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ZJUI Faculty

ZHU Tingju

Tingju Zhu joined the ZJU-UIUC Institute at Zhejiang University as a tenured Associate Professor in December, 2018. He graduated from the University of California, Davis with a Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering (major in Water Resource Systems Engineering and minor in Agricultural and Resource Economics) in 2004. Prior to that, he earned his B.S.E. and M.S.E. degrees in Hydrology and Water Resources from Wuhan University and Tsinghua University, respectively. From 2005 to 2018, he worked at the International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington, D.C.


SHAO Fangwei

Dr Fangwei Shao graduated from Fudan University with BS and MS in Chemistry. She then moved to USA to pursue her Ph.D. at California Institute of Technology under the supervision of Professor Jacqueline K. Barton from 2002 to 2007. She further obtained postdoctoral research training at Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital from 2007-2010 at Professor (M.D.) Ralph Weissleder’s group. She has begun her independent academic career at Division of Chemistry and Biological Chemistry at Nanyang Technological University



Dr Zhou is a lecturer in the Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute at the Zhejiang University, International Campus. She has a background in Civil Engineering and specializes in Transport and Structure Engineering. She obtained her Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of Nevada, Reno in 2016. She completed her Master degree in Structure Engineering from Dalian University of Technology.


WANG Hongwei

Dr. Hongwei Wang is a Tenured Associate Professor and PhD Advisor at ZJUI with the honor of specially-invited expert by Zhejiang Province. Prior to joining ZJUI, Dr. Wang had been working at the University of Portsmouth for nearly 8 years, first as a Lecturer and from January 2014 as a Senior Lecturer. Dr.


Simon Hu

Dr Simon Hu is an Assistant Professor at the ZJU-UIUC Institute at Zhejiang University. He has a background in Civil Engineering and specialises in Transport and Environment Engineering. In 2006, he completed his Master degree in Transport and Sustainable Engineering from Imperial College London; he earned his PhD in Transport System Engineering in the same department in 2011. He is a member of Chartered Institute of Highways and Transport Engineering (CIHT) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineering (IEEE).


LI Binbin

Binbin Li is an assistant professor in the Zhejiang University/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute at the Zhejiang University, International Campus. He obtained his Ph.D. in Civil Engineering from the University of California-Berkeley in 2016. Before joining ZJU, he worked as a research associate at the University of Liverpool.


TAN Shurun

Dr. Shurun Tan joined the Zhejiang University / University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Institute as an assistant professor in January 2019. His research interests are on electromagnetic theory, computational and applied electromagnetics.



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 is currently a Changjiang Scholar and serving as the Dean in the College of Civil Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, China.


YANG Liangjing

Liangjing Yang received the B.Eng. and M.Eng. degrees in Mechanical Engineering from the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2008 and 2011, respectively. He obtained the D.Eng. degree from the University of Tokyo (UTokyo) in 2014 with a scholarship to work in the Bio-Medical Precision Engineering Laboratory. Before joining ZJU-UIUC Institute, he was with the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD), and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) under a joint postdoctoral fellowship award.



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