Multiscale Study of Biomaterials - From Nature to Engineering (Virtual Sample Class)

    Monday, December 12, 2022 at 7:00 PM until 8:00 PMEastern Standard Time

    Natural materials exhibit fascinating functions (e.g., mechanical strength, energy efficiency, environmentally friendly, low cost) beyond many synthetic engineering materials because of their unique structural features at multiple length levels. It is useful to decipher the mechanisms hidden behind these material structures and use them to improve materials that can lead to lower cost but higher effectiveness. This class will cover research of several natural materials with fascinating mechanical and interfacial properties (e.g., spider silk, mussel glue and mycelium) and demonstrate how multiscale computational simulations were used to explore the hidden structure-function relationship. The professor will be Dr. Zhao Qin, who is a professor of civil engineering and principal investigator of Laboratory for Multiscale Material Modeling. Following the class portion, Dr. Qin will be available to answer questions about the class topic or about the College of Engineering and Computer Science in general. We will encourage you to enable your audio and video to engage with us and ask questions.

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