Seminars in 2016/2017 - Invited Speakers

MBE39

Title Mechanics of Nanostructured Networks: Microstructural Evolution and Dynamic Properties
Date 27 JUN 2017 (Tue)
Time 10:30am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Prof. Zhiping XU (Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, China)

MBE38

Title Vibration, Energy Harvesting and Sensor Systems
Date 08 JUN 2017 (Thu)
Time 10:00 - 11:00am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Zhengbao YANG (Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Toronto & Researcher, Magna Powertrain Inc., Canada)

MBE37

Title Understanding the polarized growth of pollen tubes towards the embodiment of growing soft micromachines
Date 05 JUN 2017 (Mon)
Time 10:00 - 10:45am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Chengzhi HU (Multi-Scale Robotics Lab, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH Zurich, Switzerland)

MBE36

Title Mechanobiology of Membrane: from Single Cell Mechanics to Artificial Cells
Date 12 JUN 2017 (Mon)
Time 2:00pm
Venue Room G4-701, 4/F, AC1
Speaker Prof. Allen LIU (Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Adjunct: Biomedical Engineering, Cellular and Molecular Biology, Biophysics University of Michigan, USA)

MBE35

Title Royal Military College of Canada Contribution to IAEA CRP# T12027 “Use of Neutron-absorbers to Improve CANDU Operating Margins for Natural Uranium and Other Advanced Fuel Cycles”
Date 22 MAY 2017 (Mon)
Time 10:00am - 11:00am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Paul K. CHAN (Professor, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Department, Royal Military College of Canada, Canada)

MBE34

Title Nylon-3 Polymers as Emerging Biomaterials
Date 15 MAY 2017 (Mon)
Time 9:30am - 10:30am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Prof. Runhui LIU (School of Materials Science and Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology, China)

MBE33

Title Design and Control of Surgical and Soft Assistive Robots for Human Augmentation
Date 11 MAY 2017 (Thu)
Time 2:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Hao SU (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, USA)

MBE32

Title Screening platform for optimum biomaterial surface engineering to direct cellular behavior
Date 24 APR 2017 (Mon)
Time 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Patrick van Rijn (Assistant Professor, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands)

MBE31

Title Microfluidics for Bioengineering
Date 19 APR 2017 (Wed)
Time 10:00am - 11:00am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Shaohua Ma (Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Oxford, UK)

MBE30

Title Engineering droplets with microfluidics and innovating a new class of heat transfer mode
Date 21 MAR 2017 (Tue)
Time 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Prof. Liqiu “Rick” WANG (Department of Mechanical Engineering and HKU- Zhejiang Institute of Research and Innovation (HKU-ZIRI), The University of Hong Kong)

MBE29

Title Challenges and Opportunities in Transportable Fluoride salt-cooled High-temperature Reactor (TFHR) Research and Development
Date 28 MAR 2017 (Tue)
Time 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Lin-wen Hu, PE (Director for Research and Services, MIT Nuclear Reactor Laboratory)

MBE28

Title Dealloying and Spontaneous Nanoporous Metal Formation
Date 22 MAR 2017 (Wed)
Time 11:00am - 12:00noon
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Prof. Qing Chen (Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, and Department of Chemistry, HKUST, Hong Kong)

MBE27

Title An Extension of Civil Infrastructure Materials
Date 15 MAR 2017 (Wed)
Time 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Venue Room B5-122, 5/F, Lift 8, AC1
Speaker Dr. Ting Tan (Assistant Professor, University of Vermont, USA)

MBE25

Title Phononic Crystals – A New Frontier in Acoustics and Dynamics
Date 23 FEB 2017 (Thu)
Time 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Pai WANG (Kavli Scholar and Research Fellow, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, USA)

MBE24

Title Developing multimodal imaging systems for small animals
Date 17 FEB 2017 (Fri)
Time 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Changhui LI (Associate Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, Peking University, China)

MBE23

Title Mechanical Properties of Irradiated Metals
Date 20 FEB 2017 (Mon)
Time 2:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Huiling DUAN (Department of Mechanics and Engineering Science, College of Engineering, Peking University, China)

MBE22

Title Multiscale Biofabrication Approaches for Tissue Engineering
Date 18 JAN 2017 (Wed)
Time 10:00am - 11:00am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Hon Fai CHAN (Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

MBE21

Title From Slip Boundary Conditions to a Leidenfrost (Heat) Engine
Date 11 JAN 2017 (Wed)
Time 11:00am - 12:00noon
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Prof. Glen McHale (Smart Materials & Surfaces Laboratory, Department of Mathematics, Physics & Electrical Engineering, Northumbria University, UK)

MBE20

Title Pursuing higher kinetic energy harvesting capability towards future self-powered electronics
Date 23 JAN 2017 (Mon)
Time 3:00pm
Venue Room Y5-411, 5/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Junrui Liang (Assistant Professor, Mechatronics and Energy Transformation Laboratory, School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University, Shanghai, China)

MBE19

Title Leverage Physiology for Bio-responsive Smart Drug Delivery
Date 03 JAN 2017 (Tue)
Time 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Prof. Zhen Gu (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and North Carolina State University, USA)

MBE18

Title Quantitative Phase Microscopy: a label-free platform for biomedical imaging
Date 04 JAN 2017 (Wed)
Time 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Renjie ZHOU (Postdoctoral Associate, George R. Harrison Spectroscopy Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA)

