A total of 348 projects submitted by Shenzhen University (SZU) will be funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, according to a list released Monday.
The university submitted 1,742 projects for the year 2020, 10.1 percent more over 2019.
Among the projects, 212 of them, or two-thirds of the total, will be supported by the funds for young scientists, five will be supported by funds for excellent young scientists and five will be supported by funds for key programs.
The projects that will be funded took up 20 percent of the total projects that the university has submitted, and was higher than the national average of 15.8 percent.
Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology under the Chinese Academy of Sciences received subsidies for 145 projects, a new record in the history of the research institute in Shenzhen. The funding for the projects, including six projects for excellent young scientists, two projects in the category of funding for key projects, were 62.22 million yuan (US$9.13 million) in total.
The six projects that won the funds for excellent young scientists are related to medical technologies.
Meng Long, the winner of funding for excellent young scientists, was a researcher engaged in supersonic control. His technological inventions have won the first prize at the Guangdong Technological Invention Awards, and first prize of Shenzhen Natural Sciences Awards. Seven inventions have been industrialized.
Hu Zhanli, another winner, does research on PET and CT imaging and has made a breakthrough in imaging resolutions ratio and radiation doses capable by present known technologies.
Winner Lai Yuxiao engages in research related to materials for bone transplantation. His invention, 3D-printed magnesium-contained bond replant products, has been industrialized after special approval by the State Drug and Food Administration, and won the silver prize of China Patent Awards and a silver prize at the International Exhibition of Inventions of Geneva.
Winner Du Xuemin conducts research on technologies and tactics for treatment of diseases of nervous system, while Qiu Weibao, another winner, focuses on high-definition supersonic imaging technologies.
The National Natural Science Foundation of China received 269,671 applications for the year 2020, and shortlisted them to support 42,492 items.