The University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) 2022 Summer Design Expo opened online on August 3,displaying 83 innovative design projects from a number of summer experimental courses of freshmen and senior students including “Introduction to Engineering”, “System Design and Implementation”, “Design and Manufacture III”, “Product Design and Manufacturing”, “VLSI Design I” and  “Computer Architecture”.

Display of “Lithium Battery Thermal Run-away stress and resistive sensor prototype design” project

Display of “Hardware and Software Co-Design for CPU Liquid Cooling Systems” project

Display of “Redesign of Bolt Tightening Robot for Power Tower” project

Professors carry out online evaluation of graduation projects of senior students.

Group photo of Gold Award winner- team of “Force Feedback in Robotics” project

Group photo of some faculty members and students attending the expo at Long Bin Building

Group photo of some online attendees

Since the first corporate-sponsorship was launched at JI in 2010, more and more multinational companies have sponsored “custom” projects that follow their market trends. Of the 30 Capstone design projects, 14 are sponsored by leading enterprises such as VMware, United Imaging, CIML, BuilderX, and Mega Phase. The corporate-institute partnership creates a win-win outcome. Through the courses, exchanges and other effective means, JI stimulates students’ creative thinking and provides a multichannel and comprehensive platform for talent training and business cooperation.

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2022 JI Summer Design Expo award list of Capstone Design Projects
Gold Award
Force Feedback in RoboticsTeam member: Ziyang Zhang, Yourun Yu, Chang Liu, Zheng Gu, Jin Ping Lim
Silver Award
Automated Testing for Powder Material Tap Density
Team member: Zhengyang Han, Yue Yu, Yu Zhu, Yang Yang, Fangzhe Li
UAV-Based Hyperspectral Image Processing for Precision Agriculture
Team member: Ruirong Huang, Mengxiao Zhang, Haoyu Huang, Zimeng Zhang, Yumeng Bai