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Processing and Applications of Nanostructured Materials


In the past decade, nanoscience, nanomaterials and nanotechnology have undergone an explosion in development. A wide range of exceptional properties and potential applications of nanomaterials have been demonstrated in research labs worldwide. However major challenges remain in the hierarchical integration of the nanoscale building blocks into functional assembles through industrial strategy. In this talk, controlled processing of high–ordered nanostructured materials in carbon nanotubes and polymeric materials systems will be presented. The fundamentals of self-assembly of nanoparticles and polymers will be addressed. The applications of the nanostructured materials in electronic devices, biosensors and personal care products will be demonstrated.

Speaker Biographical Sketch

Dr. Wenhui Song is currently a lecturer in the Wolfson Centre for Materials Processing, School of Engineering and Design, Brunel University. She completed her PhD and then worked as a postdoctoral research associate in Prof Alan Windle (FRS)'s group at the University of Cambridge. She was initially trained as a polymer composite engineer at Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics, and began her academic career at Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IC-CAS) under supervision of Prof Renyuan Qian (Academician of CAS). Her research interests are in the field of self-organizing materials and their applications, including nanoparticles, liquid crystalline polymers, conjugated polymers and biopolymers. She has authored/co-authored 30 refereed papers and a book chapter, and over 30 conference proceedings. She is a member of the EPSRC College, a fellow of the Institute of Nanotechnology.

Date: 15 December 2008 (Monday)
Time: 2:30pm – 3:30pm
Venue: Rm B6605, 6/F, Lift 3, Academic Bldg, City University of Hong Kong,
83 Tat Chee Avenue, Kowloon Tong, Kowloon,
Hong Kong.
Fee: Complimentary
Medium of Instruction: English

For seat reservation, please fax the Registration Form to (852)-2788 7579 on/before 10 December 2008. Registration is on first-come-first serve basis and the quota is limited. For any enquiry, please contact 2784 4245 or 2788 7379.