报告人：John T. W. Yeow教授
Department of Systems Design Engineering, University of Waterloo,
Waterloo, ON, Canada
题目: Development of Micro/Nano-based Imaging Instruments
地点：909号楼一楼B会议室(Conference Room B, 909-1F)
The ability to create functional items relies on the availability of adequate materials and the access to appropriate tools. The knowledge to exploit fundamental properties of new materials as well as the experience in manipulating tools will allow building of devices that are relevant to our existence or comfort - from simple mechanical structures to highly sophisticated electronics. Therefore, as new materials or novel technologies emerge, new knowledge has to be generated so that the materials or technologies can be utilized for the benefits of the society. Properties and phenomena enabled by the availability of the new materials need to be thoroughly understood and investigated in order to engineer them into functional devices. To this end, there is a strong emergence of nanoengineering due to the increased understanding of micro/nanofabrication and material properties, and an ability to exploit the unique mechanical, electrical, and thermal properties of nanomaterials. Equipped with this fundamental understanding of micromachining and nanotechnology, the talk will focus on the development of micro/nanodevices for real-world applications. Specifically fundamental findings of the properties of nanomaterials will be engineered and exploited to create superior prototype devices such as x-ray and ultrasound devices.
John T. W. Yeow received the B.A.Sc. degree in electrical and computer engineering, and M.A.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical and industrial engineering from the University of Toronto, Toronto, ON, Canada. He is a Professor in the Department of Systems Design Engineering at University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada. His current research interests are in the field of developing miniaturized biomedical instruments. He is a recipient of the Professional Engineering Ontario Engineering Medal, Natural Science & Engineering Research Canada Innovation Challenge Award, Douglas R. Colton’s Medal of Research Excellence, Micralyne Microsystems Design Award, Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation’s Early Researcher Award, and University of Toronto Alumni Association 7T6 Early Career Award. He is currently a Canada Research Chair in Micro/Nanodevices. His team has received an Excellent Paper Award from 2011 IEEE NANO, and was placed 2nd at the 2011 Global Innovation Nano Contest. Dr. Yeow is serving on the Editorial Advisory Board of the Journal, Nanoelectromechanical Systems. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Nanotechnology Council Newsletter. He is also an Associate Editor of the IEEE Transactions on Nanotechnology. Starting 2014, he will be the Editor-in-Chief of the IEEE Nanotechnology Magazine. He is a General Co-Chair of the 2014 IEEE NANO in Toronto, Canada.