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MEMS Seminar: Bioinspired Self-Adaptable Materials and "Growing" Cardiovascular Implant Devices

Duke Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science Department
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Wednesday, October 17, 2018
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12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
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Dr. Sung Hoon Kang | Johns Hopkins University

Nature produces outstanding materials for structural applications such as bones and woods that can adapt to their surrounding environment. For instance, bone regulates mineral quantity proportional to the amount of stress. It becomes stronger in locations subjected to the higher mechanical loads. This leads to the formation of mechanically efficient structures for optimal biomechanical and energy-efficient performance. However, it has been a challenge for synthetic materials to change and adapt their structures and properties to address the changes of loading conditions.

Sung Hoon Kang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering since January 2015 and is an associate faculty of Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute and Institute for NanoBioTechnology. He earned a Ph.D. degree in Applied Physics at Harvard University and M.S. and B.S. degrees in Materials Science and Engineering from MIT and Seoul National University, respectively. Sung Hoon has been investigating bioinspired solutions to address current challenge in synthetic materials and mechanical systems with applications including safety, healthcare, and energy. His research is supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), the National Institute of Health (NIH), and the Army Research Office (ARO).

Lunch will be served at 11:30 am.

Hosted by Dr. Ken Gall.

Contact: Laura Dzwonczyk