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Academic staff involved

 

Composition of academic staff

The School of Energy and Power Engineering currently has 132 academic staff members, including 28 Professors, 40 associate Professors, 20 of whom are doctoral supervisors, two academician (dual appointment), two people included in national "Millions of Talents Project", one person included in national "Thousands of Talents Project", one “National Model Teacher”, one “Shanghai Outstanding Teacher”, two provincial and ministerial "Cross-century Discipline Leaders", four “Shanghai Shuguang Scholars”, five “Shanghai Pujiang Talent Program” and four “Shanghai Rising-Star Scholars”. The School has established a highly educated research team capable of high-level teaching, and a highly experienced and relatively stable "double-role" teacher team with scientific and reasonable structure in such aspects as titles, ages and education backgrounds, etc. The resumes of all academic staffs for Process Equipment and Control Engineering Program and Renewable Energy Engineering Program are provided in Appendix A1 and Appendix A2, respectively.

 

Process Equipment and Control Engineering Program has currently established a stable and well-constructed academic team, whose disciplines cover chemical engineering, energy engineering, mechanical design and automation, fluid machinery, cryogenic refrigeration and other fields. To date, the program has 51 full-time teachers, including 17 Professors, 18 Associate Professors, 9 Lecturers and 7 Experimental Teaching Staffs. The age distribution of academic staff is: 21 people above 45, 18 people between 36-45, 12 people under 35. 88 percent of academic staffs have doctoral degree.  

 

Teaching and research development of staff

Process Equipment and Control Engineering Program and Renewable Energy Engineering Program have established more than 40 professional courses, not only facing the undergraduates of the two programs, but also the students of School of Mechanical Engineering and School of Environment and Architecture of the University. In recent years, the two programs have established a total of 11 high-quality courses, including one national-level and 10 municipal-level high-quality courses. In recent years, teachers of the two programs have published more than 30 teaching research papers, won 6 provincial and ministerial level teaching awards, and published more than 20 professional textbooks and monographs.

 

Table1 and Table2 list the quality courses and the publication of specialized textbooks and monographs of such two programs as Process Equipment and Control Engineering Program and Renewable Energy Engineering Program.

 

Table 1 Professional High-quality and Key Courses

Number

Name

Level

Person in charge

Approval time

1

Thermal Engineering

High-quality course in Shanghai

LU Mei

2005

2

Combustion

Key course in Shanghai

JIN Jing

2005

3

Heat Transfer

National-level High-quality course

YANG Mo

2007

4

Engineering

Thermodynamics

High-quality course in Shanghai

YU Min

2008

5

Measurement and Control Technology of Power Engineering

High-quality course of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology

CUI Guomin

2008

6

Principles of Refrigeration

High-quality course in Shanghai

ZHANG Hua

2009

7

Principles of Steam Turbine

Key course in Shanghai

WANG Hongguang

2009

8

Principles of Boiler

Key course in Shanghai

YUAN Yichao

2009

9

Refrigeration Compressor

Key course in Shanghai

WU Weidong

2010

10

Pumps and Fans

Key course in Shanghai

LI Chun

2010

11

Principles and Design of

Heat Exchanger

High-quality course in Shanghai

CUI Xiaoyu

2010

12

Engineering Fluid

Mechanics

High-quality course in Shanghai

YANG Ailing

2011

13

Clean Combustion Technology

Key course in Shanghai

JIN Jing

2011

14

Process Principle and Equipment

Key course in Shanghai

SU Wenxian

2011

15

Design of Process Equipment

Key course in Shanghai

SU Wenxian

2013

16

Clean Combustion Technology

High-quality course in Shanghai

JIN Jing

2013

17

Measurement and Control Technology of

Power Engineering

High-quality course in Shanghai

CUI Guomin

2014

18

Air Conditioning Engineering

Key course in Shanghai

LIU Ni

2015

19

Mechanical Strength

and Vibration of Turbine

Key course in Shanghai

WANG Hongguang

2015

20

Fundamentals of New Energy Theory

Key course in Shanghai

CUI Guomin

2015

21

Pumps and Fans

High-quality course in Shanghai

LI Chun

2015

22

Process Principle and Equipment

High-quality course in Shanghai

SU Wenxian

2016

23

Design of Process Equipment

High-quality course in Shanghai

SU Wenxian

2016

 

Table2 Professional Textbooks and Monographs

Number

Name

Publisher

Time

Author

1

Modern Design Methods of Pumps

Shanghai scientific & Technical Publishers

2010.01

LI Chun

2

Design and Analysis of Pressure Vessel Using Direct Method

Chemical Industry Press

2010.01

SU Wenxian, LIU Yinghua, MA Ning

3

Freeze-drying of Pharmaceutical and Food Products

CRC Press

2010.08

HUA Zezhao, LIU Baolin, ZHANG Hua

4

Particle Size Measurement Technology and Applications

Chemical Industry Press

2010.08

CAI Xiaoshu, SU Mingxu, SHEN Jianqi

5

Holography, Research and Technologies

Published by InTech

2011.02

ZHANG Lixin

6

Zeolites in Chemical Engineering

Verlag process Eng Engineering GmbH

2011.06

ZHANG Hua, WU Weidong

7

Computation and Simulation of Modern Continental Sea Wind Turbine

Shanghai scientific & Technical Publishers

2012.01

LI Chun,

YE Zhou, GAO Wei

8

General Machinery Equipment for System Operation and Energy Saving

Machinery Industry Press

2012.05

YU Xiaoming

9

Principle and Design of Vertical Shaft Wind Turbine

Shanghai scientific & Technical Publishers

2013.01

LI Chun,

YE Zhou, GAO Wei

10

Design Principles of Modern Large Wind Turbines

Shanghai scientific & Technical Publishers

2013.01

LI Chun,

YE Zhou, GAO Wei

11

Manufacturing Rules for Pressure Vessel

China Petrochemical Press

2013.05

SU Wenxian

12

Additional Manufacturing Rules for Pressure Vessel

China Petrochemical Press

2013.05

SU Wenxian

13

Manufacturing Rules for High Pressure Vessel

China Petrochemical Press

2013.05

SU Wenxian

14

Shanghai Science and Technology Association Development Report

Shanghai Science and Technology Press

2013.06

YU Xiaoming

15

Construction Technology of Refrigeration and Air  Conditioning

Machinery Industry Press

2013.06

YU Kezhi

16

Engineering Mechanics

Machinery Industry Press

2013.08

LI Kequn

17

Energy Management

China Electric Power Press

2014.07

HUANG Suyi, YAN Jin, GUAN Xin

18

Energy Monitoring and Evaluation

China Electric Power Press

2014.09

HUANG Suyi, YAN Jin, GUAN Xin

19

ASME Specification for Boilers and Pressure Vessels-International Standard Vol. 8-2

-Manufacturing Rules for Pressure Vessel (2015 Edition)

China Petrochemical Press

2016.08

SU Wenxian

20

ASME Specification for Boilers and Pressure Vessels

-International Standard Vol. 8-1

-Manufacturing Rules for Pressure Vessel (2015 Edition)

China Petrochemical Press

2016.08

SU Wenxian

21

ASME Specification for Boilers and Pressure Vessels

-International Standard Vol. 8-3

-Manufacturing Rules for Pressure Vessel (2015 Edition)

China Petrochemical Press

2016.08

SU Wenxian

22

Energy Saving Technology & Case Study

China Electric Power Press

2016.09

GUAN Xin, HUANG Suyi

 

In last five years, teachers of above two programs have completed more than 150 research projects. The list of major research projects is shown in Appendix C. It includes 37 national and provincial/ministerial level scientific research projects funded by the National Natural Science Foundation of China, the Chinese Ministry of Education, the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, and Shanghai Municipal Science and Technology Commission, e.g., three National Science and Technology supported projects, two key projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China, and 15 general projects of National Natural Science Foundation of China.