MBE17

Title Mechanics and geometry in chiral structures: from nanohelices to twisted embryonic brain
Date 29 DEC 2016 (Thu)
Time 2:30pm
Venue B6605 (CSE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Dr. Zi Chen

MBE16

Title Multidisciplinary Reactor Safety Analysis and Accident Tolerant Nuclear Fuels
Date 16 DEC 2016 (Fri)
Time 2:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Barbara Szpunar (Department of Physics and Engineering Physics, University of Saskatchewan, Canada)

MBE15

Title Hierarchical Mg/SiC nanocomposite with simultaneously enhanced strength and ductility
Date 6 DEC 2016 (Tue)
Time 2:30pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Jinling Liu (School of Mechanics and Engineering, Southwest Jiaotong University, China)

MBE14

Title Broadband Transducers for Intravascular Ultrasound Imaging
Date 30 NOV 2016 (Wed)
Time 4:00pm (Tea Reception at 3:45pm)
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. Xiaoning Jiang (Professor, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering, North Carolina State University, USA / Visiting Professor, City University of Hong Kong)

MBE13

Title Functional Inkjet Printing – Opportunities and Challenges
Date 21 NOV 2016 (Mon)
Time 11:00am (Tea Reception at 10:45am)
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Dr. George T.C. Chiu (Birck Nanotechnology Center and Ray W. Herrick Laboratories, School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, USA)

MBE12

Title Seminar 1: Metallic glasses in the laboratory MATEIS, in INSA-Lyon, France
Seminar 2: Influence of spark plasma sintering parameters on the mechanical properties of Cu50Zr45Al5 bulk metallic glass obtained using metallic glass powder
Date 15 NOV 2016 (Tue)
Time 10:45am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Jean-Marc PELLETIER (Seminar 1)
Cardinal Sandrine (Seminar 2)

MBE11

Title Advanced Dielectrics with Tailored Nanostructures for Energy Conversion and Storage
Date 22 NOV 2016 (Tue)
Time 3:00pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, Lift 4, AC1
Speaker Prof. Zhang Qiming

MBE10

Title Study of the compatibility conditions for low-hysteresis materials
Date 04 NOV 2016 (Fri)
Time 11:00am – 12:00noon
Venue Room Y5-104, 5/F, AC1
Speaker Dr. Sherry Xian CHEN

MBE09

Title Drop dynamics at functionalized interfaces
Date 13 OCT 2016 (Thu)
Time 10:30am – 11:30am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Prof. Frieder Mugele

MBE08

Title Electromicrofluidic Manipulations of Cells and Hydrogels for Heterogeneous Architectures
Date 28 OCT 2016 (Fri)
Time 10:30am – 11:30am
Venue B6605 (CSE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Dr. Shih-Kang FAN

MBE07

Title Assessment of Severe Accident Management Effectiveness using Risk Oriented Accident Analysis Methodology Frameworks
Date 07 OCT 2016 (Fri)
Time 6:45pm – 8:00pm
Venue Room 6211, 6/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building (Academic 3 Building)
Speaker Dr. Pavel Kudinov (Associate Professor, Division of Nuclear Power Safety, Royals Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden)

MBE06

Title Redefining the Spatiotemporal Limits of Optical Imaging: Photoacoustic Tomography, Wavefront Engineering, and Compressed Ultrafast Photography
Date 14 OCT 2016 (Fri)
Time 11:00am – 12:00noon
Venue B6605 (CSE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Dr. Lihong V. Wang (Gene K. Beare Distinguished Professor, Optical Imaging Lab, Dept. of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University in St. Louis)

MBE05 - Cancelled

Title Writing a Research Journal Article
Date 29 AUG 2016 (Mon)
Time 11:00am – 12:00noon
Venue B6605 (CSE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Dr. Ai Lin Chun (Senior Editor, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Publishing Group, Hong Kong)

MBE04

Title Tribological properties of differently surface-treated carbon fiber reinforced thermoplastic composites
Date 23 AUG 2016 (Tue)
Time 10:00am – 11:00am
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Dr. Xianhua Cheng (Professor, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shangha, China)

MBE03

Title Thermal transport at interfaces for thermal management of electronic devices
Date 02 AUG 2016 (Tue)
Time 4:00pm – 5:00pm
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Prof. ZHAO, Yang (University of Science and Technology of China)

MBE02

Title Novel Technologies for Healthcare: mHealth, Wearables, ResearchKit, and Beyond Towards Actionable Data Driven Decisions
Date 22 JUL 2016 (Fri)
Time 11:00am – 12:00noon
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Mr. Solomon Abiola (University of Rochester Medical Center)

MBE01

Title Cooperative Control for Multi-Agent Systems in Microgrid Distributed Generation
Date 14 JUL 2016 (Thu)
Time 11:00am - 12:00noon
Venue B6619 (MBE Conference Room), 6/F, AC1
Speaker Prof. F. L. Lewis (National Academy of Inventors. Fellow IEEE, InstMC, and IFAC Moncrief-O’Donnell Endowed Chair and Head, Advanced Controls & Sensors Group; UTA Research Institute (UTARI), The University of Texas at Arlington, USA; Qian Ren Thousand Talents Consulting Professor, Northeastern University, China)