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Executive Dean Li Deng
Professor Li Deng received his B.S. degree from Tsinghua University (1987), M.S. degree from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (1990), and Ph.D. degree from Harvard University (1995). He carried out his postdoctoral studies at Harvard as an American Cancer Society Postdoctoral Fellow. He joined Brandeis University as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry in 1998. He was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure in 2003, to Full Professor and was named the Orrie Friedman Distinguished Professor of Chemistry in 2005. He served as the Chair of the Chemistry Department at Brandies University from 2011 to 2014. He joined Westlake University in July of 2018, and is currently the Xu Yiming Endowed Chair Professor, the Chair of the Chemistry Department, the Executive Dean of School of Science and Chair of University Academic Committee.
Professor Deng is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of organocatalysis. His research focuses on the invention and the development of new catalytic reactions of importance in synthetic organic chemistry. His studies have established new concepts and strategies for weak bonding organocatalysis that are utilized by laboratories around the world for the successful development of numerous new catalysts and reactions. A broad range of reactions invented in his own laboratories have been successfully applied in academic and industrial laboratories. Several of his catalysts have been licensed to pharmaceutical and chemical companies.
Professor Deng serves as consultants for pharmaceutical and chemical companies and as panel members for public and private funding agencies. He has been recognized by several honors and awards, including the Sloan Research Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Sciences (JSPS) Fellowship, the Chan Memorial Award in Organic Chemistry, and the Arthur C. Cope Scholar Award from American Chemical Society.
Office of the Dean
Hanghang Lan, Assistant Dean & Director
Lingli CHEN, Human Resources Coordinator
Xiaolin WU, Postdoctoral Affairs Coordinator
Qiuyan YANG, Research Affairs Coordinator
Keyu CHEN, Academic Events and Communications Coordinator
Yi ZHU, Research Affairs and Human Resources Assistant
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Xuechun LI, Admissions Coordinator
Ran WEI, Education Affairs Coordinator (Chemistry)
Chen CHEN, Education Affairs Coordinator (Mathematics & Physics)
Nan XU, Student and Alumni Affairs Coordinator
He ZHANG, Lab Management Coordinator
Sai JIANG, Financial and Administration Affairs Coordinator
Xiangyi XIAO, Party and the Masses Affairs Coordinator
Weijie YAO, IT Coordinator
Sangeet SANGROULA, International Affairs Coordinator
Volunteers at the 2019 Chemistry Symposium of Westlake University (September 2019)
Physics Open Day, School of Science (October 2020)
Happy Hour, School of Science (November 2019)
Faculty Winter Outing, Wuzhen (December 2019)
International Center for Polaritonics Autumn Outing (October 2020)
Faculty Spring Outing, Chocolate Town (May 2021)
The Party Branch Event, Longshan Island (June 2021)
Westlake University New Year Gala, Dangerous Problem (January 2020)
“1 vs 10” Simultaneous Chess Event (June 2021)
Football Fans Watching Euro Cup (June 2021)
Brochure & Files
Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Tissue Regeneration
Laboratory of Quantum Many-body Numerics
Laboratory of Plant Secondary Metabolism
2D-IR Spectroscopy and Molecular Polariton Laboratory
Laboratory of Quantum Dynamics and Spectroscopy
Computational Genomics and Lineage Tracing Lab
Laboratory of Natural Products Bioengineering
Molecular Catalysis and Molecular Materials LabCenter of Artifical Photosynthesis for Solar Fuels(CAP for Solar Fuels @Westlake)
Laboratory of Chemical Biology and Molecular Medicine
Laboratory of Biological Aggregates
The School of Science is committed to cultivating talents with innovative ideas and frontier insights engaged in their studies to propel the development of life sciences and engineering technologies, and having a broad international perspective and a strong sense of social responsibility.
With Westlake University's resource-rich-environment and enduring dedication to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, students are able to develop an in-depth understanding of solid and broad basic theories and systemic expertise in their subject field, grasp the most cutting-edge development trends of the subject and have the basic academic literacy to carry out independent scientific research.
