We are pleased to announce that the Nano-Micro Conference Innovation Awards 2017 Winners are: 
1. Chong Han, University of Michigan–Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China Certificate 
2. Jinzhang Liu, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beihang University, China Certificate  
3. Ho Seok Park, Department of Chemical Engineering Sungkyunkwan University, Korea Certificate  
4. Hirokazu Yamakura, Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan Certificate 
5. Yanfeng Zhang, College of Engineering Peking University, China Certificate 6. Yijin Zhang, Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research, Germany Certificate

The journal Nano-Micro Letters (A journal belonging to Shanghai Jiao Tong University) is proud to have sponsored the three “Best Poster Awards” at the Nano-Micro Conference 2017 in Shanghai, China on June 19 - 23 2017.
The award winners are: 
Yi Zhao, Beihang University, China "Enhanced electrochemical energy storage of N-doped graphene by adsorbing molecules of hydrolysized polyimide";
Lu Sun, Beihang University, China "Gram-scale production of nanoporous graphene by Mg-thermoreduction of CS2 for electrochemical energy storage";
Min Hong, Peking University, China, "Quasi-Freestanding Monolayer Striped WS2 with an Invariable Band Gap on Au(001)".
The conference chair, Prof. Yafei Zhang presented the awards to the winners.

UK businesses can apply for a share of £5 million to work with partners in Shanghai on industrial challenges and opportunities.

Innovate UK has up to £5 million to invest in UK businesses to work with partners in Shanghai municipality, People’s Republic of China on collaborative research and development projects that address industrial challenges.

The Science and Technology Commission Department of Shanghai Municipality will allocate funding for research and development companies in China. The programme is being delivered according to the 2016 memorandum of understanding signed between Innovate UK and the department. 

First-of-a-kind technology with the potential to come to market quickly is being trialled across the UK to improve the lives of citizens. 

From schemes that promote cleaner, greener travel to online deliveries straight to your car boot – these are some of the innovative ideas being trialled in Innovate UK’s first of a kind deployment competition.

With more than 70% of people estimated to be living in urban areas by 2040, city infrastructure and design requires a drastic change in order to support a high quality of life.

The second Contracts for Difference auction for renewable technologies launches today.

Renewable energy developers will compete for £290m worth of contracts to support the growth of clean energy in Britain, as the second Contracts for Difference auction launches today.

Contracts for Difference are won through a competitive process which drives down energy costs for consumers and guarantees companies a certain price for the low-carbon electricity they produce over 15 years. This gives them the support and certainty they need to attract investment and get projects off the ground.


Monitoring technology takes just a finger prick to carry out a blood test count that helps chemotherapy patients to manage their treatment.

A London-based healthtech start-up has developed a hand-held blood testing kit that can be used at home by chemotherapy patients to tailor treatment to their specific needs.

Entia’s Affinity™ monitor can reduce cancellations for chemotherapy appointments and limit hospital visits just for blood count checks. And that means there are more chemotherapy slots for other people awaiting urgent treatment.

Entia is receiving a total of £1.14 million from Innovate UK, much of it through the Biomedical Catalyst, to work with The Royal Marsden Hospital on developing the Affinity monitor.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl) has today announced the launch of the Data Science Challenge. The challenge is designed to bring the brightest minds in data science together to solve real-world problems. The first challenges – detecting and classifying vehicles from aerial imagery and the classification of documents by themes– are now open to entrants, with each challenge boasting a total prize fund of £40,000.

Science minister Jo Johnson has announced that Prof Sir Mark Walport will be Chief Executive Designate of UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

In this role Sir Mark will lead the establishment of UKRI and ensure it plays a central role at the heart of the Industrial Strategy.

Subject to the passage of the Higher Education and Research Bill through parliament, UKRI will be established as a single, strategic body that will bring together the 7 Research Councils, Innovate UK and the research and knowledge exchange functions of the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

NML Researcher Award 2016 Recipients Announced 

The Nano-Micro Letters (A journal belonging to Shanghai Jiao Tong University), in partnership with the Nature Research Society (NRS), is pleased to announce the recipients of the NML Researcher Award 2016. The NML Researcher Award is established to recognize research excellence in the field of nano and micro science, with special consideration for those who have continuously made outstanding contributions to the development of science in last three years.