SJTU-UoE Seed Fund Workshop 2024 Was Successfully Held


On April 29, the SJTU-UoE Seed Fund Workshop 2024 co-organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) and University of Edinburgh (UoE) was successfully held. Prof. Changying Zhao, Dean of China- UK Low Carbon College, Ms. Liang Guo, Deputy Director, International Affairs Division, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Prof. Neil Robertson, Dean International Partnerships, College of Science and Engineering, Prof. Margaret Graham, Personal Chair of Environmental Geochemistry, University of Edinburgh, and more than 40 seed fund project principal investigators and doctoral students from the two universities attended the workshop, and conducted in-depth exchange and discussions on the progress of the project, research results and future planning.

Prof. Margaret Graham first made a welcome speech and introduced the history of cooperation between the UoE and SJTU in the field of low carbon. She hoped that through this mid-term workshop, the output of the results will be accelerated, so as to contribute to the sustainable development of energy and resources.

Ms. Liang Guo pointed that the strategic cooperation between the SJTU Low Carbon College and the University of Edinburgh has made many significant achievements in the past seven years. She hoped that this workshop would further promote the scientific research progress of both sides in the low-carbon field and strengthen the partnership and academic connection.

The principal investigators and doctoral students of the 12 seed fund projects respectively made a mid-term report and presented the progress of their projects. These projects cover a wide range of research fields, such as energy, environment, materials, chemistry, etc. The participants had in-depth exchanges and discussions on the progress of the projects and the next steps of the research plan.

At the end of the workshop, Prof. Changying Zhao delivered a closing speech, saying, "This workshop has served as a platform for us to share ideas, discuss challenges, and explore potential solutions. It has also fostered closer ties between SJTU and UoE, strengthening our mutual understanding."

Prof. Neil Robertson emphasized the importance of the cooperation between the two sides and looked forward to seeing more significant progress of these projects in the coming months.

Through this workshop, SJTU and UoE reached a new consensus on academic exchanges and research cooperation, laying a more solid foundation for future collaborations. In the future, both sides will continue to deepen the cooperation in the fields of low carbon and sustainable development, and jointly promote the development of global environmental protection and scientific research.