Based on the first-level disciplines of Chemical Engineering and  Technology, meeting the needs of economic development for Shanghai and  China, and focusing on the fields of new energy (energy conservation,  environmental protection, and public health), the School has developed  pioneering research programs such as the Preparation and Application of  Chemical Functional (Polymer) Materials, Compound Design and Synthesis,  Chemical Crystallization Separation, and Environmental Purification  Technology. Many achievements from Intelligent Preparation, New Material  of Silicon Carbide, and Application are at the advanced domestic level  and have impacted related industries and achieved enormous economic  benefits. More than 200 scientific research projects have been managed  and completed in the past five years, including 20 from the National  Natural Science Foundation. Nearly 600 SCI papers have been published,  and over 70 invention patents have been authorized. Awards have also  been granted for three-second prizes and one-third prize for the  Shanghai Science and Technology Progress Award, and one-third prize for  the Shanghai Technology Invention Award.