报告题目：Mechanics of Carbon Allotropes: from 0 D to 3D
报 告 人：廖坚教授
邀 请 人：肖菲副教授
Kin Liao （廖坚）教授，现任 阿联酋哈利法大学（Khalifa University）教授。Kin Liao教授在美国弗吉尼亚理工大学（Virginia Tech）本科、硕士、博士毕业，曾在美国国家标准局、西北大学工作，以李光耀学者身份在新加坡南洋理工大学任教职13年并获终身教职职位，曾担任新加坡南洋理工大学生物工程系副主任，生物信息研究中心主任，而后加入阿布达比酋长国的哈里发大学，任航空航天学院/机械学院双聘正教授，哈里发大学机械系主任等职务。从事纳米材料纳米力学、生物分子和细胞、组织工程、活体和非活体分子应激、纤维复合物的机械性能，新材料在能源和环境领域的应用及3D打印等方面的研究工作。至今在Advanced Materials, Nano Letters, Applied Physics Letters等刊物上共发表学术论文130余篇，H因子40。
It has been more than three decades since the discovery of Bucky ball, and almost three decades since the re-discovery of carbon nanotubes (CNTs). Now research for Bucky ball has largely been out of favor in most labs. Since the early 1990s, there have been tremendous developments in many aspects of the mechanics of CNTs as well as their composites. The spotlight on CNTs, however, has been shifted from this one-dimensional material onto two-dimensional (2D) graphene since the successful isolation of the latter in 2004. And subsequently, three-dimensional (3D) manifestation of 2D base-materials, such as aerogels, seems to catch heavy attention in research due to anticipated potential applications in many key technological frontiers. After more than a decade’s research effort since the advent of graphene, it seem that the center-stage taken by this 2D carbon allotrope is quietly giving way to new emerging materials such as 2D heterogeneous solids (or van der Waals heterogeneous solids). In this seminar I will cover some aspects of the mechanics of carbon allotropes for 0D to 3D, and their composites, as well as their applications in various fields. In addition, I will also touch on the mechanics of 2D heterogeneous materials and future research challenges of this new class of emerging materials.