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MSE Seminar: Material Chemistry meets Engineering towards Strongly Correlated Materials
Friday, March 1, 2019
1:00 p.m.
2110 Chem/Nuc Bldg, UMD College Park
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Speaker: Shenqiang Ren Professor, Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
University of Buffalo, State University of NY

Title: Material Chemistry meets Engineering towards Strongly Correlated Materials


Molecular charge transfer crystals provide an efficient route for the coupling control of optical, magnetic, mechanical, and electrical subsystems, which aims at converting one form of energy into another. A surge of interest in the coupling effect has stemmed from its potential use as a new versatile route for energy transduction. A challenging task in this area is to design molecular materials and assemble them into desired structural forms, so that their unique physico-chemical properties can be harvested for energy transduction capabilities. In this talk, I will discuss my group’s recent research on the materials-by-design, self-assembly and nanomanufacturing of emerging molecular crystals. Specifically, I will focus on molecular strongly correlated materials.


Dr. Shenqiang Ren is Professor of Mechanical Engineering with research interests in materials-by-design, self-assembly, and novel structural, electronic, magnetic and excitonic properties for emerging energy-critical applications. He earned his Ph.D. degree in Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland College Park, and then served as a postdoc fellow at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). He received 2015 National Science Foundation – CAREER Award, 2014 Army Research Office – Young Investigator Award, 2014 RSC Emerging Investigator – Journal of Material Chemistry, 2013 NSF EPSCOR First Award, 2013 Air Force Summer Faculty Fellowship, 2012 KU New Faculty General Research Fund, 2009 China’s National Award for Outstanding Graduate Students Abroad, 2009 Dean’s Doctoral Research Award and Distinguished Doctoral Dissertation Award at University of Maryland, College Park.

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