MSE Seminar - Professor Ting Zhu - ME, Georgia Tech

MSE Seminar
Event Date:
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 4:00pm
Location:
GTMI/Callaway Bldg. Auditorium

Dr. Ting Zhu

 Professor

George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering

School of Materials Science and Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

http://www.zhugroup.gatech.edu/

Monday, February 6, 2017

4:00 p.m. GTMI/Callaway Bldg. Auditorium

Reception at 3:30 p.m. in the GTMI Atrium

 Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling of Materials

Abstract:

 Multiscale and multiphysics materials modeling tackles the challenging materials problems that involve multiple physical phenomena at multiple spatial and temporal scales. In this talk, I will present  the multiscale and mulphysics models developed in my research group with a recent focus on energy storage materials and advanced structure materials. Our study of rechargeable lithium ion batteries for energy storage applications reveals a rich spectrum of electrochemically-induced mechanical degradation phenomena. The work involves a tight coupling between multiscale chemomechanical modeling and in situ nanobattery testing. Our study of nanostructured metals and alloys elucidates the effects of nanostructures on the size-dependent strengths and surface/interface-mediated deformation mechanisms. Finally, I will present our recent studies of high entropy alloys and additively manufactured materials.  Overall, our research synergistically integrates modeling and in situ experiment in order to design the advanced structural and functional materials to realize their potential to the full.

Biography:

Ting Zhu is a professor and a Woodruff Faculty Fellow in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. He worked as a postdoctoral associate at Harvard University, before joining Georgia Tech in 2005. His research is focused on the mechanics and materials modeling. He receives the Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2013 and the Young Investigator Medal from the Society of Engineering Science in 2014.