 

In last five years, staffs of the two programs have obtained more than 50 patents, one second award of “National Science and Technology Progress Award”, and 9 provincial and ministerial level scientific awards, and published more than 700 scientific papers. List of some samples see Appendix T. Teachers have supervised students with more than 350 innovative experimental projects, see Appendix R. Students have participated in “Challenge Cup’, "National University Students Energy Conservation and Emission Reduction Social Practice and Technology Competition", and "China University Students Competition in Process Equipment Practice and Innovation", and won more than 20 national and provincial/ministerial level scientific and technological competition awards, see Appendix O. Undergraduates of the two programs have also applied for and obtained 8 authorized patents as inventors, see Appendix O.

 

Rated workload for Staff

The rated workload of undergraduate teaching for every professional staff in the School is 150 hours per year. Besides essential theoretical teaching, every staff must undertake adequate amount of mentoring, assignment marking and innovation and entrepreneurship guidance for the students. Serving as an academic tutor, and undertaking the scientific innovation guidance for students of the programs to be accredited, are regarded as important references for the promotion of staff.

 

These measures ensure that every student of the programs to be accredited can receive adequate guidance on curricular and extracurricular assignments, which helps them complete the courses required by the Curriculum, acquire the various capabilities required for the programs to be accredited, and achieve the training objectives prescribed in the Curriculum.

 

In order to cultivate students' international communication capability, the programs to be accredited are staffed with many teachers capable of lecturing in English to offer some full-English courses, so as to create excellent professional English learning and communication environment for students.

 

Staff development

 

Relevant training

The USST arranges one-month pre-work training for new teachers every year, in order to enhance the construction of young teacher’s team. Meanwhile, the USST also arranges a three-month comprehensive training program for young teachers of Shanghai Universities, so as to improve their moral integrity and professional skills. The USST has implemented "Young Teacher Mentoring Pilot Scheme", which allocates mentors to those 35-year-old below young staff who are just joining USST and without advanced professional technical positions, so as to promote young teachers to grow rapidly.

 

In order to strengthen the construction of a high level teaching team with "double-role" qualifications and international vision, the School plans to send staffs aged below 45 in the two programs accredited to enterprises for practice for one year, or go abroad for study for one year. The School aims to establish a new integrated mechanism of "double-role”-teachers and engineers. It is regulated that only a lecturer has had at least one year experience of enterprise engineering practice, he/she could be promoted with advanced title. Only a candidate has had one year overseas research experience, he/she could be promoted with professor title.

 

Every professional staff has the opportunity to study abroad. Every year, 2-3 teachers of the programs to be accredited will get funding support from China Scholarship Council (CSC) or Shanghai Municipal Education Commission to get trained and study abroad for 6-12 months. The School encourages staff, especially young teachers to get trained and study abroad, and those staff can receive at least 120,000RMB funding support every year. The USST offers funds and personnel support to encourage staff to study or get trained abroad.

 

Table 3 lists the names of teachers with overseas experience in the programs to be accredited in recent years, and Table 4 lists the names of teachers who cooperated with and got trained in enterprises.


 

Table 3 List of Staff with Overseas Experience in Recent Years.

Number

Name

Country

University/Institutes

Duration

Form of study

1

FAN Fengxian

South Korea

Kyung Hee University

2012.06-2013.02

Visiting scholar

2

HAO Xiaohong

USA

University of Missouri

2014.03-2015.03

Visiting scholar

3

HU Zhuohuan

UK

University of Hull

2009.03-2010.03

Visiting scholar

4

LIU Yefeng

USA

Purdue University

2013.09-2014.09

Visiting scholar

5

SU Lin

USA

Clarkson University NY.USA, Delphi Automotive Air Conditioning Systems Co., Ltd.

1984.09-2012.09

Master, Doctor, Senior Engineer

6

SUN Xiaojing

UK

University of Edinburgh

2004.04-2008.12

Doctor

7

WANG Haimin

Singapore

Nanyang Technological University

2012.08-2013.08

Visiting scholar

8

WANG Qikun

USA

Pennsylvania State University

2016.12-2017.12

Visiting scholar

9

WANG Zhiyun

France

National Academy of Sciences

2012.01-2013.01

Postdoctoral

10

WU Weidong

USA

University of Illinois

2012.08-2013.08

Visiting scholar

11

XIE Yingming

USA

Purdue University

2014.09-2015.09

Visiting scholar

12

YANG Huinan

Germany

University of Duisburg-Essen

2006.11-2012.01

Doctor

13

YE Li

USA

California Institute of Technology

2015.09-2016.09

Visiting scholar

14

ZHANG Guanhua

UK

University of Warwick

2009.02-2013.06

Doctor

15

ZHAO Bingtao

USA

Harvard University

2014.09-2015.09

Visiting scholar

16

ZHAO Ming

USA

University of Missouri

2016.09-2017.09

Visiting scholar

 

Number

Name

City

Company

Start time

End time

1

CHEN Eryun

Shanghai

Shanghai First Pump Works Co., Ltd.

2011.09

2012.09

2

CHEN Liu

Hangzhou

Hangzhou Zhongneng

Steam Turbine Power Co., Ltd.

2017.01

2017.12

3

HU Zhuohuan

Shanghai

Shanghai Huajie Enterprise Development Co., Ltd.

2012.09

2013.08

4

SHENG Jian

Shandong

Air Force of the CPLA Jinan Hangkong Si Zhan Equipment Repair Plant

2015.01

2015.12

5

WANG Haimin

Shanghai

Shanghai Pingan High Pressure Control Valve Co., Ltd.

2011.06

2012.12

6

WANG Zilong

Shanghai

Shanghai Yuanzhi Environmental Science and Technology Co., Ltd.

2016.01

2016.12

7

YANG Fan

Chongqing

Chongqing Chuanshen Metallic New Materials Co., Ltd.

2011.07

2011.12

8

YANG Liang

Nantong

Nantong Feiyu Petroleum Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd.

2017.01

2017.12

9

YU Xiaoming

Shanghai

Shanghai Electric Automation Co., Ltd.

2012.01

2012.04

10

ZHANG Lixin

Zhuji

Zhejiang Jinling Refrigeration Engineering Co., Ltd.

