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Joint Managment Committee

The Joint Management Committee plays the role of executive oversight and institute decision-making.  It comprises three senior leaders from ZJU and three senior leaders from UIUC.  Members have high-level roles at the partner universities, and bring their vision for international cooperation.

From Zhejiang University

Prof. He is the Vice President of ZJU, Dean of International Campus, ZJU. Her main research interests are language testing and English language teaching. She got her Master’s degree from the University of Birmingham (1992) and her PhD degree in language testing from Guangdong Foreign Studies University, China (1998). She was a senior visiting scholar at University of California at Los Angeles in 2004 and was local chair of the 2008 Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC) held at Zhejiang University. She was the Benjamin Meaker Visiting Professor at University of Bristol in 2014. She has also been a key-note speaker at several international conferences.

Prof. K.C. Ting is the Vice Dean of International Campus, ZJU. He graduated from the National Taiwan University with a B.S. degree, the University of Kentucky with an M.S., and the University of Illinois with his Ph.D. All three degrees are in agricultural engineering. He successfully completed an ESCOP/ACOP Leadership Development Course organized by Experiment Station Committee on Organization and Policy, Academic Committee on Organization and Policy, and the USDA Cooperative State Research Service during 1993-94. He was on the faculty of the University of Houston during 1980-85, Rutgers University, New Jersey during 1985-2000, and The Ohio State University during 2000-2004.

Prof. Shen Youqing is the Vice Dean of Faculty of Engineering, ZJU, Qiushi Chair Professor, Director of Center for BioNano Engineering, ZJU. He obtained his B.S and Ph.D. Degree from ZJU in 1991 and 1995 respectively and completed the Ph.D. Degree in Polymer Reaction Engineering from McMaster University in Canada in 2002. He served as Tenured Associate Professor at the University of Wyoming, obtained research grants from “The National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars” in 2008, and was selected as “Youth Science and technology innovation leader”. He undertook more than research 10 projects through the national science foundation in the United States, and many major national projects after he return to China. He published more than 280 papers on prestigious SCI journals, such as Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Biomedical Engineering and Adv. Mater. and so on. He become the “highly cited Chinese scholars” since 2015. His research interests include biomedical materials, nanomedicine, targeted drug delivery, bionanotechnology.


Prof. Andreas C. Cangellaris is the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs and Provost and M.E. Van Valkenburg Professor in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 2013 until 2017, Dr. Cangellaris was Dean of the College of Engineering at Illinois. Dr. Cangellaris is a Fellow of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE). Cangellaris received his B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece in 1981, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1983 and 1985, respectively.

Prof. Rashid Bashir is the dean of grainger college of engineering, UIUC. He completed his BSEE from Texas Tech University as the highest ranking graduate in the College of Engineering in Dec 1987. He completed his MSEE from Purdue University in 1989 and Ph.D. from Purdue University in 1992. From Oct 1992 to Oct 1998, he worked at National Semiconductor in the Analog/Mixed Signal Process Technology Development Group where he was promoted to Sr. Engineering Manager. He joined Purdue University in Oct 1998 as Assistant Professor and was later promoted to Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Courtesy Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering. 

Prof. Philippe H Geubelle is the Executive Associate Dean of of grainger college of engineering, UIUC. Originally from Belgium, Philippe Geubelle got his M.S. and Ph.D. in Aeronautics at Caltech in 1989 and 1993, respectively. After a year as Postdoctoral Research Associate at Harvard, he joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in January 1995, where he is currently Bliss Professor and Head in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, with joint appointments in Mechanical Science and Engineering, in Civil and Environmental Engineering, at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications and at the Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology.