Sichuan University - IMI-SEE Institute Print E-mail
Hosted and cosponsored by Sichuan University
September 12-16, 2011


The IMI-SEE has organized several US-China workshops.  The 3rd workshop resulted in a series of potential US-China research projects, including two with Sichuan University called:

1) “Applying Life Cycle Assessment to Materials Design”
2) “Developing sustainable nanotechnologies: Maximizing Functionality while Minimizing Health Impact”

Goal of this institute: to foster these collaborative projects by organizing a series of regional events that will include faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students which will result in fully developed research projects and additional exchanges. 
The plan: The initial visit will be one week and will include a one and a half day program where the US faculty and Chinese counterparts will present talks on the specific research topic.  The US students will have an opportunity to attend classes at the university, visit the laboratories, and take local tours of the area.  The goal is to maximize interaction between the US and Chinese scientists and to give our Chinese partners some additional visibility.  

Expected outcomes: 1) A report on the visit written by the participating faculty and students that addresses both the scientific outcomes and cultural benefits, 2) the possibility of US faculty returning to China to teach short courses or seminars, 3) extended research visits by US graduate students to China, 4) a series of video seminars and short courses by US and Chinese faculty that will be made available to both sides and that will be archived for future viewing.
Local Host:
Hongtao Wang, Sichuan University 
Hongtao Wang, Sichuan University  
Duan Weng, Tsinghua University
R.P.H. Chang, Northwestern University

US Lecturers:
Kimberly Gray, Northwestern University
Teri Odom, Northwestern University
Chinese Lecturers:
Hu Changwei, Sichuan University
Gai Guosheng, Tsinghua University
Wu Lili, Sichuan University
Lin Sunzhong, Soutwest Jiaotong University
Hontao Wang, Sichuan University
Tang Ya, Sichuan University
Cao Zhijing, Sichuan University

Graduate Student Participants:
Pan Ning, Sichuan University
Hu Songbai, Sichuan University
Huang Tian, Sichuan University
Steven Lubin, Northwestern University
Tiezheng Tong, Northwestern University
Aron Varga, Caltech

Poster Board Dimensions:
120cm x 60cm, vertical

Visa Information:
Visa application information for US participants can be found at the following page: Sichuan Visa Information
Last Updated on Tuesday, November 29 2011 15:25