- Academic Highlights
- Centers & Institutes
- Key Labs
- Research Facilities
Key Laboratory of Precise Synthesis of Functional Molecules of Zhejiang Province
Director: Li Deng
The Key Laboratory of Precise Synthesis of Functional Molecules of Zhejiang Province was established with approval by the Science Technology Department of Zhejiang Province 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.
Key Laboratory for Quantum Materials of Zhejiang Province
Director: Ruihua He
The Key Laboratory for Quantum Materials of Zhejiang Province was established in January 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.