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Time & Date

3:30-5:00 PM, Thursday, Jan 21, 2021

Venue

Lecture Hall, 1F, Building 5, Yunqi Campus

Host

Licheng Sun, Chair Professor of School of Science, Westlake University

Audience

Faculty and Staff,Graduate Students,Undergraduate Students

Category

Academics and Research

90th Westlake Master Forum | Shu-hong Yu:Bio-inspired Functional Materials: Recent Advances and Challenges


Time3:30-5:00 PM, Thursday, Jan 21, 2021

Venue: Lecture Hall, 1F, Building 5, Yunqi Campus

Host: Licheng Sun, Chair Professor of School of Science, Westlake University



Speaker Professor Shu-Hong Yu, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, the Cheung Kong Chair Professor of Chemistry, Director of the Division of Nanomaterials & Chemistry, Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale, University of Science and Technology of China.


Title:

Bio-inspired Functional Materials: Recent Advances and Challenges


Abstract:

There is a rich and long history of gaining inspiration from nature for the design of practical materials and systems. Biominerals are well-known composites of inorganic and organic materials in the form of fascinating shapes and high ordered structures, which exist in Nature, for example, pearl, oyster shells, corals, ivory, sea urchin spines, cuttlefish bone, limpet teeth, magnetic crystals in bacteria, and human bones, created by living organisms. During the past few decades, it has been one of the hottest research subjects in materials chemistry and its cutting-edge fields to explore new bio-inspired strategies for generation of materials with controlled morphologies, unique structural specialty, and complexity. This lecture will present our recent advances on bio-inspired synthesis of a family of inorganic or inorganic-organic micro-/nano- structural materials and their macroscopic scale assemblies. Especially, we will report our recent effort on how to realize the production of bulk materials, such as synthetic nacre and artificial woods, spanning all the length scales, either by predesigned matrix-directed mineralization process or a bottom-up self-assembly process. These bio-inspired materials are emerging as a new material system, showing enormous application potentials in diverse fields.


(Lecture will be given in Chinese)


Contact:

biguanying@westlake.edu.cn


Time & Date

3:30-5:00 PM, Thursday, Jan 21, 2021

Venue

Lecture Hall, 1F, Building 5, Yunqi Campus

Host

Licheng Sun, Chair Professor of School of Science, Westlake University

Audience

Faculty and Staff,Graduate Students,Undergraduate Students

Category

Academics and Research