学术论坛报告:Prof. Zuankai Wang——Nature-inspired innovations for engineering novel mechanical systems

发布者:机械工程学院发布时间:2018-05-02浏览次数:211

本期学术论坛由City University of Hong KongProf. Zuankai Wang主讲

题目:Nature-inspired innovations for engineering novel mechanical systems

报告人:Dr. Zuankai  Wang, Associate Professor

时间: 201854日,上午10:00-11:00

地点:机械楼南高厅

  

报告摘要:

Billions of years ofevolution have endowed the biological world with exquisite functionalities.Historically, many leaps in human civilization are propelled by drawing cluesfrom nature, from the invention of the aircraft to the Shinkansen train, andfrom the development of nacre-inspired super strong materials to medicalrobotics. Over the past decade, learning from nature has led to new paradigmsin developing robust mechanical systems with a high level of sophistication andfunctionalities.

  

In this talk, I will first discuss our recentprogress in exploiting bio-inspired structures to fundamentally change thesolid-liquid or solid-solid interactions for a wide range of mechanicalrelevant applications such as thermal management, anti-icing, oil/waterseparation, anti-fouling and switchable adhesion. Finally I will discuss my ownperspectives on how to catalyze new discoveries and to foster technologicaladoption to move this exciting area forward.

  

报告人简介:

Dr. Zuankai Wang is currently an associate professor in the Department ofMechanical and Biomedical Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong. Hewas awarded the Changjiang Chair Professor by Ministry of Education of China in2016. He earned his Ph. D. degree in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospaceand Nuclear Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008. Dr. Wang hasreceived many awards including the 2017 Outstanding Research Award (Senior) andPresident’s Award at the City University of Hong Kong (2017, 2016), OutstandingYouth Award conferred by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (2016),OSA Young Scientist Award (2016), Chinese Government Outstanding Self-FinancedStudents Abroad Award (2007), and Materials Research Society (MRS)Graduate Student Silver Award (2007 Fall Meeting, Boston). His work on theinvention of the most water repellent surface has been included in the GuinnessBook of World Records. The Ph.D. students he supervised have won a number of prestigiousawards including Young 1000 Talent Plan (2017, two PHD graduates), MRS GraduateStudent Gold Award (2016 Fall Meeting, only two winners from China), HiwinDoctoral Dissertation Award (2016), Hong Kong Young Scientist Award (2015), andMRS Graduate Student Silver Award (2015 Spring Meeting, only two winners fromChina)

  

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