题 目：Emerging Materials and Nanomanufacturing for Energy,Sustainability, and Critical Technology
主讲人：Dr. Ren Shenqiang(任申强)
Theultimate or end point of functional materials development is the realization ofstrong coupling between all energy regimes (optical, electronic, magnetic, andelastic), enabling the same material to be utilized for multifunctionalities.Emerging functional and responsive materials provide solutions to some of thecurrent challenges in our future emerging technology needs, and wouldpotentially lead to high power conversion efficiency system and high energydensity materials at low cost. A challenging task in this area is tomanufacture nanostructured materials and assemble them into desired structuralforms, so that their unique properties can be harvested for renewable energyconversion and multisensing capabilities. In this talk, I will discuss mygroup’s recent research on the rational design and manufacturing of emergingnanomaterials (both soft and hard matters) combined with the development of“bottom-up” strategies. Specifically, I will focus on two main topics: (a)energy-transduction organic functional materials for energy harvesting andsensing wearable electronics; (b) a novel advanced nanomanufacturing strategyof high energy product metallic nanostructures for energy sustainability. Thekey aim of this talk is to provide a unique new insight into the emergingmaterials from energy, sustainability and critical technology to futureprospects.
Dr. Shenqiang Ren is an Associate Professor in MechanicalEngineering and Temple Materials Institute, at Temple University. He earned hisPh.D. degree in Materials Science at the University of Maryland College Park,and then served as a postdoc fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology(MIT). He received 2015 National Science Foundation – CAREER Award, 2014 ArmyResearch Office – Young Investigator Award, 2014 RSC Emerging Investigator –Journal of Material Chemistry, 2013 NSF EPSCOR First Award, 2013 Air ForceSummer Faculty Fellowship, 2012 KU New Faculty General Research Fund, 2009China’s National Award for Outstanding Graduate Students Abroad, 2009 Dean’sDoctoral Research Award (First Prize) and Distinguished Doctoral DissertationAward at University of Maryland, College Park. He is North American editor ofJ. Exp. Nanoscience, and editorial panel member of Scientific Report.