2008.07

2013.06

11

WANG Zhiyuan

Shanghai

Shanghai Bao Ni Chemical Machinery Co., Ltd

2015.01

2015.12

12

YANG Jie

Shanghai

Shanghai Qi Da Heavy Equipment Co., Ltd

2015.07

2015.12

13

LI Zeqiu

Shanghai

Shanghai Hua Yi Equipment Co., Ltd

2016.01

2016.12

14

YE Li

Shanghai

Shanghai Er Hua Jie Mechanical and Electrical Equipment Manufacturing Co., Ltd

2012.01

2014.12

15

SU Wenxian

Shanghai

Shanghai Feng Xian Equipment Vessel Factory

2015.07

2016.06

16

SUN Li

Shanghai

Shanghai Second Textile Machinery Co., Ltd

2013.01

2013.07

Table 4 List of Staff Who Practiced in Enterprises in Recent Years

 

Relevant funding

The USST provides professional teachers with multi-level and multi-form of funding to enhance their professional academic research and teaching capabilities.

 

China Scholarship Council (CSC) or Shanghai Municipal Education Commission and the USST provide funding for professional staff to study abroad. The funding amount is about 150,000 Yuan/person per year, and 2-3 teachers of each program will be subsidized.

 

To facilitate professional teachers to integrate theories and practice, the USST encourages young and middle-aged staff to practice in relevant enterprises or scientific research institutions on a regular basis. The funding amount is 30,000 Yuan/person per year, and 2-3 teachers of each program will be subsidized.

 

The USST provides scientific research start-up funding for staff who just enter the USST, and subsidizes young teachers with doctorate degree 50,000 Yuan/person and teachers with professor title 500,000 Yuan/person.

 

Shanghai Municipal Government has launched "Subsidy Scheme for Training Young Teachers in Shanghai Universities", to subsidize professional young teachers with doctorate degree and outstanding young teachers with master degree to carry out scientific research, and the funding amount is 50,000 Yuan/project.

 

Institutional environment, financial and physical resources

 

USST introduction

The University of Shanghai for Science and Technology (USST) has developed the engineering as a priority with coordinated development in the following disciplines: engineering, natural sciences, economics, management, literature, law, and art. The USST is an applied research and key construction university in Shanghai. Since July 2016, the USST has become a national defence focused university with support from State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defence and Shanghai Municipal Government.

 

The origins of the USST were founded in 1906 as University of Shanghai and in 1907 as German School of Medicine in Shanghai. A hundred years of history as well as its unique and excellent education style is a cradle of a large number of patriotic youth, it also cultivated a large number of academic elite, engineering experts and social leaders. In addition, the USST has trained more than one hundred thousand outstanding professionals for the country and the community; it has a great reputation of China’s Manufacturing Whampoa Military Academy.

 

To date, the USST has a total of 24,900 full-time students, more than 17,700 are undergraduates and more than 7, 200 are postgraduates and more than 400 are degree international students. The current USST consists of 18 schools, 2 education departments, 44 research institutes, 26 research centres and 56 undergraduate degree programs, 6 first-class subject doctoral awarding points, 36 second-class subject doctoral awarding points, 4 postdoctoral research workstations, 22 first-class subject master degree awarding points, 93 second-class subject master degree awarding points, 8 master degree programs, and 18 master of engineering programs. The USST has 1 national key discipline fostered and 22 provincial key disciplines in terms of discipline construction platform. Regarding talent training platform, the USST has 3 national level programs, 6 excellence engineer education and training programs for Ministry of Education, 1 comprehensive program reform point for Ministry of Education, 3 National Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre, 4 National Engineering Education and Practice Centre, 2 National Virtual Simulation Experimental Teaching Centre, 1 National Professional and Technical Personnel Further Education Base and 51 Provincial and Ministerial Level Platforms. Regarding science and technology innovation platform, the USST has 1 National Engineering Research Centre, 1 National Engineering Laboratory, 1 National Quality Supervision and Inspection Centre, 1 National University Science and Technology Park, 1 National Technology Transfer Demonstration Institution and 21 Provincial and Ministerial Level Scientific Research Platforms.

 

The USST vigorously implements “Talent Strengthening University Strategy”, it currently has full-time teachers more than 1,670, of whom more than 640 teachers are professor and associate professor, more than 130 teachers are doctoral supervisor, and more than 900 teachers have doctoral degree. The USST has 8 academicians of the Chinese Academy of Science and Chinese Academy of Engineering (including dual appointment); 10 people received “Special government allowances of the State Council”; 16 people included in national "Thousands of Talents Project"; 2 people included in national “Thousands of Youth Talents Project”; 2 people included in “Yangtze river scholars Distinguished Professor” and 3 people included in “Yangtze river scholars Chair Professor”; 2 members of the Discipline Review Group of the State Council; 6 people included in national "Millions of Talents Project"; 2 people received “The National Natural Science Foundation for Distinguished Young Scholars”; 1 person received “Ten thousand plan –National high level talents special support plan”; and other 82 people received various provincial and ministerial level talent projects. 

 

The USST has long been developed closely with the manufacturing industry, and the following disciplines have long been in leading domestic positions: Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics, Optical Engineering and Management Science and Engineering. Meanwhile, based on the development of medical instrument as well as printing and publishing fields, the USST actively builds biomedical engineering and digital communication disciplines for urgent need for the development of social economy and culture. Accompanied by the development of engineering education, docking national and local development strategy of made-in-China 2025 and Shanghai Global Science and Innovation Centre Construction, the USST established the following cutting edge technology innovation institutions: Terahertz Technology Research Institute, Renewable Energy Technology Research Institute, Modern Medical Devices Research Institute and E - Commerce Development Research Institute; in addition, the USST actively constructs novel interdisciplinary disciplines.

 

The USST focuses on "Engineering, Innovation, Internationalization" with talent training orientation, it is committed to cultivating students with thinking mind and international vision. The USST consistently implements concepts of docking industry, transformation of professional and guiding employment. The USST is the Ministry of Education "excellent engineer education and training program" and “national-level college students' innovation and entrepreneurship training program” university and it is also the National Talent Training Model Innovation Experimental Zone and Shanghai Undergraduate Teaching Teacher Incentive Program Pilot Unit. In 2016, the USST has been selected as the National Innovation Talent Training Demonstration Base. In last three years, students won the World Mind Olympic final champion, first prize for the National University Students Electronic Design Competition, Grand Prize for the National University Students Energy-Saving Social Practice and Science & Technology Competition, first prize for the National University Students Mechanical Engineering Innovation Competition, gold medal for "Youth" China College Students' Entrepreneurship Competition and other awards with more than 1000 events both at home and abroad; 1 students received and 2 students nominated for “National Excellent Hundreds Doctoral Dissertation”. The USST has established the first entrepreneurship experimental class and entrepreneurship management second subject in the country. Meanwhile, as one of the first four accepted points of the Shanghai University Students Science and Technology Venture Fund, the USST cultivated more than 130 projects with a survival rate of nearly 85%; the USST was the first in the country having pure native program achieved ASIIN accreditation in 2013, and another two new native programs were accredited by ASIIN accreditation in 2015, to date a total of 7 programs in USST were accredited by ASIIN international accreditation.

 

The USST vigorously enhances the competitiveness of science & technology and actively serves the national innovation drive strategy with support from Gaofeng and Gaoyuan Discipline Construction by Shanghai government. In last three years, the USST won 2 Second Class Prizes for National Scientific and Technology Progress of China, and 44 provincial and ministerial level science and technology awards; obtained more than 230 national scientific research projects; published more than 40 ESI papers; obtained more than 600 authorized invention patents. In 2011 National University Science and Technology Park Evaluation event, the National University Science and Technology Park of the USST has been evaluated as Grade A (excellent) with sixth place in the whole country. In 2015 National Technology Transfer Demonstration Institutional Evaluation event, the USST Technology Transfer Ltd has been rated outstanding with No. 21 in the whole country and 2nd place in Shanghai. The USST has military research qualification and it actively serves the national defence construction, and the USST won 1 Second Class Prize for the military Scientific and Technology Progress in 2014.

 

The USST focuses on open collaboration, and it has signed comprehensive strategic cooperation agreements with Yangpu District Government of Shanghai, Shanghai Electric Group and No. 8 Research Institute of Aerospace Group in Shanghai, respectively. The USST established “Shanghai Research Institute of Common Technology of Machinery Industry” and “Shanghai Graduate School of Machinery Industry” with Shanghai Industrial Automation Instrumentation Research Institute, Shanghai Power Equipment Complete Design and Research Institute, Shanghai Electric Science Research Institute, Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute, Shanghai Materials Research Institute, Shanghai Electric Tools Research Institute, Shanghai Industrial Boiler Research Institute, and Shanghai Electric Group Central Research Institute etc. The USST established “Yangtze River Delta Higher Engineering Education Alliance” with Nanjing University of Technology and Zhejiang University of Technology. The USST established “Shanghai Institute of Intelligent Manufacturing Engineers” with Shanghai Industrial Automation Instrumentation Research Institute.

 

 The USST is one of the earliest universities in the country to establish international cooperation in running schools, it has founded two Chinese and foreign cooperative colleges which are the Sino-British College and Sino-German College. The Sino-British College was co-founded by the USST and other 9 world - class universities, such as the University of Sheffield, the University of Leeds. In 2006, the College was officially approved by the Ministry of Education of China for mainly implementing undergraduate level education, degree education as well as overseas bachelor degree education, it is also one of few Sino - foreign cooperative university colleges utilized “one to many” mode. Meanwhile, more than 120 universities in more than 20 countries and regions have established international cooperation and academic partnership with the USST, such as USA, UK, Germany, Canada, Japan, Australia, and Ireland. The USST has overseas students more than 1,000 (including degree and non-degree students). The USST vigorously introduced international innovative resources and forces, and actively participated in international scientific research cooperation, established joint laboratory with the State Key Laboratory of Precision Measurement in the UK, established “Sino - German Environmental Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Research Centre” with RWTH Aachen University in Germany, established “USST - Keysight International Joint Laboratory” with Keysight in the USA, and established “Super Network Research (China) Centre” with State University of New York in the USA.

 

The USST upholds school motto as “Integrity, Righteousness, Diligence, Love, Pondering, Learning, Aspiration, and Ambition”, it integrates the motto and the socialist core values and cultivates qualified citizens with knowledge of aspirations. The USST aims to build the University International Cultural Park, to enhance the international vision of students, to show the unique cultural connotation and deep historical background of the USST. The USST has a student development centre, an engineering training centre, a sports centre, a public service centre and a university student leadership research and training base; these facilities comprehensively expand the overall quality of students and provide quality assurance and efficient service for the training of students.

 

Under the guidance of the university goal with achieving high quality undergraduate, striving for first-class discipline and establishing top-five-percent great cause; the USST intends to establish an innovative university that leads the industry to technological progress; the USST focuses on innovation with heritage and development with innovation and it also makes great effort to achieve breakthrough in the following three areas: construction of teaching staff and discipline, quality of talent development and development power of university perspective; it strives to construct the USST as a first-class science and engineering university and a national engineering education demonstration university with notable features.

 

Introduction of School of Energy and Power Engineering

Today, the School of Energy and Power Engineering is one of the most important units in the country, which undertakes talent cultivation in energy and power fields as well as scientific research work. The USST founded the Department of Power Engineering in 1960, established the School of Power Engineering in September 1986, and renamed the School of Power Engineering to the School of Energy and Power Engineering in December 2008.

 

At present the School has 3 undergraduate programs: Energy and Power Engineering, Process Equipment and Control Engineering, and Renewable Energy Engineering. The School recruits 300 undergraduates and more than 250 doctorate and master postgraduates every year. The Renewable Energy Engineering program was established as China's first batch of strategic emerging industry undergraduate program. The Energy and Power Engineering program is the construction site of national-level feature program and the construction point of teaching highlands in Shanghai. In November 2015, the Process Equipment and Control Engineering program passed self-assessment of Shanghai ordinary university undergraduate program which was organized by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission, and obtained outstanding. The School carries out student exchange study program with universities in Germany, the USA, France, Japan, and South Korea, and it sends a portion of outstanding students each year to exchange and study abroad and accepts foreign doctorate, master and undergraduate students to study in the School.

 

The School has the Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics postdoctoral research station and it has authority to award first-class subject doctoral degree in the following disciplines: Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics; it has 6 doctoral awarding points: Thermal Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Power Machinery Engineering, Engineering Thermophysics, Fluid Machinery and Engineering and Chemical Process Machinery; it has 8 master’s degree awarding points, such as Fluid Mechanics and Renewable Energy Engineering; and it also has Power Engineering master’s degree awarding point. As a first-class subject doctoral degree awarding point, Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics is one of the first phase key disciplines in Shanghai; as a second-class subject doctoral degree awarding point, Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering is in the lists of the second phase and third phase key disciplines in Shanghai. Power Machinery Engineering and Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering are also the key disciplines of Shanghai Municipal Education Commission.

 

Today, the School has 8 research institutes, it also has the following teaching and research bases: National Teaching Demonstration Centre of Energy and Power Engineering, Key Laboratory for Application Research of Environmentally Friendly Refrigerant of China Machinery Industry, Sino-US Biogas Oil Research Centre, Multiphase Flow and Measurement Research Centre, and Energy Island Key Technology Test Base.

 

Currently, the School has 132 academic staffs, 125 professional teachers, including more than 100 people with doctoral degree, 28 professors and 40 associate professors. The School has more than 20 people won the following honours: Academician (dual appointment), Young Experts with National Outstanding Contributions, First Batch National Outstanding Teacher, National Millions of Talents Project, National Thousands of Talents Project, Humboldt Scholar, Millions of Talents Project for Chinese Academy of Sciences, Chairman for Chinese Society of Power Engineering, Reviewer for National Natural Science Foundation, Shanghai Thousands of Talents Project, Shanghai Leading Talent Project, Shanghai Excellent Academic Leaders, Shanghai Eastern Scholar, Shanghai Pujiang Talents, Shanghai Shuguang Scholars, Shanghai Rising-Star Scholars, Shanghai Talent Fund Winner, and Fok Ying Tung Foundation Winner. These people have formed a highly educated, high level of teaching, and high level of research team.

 

The School has formed distinctive research features in the following areas: energy-power equipment manufacturing technology, large-scale power station boilers, two-phase flow online measurement and particle measurement, clean combustion, power machinery internal flow law, environment-friendly refrigerant, cryogenic biomedical, freeze-drying of food and medicine, refrigeration and cryogenic device for special purpose, high efficient heat exchangers, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, and micro - and nano-scaled fabrication and application. The School undertook more than 100 projects, including “973 program”, “863 program”, National Science and Technology Support Project, General program and Key Program of National Natural Science Foundation of China. The School also undertook more than 200 provincial and ministerial level projects and more than 600 enterprise projects. The list of some projects in recent years is shown in Appendix C. The School has obtained more than 90 national and provincial & ministerial level prizes, including Second Class Prize for National Scientific and Technology Progress of China, Second Class Prize for National Natural Science Awards, and First Class Prize for Shanghai Technology Invention Awards. Fundamentals of Turbine Gas Dynamics won the Grand Prize for National University Excellent Teaching Materials, and Cryogenic Biomedical Technology won the Second Class Prize for National Teaching Achievement of National Universities. The School also won more than 30 other teaching achievement awards, including National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Nomination Award, Shanghai Excellent Doctoral Dissertation and first class prize for Shanghai Excellent Teaching Materials. The award list of some teachers in recent years is shown in Appendix T.

 

Development process of School of Energy and Power Engineering and related programs is shown in Table 5.

 

Table 5 Development process of School of Energy and Power Engineering and related programs

Time

(Year)

Important signs of development of the School and programs

1960

Department of Energy and Power Engineering was established; the Department had 4 programs: boiler manufacturing, steam turbine manufacturing, machinery factory thermal equipment, automobile manufacturing. Undergraduate admissions began.

1979

Accessed to the right of awarding master’s degree of "Thermal Power Engineering", "Engineering Thermophysics" and "Thermal Turbo machinery".

1980

Accessed to the right of awarding master’s degree of "Fluid Power Engineering", "Fluid Mechanics" and "Refrigeration Engineering".

1984

Accessed to the right of awarding doctoral degree of "Thermal Power Engineering".

1986

Established the School of Power Engineering and the School had 5 programs: Thermal Turbines, Thermal Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Cryogenic Technology, Engineering Thermophysics, and Engineering Mechanics (Fluid Mechanics).

1986

Accessed to the right of awarding doctoral degree of "Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering", "Engineering Thermophysics" and "Power Machinery and Engineering".

1991

Established the postdoctoral research station of "Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics".

1994

The programs in the School were regulated and it had 7 programs: Thermal Turbines, Thermal Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Cryogenic Technology, Engineering Mechanics (Fluid Mechanics), Fluid Machinery and Fluid Engineering, Heating & Ventilation and Air Conditioning Engineering, Freezing and Refrigeration Engineering.

1998

Accessed to the right of awarding doctoral degree of "Fluid Mechanical Engineering" and "Chemical Process Equipment".

1999

According to the program regulation of National Ministry of Education of China, the School established Thermal Energy and Power Engineering, covering 4 directions: Power Mechanical Engineering, Thermal Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineering, and Engineering Thermalphysics.

2003

Added such two undergraduate programs as "Environmental Engineering" and "Process Equipment and Control Engineering".

2004

Heat Transfer was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course.

2006

  • Thermal Energy and Power Engineering program was identified as an implementation program of "National-level University Student Innovation and Entrepreneurship Training Plan";

  • Thermal Engineering was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course.

2007

Heat Transfer was elected as a National High-quality Course.

2008

  • Thermal Engineering teaching team was elected as a Shanghai Municipal-level Teaching Team;

  • Engineering Thermodynamics was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course;

  • Energy and Power Experimental Teaching Centre was identified by Ministry of Finance as "Phase III of central and local governments jointly-built project";

  • Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Program was elected as a National-level Characteristic Program and identified as an Education Highland by Shanghai Municipal Education Commission;

  • The School of Power Engineering was renamed as the School of Energy and Power Engineering.

2009

  • Thermal Engineering teaching team was elected as a National-level Teaching Team;

  • Principles of Refrigeration and Equipment was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course;

  • "Environment-friendly Refrigerant laboratory" was elected by China Machinery Industry Federation as "Key Laboratory in Machinery Industry".

2010

  • Added Renewable Energy Engineering Program;

  • Energy and Power Experimental Teaching Centre was elected by Chinese Ministry of Education as a National-level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre;

  • Principles and Design of Heat Exchanger was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course.

     2012

  • According to undergraduate programs, the School set up 3 undergraduate teaching departments: Department of Energy and Power Engineering, Department of Process Equipment and Control Engineering, and Department of Renewable Energy Engineering;

  • The School was identified as National-level Engineering Practice Education Centre;

  • Engineering Fluid Mechanics was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course.

2013

  • Clean Combustion Technology was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course;

  • According to the requirements of Chinese Ministry of Education, Thermal Energy and Power Engineering Program was renamed to Energy and Power Engineering Program.

2014

Measurement and Control Technology of Power Engineering was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course.

2015

  • Energy and Power Engineering Program passed ASIIN international accreditation;

  • Pumps and Fans was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course.

2016

Process Principle and Equipment was elected as a Shanghai High-quality Course.

 

 

Laboratories

Laboratory management institution: USST Laboratory Management and Service Centre is an administrative institution directly led by the University. Under the direct leadership of the principal in charge, such Centre is responsible for the planning and construction of all laboratories of the USST, the purchase and operation management of teaching, research equipment and so on, and the organization of experimental teaching of the USST.

 

Laboratory safety management: The USST attaches great importance to laboratory safety, and has taken a series of measures to strengthen laboratory safety awareness of all staff and students of the USST. On the basis of "Higher Education Institutions Laboratory Work Specifications", the USST has formulated safety operation specifications for the laboratories of each program, including: " Regulations for Laboratory Operation of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology ", "Administrative Measures for Laboratory Settings of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology", "Post Responsibilities of Laboratory Staff in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology ", "Regulations on Opening of Laboratories in University of Shanghai for Science and Technology", "Operational Safety Regulations on Laboratories of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology", "Safety Administrative Measures on the Dangerous Chemicals in Laboratories of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology", "Interim Provisions on Recycling of Chemical Wastes in Laboratories of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology", and "Safety Administrative Measures on the Special Equipment in Laboratories of University of Shanghai for Science and Technology".

 

Laboratory safety education: The notice on "safety education, training and examinations" will be complied into freshmen instructions and be sent to students together with admission notice by Admission Office of the USST. Freshmen are required to complete and pass safety education test on line before registration. The students are required to complete laboratory safety education training and test before entering relevant laboratory, and those who fail the safety test are not allowed to enter relevant laboratory.

