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Design and Engineering of Micro/Nano-hierarchically Structured Functional Materials, Surfaces and Devices: from Fundamentals to Applications
Update time: 2017-04-20
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Speaker:Prof.YANG Jun

Sponsor:Prof.CUI Zheng

Time: 9:00a.m.Thursday,April 27th



The rapidly developing micro/nano-technologies have created infinite possibilities for researchers to discover unknowns and to create innovations for practical applications. The trend of micro- and nano-fabrication has been extending from traditional silicon and cleanroom based techniques like photolithography to non-silicon and non-cleanroom based methods like soft lithography, from 2D-lithography to 3D-lithography such as two-photon lithography and 3D printing, and from subtractive processes to additive processes.

Recent advances in these micro/nano-fabrication approaches enable researchers to design and engineer materials and surfaces with desired structures. These micro/nanostructured materials and surfaces can achieve superior and even unprecedented properties and/or functions. On the one hand, researchers learn from the mother nature and in turn create biomimetic materials and nanoscale devices with new functions. On the other hand, artificially structured metamaterials present negative refractive index, mass density and dynamic modulus under certain circumstances; hierarchical micro/nanostructured metasurfaces appear as superoleophobicity, which do not exist in nature. Nowadays these micro/nanostructured materials and surfaces have been extensively used for energy, environmental, information technology (IT) and biomedical applications. In this presentation, Prof.YANG Jun will report their progresses in design and engineering of micro/nano-structured materials, surfaces and devices for both fundamental and applied research.


Dr.YANG Jun is Full Professor in Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, and Biomedical Engineering Program, Western University (The University of Western Ontario). He is also a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario. His research interests include Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, Printed Electronics, Micro/Nanofabrication, BioMEMS/MEMS/NEMS, Metamaterials, Flexible/wearable Electronics, Biophysics, Advanced Functional Materials, Surface Science and Engineering, Lab-on—chip and biotechnology, etc. He has published 108 papers in high quality journals such as Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A., Nano Letters, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., The Journal of Clinical Investigation , ACS Nano, Applied Physics Letters, IEEE Transactions on Electron Devices, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, Chem. Comm., ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, Langmuir, Nanotechnology, Biosensors and Bioelectronics. J. Micromech. Microeng., etc. He has given more than 60 invited talks on conferences and in universities and institutions. His research has been highlighted broadly in scientific news. Dr. Yang was a recipient of 2006 PetroCanada Young Innovators Award, 2008 Canada Foundation for Innovation-Leaders Opportunity Fund (LOF) Award, 2009 Early Researcher Award, 2012 University’s Faculty Scholar Award, 2012 and 2014 Western Innovation Funds Award, 2015 Xerox UAC Award, and 2016 NSERC Discovery Accelerator Award. 

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