Progress on the Design of Hybrid Catalysts
XIONG Yujie's group made new progress on the design of hybrid catalysts for organic oxidation reactions, based on their previous finding on metal-oxygen charge transfer in oxygen activation (refer to: J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2013, 135, 3200). In this work, they designed semiconductor-metal hybrid structures with tunable charge density, enabling improved catalytic efficiency for organic oxidation reactions. Teamed up with Prof. Xiaojun Wu and Prof. Qun Zhang, the researchers performed the studies by i
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Quantum key distribution (QKD) provides the only intrinsically unconditional secure method for communication based on the principle of quantum mechanics. Compared with fibre-based demonstrations, free-space links could provide the most appealing solution for communication over much larger distances. Despite significant efforts, all realizations to date rely on stationary sites. Experimental verifications are therefore extremely crucial for applications to a typical low Earth orbit satellite. To
Best Paper Award on IEEE ICNC 2014
Prof. ZHU Zuqing’s research group received a Best Paper Award at the 2014 IEEE International Conference on Computing, Networking and Communications (IEEE ICNC 2014) held at Honolulu, USA, on Feb 5. The paper, which is entitled “Dynamic Anycast in Inter-Datacenter Networks over Elastic Optical Infrastructure”, features the first author and corresponding author from the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), which is also the first unit of the piece.
First Chinese Wins Houtermans Award
QIN Liping, a professor of geochemistry at the School of Earth and Space Sciences, USTC has won the 2014 Houtermans Medal from the European Association of Geochemistry. She is the first Chinese to receive this prize.
The Houtermans award recognizes a single exceptional contribution to geochemistry by a scientist no more than 35 years of age or within six years of having earned a Ph.D. The prize is named in honor of Friedrich Georg Houtermans, a Dutch-Austrian-German physicist,.
Birth of Quantum Maxwell's Demon: A Novel Method for Initialization of Quantum Computers
One of thOne of the largest news astounding people at the 2014 New Year is the revelation of Snowden, who released that the NSA is racing to build quantumcomputers, which could break nearly every kind of encryption. Quantum computer becomes a public hotspot overnight.
Like traditional computers, quantum computes need to be initialized, that is to say to present all qubits, the calculating units, into ground-state—its lowestenergy state. But to degenerate all the qubits to ground-state is far fro
"Better USTC, Better Life"
Chinese and foreign students of USTC, some of their supervisors, Chinese language teachers, foreign students and teachers from other universities, and leaders of the USTC graduate school, Communist Youth League and International Cooperation Committee were gathered at the International Conference Hall on the East Campus on the evening of Dec 27th and spent a memorable night in celebration of the New Year.
Three Alumni Win Tan Kah Kee Science and Young Scientist Awards
The 2014 Tan Kah Kee Science and Young Scientist Award were revealed on Dec, 16th in Beijing with three USTC alumni listed in. They were LIU Lei, LI Xuelong and SHEN Baogen. The awarding ceremony will be held in June, 2014.
The Tan Kah Kee Science and Young Scientist Award are named after the well-known patriotic overseas Chinese Mr. Tan Kah Kee who has made remarkable contributions to the development of China's science and education.
TWO USTC Professors Inducted as CAS News Member
A group of 62 elite Chinese and foreign scientists were formally inducted as members of the Chinese Academy of Sciences at a ceremony on Dec. 20th in Beijing. Two USTC professors, ZHAO Zhengguo and Xie Yi belonged to the 53 new Chinese honorees.
LincRNA-p21 Found as a Novel Key Player in Regulation of Warburg Effect
Recently, the research group led by Prof. WU Mian and Prof. MEI Yide at Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at Microscale (HFNL) and School of Life Sciences, USTC has revealed a novel mechanism whereby lincRNA-p21 regulates the Warburg effect under hypoxic conditions. The paper entitled "Reciprocal regulation of HIF-1α and lincRNA-p21 modulates the Warburg effect" has been published online on the renowned international journal Molecular Cell (Molecular Cell doi:10.1016/j.molcel.2013.
Best Paper Award on IEEE GLOBECOM 2013
Prof. ZHU Zuqing’s group received a Best Paper Award at the 2013 IEEE Global Communications Conference (IEEE GLOBECOM 2013) held at Atlanta, USA, on Dec 11. The paper, entitled with“Design Integrated RSA for Multicast in Elastic Optical Networks with a Layered Approach”, features the first author and corresponding author from the School of Information Science and Technology (SIST), which is also the first unit of the piece.
China-South Korea Workshop on Fusion Reactor Design Held in USTC
The first workshop on fusion reactor design between China and South Korea held in the School of Nuclear Science and Technology, Nov 26-27, 2013. Experts and scholars from the Korea Fusion Research Center, led by Dr. Keeman Kim, the coordinator of cooperation by Korea side, attended this workshop, as well as some experts and students from University of Science and Technology of China, Institute of Plasma Physics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Southwestern Institute of Physics etc.
Revival of Quantum Correlations in Classical Environment
Researchers at the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC), together with researchers from United Kingdom and Italy, have observed recovery of quantum correlations in classical environment without system-environment back-action.
New models and Strategies to Estimate State of Charge (SOC) of Lithium-ion Battery
New breakthrough in estimation of State of Charge (SOC) of lithium-ion battery has been achieved by Prof. CHEN Zonghai, from School of Information Science and Technology. His research project, "Key Technology and System of Energy Management for Renewable Energy Vehicles", receives the attention from International Energy and Environment Sector, which helps him become a nominee of the ENI award. Now, this award is still in review.
Pits Confined in Ultrathin Cerium (IV) Oxide for Understanding Catalytic Centers in Carbon Monoxide Oxidation
Prof. XIE Yi’s group from Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale (HFNL) achieved new progress in the field of atomically-thin two-dimensional nanosheets. The researchers reported the synthesis of freestanding 3-atomically-thin CeO2 sheets with ca. 20% surface pits occupancy via an "ultrafast open space transformation" strategy and also investigated the semi-quantifying relationship of model-structure-performance in CO catalytic oxidation, opening the door for designing
On May 11, the Nature Publishing Group released Nature Publishing Index 2010 China, remarking “a dramatic rise in the quality of research being published by China”. University of Science and Technology of China is ranked 3rd of TOP 10 Institutions in Index 2010 China.
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