The Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute (GTMI) welcomes Dr. Chuck Zhang, professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering, and affiliated faculty member in the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute, who will speak on "Lightweight Carbon Nanotube Buckypaper Material for Multifunctional Applications," on Monday, January 28, 2013. The seminar begins at Noon in Room 114 of the Callaway Manufacturing Research Building.
Abstract: Manufacturing of lightweight, multifunctional composites is a fast-growing industry of enormous importance. Research and advancements have resulted in innovative uses of composites in aerospace, auto, marine, space and sporting goods industries. Recent discovery and insertion of nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, further expands the capabilities/potential of composites for multifunctional applications. This seminar will present some recent developments on buckypaper, a thin carbon nanotube membrane material. The presentation will focus on the manufacturing and multifunctional applications of buckypaper.
Bio Sketch: Dr. Chuck Zhang is a Professor in the H. Milton Stewart School of Industrial & Systems Engineering and an affiliated faculty member in the Georgia Tech Manufacturing Institute. Dr. Zhang’s research interests include modeling & simulation based design of composite and nanocomposite materials and their manufacturing processes, scalable nanomanufacturing, and multifunctional materials development. His research projects have been sponsored by a number of organizations including the National Science Foundation (NSF), National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Office of Naval Research (ONR) and Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), as well as industrial companies such as ATK, Cummins, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin, and Siemens Power Generation. Dr. Zhang has published over 120 refereed journal articles and 170 conference papers.