Title：Materials Innovation for Better Living
Time: 15:30, February 15th (Wednesday)
Venue: Third floor conference room, South Building（南楼三层会议室）
Host: Prof. Zhiyong Tang (唐智勇研究员)
I will try to share some thoughts about materials science and engineering, where the paradigm of thinking is “microstructure-properties relationship”. The “structure” is an incredibly broad and diverse concept that often empowers one to see the discontinuum within the apparent continuum of materials, to think across different length scales and even different time scales, and sometimes to see the connection between the virtual information-based world and the physical materials-based world. A few examples will be briefly addressed, including microstructural design of graphene-based materials at macroscopic and microscopic materials, leading to altered processability and properties, fluidized electrocatalysts that allows unstable catalysts to deliver stable performance, and repurposing information processing tools for materials processing. On the other hand, materials-training facilitates researchers to discover and new problems in the society. A few examples will be given, such as materials innovations for personal well-being, as well as some materials ideas to enhance our preparedness for future outbreaks of infectious respiratory diseases.