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2022 “Zhi-Hong” International Summer School

Important Update-May 21st, 2022

The 2022 "Zhi-Hong" International Summer School will be held on time (July 3-15, 2022), and it will be an online summer school program this year due to the influence of COVID-19 pandemic. We are planning to arrange online lectures, online visits, online cultural experiences, and other activities. Welcome to apply for the 2022 "Zhi-Hong" International Summer School online, application deadline June 15 , 2022. Please send any questions to zh_iss@sjtu.edu.cn. Meanwhile we will update the website as quickly as possible, please check back for the latest information.

Overview and Purpose


The “Zhi-Hong” International Summer School of Advanced Materials (ISS-AM) is organized by School of Materials Science and Engineering (SMSE) at Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU), aiming at promoting the interactive cultural and academic exchange between top-level scholars and students from all over the world. The ISS-AM is named “Zhi-Hong” not only to commemorate the school founder, Professor Zhihong Zhou, but also to inspire the summer school participants as “Zhi-Hong” in Chinese means “being ambitious”.

“Zhi-Hong” ISS-AM in 2022 is a two-week online summer program due to the influence of the COVID-19 pandemic with the theme of “Advanced Functional Materials”. It's worth mentioning that we have held online summer school in 2020 and 2021 with great success. We will explore more interesting online activities and achieve better organization this year.

In the last 6 years, 135 oversea students from over ten countries and 158 Chinese students have been selected to attend the summer school. Many renowned experts and scholars from world famous universities and institutes, e.g. Harvard University, Northwestern University, The Ohio State University, University of Cambridge, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Osaka University, and Monash University, have been invited to give academic lectures. Besides the academic lectures, the summer school also offered various activities, e.g. Shanghai touring, cultural experience, talent shows, etc.

 1st “Zhi-Hong” ISS-AM in 2016

2nd “Zhi-Hong” ISS-AM in 2017

3rd “Zhi-Hong” ISS-AM in 2018

4th “Zhi-Hong” ISS-AM in 2019

Introduction to SMSE 

MSE program was ranked No. 20 in 2021 QS world university ranking.

MSE program has been consistently remained in national top 5 in last ten years.

MSE program was ranked No. 1 by the Ministry of Education in 2003.

MSE program was authorized as the first-class National Key Discipline in 2007.

MSE program has been listed in world top 1‰ discipline of ESI for 10 years.

Time and Venue

Time: July 3-15, 2022

Venue: Online


1) Online Lectures 

Lectures about advanced functional materials will be given online by distinguished professors from oversea universities and SJTU.

2)  Poster Shows

All participants are required to prepare an academic poster in advance. During summer school, the most popular poster and the best poster will be voted for.

3) Online Trips

Live broadcasts of campus tour, Shanghai city tour, and the research labs affiliated with SMSE at SJTU visits will be arranged.

4) Student Seminars

All participants will be divided into several research groups. Students in each group will work on a topic together and make a final competition with other groups through group presentation. The faculty committee will select the best group and present the “Excellent Team Award” to the group members.

5) Culture Activities

Online culture experiences, such as Chinese cultural activities and cultural festivals.

6)Special Program

Special programs will be interspersed before or after the lectures, including interesting games and enjoyable live shows.

Activity Photos


Graduate and senior undergraduate students who major in Materials Science and Engineering (MSE), or any other majors related to MSE, such as mechanical engineering, physics, and chemical engineering. A total of 50 domestic and oversea participants will be recruited.


For most updated list of confirmed lecturers, please visit the website of “Zhi-Hong” ISS-AM:



Fee and Scholarships

The tuition free will be waived for the online program.

How to Apply

For international students and Chinese students: The applications should be submitted to Ms. Renlei ZHANG by email at (zh_iss@sjtu.edu.cn).

The application materials including:

1) Application form (scan to get a template

2) CV

3) Academic transcripts

4) IELTS/TOEFL/CET6 score certificate or any other certificate showing the competency of English (waived for native English speakers)

5) One-page personal statement

Application deadline: June 15, 2022

Contact Us

Coordinator: Renlei ZHANG

Email: zh_iss@sjtu.edu.cn

Address: Room 400, Xuzuyao Building, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, 800 Dongchuan Road, 200240, Shanghai

800 Dongchuan Road, Minhang District, Shanghai, China Tel: +86-21-3420-3098