About the Symposium

The International Frontiers in Innovative Technology (FIT) Young Investigators Symposium hosted by the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) will be held on Sept 10-11, 2019 in Shanghai, P. R. China.  The FIT symposium provides a social platform for young scholars around the world to exchange ideas on their latest research, to interact and collaborate, and to find inspirations in the rapid-evolving technological fields. Seminars at FIT focus on interdisciplinary engineering research and emerging areas in mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, materials science and engineering. Outstanding young international scholar participants of FIT symposium are encouraged to visit JI labs and pursue collaborations with JI faculty members.

About JI

The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (JI) was jointly established in 2006 by two premier universities, the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University, creating a Sino-US academic partnership with tremendous potential. The mission of JI is to build a world-class educational and research institute in China and foster future innovative researchers and leaders with a global perspective.
Guided by the philosophy of “Internationalization, Interdisciplinary, Innovation, and Quality”, JI has developed a unique educational model through combining American and Chinese educational philosophies and principles. JI has won many awards for higher education innovation, including the “Model of Chinese Higher Education Reform” from the Chinese State Council and the “Andrew Heiskell Award for Innovation in Higher Education” from the Institute of International Education, one of the most prestigious awards in international education.
JI receives strong support from both partner universities and the Chinese government. JI models itself after the world class U.S. research universities, in terms of its tenure review and promotion system, academic environment, research program, and undergraduate curriculum. Its official language is English.

Important Dates

Submission Deadline: August 1st, 2019
Applicants Notification: August 9th, 2019
Confirmation Due: August 15th, 2019
Conference Dates: September 10th-11th, 2019


If you are interested in it, please send a CV and a title and an abstract of your talk to ji-research@sjtu.edu.cn

Related Academic Areas

Mechanical Engineering: 

  • Design and Manufacturing
  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Mechatronics and Robotics
  • Mechanics and Materials
  • Thermal science and Fluid dynamics
  • Energy Systems

Electrical and Computer Engineering:

  • Electromagnetics, Photonics, and Optoelectronics
  • Micro- and Nano-electronics
  • Integrated Circuits and Systems
  • Computer Engineering
  • Energy Systems and Power Electronics
  • Communication and Networking
  • Signal and Image Processing
  • Systems and Control
  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Other emerging areas in electrical and computer engineering

Materials Science and Engineering:

  • Integrated computational materials engineering;
  • Quantum materials science and engineering
  • Materials for energy and catalysis
  • Architected and Metamaterials
  • Polymers, Biomaterials and other soft materials
  • Data driven materials science and processing

Keynote speaker

201906201406Lance Collins
J. Silbert Dean of Engineering, Cornell University

General co-chairs

Jun Ni Peisen Huang Xinwan Li Chien-Pin Chen
Jun Ni Honorary Dean of UM-SJTU JI Peisen HuangDean of UM-SJTU JI Xinwan LiAssociate Dean of UM-SJTU JI Chien-Pin ChenAssociate Dean of UM-SJTU JI

Organizing Committee

Xudong Wang Hua Bao Yaping Dan Shane Johnson Weikang Qian Hong Zhu

Xudong Wang

Professor of UM-SJTU JI

Hua Bao

Associate Professor of UM-SJTU JI

Yaping Dan

Associate Professor of UM-SJTU JI

Shane Johnson

Associate Professor of UM-SJTU JI

Weikang Qian

Associate Professor of UM-SJTU JI

Hong Zhu

Assistant Professor of UM-SJTU JI

Transportation and accommodation:

JI will cover all travelling expenses, local transportation and accommodation.


Long Bin Building, Minhang Campus, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dong Chuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, P. R. China.

Contact us:

Symposium Coordinator: Bin Xia

Telephone:  86-21-3420 6045 EXT 4533

Email:  Jason.xia@sjtu.edu.cn

Address:  Room 453 Long Bin Building, 800 Dong Chuan Road, Shanghai, P. R. China

Office Hour: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Weekdays