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Joint Workshops with SJTU


SJTU has become an important epicentre for science and technology research in China, and in April 2022 we extended our partnership with them on joint research and teaching for five years. To boost collaboration in globally important research challenges, in June Warwick and SJTU’s developed a second joint interdisciplinary workshop in Low Carbon research.

How did this work?

The workshop was co-chaired by Professor Sai Gu, Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (China) Warwick, with research interests in clean energy and materials research, and Professor Changying Zhao, Dean China-UK Low Carbon College, SJTU, with in-depth research interest in micro/nano-scale thermal radiation in metamaterial energy devices and phase change heat transfer in porous media and electronic cooling.


Growing a sustainable partnership

Building on the success of an in-person joint workshop at Warwick in 2018, the Low Carbon Virtual Workshop aimed to update researchers on the latest Low Carbon-related research being carried out at each university, and to create new connections to add breadth and depth to existing research in this area. Its ambition is to develop connections and networks between researchers at the two institutes by providing networking platforms for academics interested in either applying for the Joint Seed Fund or other forms of collaboration.

Building Collaborative Research Opportunities

Speakers from SJTU presented their research on solar cells and green electrolysis for up-cycling waste plastics, low carbon neighbourhood planning and practice with 100% renewable energy, carbon pricing and its impact, and low-dimensional noble-metal free electrocatalysts for hydrogen production. Warwick researchers presented on the net-zero supply chain, electrooxidation of ammonia for wastewater treatment, research for decarbonising the steel industry and low carbon research at WBS and other departments.

Personal Development

More than 30 researchers from a range of disciplines at both universities, including the China-UK Low Carbon College at SJTU, heard presentations from eight speakers on topics. The event also celebrated the 5th anniversary of the China-UK Low Carbon College - the only college in China dedicated to interdisciplinary research and teaching on Low Carbon issues. Warwick and SJTU researchers interested in developing collaborations were encouraged to apply to the third round of the Warwick-SJTU Joint Seed Fund – deadline July 2022.

The Low Carbon Research workshop was co-organised by China-UK Low Carbon College (LCC), Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the International Strategy and Relations (ISR) team at Warwick.

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Other SJTU Opportunities

Other mechanisms available to support research collaboration between Warwick and SJTU include a PhD exchange.

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