Speaker: Professor Han Huang, Australia Future Fellow,  Head of Nanomechanics and Nanomanufacturing Group, School of Mechanical and Mining Engineering, The University of Queensland
Time: 2:10 ~ 4:00 p.m, April 24th, 2014 (Thursday)
Location:  Room 215, School of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Mechanical characterization of nanostructures is a timely issue for their increasingly widespread applications, but is extremely challenging due to the difficulties encountered in the manipulation and testing. Nanomechanics and Nanomanufacturing Group at The University of Queensland have been developing the mechanical characterisation methodologies for nanostructures in the past decade. This talk will address the advances in their development of innovative methods for characterising the mechanical properties of nanowires, nanobelts and ultrathin films, as well as the breakthrough discoveries in the associated materials science.
Han Huang is the Professor of mechanical engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ). His research areas are mainly concerned with nanomanufacturing and mechanical characterization of nanostructured and biological materials. Prof. Huang published over 180 refereed journal papers, 2 books and 4 book chapters in his academic career. He also received a number of prestigious research accolades in recent years, including Australia Research Council (ARC) Future Fellow, Australia Research Fellow, JSPS Invitation Fellow, and Queensland International Fellow, as well the Singapore National Technology Award. He has editorial roles in a number of international journals and is a Fellow of the International Society of Nanomanufacturing. http://researchers.uq.edu.au/researcher/1548
 Professor Han Huang