Talent Program

Youth Talent Excellence Program --Atomic Precision Manufacturing Platform (Under Preparation)

Date:2021-07-30 Visitcount : 74

Manufacturing, a major component of national economy, is the foundation for national building, the instrument for national revitalization and the base of a strong nation. Atomic precision manufacturing is at the forefront of mechanical engineering, mechanics, materials, control science and other disciplines and their interdisciplinary studies. As traditional processing theory is no longer capable of guiding the material removal process of ultra-high precision parts at molecular and atomic levels, the steady advancement of new theories, methods and process equipment for atomic cutting processing and measurement characterization in the breadth and depth of manufacturing is the core channel for achieving the goals of “Made in China 2025”.

Taking advantage of the interdisciplinary convergence of Zhejiang University, School of Mechanical Engineering, School of Aeronautics and Astronautics and Center for X-Mechanics are planning to set up Atomic Precision Manufacturing Platform, the first of its kind in China, with academician YANG Huayong as the chief scientist, academician YANG Wei as the advisor and Prof. JU Bingfeng in charge of the operation and management of the platform. With new development philosophy, the platform aims to be a global interdisciplinary sci-tech summit, gathering a cohort of academic masters and young talents and led by manufacturing frontiers and basic advantages.

The platform highlights the R&D of extreme time-space in-situ measurement characterization technology and integrated atomic precision processing-measurement equipment. With the progress of characterization methods seeking ultimate time-space, the platform is aimed at, in basic research, revealing the intrinsic mechanism of atomic precision processing so as to drive engineering manufacturing technology in a continuous flow and the interdisciplinary studies of mechanical engineering, mechanics and materials. Meanwhile, the platform conducts the application of basic research in industry; in particular, the application of advanced nano characterization, positioning and measurement technologies into process equipment R&D for high-efficient large-scale atomic-level manufacturing processes and realization methods, and for major national needs and industrial upgrade of Chinese manufacturing.

Youth Talent Excellence Program

I. Mainly recruit talents in

1. Atomic precision manufacturing of physical limits:  

1.1 Ultra-precision processing technology and processes;

1.2 Micro and nano measurement;

1.3 Atomic precision manufacturing;

1.4 IntelliSense and quality control of manufacturing.


2. Atomic precision characterization measurement:

2.1 Solid mechanics, physical mechanics and computational mechanics (including continuous medium mechanics calculations, molecular dynamics simulations, first principles calculations);

2.2 Materials science, and priorities will be given to the applicants in atomic-scale characterization and testing, including transmission electron microscopy, in situ electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy;

2.3 R & D of precision analysis and testing instruments;

2.4 Micro and nanoelectromechanical system manufacturing.


3. Manufacturing of tissue interface atomic precision:

3.1 Tissue engineering and regenerative medicine;

3.2 Biomaterials;

3.3 Bio-3D printing;

3.4 Micro and nano-scale 3D printing.


II. Application Requirements

1. Have high academic aspirations, innovative spirit, strong research capabilities and a sense of social responsibility;

2. Have a Ph.D. degree awarded by a top university or research institute in China or overseas;

3. Under 35 years old (in principle, but exceptions for age may apply for outstanding candidates);

4. Have solid foundation and deep academic attainments in mechanical engineering, mechanics, physics, materials, biology, microelectronics, electrical engineering, chemistry, etc. Priorities will be given to the applicants with background and experience in interdisciplinary research. 

5. Have the ability to conduct research independently as PI;

6. Have, in principle, at least one centre for post-doctoral studies or two years of work experience.


III. Benefits and support

1. Competitive salary (discussed individually). Those who satisfy the conditions can enjoy the corresponding talent policies of Hangzhou and Xiaoshan District;

2. Successful candidates and their team members will be provided with apartments. Those who satisfy the conditions can enjoy the talent housing policies of the Center;

3. A start-up research fund of RMB 3-5 million yuan for 3 years (with possible continuation);

4. About 100-150 m2 of office and lab space;

5. Access to “one-stop full-range” administrative support and the shared large instruments and equipment of the research platform;

6. Successful candidates who have outstanding research performance and meet the talent requirements of Zhejiang University can be recommended to be employed by Zhejiang University;

7. Successful candidates who meet the criteria for High-level Talents of Hangzhou can be assisted in the children’s enrollment in kindergartens. 


IV. Application documents

1. Attachment: Youth Talent Excellence Program Candidate Application Form.docx

2. Attach any representative academic achievements with the application (e.g journals or conference papers, publications, authorized invention patents, academic reports for conferences, etc.).


The applicant shall send the electronic version of the above materials to hic@zju.edu.cn. The subject and attachment shall be labeled in the format: “Atomic Precision Manufacturing Platform + Youth Talent Excellence Program + Full Name”.


V. Contact information

Contact person: Mr. Wang

Phone number: 0571-80990656

Email address: hic@zju.edu.cn

Address: ZJU-Hangzhou Global Scientific and Technological Innovation Center, No. 733, Jianshe 3rd Road, Xiaoshan District, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province