The University of Michigan – Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute (UM-SJTU JI, JI hereafter) students maintained their unparalleled performance in the year of 2022, as many received wide attention because of their outstanding achievements in various fields including academic study, innovation and entrepreneurship, public welfare, cultural and sports activities. The following are examples of such students who helped building up reputation of JI as one of the best international engineering institutes in China and the world.
Shuoding Wang, key player of SJTU team winning Shanghai soccer league champions
Shuoding Wang, a senior student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering, played for the SJTU soccer team as its striker. The SJTU team won the championship in the 2022 Shanghai University Soccer League matches at the beginning of the year. As captain of JI soccer team, Wang led his team winning runner-up in the SJTU Freshmen Cup in 2019 and claimed the title of Best Striker.
Yuchen Xu, composer of popular pandemic-themed song Red – SJTU
In March, Shanghai was hit by a new wave of COVID-19 resurgence. During the lockdown period of SJTU campus, JI senior student Yuchen Xu composed his musical work Red – SJTU. The song depicting the courageous fight against the pandemic on the campus has become popular among SJTU students.
Runxi Wang and Yuqi Gu, winners of “Women in Technology” award in the Adaptative Computing Challenge 2021
Jin Ping Lim, winner of 2022 SJTU Excellent International Graduate award
Jovan Yap, new vice president of JI International Student Association
Jovan Yap from Singapore is a sophomore student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. He was elected as vice president of JI International Student Association this year. Yap regards himself as a friendly, cheerful and approachable person who is interested in artificial intelligence (AI) and data science and has hobbies including travelling, sports such as golf and basketball, playing violin and piano. Yap plans to work in China after graduation. “I hope to be the bridge for the exchange of ideas and collaboration between countries, especially in engineering. By sharing our knowledge and cooperation, the world can continue to push the boundaries of science and engineering. In the future, I will actively seek to establish more partnerships and projects and be the link between different countries, so that we can prosper together through mutual benefits,” he said.
Yifan Wu, winner of SJTU Excellent Doctoral Graduate Development Scholarship
Yifan Wu obtained his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from JI in 2022 and was awarded SJTU Excellent Doctoral Graduate Development Scholarship, which serves to provide financial support for his postdoctoral research at Harvard University. Wu is also winner of SJTU Merit Student, KLA-Tencor Scholarship， and SJTU Outstanding Graduate awards. He published numerous papers on leading international journals including Journal of Power Sources, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C and ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces.
Junzhen Wang, winner of SJTU Excellent Doctoral Graduate Development Scholarship
Junzhen Wang obtained his doctoral degree in Mechanical Engineering from JI in 2022 and was awarded SJTU Excellent Doctoral Graduate Development Scholarship. Honored as a 2022 Shanghai Outstanding Graduate, Wang is also winner of National Scholarship for his undergraduate and graduate studies, KLA-Tencor Scholarship, SJTU Merit Student, Best Paper Award. He has published 16 papers at international journals and conferences. Wang has received letters of admission from Stanford University and Imperial College London to pursue postdoctoral studies.
Cheng Zheng, gold prize winner of China International College Students’ ‘Internet+’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition
Cheng Zheng is a sophomore student majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering. As project leader, Zheng worked with Yidi Huang and a few other fellow students and clinched the gold prize in the 8th China International College Students’ ‘Internet+’ Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition Shanghai Division for their project Degage White: a brushless tooth flusher. He also led his team winning the first prize at 2022 China-U.S. Young Maker Competition Shanghai Division.
Wanxuan Ming, winner of JI Tang Junyuan Scholarship
Sophomore student Wanxuan Ming majoring in Mechanical Engineering is determined to pursue the interdisciplinary study of mechanical engineering and environmental engineering, and bring new ideas to the field of environmental protection. She is current at University of Michigan to attend her dual bachelor’s degree program in environmental engineering. Ming is also winner of JI Outstanding Freshman Scholarship, National Scholarship for Undergraduate Student, John Wu and Jane Sun Excellent Scholarship, Tang Junyuan Scholarship and first prize of Odyssey of the Mind World Finals.
Yuxiang Chen, winner of JI Tang Junyuan Scholarship
Sophomore student Yuxiang Chen majoring in Electrical and Computer Engineering is winner of John Wu and Jane Sun Excellent Scholarship and Tang Junyuan Scholarship. He is an active participant of student union activities and an excellent runner with titles including runner-up of men’s individual 10,000 meter and championship of Shanghai marathon event as a SJTU team member.
Aotian Yu, class monitor of JI Student Leadership Program
In November, JI kicked off its student leadership program for the purpose of fostering international visions and patriotic feelings, broadening minds and sharpening practical skills for students who are expected to be future leaders. Sophomore Aotian Yu was appointed class monitor of the first batch of leadership trainees. He is winner of two National Scholarships, John Wu and Jane Sun Sunshine Scholarship, SJTU Merit Student awards.
Nuocheng Ji, SJTU’s 2022 Person (Student) of the Year