Introduction and Contacts
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History of the School of Science

The school of Science DHU was founded in 1999, which was formerly the fundamental department established in 1951 and recruited undergraduate students majoring in applied mathematics, applied physics and applied electronics in 1959 and graduate students majoring in applied mathematics and solid mechanics in 1981 and in plasma physics in 1985. Now the school provides basic science instruction to students from across the university and at the same time offers four undergraduate majors, enrolling roughly 1000 students and four graduate degree enrolling roughly 450 students. Applied mathematics ranked top 20% and solid mechanics and plasma physics ranked top 30% in China and the latter became one of the ten members of thermonuclear fusion research center of Chinese educational commission in 2008.

During its several decades long development process, the School of Science boasts a lot of renowned faculties: Prof. Junhao Chu- the Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences, current dean and director of Shanghai Center for Photovoltaics, Professor Rangquan Wu -formal Deputy Chairman of China Academy of Engineering Probability and Statistics; Professor Shaokuan Li, one of the first batch PhD recipients with outstanding contributions since the foundation of People’s Republic of China; Professor Shouzhu Chengan and Professor Tang Yujun,, the editor and revised editor of the most popular “ University Physics-Cheng Jiang Edition” for science and engineering colleges and universities in China; Professor Hao Tianhu, top ten thesis author in three consecutive years in 1980s.

In recent years, the school of Science also boasts many other brilliants and achieved fruitful results in teaching and research,and this active growth will continue.



The School consists of three subjects:maths, physics, and mechanics. The current main research fields are as follows: Partial Differential Equations, Ordinary Differential Equations, Stochastic Analysis, Functional Analysis, Mathematical Biology, Mathematical Finance, Applied Statistics, Low/High Temperature Plasma, Plasma Synthesis of Nanostructured Materials, Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Sources Developments and Characterization, Semiconductor Nanomaterials and Nanodevices, Ultrafast Nonlinear Optics, Fluid Dynamics, etc.

In recent five years, the school has received various research funds and projects, like National Science Fund, 973 sub-projects, and projects from other resources. The school also received Shanghai Science and Technology Achievement Award.

The research of the school is currently very active. Extensive exchange in research and teaching has also been built between the school and universities or institutes at home and aboard. Many nice research papers have been recently published in some journals with good reputation, such as, SIAM J Math Anal, Math Mod Meth Appl S, J Differential Equations, J Functional Analysis, J Nonlinear Sci., Bull London Mathematical Society, J Theoretical Probability, Potential Analysis, Physical Review Letters, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Transactions on Plasma Science, Physics of Plasmas, Materials Chemistry and Physics, Nanoscale Res Lett, Jpn . Appl Phys, etc.

The school is also a Member of Magnetic Confinement Fusion Research Center, Ministry of Education, China.

International Cooperation

International Cooperation and Exchange (International Students)

The School has signed agreement with University of Strathclyde (Glasgow, UK) on teaching & research cooperation and student exchange as well as staff exchange in 2006. The cooperation areas include:

a) The enrollment of students as overseas students in the undergraduate and/or postgraduate degree and/or diploma courses provided by the partner university.

b) The reciprocal staff visits to participate in teaching and research programs, and joint researches in fields of common interest.

c) The exchange of academic materials, publications and information.

In accordance with the agreement, from 2006 to 2010, 16 undergraduate and postgraduate students from the mathematics department of DHU have been exchanged to University of Strathclyde, and 3 students from Strathclyde have come to DHU. 10 staff from the two parties have been exchanged to its partner for joint research.

This program is supported by the project of Scotland-China Higher Education Research Partnership for PhD Studies.

The School has organized and hosted the 2010 International Conference on Applied Analysis and several international workshops on Partial Differential Equations, Stochastic Differential and Functional Analysis in 2009.



For further information , please contact International Affairs Secretary:

Tel: +86-21-67792087 Prof. Jing Zhang Fax: +86-21-67792087

Tel: +86-21-67792092-2333 Dr. Ying Guo Fax: +86-21-67792085
Tel: +86-21-67792086 Associate Prof.  Jie Zheng Fax: +86-21-67792085