A delegation from the US Department of Energy (DOE) visited ShanghaiTech University on June 21st. Dr. Cherry Murray, Director of the Office of Science, led the delegation, accompanied by Dr. Harriet Kung, Associate Director of Basic Energy Sciences; Dr. James Van Dam, Research Division Director of Fusion Energy Sciences; Dr. James Siegrist, Associate Director of High Energy Physics; Dr. Timothy Hallman, Associate Director of Nuclear Physics; Dr. Sharlene Weatherwax, Associate Director of Biological & Environmental Research and representatives from DOE International Programs.
President of ShanghaiTech Dr. Jiang Mianheng and Vice Provost and Director of Human Resources Dr. Jiang Ge attended the meeting. President Jiang extended a warm welcome to the delegation and introduced the university’s vison and latest developments. The DOE delegates discussed student admission, faculty recruitment and liberal arts education. The two sides exchanged views on issues of mutual interest such as climate change and nuclear energy and explored possible cooperation opportunities.
After the meeting, DOE delegates had a tour of the new campus and visited the Shanghai Synchrotron Radiation Facility. Dr. Cherry Murray experienced image-based 3D reconstruction in ShanghaiTech University’s VR lab and was presented with a 3D-printed statue as a gift.
Prior to becoming Director of the Department of Energy’s Office of Science, Cherry A. Murray served as dean of Harvard University’s Paulson School from July 1, 2009 until December 31, 2014. She also holds the Benjamin Pierce Professorship of Technology and Public Policy.Previously, Dr. Murray served as principal associate director for science and technology at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in Livermore, California. Before joining Lawrence Livermore in 2004, Murray had a long and distinguished career at the famed Bell Laboratories.