National Key Projects

(Till March, 2019)

Two of projects led by Guangzhou University have been awarded the second prize of the Science and Technology Progress Award of the Higher Education Institute in 2018 which are the research and application of the key technologies of intelligent service in the whole process of urban and rural planning supervision and mapping led by Zhang Xinchang, Wu Zhifeng and Chen Yingbiao from the School of Geographical Sciences, and the project entitled "Key Techniques and Applications of Spatial Hearing and Fictional Auditory Replay" participated by Zhang Chengyun from the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.

The annual Science and Technology Outstanding Achievement (Science and Technology) of the Higher Education Institute is open to colleges nationwide and has four awards; the Natural Science Award, the Technology Invention Award, the Science and Technology Progress Award and the Youth Science Award. In 2018, there are 132 natural science awards, 47 technical invention awards, 121 scientific and technological progress awards, and 10 persons given the young science awards.

The key projects of the National Social Science Fund are the highest-level, and the most authoritative projects with the largest fund. In 2018, Guangzhou University receives 5 national key projects of the National Social Science Fund, which are the projects hosted by Professor Liu Hanzhong from the School of Economics and Statistics, Professor Wang Mengxin from the International Institute of Finance, Professor Zhang Maoyuan from the School of Public Administration, Professor Wang Yuanlin from the School of Humanities and Professor Xue Xiaolong from the School of Business Administration respectively.

Guangzhou University (GZHU) received 136 of the National Natural Science Foundation projects, in a total cost of 62.812 million yuan, ranking the 73rd around the country, 55 places higher than the one in 2017. The projects GZHU teachers have applied for totaled 587, 136 of which have been approved, with the project rate of 23.17%. The number of projects increased by 81% compared with 2017. Three of the funded projects are key projects, which were led by Professor Hu Chun from the Environmental Research Institute of the Greater Bay Area, Professor Wen Guilin from the School of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering, and Professor Xiao Tangfu from the School of Environmental Science and Engineering.

Guangzhou University’s project entitled “The Internet and Chinese Classic Education Model Construction and Practice Based on the Inheritance of Chinese Excellent Traditional Culture” received the second prize of the 2018 Higher Education National Teaching Achievement Awards.

Guangzhou University (GZHU) received thirty national social science fund projects, 10 more than the one in 2017. The number kicked a record high and ranked the third in the province and 27th across the country. Among the 30 projects GZHU received, there are 3 key projects, 21 general projects and 6 youth projects, involving 13 disciplines and 12 colleges (scientific research institutions). The project rate is 29.13%, 14% higher than the national average project rate.

According to ESI statistics released by Clarivate, from January 1 of 2008 to August 31 of 2018, Guangzhou University's Engineering Science ranked the top 1% of the ESI discipline's global rankings for the first time.

The Environmental Polymer Materials Research Team of the Environmental Research Institute of the Greater Bay District of Guangzhou University (GZHU) and the Organic Polymers Department of Central South University have made important progress in the preparation and properties research of tri-pyridyl-based metal supramolecules, and designed and synthesized a series of super-large two layers as well as three layers of metal organic supramolecular structure (maximum molecular weight: 42000 Da). They also studied its multi-Ionic Pair Gelation.

The research results were recently published in the top chemical journal German Applied Chemistry, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, IF=12.1 and selected as the cover of Angew. Chem. and Hot Article. . Liu Die, a young lecturer at the Environmental Research Institute of The Greater Bay District of GZHU, is the first author of the paper. GZHU is the first communication unit of the thesis.

The thesis entitled Hedged Nonce-Based Public-Key Encryption: Adaptive Security under Randomness Failures, written by Professor Lijin and Post Doctor Huang Zhengan from the School of Computer Sciences of Guangzhou University was published on the the International Conference on Practice and Theory of Public Key Cryptography, PKC, one of the world’s top five conference in the research field.

The SKA Pre-data Processing System and Related Sciences project, jointly completed by the Shanghai Astronomical Observatory of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the National Astronomical Observatory, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Xinjiang Astronomical Observatory and Guangzhou University, received a total funding of RMB 14 million. GZHU Professor Wang Feng and Professor Deng Hui from the Center for Astrophysics of the School of Physics and Electronic Engineering are responsible for SKA data processing implementation framework of the "China SKA Data Center Prototype Construction".

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is a next-generation radio telescope built by ten countries to include Australia, South Africa, the United Kingdom, China, India, Italy, New Zealand, the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada. 

Professor Liu Zhaoqing, from the Clean Energy Materials Institute of Guangzhou University (GZHU), and his research team recently made remarkable progress in the preparation and catalytic performance of molybdenum carbide, the non-precious metal catalysts. They designed and built a heterojunction catalyst based on Co/β-Mo2C@N-CNTs. The OER properties of the molybdenum-based material in turn enable full hydrolysis. Their research was recently published in the top chemical journal German Applied Chemistry (IF = 12.1) and was selected as the VIP paper (Very Important Paper) by Veryge. Chem. Int. Ed. Professor Liu, a professor from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of GZHU, is the author of the paper and GZHU is the only university credited for the thesis. 

The Corey ESI database updated the latest ESI data through March 2019, for the period of time between January 1, 2008 and December 31, 2008, and the Computer Science of Guangzhou University ranked among the top 1% globally. 

The international energy top journal "Nano Energy" (IF = 13.1) recently published the latest research of Professor Peng Feng and his research team from Guangzhou University (GZHU). With the rapid development of modern industry and the widespread use of fossil fuels, the increasing concentration of CO2 in the atmosphere has resulted in the greenhouse effect with a series of subsequent climate problems. The research of Professor Peng Feng's team provides a new idea for designing highly active and selective electrochemical reduction of CO2 catalysts. Professor Peng is the author of the paper and GZHU is the only university credited for the thesis. 

The project entitled “Virtual Simulation Experiment of the Production Process of the Spice Ionone”, led by Professor Liang Hong from the School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering of Guangzhou University (GZHU), was recognized and awarded the national virtual simulation experiment teaching project which ended the prior history of no National Virtual Simulation Experiment Teaching Projects of GZHU. 

The Provincial People's Government published on March 28 the list of the 2018 Guangdong Science and Technology Awards. Two of Guangzhou University’s civil engineering projects received second prize of science and technology progress awards.

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