2022 Sino-EU Engineering Education Platform (SEEEP) High-Level PhD Summer School was successfully held online and offline from 15 to 26 August. 65 Ph.D. students from China and Europe participated in this summer school. Including the School of Mechanical Engineering, 21 students from 4 Schools of Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU).
The SEEEP High-Level PhD Summer School is implemented under the framework of the China-EU Engineering Education Consortium and China-EU Sustainable Engineering Doctoral School and is a program of the 2022 SJTU Graduate International Summer School (ISS). It is jointly organized by Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Zhejiang University, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, and Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) and is held annually for two weeks alternately in China and Europe. This year’s theme of the Ph.D. school is “Resilient Energy Systems”. A group of leading professors, experts, and scholars from China and Europe, together with Ph.D. students from relevant universities, provided feasible solutions for sustainable energy development from the perspective of social acceptance and economic constraints by focusing on research topics on resilient energy systems, renewable energy technologies, energy grids, energy storage, new energy vehicles, and waste conversion.
Prof. David Smeulders from the Eindhoven University of Technology and Prof. Björn Laumert from KTH assigned seminar topics and tasks to each group. Professor Lina Bertling Tjernberg, Director of the KTH Energy Platform, gave an academic lecture on “Resilient and Sustainable Electricity Supply”. Prof. Yanjun DAI, Dr. Xuancan ZHU, Dr. Si WU, and Dr. Teng JIA from the School of Mechanical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University Associate Prof. Xing HE and Associate Prof. Ran LI from the School of Electronic Information and Electrical Engineering at Shanghai Jiao Tong University gave their presentations.
During the event, 51 students from 10 universities in China studied through more than 2 academic presentations, topic discussions, and group cooperation every day. Through investigating, discussing, and working on topics such as CCUS, new energy vehicles, biomass, nuclear energy, hydrogen energy, and carbon emission in industry, they exercised their ability of interdisciplinary communication and cross-cultural cooperation, obtained satisfactory research results on related topics, and completed the final presentation.
Besides the comprehensive high-level academic lectures by experts from China and Europe, the summer school also invited representatives from companies related to the energy sector to have in-depth exchanges with Ph.D. students. The invited companies included ENN Energy, a large domestic distributor of clean energy, and ASML, a world-renowned supplier to the semiconductor industry. Through the presentations and Q&A sessions, students gained a deeper understanding of "Energy Transition: Resilient Energy Systems" and learned to think about global energy issues from various perspectives, including technological, social, economic, and environmental aspects.