State Key Laboratories
The State Key Laboratories was launched in 1984 as an important part of the country’s scientific and technological innovation system, as well as a crucial base with advanced research equipment for China to organize high-level basic research and applied basic research, gather and train talents in the field of science and technology and host high-level academic exchange events. The principal work of the State Key Labs is to conduct innovative research in line with the development trends of target subjects and the major technological fields and directions for national economy, social development and national security. 

The Macao Science and Technology Development Fund are in charge of the work related to the State Key Labs including: Receive local applications, organize experts for appraisal and come up with shortlists for the approval of the Ministry of Science and Technology, provide financial support to the approved State Key Labs, and so on.

In November of 2010 and July of 2018, Macao obtained approval from the Ministry of Science and Technology to establish four State Key Labs, including the State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicine (jointly established by the University of Macau and the Macau University of Science and Technology), the State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSI (established by the University of Macau), the State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart City (established by the University of Macau), and the State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences (established by the Macau University of Science and Technology).

(1)Introduction of State Key Laboratory of Quality Research in Chinese Medicinehttps://www.umac.mo/sklqrcm/yw/index.html, https://www.must.edu.mo/skl
Jointly established by the University of Macau and the Macau University of Science and Technology, the laboratory aims to serve as a cutting-edge State Key Lab for quality research of traditional Chinese medicine and be committed to address the key scientific and technical issues of quality evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine, develop a comprehensive R&D platform of quality Chinese medicine, and build a multidisciplinary academic team to carry out systematic transformational research, establish scientific quality standards for innovative research and development of traditional Chinese medicines and play a role in international exchange.
 
Based on the core aim of ensuring efficiency, safety, controllability, stability and systemic mechanism of traditional Chinese medicine quality research from the original medicine, decoction pieces, prescriptions to patent medicines, the laboratory uses innovative medicine as a starting point to develop innovative systems, techniques and standards for quality control that can assist the R&D and evaluation of traditional Chinese medicine quality, promote the modernization and internationalization of traditional Chinese medicine, and facilitate the development and transformation of innovative products.
 
By the end of 2017, the laboratory had 6 lecture professors, 10 professors, 29 associate professors, 27 assistant professors, 15 distinguished professors, 28 postdoctoral fellows, and 402 doctoral and master students. From 2014 to 2016, the laboratory undertook a total of 238 scientific research projects of the 973 Program, the National Natural Science Foundation of China and the Macao Science and Technology Development Fund, totaled 280 million Patacas, published 15 academic monographs and 1,070 academic papers, was granted authorization of 96 patents from inside and outside of China. The total investment in equipment and equipment exceeded 100 million Patacas. With the opening of the Hengqin Campus of the University of Macau, the laboratory area of ​​the two universities has exceeded 10,000 square meters. In terms of awards, the laboratory has won the second prize of the National Science and Technology Progress Award, the first prize of the Macao SAR Natural Science Award and one scholar has won the Medal of Education Merit of Macao SAR.

(2)Introduction of State Key Laboratory of Analog and Mixed-Signal VLSIhttp://www.amsv.umac.mo/
The laboratory was established by the University of Macau to conduct cutting-edge research on various electronic systems with two main research emphases: analog-to-digital converters and low-power RF chips. The laboratory also actively develops research directions in power management and microfluidic chips.
 
The laboratory research team is relatively slim but capable. By the end of 2017, it has attracted 1 lecture professor, 1 visiting professor, 1 professor, 4 associate professors, 8 assistant professors, and 2 Macao fellows, 2 of whom are members of IEEE. There are also 9 post-doctors and 100 doctoral and master students. The dominant expertise of the laboratory has a certain international impact in related fields. The equipment is advanced and concentrated. In 2011-2016, the laboratory published 5 academic monographs and chapters, 141 international journal articles and 187 international conference papers, 18 of which were published in the highest level conference in the field – ISSCC. 25 patents were granted by the United States. Many of the lab's results have been successfully transferred to Synopsys, a world-renowned chip design company, and industrialized in a variety of electronic devices. In addition, Professor Yu Chengbin has won the 2010 Ho Leung Ho Lee Science and Technology Innovation Award, and his research team has won the second prize of the 2011 National Science and Technology Progress Award.

(3)Introduction of State Key Laboratory of Internet of Things for Smart Cityhttps://skliotsc.umac.mo/
The laboratory was established by the University of Macau to conduct research on IoT technologies related to Smart City, including research on common basic science issues, IoT of smart energy, IoT-based smart transportation, urban public safety monitoring and disaster prevention. Cross-disciplinary exploration and research are also carried out such as the IoT of Smart Medical Care and Smart Ocean.
 
By the end of March 2018, the laboratory has attracted 5 lecture professors and distinguished professors, 14 professors, associate professors and assistant professors. Among them, there is 1 academician of the Royal Academy of Engineering and 4 IEEE members. In addition there are 16 Macao fellows and post-doctoral researchers, and more than 60 doctoral and master students.
 
Over the years, the members of the laboratory have undertaken a number of projects under the 973 Program and 863 Program of the Ministry of Science and Technology, key projects of the National Natural Science Foundation of China, etc., published more than 1,000 papers in international authoritative journals and conferences, and won more than 20 best paper awards at international academic conferences. There are dozens of patents obtained and applied for, and have a high international impact in related fields. The laboratory has equipped with solid scientific research conditions and the laboratory space is gradually expanding.

(4)Introduction of State Key Laboratory of Lunar and Planetary Sciences (https://www.must.edu.mo/ssi
Established by the Macau University of Science and Technology, the laboratory studies the physicochemical mechanism of the celestial bodies of the solar system related to the four spheres from the inner to the outer: interior, geology and topography, magnetic field and space environment. It is also specialized in research on the moon, Mars, asteroids and giant planets according to the target celestial bodies involved in China’s deep space exploration.

By the end of March 2018, the laboratory has attracted 5 professors, 2 associate professors, 15 assistant professors, 7 external advisors, 7 distinguished professors, 4 distinguished associate professors, 13 post-doctoral researchers, and 27 doctoral and master students.

In the past five years, the laboratory has obtained 14 research projects of the Macao Science and Technology Fund, with a total funding of more than 54 million Patacas. It has published 119 SCI papers. In 2016, the number of papers published in the field of solar system detection and the frequency of citations ranked first in the country. The laboratory has also won the first prize of the Natural Science Award of Macao. The area of the laboratory is constantly expanding; it has been equipped with related equipment and has set up the High-Performance Computing Centre.

Office address: Avenida do Infante D. Henrique, No. 43-53A, Macau Square, 8th Floor, Unit C and 11th Floor, Unit K, Macao (To apply for project funding, please go to 11th Floor, Unit K)
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00-13:00, 14:30-18:00Tel.: 28788777