2019 ECUST “Huixian International Young Scholar Forum”
on Advanced Machinery and Equipment
May 16-18, 2019
Originally known as East China Institute of Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology (ECUST) has a long history, which can be traced back more than 100 years to Nanyang Public School and Zhendan College. Founded in 1952, ECUST was the first prestigious university with a special emphasis on the development of the chemical industry in the People’s Republic of China, -- combining the chemistry departments of Jiaotong University (Shanghai), Zhendan University (Shanghai), Datong University (Shanghai), Dongwu University (Suzhou) and Jiangnan University (Wuxi). In 1996, ECUST entered the ranks of key players in the construction of the national "Project 211". In 2008, it was given approval to establish the "985 Innovative Platform for Key Disciplines". Since 2017, ECUST has engaged in the national "Double First-Class University Plan" to create world-class disciplines. It was one of the first 22 universities to implement the reform of independent recruitment of students, and is one of the selected universities of the "Excellent Engineer Education Training Plan" and "Plan 111". Furthermore, ECUST is one of the first six innovative and comprehensive research universities with a National Technology Transfer Center.
Established in 1997, the School of Mechanical and Power Engineering of ECUST has developed and expanded the origins from the Department of Chemical Machinery. It now offers doctoral degrees in two first-class disciplines, namely "Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics" and "Mechanical Engineering", and master's degrees in the first-class disciplines of "Safety Engineering" and hosts a post-doctoral mobile station. The school is devoted to scientific research in such fields as pressure equipment, electric power, aviation and ocean. It is home to the Key Laboratory of Pressure Systems and Safety of the Ministry of Education, the Engineering Research Center for Green and Efficient Process Equipment and Energy-Saving of the Ministry of Education, and a joint Innovation Center for Aero-engine Life Prediction. In recent years, new research centers, such as the Institute of Intelligent Perception and Diagnosis, the Institute of Marine Ecology and Advanced Equipment Technology, as well as the Research Institute of Additive Manufacturing and Intelligent Equipment have also been established. The school faculty numbers 98 full-time professors and associate professors, including five Cheung Kong Distinguished Professors, four recipients of the National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars, four recipients of the National Science Fund for Excellent Young Scholars, three Leading Scholars of the "Ten Thousand Talent Program" and three Shanghai-based University Distinguished Professors("Oriental Scholars").
In order to accelerate the development of first-class disciplines in the School of Mechanical and Power Engineering of ECUST, a recruitment strategy for strengthening the university will be implemented. This strategy includes creating a pool of outstanding scholars by selecting candidates for the National or Shanghai Youth Talent Plan. 2019 ECUST “Huixian International Young Scholar Forum” on Advanced Machinery and Equipment is inviting talented scholars from both home and abroad to join the research areas including (but not limited to) Advanced Manufacturing and Intelligent Manufacturing, Robots and Artificial Intelligence, Mechatronics and Electromechanical Systems, Intelligent Detection and Sensing Equipment and New Energy Equipment. The forum will discuss and exchange international groundbreaking research findings and directions for the future, such as "Made in China 2025", "Advanced Process Equipment" and "Intelligent Manufacturing". Technical issues for industry and the promotion of academic exchanges are also on the agenda to actively build research platforms for interdisciplinary and collaborative innovation.
Candidates 40 years of age or younger should receive a Ph.D. degree from a well-known overseas university, or from a well-known domestic university with more than three years of experience in scientific research at distinguished overseas universities, scientific research institutes, or in research and development departments of prominent enterprises; Ph.D. candidates at well-known universities with outstanding academic achievements are also welcome.