Since 2009, the University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) in China have collaborated on a number of research projects that address challenges and opportunities in energy, biomedicine, nanotechnology and data science.
In the latest round of annual grant awards, five research teams are sharing $1 million to study air quality, galaxy clusters, lightweight metals, financial trading, and renewable energy, all from a data-intensive perspective.
In 2016, four research teams shared $800,000 in awards to study depression, electric vehicles, urban green space and bone cancer.
The program funds projects that have commercial potential and are likely to attract follow-on research funding from the U.S. and Chinese governments, as well as industry.
More information on the funded projects described below is available by clicking on the image or description.