Presenter: Prof. Xiaodong Chen
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Topic: Towards Interactive Materials and Devices
Time: 10:00AM, Jan. 9th (Saturday)
Location: Conference Room B, BLDG 909-1F
The development of materials and devices with active and adaptive properties is one of the most profound challenges of today’s materials research. For exceeding the passive functionalities of existing materials, we more focus on programmable material properties, integration of active characteristics into interacting material systems, and related application in sustainable materials engineering and biotechnology. In this talk, I will present two examples to show our latest progress in developing interactive materials and devices based on soft matter nanotechnology. The examples will include: (1) how natural biomaterials like proteins can be used for the fabrication of solid-state memory nanodevices, and (2) how to build soft electronic devices with advanced functions based on inorganic materials.
Dr. Xiaodong Chen is an Associate Professor at the School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University (Singapore). He received his B.S. degree (Honors) in chemistry from Fuzhou University (China) in 1999, M.S. degree (Honors) in physical chemistry from the Chinese Academy of Sciences in 2002, and Ph.D. degree (Summa Cum Laude) in biochemistry from University of Muenster (Germany) in 2006. After his postdoctoral fellow working at Northwestern University (USA), he started his independent research career as Nanyang Assistant Professor at Nanyang Technological University since 2009. Since Sept 2013, he was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure. His research interests include integrated nano-bio interface and programmable materials for energy conversion. So far, He has published over 160 scientific articles, including in Nature Nanotech, Nature Chemistry, Nature Communications, JACS, Angew Chem, and Adv Mater, and has given more than 100 invited talks/seminars. Currently, he is the Associate Editor of Nanoscale and Scientific Editor of Nanoscale Horizons. In addition, he is the member of editorial advisory board of Advanced Materials,Scientific Reports, and Journal of Laboratory Automation. He has been awarded more than ten prestigious awards and fellowships including the precious Small Young Innovator Award, Singapore NRF Fellowship, the Tan Chin Tuan Exchange Fellowship, and the best PhD Dissertation award at the University of Muenster.
Contact: Prof. Lifeng Chi