 

The USST has established a Public Experimental Centre, Metalworking Practice and Basic Experiments (such as physical experiment, chemistry experiment and electrical and electronic experiments) are both conducted in this centre. Professional basic experiments and professional experiments are conducted at the Energy and Power Engineering Experimental Centre which was set up by the School.

 

For more information about the laboratories related to the two programs in the School of Energy and Power Engineering, please refer to Appendix H.

 

1) Subject base laboratories

Laboratory for Measurement of Fundamental Parameters in Engineering Thermodynamics

Including the following experiments for measurement of basic parameters of thermal engineering: calibration experiments for orifice, electromagnetic, rotor, and turbine flow meters; flow measurements with orifice flow meter, electromagnetic flow meter, rotor flow meter and turbine flow meter; measurement and calibration experiments for thermocouple and thermal resistance; and Pitot tube adjustment experiment.

 

Laboratory for Engineering Fluid Mechanics

Including 10 Fluid Mechanics related experiments: demonstration experiment of wall-hold type self-circulation flow, experiment for constant flow energy equation of incompressible fluid, experiment of Reynolds law verification, momentum theory measurement experiment, static pressure measurement experiment, turbulence pressure measurement experiment, aerodynamic experiment, cavitation pressure measurement experiment, fluid water strike experiment, and fluid resistance measurement.

 

Thermal Engineering Laboratory

Including 6 experiments: measurement of relationship between pressure and temperature of saturated water vapor, experimental study on flow characteristics of nozzle, measurement of specific heat of gas at constant pressure, process experiment for cycling air conditioning, performance test for compressor, and measurement of refrigeration cycle performance coefficient.

 

Combustion Laboratory

Including 6 experiments: experiments of fuel element analysis, measurement of calorific value of coal, industrial analysis of coal, measurement experiment of normal radial velocity of flame propagation with Bunsen burner method, daily operation procedure experiment for semi-automatic hydrocarbon instrument, and measurement of ash melting point for coal.

 

Laboratory for Measurement and Control Technology in Power Engineering

Including 6 experiments: signal acquisition and spectrum analysis, piston gauge calibration, optical infrared temperature measurement, rotating speed measurement, PID tuning experiment of liquid level in upper water tank and water temperature in boiler liner, temperature measurement and control experiment.

 

Laboratory for Virtual Simulation in Energy and Power Engineering

Including 5 series of virtual simulation experiments: system cognitive experiments for energy and power, virtual design experiments for distributed energy system, virtual design experiments for micro-gas turbine, system detection and control experiments for energy and power, and virtual manufacturing experiments for power equipment.

 

2) Professional comprehensive laboratories

Laboratory for Process Theory and Control Engineering

Including 8 experiments: constant pressure filtration experiment, measurement of liquid phase mass transfer coefficient in packed tower, experiment of sieve plate distillation tower, experiment of drying process, extraction experiment of turntable tower, performance test of different type dividing wall heat exchanger, flow distribution experiment of parallel pipe group, and integrated heat transfer performance experiment.

 

Process Equipment Laboratory

Including 3 experiments: experiment of stress test, experiment of external pressure instability and experiment of high pressure blasting.

 

Renewable Energy Engineering Laboratory

Including 8 experiments: experiment of solar photovoltaic power generation, wind solar hybrid power generation experiment, synthetic experiments of natural gas hydrate, performance test of solar photovoltaic cells, effects of irradiance on the solar cell characteristics, performance test of wind power generation, determination of the relation between gas production and current in distilled water electrolysis, performance test of hydrogen fuel cell.

 

Turbine Machinery Laboratory

Including 9 experiments: fan performance test experiment, measurement of the natural frequency of blade, characteristic test of plane cascade angle of attack, demonstration experiments of thermal power plant system and main equipment model, centrifugal compressor experiment, spectrum analysis for noise test, performance experiment for gas turbine power generation system, micro steam turbine power generation experiment, and single span rotor critical speed measurement.

 

Process Technology Laboratory

Including 6 experiments: material surface processing, testing of materials surface properties, blade profile processing, equipment design and processing, equipment performance testing, and parts assembly process.

 

Disciplinary research platform

The disciplines related to Process Equipment and Control Engineering Program and Renewable Energy Engineering Program cover basic scientific problems of energy and power and key manufacturing technology of energy power equipment. These two programs mainly investigate the basic laws of energy conversion and transmission, energy clean and efficient and advanced energy equipment, etc. In addition, these two programs have formed a distinctive research feature in the following areas: process and energy power equipment manufacturing technology, fluid multiphase flow and heat transfer, measurement of power engineering, clean combustion and contaminant control, refrigeration and cryogenic device for special purpose, high efficient heat exchangers, computational fluid dynamics and heat transfer, and renewable energy materials.

 

Above two programs have established multiple national and provincial & ministerial level scientific research and teaching platforms, including the following teaching and research bases: Shanghai key Laboratory for “Multiphase Flow and Heat Transfer of Power Engineering”, Key Laboratory for “Application Research of Environmentally Friendly Refrigerants” of China Machinery Industry, Key Laboratory for “Control of Coal Contaminants” of China Machinery Industry, Energy Island Key Technology Test Base, National-level Experimental Teaching Demonstration Centre of Energy and Power Engineering, Sino-US Biogas Oil Research Centre, Multiphase Flow and Measurement Research Centre, etc.

 

  • School of Energy and Power Engineering has the following degree awarding points:

  • One first-class discipline doctoral awarding point: Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics;

  • Six second-class discipline doctoral awarding points: Thermal Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Power Machinery and Engineering, Engineering Thermophysics, Fluid Machinery and Engineering, and Chemical Process Machinery;

  • One first-class discipline master’s degree awarding point: Power Engineering and Engineering Thermophysics;

  • Eight second-class discipline master’s degree awarding points: Thermal Power Engineering, Refrigeration and Cryogenic Engineering, Power Machinery and Engineering, Engineering Thermophysics, Fluid Machinery and Engineering, Chemical Process Machinery, Fluid Mechanics, and Renewable Energy Engineering;

  • Three undergraduate programs (BA): Energy and Power Engineering, Renewable Energy Engineering, and Process Equipment and Control Engineering.

  • Research facilities of School of Energy and Power Engineering (including some large-scale equipment):

  • Fan comprehensive performance test rig, mechanical vibration noise testing platform, test wind tunnel, centrifugal compressor, air compressor; noise modal analysis system, sound intensity meter, seven-hole probe and bracket;

  • Multiphase flow field image test system, laser video image analyzer system, high-speed digital camera system, laser holographic platform, particle image measuring instrument (PIV), micro-CT instrument, atomic force microscopy, multi-functional solid pulse laser;

  • Refrigeration system test platform, refrigeration system tester, small refrigeration compressor, lithium bromide absorption chiller, carbon dioxide compressor cooling system, high-speed digital recorder, small cold store, liquid nitrogen machine, nitrogen purification device, colour transmissive density meter, high pressure homogenizer;

  • Heat exchanger performance testing platform, forced convection test bench, high temperature furnace, thermal gravimetric analyzer, thermal infrared imager, combustion experiment platform, burner, speed coal analyzer, carbon flue gas analyzer, C-H-O tester, sulfur analyzer, ion chromatographic analyzer, gas chromatograph, nano properties measurement and control system;

  • Steam power equipment, gas turbine experimental platform, gas turbine, gas turbine combustor, gas turbine power meter;

  • Solar photovoltaic generator experimental bench, performance test bench of hydrogen fuel cell, and fabrication of biodiesel experimental bench. 

 

The list of large equipment established and purchased in recent years is shown in Appendix G.

  • Main research direction of School of Energy and Power Engineering includes:

  • Power Machinery and Engineering

  • Fluid Machinery and Engineering

  • Fluid Mechanics

  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technology

  • Cryogenic Technology

  • Thermal System Optimization

  • Heat Exchanger and Heat Transfer Enhancement

  • Modern Thermal Testing Technology

  • Boiler Equipment and Clean Combustion

  • Pollution Control and Environmental Monitoring

  • Energy Utilization and Energy-saving Technology

  • Renewable Energy Application Engineering

  • Renewable Energy System integration

  • Pressure Bearing Equipment and Piping Design

  • Structural Strength and Safety

 

International exchange and collaboration platform

The School has established close scientific research cooperation relationship with many famous universities at home and abroad. Every year, the School sends a portion of outstanding undergraduates to exchange and study in famous universities abroad, such as University of Fukui, Brandenburg University of Technology, University of Rouen and other well-known foreign universities, and recommends outstanding graduates to pursue master degree at the universities abroad.

 

Currently, the School has established students exchange relationship and international conference mechanism among the USST, Pukyong National University and Fukui University. The School has established inter-university agreement which includes mutual exchange of students and mutual recognition of credits with Brandenburg University of Technology, and University of Rouen. In addition, the School has signed agreements on such projects as 3 +1 +1 accelerated bachelor-master joint degree project between School of Energy and Power Engineering of the USST and Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, and the summer exchange project between School of Energy and Power Engineering of USST and University of Tartu.

 

The number of undergraduates who studied as exchange students in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 is respectively 6, 2, 9, 4 and 5.

 

In addition, through scientific research projects from teachers as well as the cooperation with IAESTE China, students are enabled to participate in a number of projects cooperated with foreign universities and companies, such as University of Missouri, Gliwice University of Technology, GE Globe Research Centre, Carrier, Hitachi and Panasonic, etc.

 

Enterprise practice platform

Through various forms of cooperation such as “academician workstation”, “cooperation base among enterprises-university-research institute”, etc, this program has established long-term cooperation with 16 large and medium-sized enterprises such as Baosteel Group, Haier Group, Shanghai Electric, Shanghai Huayi Group, Shanghai Yanya Refrigeration Equipment Co., Ltd., Shanghai Boiler Co., Ltd., Shanghai Zhabei Power Plant, Shanghai Si Fang Boiler Works Plant, Shanghai Blower Plant, Shanghai Turbine Co., Ltd., etc. The School have one national-level engineering practice education centre, one national-level model innovation pilot area for personnel training and one national university science park; These resources are the off-university practice education bases of the programs to be accredited, which enable students to fully accept good engineering practice and training and improve their capability in handling practical problems, and thus achieve the teaching objective of enhancing comprehensive competence; these resources can fully meet the needs of internship and practice for students.

 

Libraries and information resources platform

1) Libraries, reference materials and media supply

Currently, the USST libraries include the main library on 516 Jungong Road Campus, and five sub-libraries at 1100 Jungong Road Campus, Jungong Road South Campus and Fuxing Road Campus (Sino-British College). The total floor area of the main library is 19,000 square meters, including seven differently functional reading rooms. The main library has set up seven departments such as office, editorial, circulation, periodicals, information, technical services, and reference reading, which can provide such services as borrow and return, reference and reading, literature information retrieval, sci-tech novelty retrieval commission, document delivery, document copying, etc, and also open “scientific literature search and utilization” workshop for undergraduates and “literature information retrieval and academic writing” course for postgraduates. There are more than 190 computers in the electronic reading room, which can provide such services as bibliographic query, electronic literature database retrieval and internet information retrieval for readers. In the main library, there are abundant books, journals, information, digital resources and information resource retrieving tools which can meet the teaching and scientific research needs of every program, as well as sound book circulation, electronic reading, reference, audio-visual materials, literature replication service system, etc. based on computer network.

 

In order to accelerate the construction pace of modern library, we maintain the traditional characteristics, and strengthen the construction of new professional books and journals, as well as increase the network construction of library and the purchase intensity of e-literature resources year by year. Especially since the implementation of connotation construction “085” Project for Shanghai Higher Education in 2012, the construction cost of library resources is increasing, and the construction of digital document resources will also enter the rapid growth period. As of February 2016, the library website provides a variety of digital literature links of nearly 100, of which 74 full-text databases, 16 bibliography abstract index databases, and 10 various video databases. Moreover, our university library also self-built a “University Master and Doctoral Theses Database”. In order to facilitate the readers to search data, the library divides the digital literature resources into 10 categories: unified search platform, Chinese journals full text database, foreign journals full text database, title and abstract index database, e-books, dissertations, conference papers, standards and patents, English and finance, teaching resources, and video resources. Besides these categories, the library also provides two kinds of free resource access: open access & pre-printed documents and trial database. The library is also, like commercial digital resources for these free digital document resources, arranges specified librarians to be responsible for daily management and answering questions from users. In the “Library Newsletter of the USST”, it also frequently published a number of user manuals for free digital resources. In recent years’ dream of becoming a “World Library”, the USST library has been transformed from a traditional library to a complex and open library with breaking time and space limit.

 

By December of 2015, the USST libraries have the following collections:

  • 118318 bound volumes of periodicals in Chinese and foreign languages

  • More than 964 kinds of current Chinese periodicals

  • 57 kinds of foreign periodicals

  • 104 kinds of newspapers

  • Nearly 1.48 million bound volumes of paper books

  • 7.49 million kinds of electronic books

  • 32 foreign electronic databases

  • 15 Chinese electronic databases

  • 10 video databases

  • 1 self-built database of master and doctoral thesis of the University

  • 10,414 kinds and 35,782 pieces of CDs attached with books

  • Literature languages include Chinese, English, French, German, Russian and Japanese.

These books and materials generally can meet the needs of teaching and scientific research for related programs. 

 

2) Information resources platform

The University has established a teaching information platform system, through which students can select courses, evaluate teaching quality, and search course evaluation results. Through this platform, teachers can publish teaching calendar, get access to student information, and conduct examination score management. The platform features powerful and easy-to-use, and is the main platform to carry out teaching management. In early 2008, USST "course centre" website was built up and put into service. After more than nine years of construction and operation as well as twice version upgrade, this website has become an important platform of independent self-study for students. At present, all course resources of the two programs to be accredited have been put on this website. The information technology and network environment platform provided by this website can facilitate teachers to transform their teaching ideas and education concepts, and promote them to promptly update teaching contents and constantly improve teaching means, so as to promote the mutual exchange between teachers and students, between teachers and between students, improve students’ ability and interest in independent learning and research learning, and create the conditions for training more and better innovative talents.

 

The experimental course network management platform has been established that enables students to book experiments online at any time. Through this platform, students can independently determine experiment time, experiment instructor and experiment content, look up experiment content, download experimental guidance data, upload experiment reports, and look up teachers marking and experiment course score. Teachers can, through this platform, get access to student information, mark reports, and conduct examination score management, etc. This platform is the main platform of experimental teaching management for the programs to be accredited.

 

Every program has its own bachelor thesis management information platform, through which, teachers can publish bachelor thesis topics, and students can freely select the topics they are interested in. The system can monitor bachelor thesis quality, and achieve full-process management from bachelor thesis mid-period inspection to graduation thesis defense.

 

3) Other information resources

The USST has a computer centre at Jungong Road Campus, which has a total of 16 computer rooms and 704 computers connected to Internet, realizing information sharing.

 

The computer centre currently has 1036 experimental computers, more than 10 servers, and nearly 80 sets of network equipment, which are under management of School of Optical-Electrical and Computer Engineering. These facilities are open to 15 schools, 2 teaching departments, 55 undergraduate programs, 22 further education programs, more than 15,600 undergraduates, and more than 6,600 students of Evening University. At present, the basic tasks undertaken by the computer centre are described as follows:

  • Provide computing experiment facility for computer and related courses of the USST;

  • Provide computing voice experiment facility for public foreign language and related courses of the USST;

  • Provide computing experiment and design facility for information science and technology related courses;

  • Provide exam facility for national and municipal level computer grade examinations and other exams;

  • Undertake free computing task for off-class students of the USST. 

 

The computer centre laboratory can be divided into three categories: open laboratory, special laboratory, and functional laboratory. Open laboratory consists of public computer lab and self-help computer laboratory, it uses an online reservation system and is open to teachers and students of the USST; special laboratory consists of computer discipline laboratory, language teaching laboratory, and computer assembly & maintenance laboratory, it is open to specific discipline and specific teachers & students; functional laboratory was established as computer exam room, computer experiment of new technology research room, and computer examination technology laboratory for completing specific tasks and innovative experimental teaching research.

 

The computer centre serves more than 200 courses, and provides computer facility for more than five hundred thousand hours and approximate three hundred thousand people on an average basis ever year. 

 

The minimum PC configuration is CPU Intel Core i3, dominant frequency 2.4G, memory 4G, discrete graphics card, 500G hard drive and 17-inch LCD monitor.

  • Advanced PC configuration is CPU I5 750, dominant frequency 2.67G, memory 4G, discrete graphics card, 500G hard drive and 19-inch LCD monitor.

  • Laboratory computer network speed is up to 1000M.

  • Computers are equipped with Windows systems which can adapt to different software platforms.

  • 50% of the laboratories are equipped with multimedia equipment, projectors and wireless microphones, and 100% of the computers are equipped with multimedia educational software.

 

The number of computers and the opening hours.

  • Jungong Road Campus computer centre has a total of 16 rooms (401-410 and 501-510) and 704 computers.

  • Opening hours: 8:00-22:00 each day.

 

Accessibility facilities:

  • All offices, laboratories, lecture halls and libraries on Campus have achieved full wireless network coverage;

  • Computers in computer labs are updated annually according to actual needs, in order to meet the advanced needs;

  • Network and virtual reality technology can help to carry out remote operation of high-end computer-aided equipment easily;

  • All newly-built laboratories, classrooms, office buildings, etc. are equipped with accessibility facilities, to enable physically handicapped students to get access to these teaching sites smoothly.

 

Teaching and office facilities

The School of Energy and Power Engineering has a comprehensive teaching building for undergraduate education, and currently has five dedicated experiment teaching and office buildings which consist of a total of 254 rooms, totalling 11,409 square meters, used to meet the needs of teaching, scientific research, foreign exchange and cooperation, and the needs of service and office space for teachers. In addition, the School has five small meeting rooms (201, 202 and 203 in the first office building, and 108 and 313 in the second office building), used for carrying out seminars and academic reports by visiting scholars. Professional laboratories are open to the students of the programs to be accredited, used for independent academic study and experimental research of students.

 

For the information of teacher office space, please refer to Appendix Q.

 

Other external cooperation

The School of Energy and Power Engineering has many teachers who have studied abroad and received overseas training, and has maintained close contact with foreign high-level universities, including University of Stuttgart, Cottbus University of Technology, Technical University of Munich, University of Tokyo, Gunma University, Fukui University, Pukyong National University, University of Rouen, and University of Montreal, etc. In addition, the School has established scientific research cooperation with EDF, GE, etc.; what’s more, the School has established undergraduate exchange projects with many universities in Germany, France, Japan, South Korea, etc., and has sent more than 100 undergraduates and more than 30 postgraduates to study abroad, laying a good foundation for international cooperation.

 

The USST has signed long-term cooperation agreements with domestic famous universities and research institutions such as Tsinghua University, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Tongji University, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Harbin Institute of Technology and Chinese Academy of Sciences, to carry out cooperation and exchange. In addition, the University has established corresponding cooperation mechanism, achieved inter-university exam-exemption postgraduate recommendation and exchange of visiting scholars, and made active exploration in such aspects as mutual recognition of credits, exchange of university students, principal communication and distant education resource sharing, etc. Furthermore, the USST has also cooperated with enterprises and research institutes to give full play to the resources advantages of the University, enterprises and research institutions. Under the collaborative support of government and financial institutions, the USST has carried out technical development, and production-university-research collaborative innovation. The USST has established "Shanghai Research Institute of Machinery Industry Common Technology" jointly with Shanghai Electric Group Central Research Institute, Shanghai Institute of Process Automation Instrumentation, Shanghai Power Equipment Research Institute, Shanghai Electric Apparatus Research Institute, Shanghai Electric Cable Research Institute, Shanghai Institute of Materials Science, Shanghai Industrial Boiler Research Institute, to carry out collaborative innovation research on mechanical similarities. In addition, the School has carried out cooperation with the collaborative institutions in such aspects as teaching staff construction, personnel training, off-campus practice base construction, etc. The list of off - campus cooperation bases is shown in Appendix P.

 

Investment in last four years

The participated programs for accreditation have enough teaching funding to meet routine teaching and program development needs. In last four years, RMB 40 million Yuan has been invested for laboratory construction, and RMB 2 million Yuan has been invested in course construction and university students innovation projects.

 

In last four years, the funding of the School of Energy and Power Engineering for scientific research and purchase of equipment increased year by year. In 2016, RMB 8 million Yuan was invested and the research funding in that year reached RMB 50 million Yuan. The School has established teaching research and innovation team, members of which may enjoy performance pay.

 

The capital investment for large equipment in recent years, please refer to Appendix G.

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