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The International Advisory Board plays the role of “Think Tank” for high-level advice on education policies for the ZJU-UIUC Institute. These experts provide strategic advice and insights to support the development and plans of the Institute. The broad representation has been selected by the Joint Management Committee to advance the international strategic framework of the institute.
Prof. Yang is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, a member of the Third World Academy of Sciences, and a Foreign Member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering. From 2013 to 2017, he served as the Director of the National Science Foundation, China. He was President of Zhejiang University from 2006 to 2012. Prior to joining Zhejiang University, he served as a member of the China Ministry of Education. In 2009, he was elected President of the Association of Pacific Rim Universities. Prof. Yang is a pioneer in the fields of fracture mechanics, meso-/micro- mechanics, and mechatronic reliability.
Prof. Magnanti is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and an Institute Professor and former Dean of Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He is a past President of the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD). At MIT, he was a founding co-director of the Leaders for Manufacturing Program and the System Design and Management Program. He is a past President of the Operations Research Society of America (ORSA), and of the Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS). He has received honorary doctorates from Linköping University, the Université de Montréal, and the Université Catholique de Louvain.
Prof. Kwong is the Executive Director of the Institute for Infocomm Research (I2R) and Institute of Microelectronics (IME), Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore and a Chair Professor at the National University of Singapore (NUS). He is a Special Advisor on the Asia-Pacific Leadership Council of the Global Semiconductor Alliance (GSA) and serves on the Board of Advisors of the Singapore Semiconductor Industry Association (SSIA). Prof. Kwong is an IEEE Fellow, and the author or co-author of more than 1100 refereed archival publications.
Prof. Narayanamurti is the former Dean of Engineering at Harvard University, USA. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Engineering, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the Royal Swedish Academy of Engineering Sciences. He is a fellow of the American Physical Society, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, IEEE, and the Indian Academy of Sciences.
Prof. Huang is an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and a foreign member of the Russian Academy of Sciences. He is the Executive Vice President of North-West Polytechnic University, China. Prior to joining NWPU, he served as President of Nanjing Technological University from 2012-2017. He is a winner of the National Outstanding Young Scientists Fund, and a chief scientist of the National “973” Project.
Prof. Shyy is President of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He is also Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. Prior to joining HKUST in August 2010, he was Clarence L. “Kelly” Johnson Collegiate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Aerospace Engineering at the University of Michigan. He was previously employed by the University of Florida and by the GE Research and Development Center, Schenectady, New York. Prof. Shyy is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME).