报告题目：World of Materials Research in MSE @ Georgia
报告人：Prof.Naresh Thadhani, Dean, School of Materials Science & Engineering @ Georgia Tech, USA
Dr. Thadhani is Professor and Associate Chair in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He also holds a joint appointment in the Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering. He earned his Ph.D. from New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology in 1984. His research focuses on studies of shock-induced physical, chemical, and mechanical changes for processing of novel materials and for probing the deformation and fracture response of metals, ceramics, polymers, and composites, subjected to high-rate impact loading conditions.
The School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at the Georgia Institute of Technology (GT), is one of the largest materials programs in the United States in terms of faculty (FTE) numbers and diverse research expertise of faculty focusing on all classes and forms of materials, including metals, ceramics, polymers, fibers, composites, nanostructures, and bio-enabled/biomimetic materials. In this presentation, I will first provide the highlights of the MSE program at GT, including the profile of our faculty and undergraduate and graduate students. I will then describe the MSE graduate program and the requirements for admission as well as details of the curriculum. Finally, I will describe a snap shot of examples of research of our faculty that spans all classes of materials.
报告题目：Nanogenerators for Self-Powered Systems and Piezotronics for Smart Devices
Dr. Zhong Lin (ZL) Wang is the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering, Regents'Professor, Engineering Distinguished Professor and Director, Center for Nanostructure Characterization, at Georgia Tech. Dr. Wang is a foreign member of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, member of European Academy of Sciences, fellow of American Physical Society, AAAS, Microscopy Society of America and Materials Research Society. He has received the 2001 S.T. Li prize for Outstanding Contribution in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
Developing wireless nanodevices and nanosystems is of critical importance for sensing, medical science, environmental/infrastructure monitoring, defense technology and even personal electronics. Nanogenerators (NGs) have been developed based on piezoelectric, trioboelectric and pyroelectric effects, aiming at building selfsufficient power sources for mico/nano-systems. The output of the nanogenerators now is high enough to drive a wireless sensor system and charge a battery for a cell phone, and they are becoming a vital technology for sustainable, independent and maintenance free operation of micro/nano-systems and mobile/portable electronics. This talk will focus on the updated progress in NGs.