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Seminar: Interfacial Solar Vapor Generations: Materials, Structures, and Applications

Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
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Wednesday, December 05, 2018
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2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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Dr. Jia Zhu | Nanjing University

Water scarcity is one of the most pressing global challenges. Nanomaterials with carefully tailored properties can be used to manipulate the flow of phonons, electrons and photons, to enable unconventional solution to addressing this issue. In this talk, I will present our recent progress in interfacial solar vapor generation and its related applications.

Dr. Jia Zhu is a Professor at College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Nanjing University. His scientific research interest is in the area of nanomaterials, nanophotonics and nanoscale heat transfer.

Dr. Zhu obtained his bachelor in Physics at Nanjing University, received his M.S. and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. He worked as a postdoctoral fellow at University of California, Berkeley and Lawrence Berkeley National Lab.

He has received several prestigious awards including: Tan Kah Kee Young Scientist Award(2018), OSA Young Investigator Award(2017), Dupont Young Professor Award (2016), MIT Tech Review TR35 award (2016) , The Recruitment Program of Global Experts (2014), Division of Inorganic Chemistry Yong Investigator Award (American Chemical Society, 2011), Gold Medal of Graduate Student Award (Material Research Society, 2010). He has published over 70 papers in prestigious journals (Nature Photonics, Nature Nanotech., Nature Materials., Science Advances, Joule, PNAS, Nano Lett., Advanced Materials, etc.).

Hosted by Dr. Tony Jun Huang