报告人：Prof. Gary J. Cheng
Gary J. Cheng, Associate Professor
Birck Nanotechnology Center
College of Engineering
题目：Laser based translational manufacturing for engineered functional nanostructures
Our recent explorations into the generation and integration of engineered nanostructures in structural and functional components have enabled new opportunities and challenges in large scale manufacturing of materials system for energy, automobile, aerospace, biomedical, electronics and photonics applications. This seminar starts with overviewing the methodologies of our research group in advanced materials processing that promote the science-based engineering of materials instead of empirically based engineering. This talk will discuss our recent study on nanomachine shop, which shrinks the macroscale materials processing to large scale manipulation of nanomaterials system, which generate thermal and mechanical interaction between the 0D-2D nanocrystals, including large area 3D nanopatterning of crystalline materials (metals, 2D crystals, nanowires), nanojoining of functional nanocrystals for electronic additive manufacturing, and depositions of functional nanomaterials on 3D nanoscale architectures, for electro-optical, plasmonic, energy storage/conversion, drug delivery applications. In the future, we plan to promote smart manufacturing by developing precise, controlled, and sustainable nanotechnologies that will enable the manufacturing of products with unraveled properties.
Prof. Gary Cheng holds his Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from Columbia University (2002). He is an associate professor in School of Industrial Engineering and School of Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University. His research and teaching interests include nanostructures engineered materials processing, mechanical behaviors of materials, multimaterials additive manufacturing, multi-energy field processing, multiscale patterning of functional materials, metamaterials, bio-mimic engineering of structural components. These studies have important applications in aerospace, automobile, biomedical industry, energy storage and conversion, electronics and photonics. His research has been published in about 100 journal papers, including Science, Nano Letters, ACS Nano, Scientific Reports, and highlighted in Nature Photonic, Nano Today. He has published 8 US patents and 9 provisional patents. Professor Cheng is a fellow of ASME (2013). His research and educational efforts have been recognized by honors and awards, including the NSF CAREER Award (2006), the ONR Young Investigator Award (2007), the SME K.K. Wang Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award (2007), the ASME Cho & Trigger Young Investigator Award (2012), National Research Council (NRC) senior research fellow award, Purdue University Faculty Scholar Award (2013-18), 2 best paper awards (ASME), and Purdue Innovator Hall of Fame (2014-present).