New students of the academic year 2020-2021 arrive at university

On September 1, Peking University (PKU) campus embraced thousands of new entrants of the academic year 2020-2021 from nationwide on their first day of university.

 

A paper from Prof. Jie Song’s team wins 2020 IEEE T-ASE Best Paper Award

This award-winning paper gives a pioneer work in modeling and solving the physician recommendation problem with heterogeneous illness conditions of patients by using optimization theory, machine learning technology and statistical inference method.

Alumnus Yonggang Huang named member of the US National Academy of Sciences and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Huang received B.S.in Mechanics from Peking University, Beijing, China and M.S. and Ph.D. in Engineering Science from Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

Dr. Zheng Chen wins the 2020 Hiroshi Tsuji Early Career Researcher Award

The annual award is named after Professor Hiroshi Tsuji, whose stable porous cylinder counterflow burner configuration has influenced fundamental studies and applications in laminar and turbulent combustion.

 

Professor Sir Jim McDonald of the Royal Academy of Engineering gives an online lecture to the College of Engineering

The lecture serves as a lesson of the course “Introduction to Modern Engineering”, a compulsory course for all engineering freshmen, which is designed to invite outstanding academics and experts from outside the university to help broaden the students’ vision.

State Key Laboratory for Turbulence and Complex Systems holds online science lectures for the public

More than 300 students at levels varying from middle school to college participated in the event, which was presided over by Professor Yue Yang, deputy director of LTCS.

COE holds a meeting for development strategy

The meeting for development strategy was recently held in the College of Engineering, where the college administration, teachers and staff sat together to discuss the development direction for the coming academic year.

Commencement ceremony held for Class of 2020

All COE leaders and teacher representatives, along with parents and families of some graduates shared this joyous moment with the graduates.

 
 

A team of the College of Engineering led by Dean Huiling Duan visits Nanchang City to seek cooperation

From September 27th to September 28th, a team of the College of Engineering (COE) led by Prof. Huiling Duan, Dean of the College of Engineering, paid a visit to Nanchang City in Jiangxi Province, as an effort to jointly found Peking University Nanchang Innovation Research Institute.

A delegation of BOE paid a visit to the College of Engineering to discuss school-enterprise cooperation

At this meeting, the two parties intend to better enhance the cooperation between BOE and Peking University and effectively promote the strategic cooperation between the two sides.

A rigorous fracture mechanics framework established for nacreous composites by Prof. Xiaoding Wei’s group at Peking University

The findings in this study deepen our understanding of the unique fracture mechanics of composites containing sophisticated micro-architectures and help the design of novel bio-inspired materials.

Progresses on exciton polaritons and continuous-wave pumped microlasing of halide perovskite semiconductors

Recently, Prof. Qing Zhang’s research group from the College of Engineering, Peking University, made new progresses on the exciton polariton (EP) and continuous-wave (CW) pumped green halide perovskite semiconductor microlaser.

Minitumors for drug testing in precision cancer therapy

On June 24, 2020, the research team led by Prof. Jianzhong Xi from Peking University published an article named ‘Patient-Derived Tumor-Like Cell Clusters for Drug Testing in Cancer Therapy’ in Science Translational Medicine.

Xiaowei Zhan’s group used perovskite quantum dots to "light up" organic solar cells

The group applied perovskite quantum dots with strong absorption, strong fluorescence, high charge mobility and high dielectric constant to organic solar cells (OSCs), which reduced energy loss and improved efficiency.

 

Huiling Duan’s group from Peking University makes important progress on size-dependent yield strength of crystalline metallic materials

They found that the transition from size-dependent to size independent yield strength of crystalline metallic materials is controlled by the competition between the stresses required for dislocation source activation and dislocation motion.

 

A new flexible piezoelectric composite for 3-D printing

Researchers at Peking University, Southern University of Science and Technology and the University of Jinan in China have recently designed a ceramic-polymer composite that can be used to print complex 3-D grid architectures.