IDIC Management Team

NameOfficeJob Title
Professor Alain Chong Trent 408 Director of IDIC
Dr Dave Towey PMB419 Deputy Director of IDIC
Dr Jun He PMB329 Deputy Director of IDIC
Ms Jessica Wang Trent 341


Tel: +86 (0)574 8818 0000 Ext.6440


Welcome Message



Professor Alain Chong

Director of IDIC
Welcome to the International Doctoral Innovation Centre (IDIC)! IDIC is an innovative PhD programme where students spend part of their PhD trainings in University of Nottingham’s UK campus, and conducts their multi-disciplinary research in the areas of Digital Technologies and Energy with the supervisions from faculty members from both the China and UK campuses. IDIC students tackle research questions that have both theoretical and practical impacts, and this is demonstrated by their publications in top journals, as well as obtaining jobs in universities, research institutes and industry. I look forward to meeting you and I wish you all the success in your studies.



Dr Dave Towey

Deputy Director of IDIC
Welcome to our IDIC Web space. The IDIC PhD programme is a very prestigious and innovative one, with a first year spent in the UK campus, preparing you for your following three years at Ningbo. While at Ningbo, you are paired with a supervision team, often including academics from both the Ningbo and UK campus, who work with you throughout your PhD period, helping to bring out the best in you and your research. In addition to the supervisors, we have a leadership and support team who are always ready to listen to your concerns and ideas, and are eager to help provide the best PhD experience possible for you. Best of luck to you in your research!



Dr Jun He

Deputy Director of IDIC
Welcome to the International Doctoral Innovation Centre (IDIC). IDIC hosts a large group of science, engineering, and social science researchers at UNNC, fully supports the teaching and learning (T&L) of talented graduate students applying innovative T&L techniques, encourages researchers to collaborate closely with a wide range of leading companies and research centres at home and abroad. IDIC is a diverse and exciting graduate student community. The graduate students here are not only involved in excellent academic discipline-based training, but also being equipped with core competencies that are at the heart of graduate education and can be applied to multiple career paths. We have high expectations for you, and provide every support and opportunity we can through your departments, research groups and institutes, which bring together expertise in energy and digital technologies strands from UNNC and UNUK to train and help you become scientists and engineers for the future.