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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 XU Yiming Endowed Chair Professor and the Executive Dean of School of Science.
Professor Deng is widely recognized as a pioneer and leader in the field of organic catalysis. 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 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
Shuo LI, Deputy Director
Lingli CHEN, Human Resources Assistant
Qiuyan YANG, Scientific Assistant
Xiangyi XIAO, Academic Services and Student Affairs Assistant
Sai JIANG, Financial Assistant
Keyu CHEN, Administrative Assistant
Xiaolin WU, Lab Support Assistant
Hosted by the School of Science, the Instrumentation and Service Center for Physical Sciences (ISCPS) maintains state-of-the-art instrumentations not only to meet routine instrumental needs, but also to collaborate with our faculty and students in developing new instrumental technologies or methods that address problems emerging from dynamic, cutting-edge research. ISCPS currently operates a series of instruments for structural characterizations and physical property measurements, including magnetic resonance, chromatography-mass spectrometry, in-situ chemical characterization, X-ray diffraction and spectroscopy, surface physics analysis, cryogenic measurement, and electron microscopy.
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.