By the invitation of Professor Ya-Pu Zhao, Dr. Fuqian Yang, Associate Professor in the Department of Chemical and Materials Engineering, University of Kentucky, USA, paid a nine-day academic visit to the State Key Laboratory of Nonlinear Mechanics (LNM), Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, between 22 December 2009 and 4 January 2010. This is his fourth time visit to the Institute of Mechanics. Professor Che-Min Cheng, CAS academician, had a dinner with him to push further the bilateral collaborations.
Prof. Yang attended Prof. Zhao’s group meeting, visited Prof. Zhao’s labs, and discussed the collaboration issues, including the density functional theory (DFT) calculation and molecular dynamics (MD) simulations, slip boundary condition in microfluidics and nanofluidics, electrical-chemical-mechanical interactions in lithium ion battery electrodes, etc.
In the morning of 4 January, 2010, Prof. Yang gave a seminar entitled “Stress effect on localized chemomechanical behavior of materials”. In this talk, he first presented his recent investigation on the indentation-induced formation of low-dimensional Si-structures in KOH solution. Subsequently, he also discussed the stresses-assisted dissolution of the 45S5 bioglass.
Prof. Yang is a member of editorial board for Materials Science and Engineering A and Open Mechanics Journal. Prof. Yang’s research focuses on micromechanics of advanced materials, including creep behavior of materials, adhesive deformation of materials, electromechanical interaction of materials, stress-diffusion interaction, and fluid flow.
Prof. Yang gave a seminar at LNM, Institute of Mechanics.