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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. LI Erping is the Vice Dean of International Campus, ZJU.He received the Ph.D. Degree in Electrical Engineering from Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, U.K, in 1992 under the Scholar of Chinese Ministry of Education. From 1989 to 1992, he was a Research Associate in the School of Electronic and Information Technology at Sheffield Hallam University. In late 1992, he started to work in Singapore under the Singapore Government Talent Plan as a Senior Research Fellow, Principal Research Engineer at  the Singapore Research Institute and Industry. In 2000, he joined  the Singapore A*STAR National Research Institute of High Performance Computing as a Principal Scientist and Director of  the Electronic and Photonics Department, and then as Senior Director for Research of the Institute. Concurrently, he worked as Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering(ECE) of National University of Singapore from 2002-2007. In 2010, he joined Zhejiang University. In 2014 he took as the Vice-Dean for Faculty of Information Technology at Zhejiang University.  He serves as an External Academy Advisor for City University of Hong Kong since 2008 and Global Advisor to Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) since 2011. He has served as Adjunct Professor to Xi’an Jiaotong University, Guest  Professor to Peking University, North China Electric Power University and Nanyang Technological University(Singapore).

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.