Speaker Series Fall 2017: Professor Yungfeng Shi

THURS. 10/26 РASME hosted Professor Yungfeng Shi as a speaker to discuss materials science and his research in that discipline. Professor Shi  argued for the advantages of focusing on material design, pointing out the success of such innovations such as super-alloys and high strength ceramics. He also talked about his research in computational materials science and how the introduction of computing will increase developments in the field of materials science.

Professor Shi compares the wood used in the Wright Brothers’ plane to aluminum in modern aircraft to demonstrate the ability of material improvements to be disruptive.

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