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Prof. Jianjun CHENG
Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering
Jianjun Cheng obtained a B.S. degree in Chemistry at Nankai University in 1993, a M.S. degree in Chemistry at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1996, and a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science at the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2001 with Professor Timothy Deming. He was a Senior Scientist at Insert Therapeutics, Inc. from 2001 to 2004, and a Postdoctoral Research Scientist at MIT with Professor Robert Langer from 2004 to 2005. He joined the faculty of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) as a tenure-track Assistant Professor in 2005, and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2011 and Full Professor in 2015. In 2016, he was appointed as Hans Thurnauer Professor of Materials Science and Engineering at UIUC. He joined the Westlake University as Chair Professor of Materials Science and Engineering and Dean of School of Engineering in August, 2021.
Professor Jianjun Cheng developed IT-101 drug delivery technology at Insert Therapeutics. He also developed aptamer-polylactide nanoparticle delivery system for targeted cancer therapy. These two technologies later entered Phase II clinical trial. At UIUC, his group developed drug-initiated polymerization for PLA-drug nanoparticle formulation, chain-shattering polymeric therapeutics, helical charged polypeptides for gene and siRNA delivery, cell membrane penetration and antimicrobial applications, cell-labeling technology for in vivo cancer targeting and hindered urea dynamic chemistry for self-healing application. He has 41 issued patents, half of which being licensed or being in active use. He has over 200 publications with citation of 20,000.
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Prof. Ling LI
Chair Professor of Environmental Hydrology
Prof. Ling Li received his B.Eng. degree from Tsinghua University and Ph.D. degree from the University of Western Australia. He became a professor in the School of Civil Engineering, University of Queensland, in 2005. He joined the School of Engineering at Westlake University as Chair Professor of Environmental Hydrology in September 2018. He has been the Associate Dean of the School of Engineering in 2019.
Prof Li’s principal research interests lie in mathematical modelling of complex environmental systems. His research has improved significantly our understanding of coastal groundwater-dependent eco-environmental systems, and contributed to the development of many emerging concepts and research directions in this field. He developed the first theoretical model of submarine groundwater discharge that incorporates oscillating groundwater flow and circulation in subterranean estuaries driven by tides and waves. He was awarded an Early Career Researcher Award by Australian Research Council, National Natural Science Award of China (2nd Class), Natural Science Award of Ministry of Education of China (1st Class) and National Science Fund for Distinguished Young Scholars from National Natural Science Foundation of China. Prof Li has led a number of major scientific research programs and published over 230 research papers in international journals. He is currently a co-editor of Water Science and Engineering and a member of the editorial board of Advances in Water Resources.
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Prof. Hanqing JIANG
Dr. Hanqing Jiang received his Ph.D. from Tsinghua University in 2001, majoring in Solid Mechanics. Before joining Westlake University in June 2021, he was a professor (2016-2021), associate professor (2011-2016), and assistant professor (2006-2011) of Mechanical Engineering at Arizona State University. He has published 5 book chapters and more than 130 peer-reviewed journal papers, including in leading scientific journals, such as Science, Nature Energy, Nature Nanotechnology, Science Advances, PNAS, Nature Communications, etc. Many of his papers are among the top cited papers in mechanics and/or mechanical engineering communities. His work has led to more than 20 issued patents and several startup companies in the US and in China. He was elected to an ASME Fellow in 2016. He is the newly elected vice president of the Society of Engineering Science and will be the president of SES in 2022. He is a member of the executive committee of the Materials Division of ASME and will be the chair of this committee in 2025.
Dr. Jiang has diversified research areas, focused on multiphysics interactions of novel mechanics of materials and structures. He initiated several research topics, including origami-based mechanical metamaterials and devices, stress relaxation in lithium metal batteries, and food-based edible electronics and systems.
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Faculty Positions in School of Engineering, Westlake University
Category: Assistant Professor/Associate Professor/Full Professor/Chair Professor
Location: Yungu Campus, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China
Employment Type: Full-time
The School of Engineering (SOE) at the Westlake University (Westlake) is seeking to fill multiple tenured or tenure-track faculty positions in all ranks. We seek candidates with research interests in but not limited to the following programs and areas.
Program 1: Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (AI).
Areas: (1) Machine Learning and Big Data; (2) Vision, Language and Signal Processing; (3) Intelligent Robot and Autonomous Systems; (4) AI for Cross-Disciplines.
Program 2: Biomedical Engineering (BME).
Areas: (1) Biomedical Imaging and Diagnostics; (2) Neural and Bioelectronic Engineering, (3) Cell, Tissue and Therapeutic Engineering.
Program 3: Chemical and Biological Engineering (CBE).
Areas: (1) Biochemical and Biomolecular Engineering; (2) Synthetic Biology; (3) Energy and Environment.
Program 4: Electronic and Information Engineering (EIE).
Areas: (1) Optics, Photonics and Optoelectronics; (2) Micro- and Nano-fabrication Technologies; (3) Microelectronics and Telecommunications; (4) Electronic and Energy Devices.
Program 5: Materials Science and Mechanical Engineering (MSME).
Areas: (1) Robotic and Mechanical Systems; (2) Materials for Health (3) Advanced Manufacturing; (4) Energy Materials;(5) Electronic Materials.
Program 6: Sustainable and Environmental Engineering (SEE).
Areas: (1) Eco-environmental Systems and Global Change; (2) Food, Resources and Sustainability; (3) Environmental Chemistry, Microbiology and Biotechnology; (4) Carbon Neutrality Strategy and Technology.
Faculty members in the SOE are expected to initiate and sustain a vigorous research program. Successful candidates are expected to demonstrate a strong commitment to undergraduate and graduate teaching, and to diversity, equity, and inclusion through rese`arch, teaching, and service endeavors.
To apply, please create a candidate profile and send an Email to: email@example.com or submit your application via INTERFOLIO: apply.interfolio.com/95472. The application package should include a statement of teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, a cover letter and a publication list all in a single pdf file. Candidates for tenure-track positions must provide names and contact information for three letters of reference in the application file. Candidates for tenured positions must have achieved national and international recognition for their scholarship; selected candidates will be contacted to provide reference letters.
Founded in 2018, Westlake University is a new, private research university located in Hangzhou, China, with a world-class environment for research and education in science, engineering and technology, and life sciences. We welcome exceptional scholars in all branches of cutting-edge science and technology to pursue an exciting career opportunity with us.
SOE has 53 faculty in the abovementioned programs, including 8 Chair Professors, 6 tenured Professors and Associate Professors, and 39 Tenure-Track Assistant and Associate Professors. The SOE has approximately 284 graduate students. We have the following facilities: (1) Biomedical Research Core Facilities; (2) Laboratory Animal Resource Center; (3) Westlake Center for Micro/Nano Fabrication; (4) Westlake University High Performance Center; (5) Instrumentation and Service Center for Physical Sciences; (6) Instrumentation and Service Center for Molecular Sciences.
At the time of appointment, applicants must hold an earned doctorate in an appropriate field. Salary and rank will be commensurate with qualifications. The evaluation of applications by the search committee will be initiated immediately once the application files are complete.
For any questions concerning the application process, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.