Sixteen research projects of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) have won financial support from the National Natural Science Foundation of China (NSFC),  according to a recent published announcement on the list of NSFC-sponsored research projects for the year of 2022.

The NSFC-sponsored projects are distributed in four divisions including mathematics, chemistry, engineering and materials, and information. The projects cover research interests such as computational solid mechanics, turbulence and flow stability, multi-scale mechanical biology, multi field coupling and intelligent structural mechanics, optical field regulation and nonlinear optics, catalytic chemistry, electrochemistry, internal flow fluid mechanics, inorganic non-metallic energy conversion and storage materials, mechanical design, circuits and systems Communication network, computer system structure and hardware technology, robotics and intelligent systems, control theory and technology.

Over the past five years, JI has made steady progress in securing NSFC support for its research projects. The number of sponsored projects and the amount of support have both set historical high, thanks to JI’s continuous efforts to upgrade the quality of research and improve its application work for the NSFC award.

List of JI projects sponsored by NSFC in 2022

No. Name Project Title  
1 Shouhang Bo Multi-field solid-state electrochemistry in solid-state batteries  
2 Jaehyung Ju Magneto-thermomechanically triggered robotic matter – reversible, reprogrammable, and anisotropic interactive transformations  
3 Lipo Wang Interaction between the turbulent flame and boundary in confined space and modeling development  
4 Wenjie Wan Nonlinear non-Hermitian optics in high-Q microcavities  
5 Qianli Chen Structural and lattice dynamics mechanism for optimizing the proton
conductivity in ceramics based on the isokinetic temperature
6 Mian Li Online load estimation and fatigue life prediction for key components of vehicle chassis under random working conditions  
7 Xiaodong Wei Efficient Isogeometric Topology Optimization for Complex Shells  
8 Dongxiao Zhao Lagrangian investigation of classical and reactive Rayleigh-Taylor instabilities  
9 Zijie Qu Experimental analysis of bacterial collective motion pattern and its correlation with individual movement  
10 Yulian He Structure-property relationship and mechanistic studies of methane selective oxidation on 2D Fe2O3  
11 Hongmei Jiang Aero-thermal study on trailing edge of high-pressure turbine blade tip  
12 Xinfei Guo Research on active recovery techniques for solving chip aging issues  
13 Yibo Pi Study on the key technologies of network telemetry for 5G millimeter-wave integrated access and backhaul networks  
14 An Zou Cross-layer optimization for microsecond timescale processor power management  
15 Hanyang Zhuang Infrastructure-based environmental perception for indoor automated valet parking  
16 Wei Yuan Research on end-to-end learning method of intelligent vehicle based on virtual-real transfer