报告人：Professor Puxian Gao，University of Connecticut
报告题目：Scalable 3-D Nanostructure Integration and Manufacturing:A Nanomaterials Roadmap toward Ultrahigh Efficiency, Robustness, and Multi-functionality
报告时间: 2017年7月24日下午15:00-16:30 PM
Abstract: Three-dimensional (3-D) integration of nanostructures or nanostructure arrays into applicable platforms or devices represents the need for meeting ever-increasing demands of human beings for cost-effectiveness, structure sophistication, multi-function enabling, while simplified and efficient practical operations. Such an integration process generally involves a diverse array of nanostructured entities that include various dissimilar nanoscale building blocks such as nanoparticles, nanowires, and nanofilms made of metals, ceramics, or polymers in the nanoscale form. In this talk, I will highlight our latest research progress on the 2-D and 3-D metal oxide and metal based nanostructure integrations toward applicable ultrahigh efficiency, robustness, and improved functionality, with an intention to draw a unique roadmap toward practically and better bridging the gap between nanoscience and nanotechnology in energy and environmental applications. Specifically, examples through design and implementation in scalable nanomanufacturing, catalytic emission control and utilization, chemical and physical sensing will be used as the connecting dots to display the nanomaterials roadmap linking from scalable 2-D toward 3-D integration.
Biography: Pu-Xian Gao, Ph.D. (Georgia Institute of Technology, 2005), is aProfessor of Materials Science and Engineering, and Physics (courtesy), the founding director of Nanomaterials Science Laboratory (NSL) in the Institute of Materials Science at the University of Connecticut (UConn) since 2007. His research interest mainly focuses on bridging nanomaterials science and engineering with practical applications in energy and environmental catalysis, sensors and related electronics, fire security and energy sources, and bioenvironment-nanomaterials interfaces. Dr. Gao has more than 100 publications, and over 25patents and invention disclosures. Dr. Gao is an elected member of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering, he has received numerous awards including the Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship,the Honda Initiation Grant Award, the ACS-PRF New Faculty Grant Award, the United Technologies Corporation Professorship in Engineering Innovation, the UConn MSE Departmental Outstanding Faculty Award, the BeiHang University MSE Departmental Outstanding Young Alumnus Award, and the Georgia Tech MSE Outstanding Doctoral Thesis Award.Dr. Gao is affiliated with professional societies such as AAAS, ACerS, ACS, MRS, NACS, and RSC.