George P. Simon教授报告会现场报道
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2011年12月7日上午，澳大利亚工程院院士，莫纳什大学材料工程主任George simom教授在中南大学校本部升华楼新前101报告大厅，做了题为“Overview of Research at the Department of Materials Engineering at Monash University, and some work of my research group in nanocomposites and nanomaterials”的专场报告。会后，Simon教授同与会专家和师生开展了有关莫纳什大学材料学系的建设以及与中南大学的国际化合作办学方向的讨论。
附：George P. Simon教授简介
Professor and Head of the Department of Materials Engineering, Monash University
BSc Chemistry, Adelaide 1981
BSc(Hons) Chemistry/Materials Eng. Adelaide 1982
PhD Chemistry/Materials Eng., Adelaide 1987
Dip. Met. Bureau of Meteorology/Melbourne/Monash 1987
Polymer Nanocomposites. New materials which involve blends or mixtures of nano-sized ceramic units, nanoparticles and nanotubes with plastics (thermoset, thermoplastic and elastomer) are also being investigated. This is usually via the melt blending, in situ polymerization or solution blending methods. Modification of the nanotubes is also being undertaken. Such materials are useful in medical applications, opto-electronic devices, in gas separation membranes and to toughen thermosets. Our focus at the moment is particularly on functional nanocomposites using magnetic nanoparticles and carbon nanotubes for properties such as electrical conductivity and electron emission. We are also producing nanostructured materials using electropolymerisation for similar reasons. We are also looking at novel nanocomposites, particularly using sustainable polymers, and ionic liquids which can be classified as "green" solvents.
Electrospinning of Nanofibers . The technique of electrospinning is looking at making new nano-dimensional functional materials for a range of applications from mechanical to biomedical, using a range of materials and techniques. In particular, we are interested in biomimetic (bimimicry) types of stuctures with multiple layers of material (polymer and nanoparticles) to produce enhanced mechanical and biomaterials properties.