Welcome to Tsinghua University-University of Waterloo Joint Research Centre for Micro/Nano Energy and Environmental Technology
The Tsinghua University – University of Waterloo Joint Research for Micro/Nano Energy & Environment Technology (JCMEET) was established in response to the call on internationalization of talent training by the Chinese central government. Tsinghua University is keen on this national initiative. On May 4, 2017, China MOST published its Thirteenth Five National Science and Technology Innovation and Collaboration special plan, and it aims at actively promoting the establishment of international platform of collaboration and innovation, carrying out in-depth complementary and mutually beneficial win-win international cooperation. The Special Plan especially emphasizes on accelerated training of personnel for scientific and technological innovation to meet the needs of the internationalization in scientific and technological cooperation.
JCMEET is committed to solving the global environmental challenges brought about by the energy utilization of China and Canada and actively advises the respective administrations (i.e. Ministry of Science and Technology, Ministry of Education, etc.) to facilitate the signing of the intergovernmental cooperation framework. All this will be done through a series of efforts to support both countries at the national level.
History of the centre
Qinghai Li, PhD and Zhongchao Tan, PhD started their collaboration with a joint research project in 2014 with the support of the Ontario-China Joint Research Fund (OCRIF-2014). Over this practice, they realized the importance and opportunities for establishing a joint research centre. With the support from International Research Partnership Grant (IRPG-China) and OCRIF, Tan visited Tsinghua University every year and finally in the summer of 2017 a proposal for JCMEET was submitted to Tsinghua University.
Tsinghua University, as the top university for engineering in the world according to U.S. News, only establishes joint research centre with globally leading institute or enterprises. The application for establishment of the joint research centre was finally approved by Tsinghua University in October 2017 and the launch event was held on March 29, 2018, with Chancellor Xu Chen of Tsinghua and our Vice Chancellor and President Feridun Hamdullahpur jointly unveiling the sign.
- June 6, 2018
On May 29, 2018, Waterloo Engineering hosted a delegation of presidents and vice presidents from 21 chinese universities and colleges. The group, led by government officials toured campus to learn more about the Tsinghua University – University of Waterloo Joint Research Centre for Micro-Nano Energy and Environment Technology (JCMEET).
- May 6, 2018
Wang Haili was facing the dire prospect of shutting down his semiconductor business when he reached out to a mentor at Tsinghua University, where he read his PhD in computer science and technology.
- Apr. 25, 2018
Zhangchao Tan, on behalf of the Centre, gave a plenary talk to AFS spring conference. He was also elected to the board of directors of American Filtration and Separations Society, and invited to the 13th World Filtration Congress in April 20-24, 2020 in San Diego, CA, U.S.A.