Our doctoral students are studying in joint programs with Zhejiang University and Fudan University which are both top-ranked, large-sized, long-established and comprehensive universities, so we can offer all the advantages of studying at a small, dynamic and new university but at the same time students also get the advantage of studying at a large, established university. The Joint Doctoral Program with Zhejiang University and Fudan University both offers PhD Programs in Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry.
Initiated by the School of Science, the Instrumentation and Service Center for Physical Sciences (ISCPS) hosts state-of-the-art facilities not only to meet routine analysis needs, but also to collaborate with our faculty and researchers in developing novel instrumental technologies or methodologies that address problems emerging from dynamic, cutting-edge research. ISCPS has currently installed a series of instruments covering X-ray diffraction, surface physics analysis, cryogenic measurement, electron microscopy and physical property characterization, which together provide strong support for the development of Westlake University.
The Instrumentation and Service Center for Molecular Sciences (ISCMS) is a shared-use core facility at Westlake University to provide a collaborative multi-disciplinary research environment to support of the creation and evolution of world-class molecular sciences and technical expertise, for the Westlake research community as well as the larger community of external researchers both from academia and industry. ISCMS is composed of four professional analytical laboratories: Spectroscopy Lab, Magnetic Resonance Lab, Chromatography and Mass Spectroscopy Lab, In-situ Chemical Analysis Lab, focusing on the exploration of molecular structure, intra- and inter-molecular interactions and molecular dynamics. The characterization service covers organic and inorganic components and structures analysis, qualitative and quantitative measurements of drugs and polymers, determination of the structure of functional materials and the conformation of polypeptides and biomolecules, stability and dynamics analysis, metabolomics analysis of drugs or clinical markers, inspections of quality for water, food or drug, as well as detection of environmental pollutant etc. The focus of ISCMS technical team has been not only to serve a broad, diverse, international set of researchers who are focus on pioneering scientific innovations, but also to develop specialized methodologies, protocols, instrumentation, and expertise to help simulate, characterize, and analyze novel molecules, materials, and systems going beyond conventional approaches.
The Key Laboratory of Precise Synthesis of Functional Molecules of Zhejiang Province
The Key Laboratory of Precise Synthesis of Functional Molecules of Zhejiang Province was established with approval by the Science Technology Department of Zhejiang Province, the Zhejiang Provincial Development and Reform Commission and the Zhejiang Provincial Department of Finance, on November 2019. Li Deng, Xu Yiming Endowed Chair Professor and Executive Dean of School of Science at Westlake University, will be the director of the Key Laboratory. The academic committee consists of prominent educators and scholars from China and overseas, providing advise on major issues in decision making process such as the strategic planning of the Key Laboratory.
Focusing on the development of new synthetic methodology and innovative synthetic strategies, the Key Laboratory aims to achieve rapid construction of libraries of bioactive functional molecules and efficient synthesis of novel functional materials, thereby providing materials for the original discovery and development of novel functional molecules of medicinal and biomedical applications. By achieving these goals, the Key Laboratory will become a world-class center of excellence in fundamental research and education.
The Key Laboratory for Quantum Materials of Zhejiang Province
The Key Laboratory for Quantum Materials of Zhejiang Province was established in November 2020, with approval by the Science Technology Department of Zhejiang Province, as a consortium of multiple research groups and labs in condensed matter physics and the Instrumentation and Service Center for Physical Sciences of the University.
By joining forces of Westlake University on fabrication, measurement, theory and computation of quantum materials, and taking advantage of the technical strength in quantum materials synthesis and characterization of the Instrumentation and Service Center for Physical Sciences, the Key Laboratory seeks for fundamental and technical breakthroughs on related foci and bottlenecks in quantum materials research. Specifically, four priority research directions are focused on (i.e., harnessing topological states for groundbreaking surface properties, exploring novel bulk properties of correlated electron materials, manipulating quantum effects in low dimensional nanostructures, developing cutting-edge tools to accelerate discovery and technological deployment of quantum materials), which include in total 10 key points and 30 projects for research in the early stage, paving the way to better understanding quantum materials and exploiting their rich technological potentials.