[FULL] CES #362 Advanced Materials Tripartite Series: MATERIALS OF THE FUTURE Graphene & Self-Healing Concrete
Date(s) - 13/03/2014
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
BAGNODESIGN A&D Centre
UG 1-3, East Town Building 41 Lockhart Road
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AIA / CES #362 LUH: 1.5 LUs/HSW/SD
The AIA commences its advanced materials lecture series by taking a focused look at Graphene and Self-Healing Concrete. The goal of this presentation is to introduce architects to cutting edge technologies that could have a dramatic impact on the future of architecture and sustainable design. Graphene is a lightweight new material that is one layer of carbon thick – yet stronger than steel. Dr. Toby Gill, Dr. Feng Yan and Dr. Anibal Maury-Ramirez will give us an introduction to the development and potential uses of this advanced new material, the most patented in the world, and the evening will also feature the work of several Hong Kong University architecture graduates who have incorporated advanced materials and sustainable features into their designs. The event will conclude with a panel discussion about the possibilities for the future use of nanotech materials.
Dr. Toby Gill of the Nanotechnology Knowledge Transfer Network convenes researchers and practitioners in science, engineering and manufacturing on micro and nanotechnologies. Joining us from the UK via teleconference, Dr. Gill will provide an overview of the development of nanotechnology and its application in the built environment.
Dr. Feng Yan, Associate Professor at the Department of Applied Physics, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, has published prolifically in empirical journals on advanced materials, nanotechnology and biosensors. In this presentation he will discuss the application of graphene in organic solar cells.
Dr. Anibal Maury-Ramirez, of the Faculty of Construction and Environment at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, will share his research on self-cleaning and self-healing concrete. His research also covers the potential of titanium dioxide coating as an air purifying building material.
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