报告题目：Special Wettability Surfaces: Fundamentals and Applications
报告人：Prof. Chen Zhong（Nanyang Technological University, Singapore）
报告地点：工学三号馆208 腾讯会议（387 923 133）
Surface wetting has been extensively studied in recent decades for a wide range of applications. For example, water-repellent superhydrophobic coatings can be applied for easy-cleaning, anti-corrosion, and anti-icing applications. On the other extreme, superhydrophilic surface can prevent fogging on optical lenses and screens. While we have learnt a lot from Nature on fundamental sciences behind these special wettability surfaces, the engineering applications often pose further constraints. In this talk, I will begin with some fundamentals on solid surface wetting states. Specific examples will be given to illustrate how these fundamental principles are applied in formulating various applications. Main challenges towards practical applications will be raised and discussed. Development of these special wettability surfaces must take into consideration the application environment. Practically useful coatings have to meet manifold requirements including low cost, easy processibility, scalability (large quantity for large area), applicability to complex shapes, flexibility to incorporate different functional requirements, and mechanical robustness and reliability within the designed life span.
专家简介：Prof. Chen Zhong，School of Materials Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Prof. Chen obtained his PhD at the University of Reading, UK, under the sponsorship of an Overseas Research Scholarship (ORS) by the Committee of Vice Chancellors and Principals (CVCP) in the UK, and a European Union research grant. In April 1997, he joined the newly established Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, a national research institute funded by Singapore government. In March 2000, he moved to Nanyang Technological University (NTU) as an Assistant Professor and has been promoted to Associate Professor and Professor in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. Prof. Chen’s research interests include 1) Surface Engineering and 2) Mechanical & Long-term Behaviour of Materials. He is an author of over 400 peer-reviewed journal papers, 5 book chapters and 7 granted patents. According to Google Scholar, his journal articles have received over 28,000 citations with h-index of 87. Since joining NTU, Prof. Chen has graduated 34 PhD and 6 MEng students. Prof. Chen is recognized by Clarivate as a Highly Cited Researcher in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022. (https://personal.ntu.edu.sg/aszchen/)