2006, founding Dean, University of Michigan and Shanghai Jiao Tong University Joint Institute, Shanghai, China. Director, SM Wu Manufacturing Research Center. Co-Director, National Science Foundation-sponsored Industry-University Cooperative Research Center for Intelligent Maintenance Systems, University of Michigan. Advisory or Guest Professor: Shanghai Jiao Tong University; Tsinghua University; Xian Jiao Tong University; Huazhong University of Science and Technology; Jilin University of Technology; Dalian University of Technology; Chinese Academy of Mechanical Engineering Sciences. Member of the External Advisory Board: Ministry of Science and Technology, China; Korea Institute of Machinery and Materials; South Africa's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Strategy. Recipient of numerous awards.