The School of Mathematics and Physics is a research-led academic unit of over 90 faculty members, spanning across five departments. We aim to develop cutting-edge solutions to challenging problems through world-class research and innovation.

We have a high level of engagement in interdisciplinary research and with industry. The interdisciplinary research activities in the School span the breadth of pure and applied mathematics, probability and statistics, theoretical physics, and their applications in engineering, business, and health sectors.

Awarded Project/Grant (as of August 2022)

The school is especially proud of its achievements in winning grants from research councils, local government and industry.

  • National grant
Funding Name Project Title Principal investigator
NSFC Disruption of open clusters in the Galactic disk Xiaoying Pang
NSFC Combinatorial complexes and geometric structures on surfaces Robert Tang
NSFC Coxeter polytopes and 4-dimensional hyperbolic manifolds Fangting Zheng
NSFC Theory and algorithms of algebraic differential and difference Yi Zhang
NSFC photothermally responsive liquid crystal gel and its soft robot design Chen Xuan
NSFC The Development of Complex Orbifold Cobordism Alastair Darby
NSFC Asymptotic & Stochastic Analysis of Certain Risk Models Long Bai
NSFC Topology of hyperplane arrangements, Coxeter groups and Artin groups Ye Liu
NSFC Stability of Multi-dimensional Traveling Wave Solutions in Reaction-Diffusion Systems and Pattern Forming Mechanism of Other Wave-like Phenomena Xinyao Yang
NSFC Subconvexity bound of higher-order automorphic L-functions Feng Su
NSFC Complex Algebraic Surfaces of General Type with Geometric Genus Zero Jinsong Xu (team member)
  • Provincial grant
Funding Name Project Title Principal investigator
JSNSFC Algebraic and Numerical Analysis of Differential Equations Based on Computer Algebra Yi Zhang
JSNSFC High-dimensional hyperbolic Coxeter polytopes and invariants of commensurability Fangting Zheng
JSNSFC Optimal dividend and capital injection problem with regime switching Ran Xu
JSNSFC Risk Contagion under Catastrophe: Quantitative analysis and its applications in Risk Management Jiajun Liu
JSNSFC Elastic self-organization of liquid crystal elastomers: from stretchable electronics to soft robots Chen Xuan
JSNSFC The effects of childhood trauma on symptoms and efficacy of schizophrenia Rong Li
JSNSFC The Distribution of the Discounted Claims under Renewal Sums Zhehao Zhang
JSNSFC Research on identification modeling method of complex industrial process under big data Feiyan Chen
Jiangsu Science and Technology Programme liquid crystal elastomers with nonhomogeneous microstructures: photo-electric multiscale response and design of smart devices Chen Xuan
Jiangsu Science and Technology Programme Application of Rearrangement Techniques in Partial Differential Equations and Related Optimisation Problems Yichen Liu
Jiangsu Science and Technology Programme Studies on electronic properties of single crystal high nickel cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries based on density functional theory Xi Chen
  • Municipal grant
Funding Name Project Title Principal investigator
KSF Non-intrusive objective speech quality assessment by optimization in deep learning Min Wen
KSF Machine Learning-based Generalized Multiscale Finite Element Method with Application in Reservoir Simulation Jie Chen
KSF Photothermo-electrically driven soft robotics: mechanical theory, design and control Chen Xuan
KSF Economic Scenario Generator(ESG) Yi Hong
KSF High performance preconditioning techniques for the numerical simulation of complex dynamic fluids Qiang Niu
KSF Flow and Heat Transfer of Nano-fluids in a Porous Medium Xinyao Yang
KSF Characterization of the Solid State Electrolyte Interphase in the Nickel-Rich Layered Oxides LiNi 1-x-yCoxMnyO2 Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles Xi Chen
  • Industry grant
Funding Name Project Title Principal investigator
The National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences 本星系群紫外反转和银河系球状星团研究课题 Xiaoying Pang

Research Highlights or Publications

Research facilities

The School’s research activities are centrally located in our Mathematics Building, and we have a number of excellent facilities at our disposal.

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