报告人：K.M. Liew 教授，香港城市大学
摘要：The development of nanotechnology for engineering applications is still in its infancy; however, the main benefits and barriers allow the utilization of nanotechnology in engineering to be explored. Advances in technology demand new materials with superior combinations of light weight, high performance, affordability, and versatility. This promotes the development of functional nanomaterials which integrate at least one other function beyond the mechanical aspect. Functional nanomaterials can be designed by integrating thermal, electrical, magnetic, optical, mechanical and possibly other functionalities to provide a unique combination of the individual capabilities, and much research efforts have been devoted in recent years to this advancement.
This lecture will explore this important field and highlight its recent developments, challenges and potential applications.
报告人简介：Professor Liew is Chair Professor of Civil Engineering in City University of Hong Kong. He was the Head of Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering from 2011 to 2017 at City University of Hong Kong, a tenured Full Professor at Nanyang Technological University (Singapore), and the Founding Director of Nanyang Center for Supercomputing and Visualization (Singapore). Over his academic career, he has authored/co-authored over 800 SCI journal articles. Professor Liew is listed by the Institute for Scientific Information (ISI) as Highly Cited Researcher in Engineering. His publications have been cited over thirty-thousand times and achieved an h-index of 93 according to Google Scholar. To date, Professor Liew has attracted over US$45 million research and development funds from government funding agencies, industries and higher-learning institutions. He has graduated over 50 PhD students and supervised over 70 Post-doctoral fellows.