Overview

HUST is proud of her national laboratory-- “Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics”(one of the six national labs in China), the National Science Center-- “Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center”, the Center for Gravitational Experiments and the biggest oxy-fuel combustion carbon capture pilot system in China—“3 MWth Carbon Capture Test Base”.   In addition, various research facilities have been established, such as five state key laboratories, six national engineering (technology) research centers, one national engineering laboratory, two national specialized laboratories, eighteen provincial key laboratories, five engineering research centers of the MOE, four provincial engineering (technology) research centers, three cooperative research centers of the MOE and nine provincial humanities and social sciences research bases.   In recent years, a number of high qualified academic papers cited by SCI, EI, ISTP and Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System (MEDLARS) have been published. The number of published articles is among the top ten universities in China. In 2014, 7 HUST research were awarded by the annual National Science and Technology Awards Ceremony.    
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What's Happening

Developing cost-efficient and high-performance electrochemical energy storage material and technology will greatly facilitate the large-scale application of energy storage battery technology in power system and overcome the bottleneck in smart grid development. Prof. Jiangkai and researcher Wang Kangli from High Magnetic Field Engineering & State Key Lab of Electrochemical Technology on Energy Storage have been devoted to the research on the new energy storage battery. On October 2nd, their latest research achievement, the paper titled Sulfur-doped Disordered Carbon as High Performance Anode Material for Sodium Ion Batteries was published in Energy & Environmental Science ,the top periodical under the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK.

With the same working mechanism as Lithium ion battery, sodium ion battery has a promising prospect of application in large-scale energy storage for the wide sources of sodium and its low cost. However the radius of sodium ion is much larger than that of lithium ion so it’s very difficult to develop appropriate sodium doped electrode. For example, graphite anode can be widely used in commercialized Lithium ion battery while not in sodium ion battery. However disordered carbon like MCMB, carbon fiber and pyrolytic carbon only have a capacity of 100-250 mAh g-1 as the anode material of sodium ion battery, much lower than the required capacity. With the small molecule NTCDA and elementary substance sulfur as raw material, the lab obtained the disordered carbon doped with sulfur through high temperature pyrolysis and for the first time used it as the anode material of sodium ion battery. The material boasts a reversible capacity as high as 516 516 mAh g-1 and a cycling stability rate as high as 85.9%, the anode material with the best comprehensive performance till now.  The research on the material’s electrochemical reaction mechanism proved that sulfur as the doped atom could provide partial capacity (~200 mAh g-1)through its own oxidation-reduction reaction. Besides, compared with the porous carbon not doped with sulfur, there is an obvious improvement of in the layer spacing (002 crystal face), specific surface area and conductivity, which further proved that sulfur doping could effectively activate carbon materials and the coordination between sulfur and carbon can greatly improve the performance of carbon material in sodium ion battery. The research pinpointed the new direction to develop sodium ion battery with high capacity, high efficiency and high cycling stability.

It's introduced that New Key Lab of Electrochemical Technology on Energy Storage has also made new headway in other aspects of their research on the electrode materials of sodium ion battery. For example, it synthesized the titanium-oxygen-sodium ion battery with high reversible capability, excellent cycling stability and rate capability through molten salt electrochemical approach. It synthesized the Sb2Se3/C composite sodium ion battery alloy anode material with high reversible capability and excellent cycling stability; in terms of the organic electrode material of sodium ion battery, it synthesized the cathode material doped with macromolecular compound, which can not only change the charge-discharge mechanism of ordinary macro molecular compound cathode material to sodium ion deintercalation from PF6- doping but also solve the problem that most macromolecular compounds don't contain sodium, which provided new insights in developing clean and inexpensive macromolecular compound electrode materials.

New Key Lab of Electrochemical Technology on Energy Storage was co-established and supported by High Magnetic Field engineering- New Technology State Key Lab and  School of Material Science & Engineering,HUST. It’s committed to the research on new energy materials including the basic and application research on low-cost liquid metal battery, sodium ion battery and lithium-sulfur battery.

 

 

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Featured Centers/Institues

 We are proud to have labs at national level as Wuhan National Laboratory for Optoelectronics, Wuhan National High Magnetic Field Center and the Center for Gravitational Experiments. Besides, we have 5 National Key Labs, 6 National Engineering Research Centers, 1 National Engineering Lab, 2 National Professional Labs and a batch of research labs of provincial-level.  
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Library

The university library is made up of three multi-functional libraries of the former Huazhong University of Science and Technology, the former Tongji Medical University and the former Wuhan Urban Construction Institute. With an area of 53,000 square meters, the library holds a total collection of 5.79 million books, including 4.72 million printed items, 1.02 million electronic books, over 40,000 video materials, 308 network databases, and 20,000 electronic journals. The collections cover 11 disciplines including engineering, medicine, management, science, philosophy, economics, law, education, literature, history and agriculture.   The library has 40 reading rooms and 4,200 places for readers and uses full open-shelves loan system. Libraries at three campuses in total possess 905 net information nodes, 82 net devices and servers, 40T SAN disk memory system, 555 computers as well as 3 electronic reading rooms and 1 electronic training room equipped with interactive multimedia teaching system. Meanwhile, the three libraries have built high-speed computer information net system, realizing interconnection with the campus network. While achieving connection with the CERNET (China Education and Research Network) and INTERNET via the Central China Center of CERNET installed in HUST, the library now is able to provide services such as books search, disc retrieval, full-text retrieval, online inter-library loan, document delivery, online information resources guidance, unified retrieval platform among various databases, SDI, video-on-demand, web users education by means of hundreds of terminals and work stations around the departments and offices of the libraries. As a result, the University library has achieved resources sharing with home and abroad libraries providing online information services for staff and students at any time.   The Ministry of Education, the State Commission of Science and Technology for National Defense Industry and the Ministry of Health have set up, in the University library, the Consultation and Inspection Center for Science and Technology Projects of Institutions of Higher Education, the Inspection Station of National Invention Prize for National Defense, and the Inspection and Consultation Center for Medical Science and Technology Project respectively, offering researchers retrieval services including research results inspection and literature retrieval.   Under the guideline of "Reader First, Service Priority", the library offers borrowing services, reading and study rooms, consultation, users training, literature retrieval services, information translating, editing and analyzing services and other network information services. Meanwhile, the technical section of the library provides access to typing, printing, laser photo type setting, document microform and magnification, document binding and CD burning.    Library: http://www.lib.hust.edu.cn/  
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Research by School

Science & Engineering Mechanical Science and Engineering Optical and Electronic Information Electronics and Information Engineering Chemistry and Chemical Engineering China-EU Institute for Clean and Renewable Energy Materials Science and Engineering Architecture and Urban Planning Engineering Science Life Science and Technology Energy and Power Engineering Computer Science and Technology Electrical and Electronic Engineering Physics Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering Automation Hydropower and Information Engineering Software Engineering Environmental Science and Engineering Civil Engineering and Mechanics Mathematics and Statistics Art & Humanities Management Foreign Languages Public Administration Economics Humanities Law School Journalism and Information Communication Education Marxism Department of Sociology Medicine Basic Medicine Pharmacy Medicine and Health Management Public Health Department of Forensic Medicine Department of Nursing Family Planning Research Institute Wuhan Union Hospital (the 1st Clinical Hospital) Tongji Hospital (the 2nd Clinical Hospital) Liyuan Hospital (the 3rd Clinical Hospital)
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