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VIT Distinguished Speaker



3:30pm - 4:30pm ET

Rm 100, Cummings Hall (Spanos)/Online

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Meeting ID: 982 3807 0773
Passcode: 481104

"Intelligentsia of Nano-Architected Hierarchical Materials"

Creation of reconfigurable and multi-functional materials can be achieved by incorporating architecture into material design. In our research, we design and fabricate three-dimensional (3D) nano-architected materials that can exhibit superior and often tunable thermal, photonic, electrochemical, biochemical, and mechanical properties at extremely low mass densities (lighter than aerogels), which renders them useful and enabling in technological applications. Dominant properties of such meta-materials are driven by their multi-scale hierarchy: from characteristic material microstructure (atoms) to individual constituents (nanometers) to structural components (microns) to overall architectures (millimeters and above).

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Hosted by Professor Weiyang (Fiona) Li

About the Speaker(s)

Julia Greer
Ruben and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engineering, Caltech

Julia Greer

Julia Greer obtained her SB in chemical engineering with a minor in advanced music performance from MIT and a PhD in materials science from Stanford. Before joining Caltech in 2007, she worked at Intel and was a post-doc at PARC. She is currently Caltech's Ruben F. and Donna Mettler Professor of Materials Science, Mechanics, and Medical Engineering. Greer has more than 170 publications, has an h-index of 70, and has delivered over 100 invited lectures. She recently received the Eringer Medal from the Society of Engineering Science, and was named a Vannevar-Bush Faculty Fellow by the US Department of Defense and a 20/20 Visionary by CNN. She has received multiple career awards and is an active member of the scientific community through professional societies (MRS, SES, TMS). Greer is the Fletcher Foundation Director of the Kavli Nanoscience Institute at Caltech, and serves as editor-in-chief of the Journal of Applied Physics. She is also a concert pianist who performs solo recitals and in chamber groups.


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