Laureate of 2014 Nobel Prize in Chemistry Stefan Walter Hell visited the University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute on October 31. JI Party Secretary and Associate Dean for Research Xinwan Li met with the visiting professor and showed him around the Long Bin Building.

Dean Li briefly introduced JI to Professor Hell. He said the joint institute has dedicated to becoming a world-class teaching and research institute in China for nurturing innovative leaders with global visions and conducting research on frontiers of science and technology. JI is continuously carrying out cooperation and communication with internationally leading talents and looks forward to strengthening cooperation with top European universities and institutes in the fields of talent cultivation and scientific research.


DSC_0262JI faculty Wenjie Wan introduces his research interests to Stefan Walter Hell

DSC_0272Stefan Walter Hell visits JI teaching laboratory

Hell said he fully agrees with Li on international cooperation. Although JI is a young institute, its rapid developments and accomplishments in teaching and research are truly impressive. The joint institute is bound to have a greater future. Accompanied by Li, visitors were taken to the research laboratory of JI faculty Wenjie Wan, the teaching laboratory and the Yu Liming Student Center.

DSC_0171Before the JI visit, Professor Hell was invited to deliver a lecture themed “MINFLUX Nanoscopy:Superresolution post Nobel” at the Tsung Dao Lee Library of Shanghai Jiao Tong University. 

DSC_0295Group photo of visitors and JI leader

Stefan Walter Hell is a Romanian-born German physicist and one of the directors of the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. He received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2014 “for the development of super-resolved fluorescence microscopy”, together with Eric Betzig and William Moerner.