.3 per capita NI papers:1.9 per capita
Published 1046 SCI papers 315 Nature Index papers
Published 611 SCI papers 226 Nature Index papers
Published 259 SCI papers 107 Nature Index papers
Significant Nature Index Contribution to SUSTech
In 2017,the overall FC value contribution rate by college of Science reached 68%,followed with 81% in 2018.In 2019 (non calendar year),78% of SUSTech FC value came from College of Science.
Our faculties and students are collaborating with colleagues across departments and institutions, seeking for more breakthroughs and more contributions to science and human beings.
Research Focus of College of Science
- The understanding of how RNA interference works in conjunction with the stress response is improved with the research led by Chair Professor Hongwei Guo (Biology).
- SUSTech chemists published a perspective article about “quantum resonances near absolute zero” in Science
- Epitaxial growth of a 100-square-centimeter single-crystal hexagonal boron nitride monolayer on copper, published on Nature by prof. Yu Dapeng, Dean of Shenzhen Institute for Quantum Science and Engineering .
- Three-dimensional quantum Hall effect and metal–insulator transition in ZrTe5, published on Nature by Prof. Zhang Liyuan, Department of Physics.
- Targeting LIF-mediated paracrine interaction for pancreatic cancer therapy and monitoring, published on Nature by prof. Tian Ruijun, Department of Chemistry
- Innovation in protecting-group-free natural product synthesis, published on Nature Reviews Chemistry by prof. Xu Jing, Department of Chemistry.
- Asymmetric phosphoric acid-catalyzed four-component Ugi reaction, published on Science by prof. Tan Bin, Department of Chemistry.
- The Department of Physics at College of Science, Southern University of Science and Technology (SUSTech) has demonstrated that helicity-resolved Raman spectroscopy is a useful tool to study the ferromagnetism in 2D magnets. It is the first time to directly probe ferromagnetism by using a Raman spectrum in a 2D magnet.
- 3D charge and 2D phonon transports leading to high out-of-plane ZT in n-type SnSe crystals, published on Science by Prof. He Jiaqing, Department of Physics.
- Cascading and pulse-like ruptures during the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes in the Eastern California Shear Zone, published on Nature Communications by prof. Chen Kejie, Department of Earth and Space Sciences.
- The production of large single-crystal metal foils with various facet indices has long been a pursuit in materials science. Recently, a group of Chinese scientists has synthesized the largest single-crystal copper (Cu) foil. The research was published on Nature, titled “Seeded growth of large single-crystal copper foils with high-index facets."
- Recently, academician Yang Xueming, dean of College of Science, SUSTech, led his group to make significant progress in discovering geometric phase effect in H+HD→H2+D reaction, the research was published on the high-impact journal, Science, titled "Quantum interference in H + HD → H2 + D between direct abstraction and roaming insertion pathways".
- A joint team of top Shenzhen researchers has worked together to find a list of potential inhibitors of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Their cutting-edge work could find new purposes for existing medication while developing new drugs to potentially prevent infections from future coronavirus.