Professor Subra Suresh introduces Materials Today's inaugural Materials in Society lectures.
Professor Subra Suresh introduces Materials Today's inaugural Materials in Society lectures.

From construction and electronics, through to energy and medicine; materials science and engineering has made significant and enduring contributions to the lives of every human being.

It's an open secret in academia and industry, but is the public aware of the role materials science has in shaping the world? Who are these people working to provide clean energy, build smarter homes, repair our bodies, not to mention upgrading our smart phones?

Materials Today highlighting the impact materials science has on our everyday lives in a series of online lectures that everyone can access, understand and appreciate. The Materials Today Materials in Society lecture series will reveal how materials science is tackling some of the world's biggest issues, and exploring the huge improvements the applications of research make to the way we live and work today.

Previous lectures include:

Presented at the 8th International Conference on Materials for Advanced Technologies (ICMAT) in 2015:

Prof Molly Stevens, Imperial College London, United Kingdom
“Tissue engineering: latest advances in materials science”

Highlighting novel approaches to the use of materials science in tissue engineering that are likely to prove very powerful in the engineering of tissues ranging from bone to cardiac tissue.
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Prof Jay Whitacre, Carnegie Mellon University, United States
“Innovating With Materials for Energy Technologies: Challenges and Opportunities”

Focusing on energy storage materials to address some universal themes covering the difficulties and opportunities that come with trying to create and bring new kinds of functional materials to the market.
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Prof Bin Liu, National University of Singapore, Singapore
"The Wonderful World of AIEgens: Respect nature, influence future"

The weak emission of AIE fluorogens (AIEgens) as molecular species and their bright fluorescence as nanoscopic aggregates distinguish them from conventional organic luminophores and inorganic nanoparticles, making them ideal candidates for high-tech applications in electronic, environmental and biomedical applications.
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Presented in 2017 at the 28th International Conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials:

Prof Volker Presser, Universität des Saarlandes, Germany
"Carbon and carbon hybrid materials for electrochemical desalination"

Presented in 2017 at the 5th Nano Today Conference:

Prof Linda Nazar, University of Waterloo, Canada
"Unravelling the Complexities of Electrochemical Energy Storage at the Nanoscale"

Presented in 2017 at the 5th Nano Today Conference, this lecture was in honor of the pioneering scientist and engineer Professor Mildred Dresselhaus. The lecture covers how electrochemical energy storage is a key component of creating a sustainable energy system for our future. The focus of the lecture is on the novel materials, designs and devices needed in battery technology.

Presented in 2018 at the 29th International conference on Diamond and Carbon Materials:

?Dr David Simpson, University of Melbourne, Australia

?"Diamond Quantum Probes for Bio-Sensing and Imaging"

The rise of quantum technology over the past decade has changed the landscape of sensing technology, particularly at the nanoscale. Quantum sensors based on the nitrogen vacancy (NV) defect in diamond provide exquisite sensitivity and unprecedented spatial resolution. What’s more, these tiny nanoscale sensors have now found their way into the complex world of biology.

Upcoming lectures include:

Prof Subra Suresh, Nanyang Technical University, Singapore, President
Optimisation of the structure and performance of nanomaterials"
To be presented in 2018 at NANO 2018:

And more lectures at:

NuMat 2018: the Nuclear Materials Conference

Frontiers in Polymer Science

International Conference on Multifunctional, Hybrid and Nanomaterials