Abstract: Polymer nanocomposites have attracted significant interests from both academia and industry since the late 20th century because additions of a small amount of nanoparticles, typically less than 10 wt.%, may offer substantial enhancements on the properties of polymer matrices whilst also introducing new functionality. In this talk, some of my recent research in the field will be introduced. In particular, the mechanisms underlying the concurrent improvements of stiffness and toughness by the incorporation of appropriate layer-structured nanoparticles into polymer matrices will be described, which may help design advanced polymer nanocomposites for structural engineering applications. Different types of smart and multifunctional polymer nanocomposites will also be reviewed, and their potential applications in medical devices, sensors, stretchable electronics, etc, will be demonstrated.
报告人简介： Biqiong Chen is a Professor of Polymer Engineering at Queen’s University Belfast (QUB) and a Fellow of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining and of the Royal Society of Chemistry in the UK. She obtained her PhD from Queen Mary, University of London. Prior to joining QUB, she worked at Trinity College Dublin and subsequently the University of Sheffield. Her research interests mainly focus on the development of advanced polymer nanocomposites with controllable morphologies and properties for engineering and biomedical applications.
浙大复材专家系列讲座 第13期 纳米复合材料系列3 InCSI Special Composites Seminar (No.13) Nanocomposites Series 3