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SEMINAR – Smart Micro/nano-Structures, Devices and Applications
December 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am - 12:15 pm
Smart micro/nano-structures and sensors are increasingly important for the smart world. In this talk, recent progresses inn our lab on piezoelectric and flexoelectric micro/nano-structures and the associated devices are presented for applications in biomedical, mechanical, aerospace, civil and energy engineering. In specific, small aperture piezoelectric ultrasound transducers were designed, fabricated and characterized for intravascular ultrasound imaging and therapy. Contrast materials and nanomaterials were also studied for contrast enhanced ultrasound imaging, drug delivery and thrombolysis. Flexoelectric materials and structures were next discussed for flexoelectric sensing applications, followed by the challenges and future flexoelectricity research.
Dr. Xiaoning Jiang is a University Faculty Scholar and a Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Biomedical Engineering at North Carolina State University and University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Dr. Jiang received his Ph.D. degree from Tsinghua University (1997) and his Postdoctoral training from the Pennsylvania State University (1997-2001). He was the Chief Scientist and Vice President for TRS Technologies, Inc. prior to joining NC State in 2009. Dr. Jiang is the author and co-author of two books, 5 book chapters, 9 issued US Patents, 85 peer reviewed journal papers and over 90 conference papers on piezoelectric ultrasound transducers, ultrasound for medical imaging and therapy, drug delivery, ultrasound NDT/NDE, smart materials and structures and M/NEMS. Dr. Jiang is a member of the technical program committee for a few international conferences including IEEE Ultrasonics Symposium (TPC-5), SPIE Smart Structures and NDE, ASME IMECE and IEEE NANO. He also serves as the UFFC representative to IEEE Nanotechnology Council (NTC), NanoAcoustics Technical Committee Chair for IEEE NTC, an editorial board member for the journal Sensors and a senior associate editor for the ASME Journal of Engineering and Science in Medical Diagnostics and Therapy.