3月15日:Nature-inspired topological surfaces for water and energy nexus

  时间:2019年3月15日下午15:00

    地点:理化楼三楼学术厅

    Prof. Zuankai Wang  

  Department of Mechanical Engineering  

  City University of Hong Kong  

  Abstract: 

  The progress of humankind has been marked by five main waves of innovation. Each wave has transformed our industries and societies, yet is also coupled with the consumption of resources, pollution, and energy/water shortage. In contrast, honed by billion years’ evolution, nature has developed extraordinary principles which are characterized with green energy and resilience.  

    

  This talk focuses on how the rational control of topological effect, which is normally overlooked in the conventional engineering domains, will fundamentally change the fluid and thermal transport and trigger new applications. In particular, I will discuss our recent progress in the exploration of nature-inspired topological structures for various implementations such as droplet based electricity generation, directional water transport and harvesting, soft robotics as well as reversible adhesion (1-5).   

  References: 

  [1] Xu, W.; Zhou, X.; Hao, C.; Zheng, H.;  Yan, X.; Liu, Y.; Yang, Z.;  Leung, M.; Zeng, X.;  Xu, R.;  Wang, Z. SLIPS-TENG: Robust triboelectric nanogenerator with optical and charge transparency using slippery interface. National Science Review, 2019, In press.  

  [2]Li, J.; Li, J.; Sun, J.; Feng, S.; Wang, Z. Biological and engineered topological droplet rectifiers. Advanced Materials, 2019, doi:10.1002/adma.201806501 

  [3] Lu, H.; Zhang, M.; Yang,Y.;  Huang, Q.; Fukuda, T.;Wang, Z.; Shen, Y. A bio-inspired multi-legged millirobot that functions in both dry and wet conditions. Nature Communications, 2018, 9, 3944. 

  [4]Li, J.;Zhou, X.; Li, J.; Che, L.; Yao, J.; McHale, G.; Chaudhury, M.; Wang, Z. Topological liquid diode, Science Advances, 2017, 3, eaao3530. 

  [5] Zhao, Y.; Wu, Y.; Wang, L.; Zhang, N.; Chen, X.; Liu, M.; Fan, J.; Liu, J.; Zhou, F.;Wang, Z. Bio-inspired reversible underwater adhesive. Nature Communications, 2017, 8, 2218. 

    

Biography  

 
Dr. Zuankai Wang is currently a professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the City University of Hong Kong, and one of the founding members of Young Academy of Science of Hong Kong. He earned his B.S. degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jilin University in 2000 and Master degree in Microelectronics from Shanghai Institute of Microsystem and Information Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, in 2003, and Ph. D. degree in Mechanical Engineering at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2008. After one year postdoc training in Biomedical Engineering at Columbia University, he joined in the City University of Hong Kong in September 2009 as an assistant professor.  His work has been included in the Guinness Book of World Records, and highlighted in Nature, Nature Physics and many other media coverages. Prof. Wang has received many awards including the 35th World Cultural Council Special Recognition Award (2018), President’s Lectureship at City University of Hong Kong (2018, the first Full Professor to deliver this lecture), Outstanding Research Award (the only winner at the ranks of associate/assistant professor, 2017) and President’s Award at the City University of Hong Kong (2017, 2016), Changjiang Chair Professor by Ministry of Education of China (2016), Outstanding Youth Award conferred by the International Society of Bionic Engineering (2016), OSA Young Scientist Award (2016). The Ph.D. students he supervised have won a number of prestigious awards including Young 1000 Talent Plan (2017, two PHD graduates), MRS Graduate Student Gold Award (2016 Fall Meeting), Hiwin Doctoral Dissertation Award (2016), Hong Kong Young Scientist Award (2015), and MRS Graduate Student Silver Award (2015 Spring Meeting).

未经中国科学院兰州化学物理研究所书面特别授权,请勿转载或建立镜像,违者依法必究
  • 打造共同发展繁荣的强劲引擎 2019-05-25
  • 让人类文明更为丰富多彩充满活力——学习习近平主席上合组织青岛峰会重要讲话④ 2019-05-25
  • 家国情怀·天人和谐·文化自信——从端午文化看民族精神传承 2019-05-24
  • 端午小长假龙舟赛成亮点 新疆和硕金沙滩景区游客量剧增 2019-05-24
  • 研究:亚洲民众更关注健康食品 2019-05-23
  • 山西积极推进农业生产“保姆式”“套餐式”服务 2019-05-22
  • [囧][猜想]这有啥好战的? 2019-05-21
  • 袁隆平:多养活5亿人是我的梦想研究 水稻 2019-05-20
  • 最高降39.28万元 捷豹路虎进口车型调价 2019-05-19
  • 西安司法考试将试点机考 2019-05-18
  • 带它坐高铁违法!山东一乘客携带四枚罂粟果坐火车被罚 2019-05-17
  • 网友给包头市委书记留言获回复 共计8条 2019-05-17
  • 别让“屈原留下三天端午假”的段子再流传 2019-05-16
  • 【高清】傈僳族乡村女教师熊文碧:背着娃娃教书 2019-05-15
  • 国税地税合并 将给纳税人带来哪些利好 2019-05-14
  • 264| 921| 292| 486| 655| 569| 824| 171| 375| 621|