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In order to further shape the first-class institutional culture of cultivating, attracting, and employing intellectuals in the ZJU-UIUC Institute, and promote the growth and development of young faculty members, the Faculty Development Committee of the ZJU-UIUC Institute has been established. The committee members are listed in alphabetical order according to surnames' pinyin.
Lee Der-Horng
Lee Der-Horng is an academician of the Singapore Academy of Engineering and a supported expert of the Zhejiang Province Kunpeng Action Program. He is a Qiushi Chair Professor at Zhejiang University, and the Dean of the Zhejiang University-University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Institute. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of Illinois. He is also an Executive Committee member of the Singapore Academy of Engineering, as well as the Leader of the Transportation Engineering Group. Before joining Zhejiang University in 2021, he was a tenured professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the National University of Singapore, and an elected member of the NUS Senate. In 2002, he was named one of the “Innovators Under 35” by MIT Technology Review and has been listed among “World’s Top 2% Scientists” published by Stanford University. He has also been named as “Most Cited Chinese Researcher” by Elsevier. According to the Google Scholar database, Professor Lee ranks first in the field of maritime transportation, and third in the fields of port logistics, public transportation, and urban travel, and fifth in the field of transportation policy. Professor Lee’s research focuses on smart port and shipping logistics systems, maritime transportation systems, urban mobility systems, urban rail transit systems, transportation planning and policy, etc. He has made prime academic contributions in the fields of large-scale container port logistics operations, intelligent urban rail transit, ultra-flex autonomous mobility system, and high-fidelity traffic simulation. As a foreign academician working full-time in China, Professor Lee was received by President Xi Jinping in Beijing in October 2019.

Research Areas:
Port Logistics, Maritime Transportation, Urban Mobility, Public Transportation, Transportation Policy
Jian-Ming Jin
Jian-Ming Jin received his Ph.D. degree in electrical engineering from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in 1989. He joined the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1993 and is currently the Y. T. Lo Chair Professor with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Director with the Electromagnetics Laboratory and Center for Computational Electromagnetics. He has authored and coauthored more than 280 papers in refereed journals and 22 book chapters. He has also authored The Finite Element Method in Electromagnetics (Wiley, 1st ed. 1993, 2nd ed. 2002, and 3rd ed. 2014), Electromagnetic Analysis and Design in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (CRC, 1998), Theory and Computation of Electromagnetic Fields (Wiley, 1st ed. 2010 and 2nd ed. 2015), and coauthored Computation of Special Functions (Wiley, 1996), Fast and Efficient Algorithms in Computational Electromagnetics (Artech, 2001), and Finite Element Analysis of Antennas and Arrays (Wiley, 2008). His current research interests include computational electromagnetics, multiphysics modeling, scattering and antenna analysis, electromagnetic compatibility, high-frequency circuit modeling and analysis, bioelectromagnetics, and magnetic resonance imaging. He was elected by the ISI as one of the world’s most cited authors in 2002, and is also a Fellow of IEEE, the Optical Society of America (OSA), Electromagnetics Academy, and Applied Computational Electromagnetics Society (ACES).
Ma Hao
Prof. MA Hao is the Vice Dean of ZJUI. He received the B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China, in 1991, 1994 and 1997 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. Since 1997, he worked as a lecturer, associate professor and professor at Zhejiang University. He also served as Director of Academic Committee of China Power Supply Society and Vice Dean of college of electrical engineering, Zhejiang University (2013-2017), AdCom member of IEEE Industrial Electronics Society (2014-2015), Technical Pro ergy Conversion, IEEE IECON 2013, and Special Session Co-chair of IEEE IECON 2017.
Philip Krein
Prof. Philip T. Krein, Executive Dean of ZJUI, holds the Grainger Endowed Emeritus Chair in Electric Machinery and Electromechanics and is Professor Emeritus and Director of the Grainger Center for Electric Machinery and Electromechanics, UIUC. He received the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He published an undergraduate textbook, Elements of Power Electronics (Oxford University Press, second edition 2015). In 2001, he helped initiate the International Future Energy Challenge, a major student competition involving fuel cell power conversion and energy efficiency. He holds 42 U.S. patents with additional patents pending.
Prof. Krein is a registered professional engineer in Illinois and in Oregon. He is a Fellow of the IEEE, and in 2003 received the IEEE William E. Newell Award in Power Electronics. He is a past President of the IEEE Power Electronics Society and past Chair of the IEEE Transportation Electrification Community. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and a Fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Inventors.
WANG Hongwei
Prof. Hongwei Wang is a tenured professor at ZJUI where he services as the vice dean and the director of the data and information sciences research program. He is the vice president of the Information Technology Branch of the Zhejiang Association of Scholars from Overseas. Prof. Wang serves as the associate editor of the IET Collaborative Intelligent Manufacturing Journal and an editorial board member of Journal of Service Oriented Computing and Applications. He has been invited to deliver keynote speeches twice in international conferences, and has won four best paper awards. Prior to joining Zhejiang University, he held a permanent academic position at the University of Portsmouth, UK. Prof. Wang got his bachelor’s degree from Zhejiang University, China, his master degree from Tsinghua University, China, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Cambridge, UK, respectively.
Prof. Wang has a broad interest in the application of AI and Knowledge-Based Systems (KBS) in the design, analysis, manufacture and maintenance of complex systems. He has been focusing on industrial knowledge graph, knowledge-based reasoning and decision making, fault diagnosis, and multimodal learning in the past few years. He has received continuous research grants from EPSRC, NSFC, Key Project of the S&T Ministry, Zhejiang Natural Science Foundation, etc. His research outcomes have underpinned the development of industrial software systems in different areas, which have led to the winning of several important awards and honors such as the Wuwenjun AI award. He has published over 140 papers in well-established journals and conferences such as IEEE Trans. on Services Computing, IEEE Trans. on Neural Networks and Learning Systems, IEEE Trans. on Industrial Informatics, IEEE Trans. on SMC: Systems、Energy, Neurocomputing, Energy, Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing.
Prof. Yan Xiao is currently the program director for Energy, Environment, and Infrastructure Sciences and a professor of ZJU-UIUC Institute. Prof Xiao Yan received his PhD degree in Structural Engineering in 1989, from Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan. He served as the Dean in the College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China and the Dean of College of Civil Engineering at the Hunan University, he joined the Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Southern California from since 1994, where he had been a tenured full professor till 2011. His main research interests include design of structures against extreme loads, structural concrete, steel, hybrid or composite systems, structural materials, and experimental equipment development. He has more than 400 technical publications including more than ninety refereed journal papers. Many of these papers are pioneering in the relevant areas and are highly cited by scholars around the world. Besides his dedicated research and teaching activities, his administrative management experience is also various, including the laboratory committee chair in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, USC, previous board member of the CUREe (California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering). Under his management, the structural testing capability of University of Southern California was greatly improved.