Biography: Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdi received his B.Eng. (Mechanical), with Honours from Imperial College, London and his M.Sc. In Advanced Manufacturing Technology & System Management from University of Manchester Institute of Science & Technology (UMIST). His Doctoral study was in the field of thin film coating for biomedical applications for which he was conferred Dr. Eng by Kyoto University. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineering, UK. Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdi has devoted his career in nurturing research and innovation and has mentored over 115 postgraduate students, particularly in the field of machining, materials processing and biomaterials. He has authored more than 130 ISI journals and h-index of 16. He is also a director and founder of the Centre of Advanced Manufacturing & Materials Processing (AMMP Centre) in 2003, in which has grown from modest-size team of researchers and engineers to an interdisciplinary research hub. Professor Dr. Mohd Hamdi has obtained recognition from various international and local organizations.
Biography: Yong Suk Yang is a Professor Emeritus in the Nanoenergy Engineering Department and former Dean of the College of Nanoscience & Nanotechnology, and former Director of the Research Center for Dielectric and Advanced Matter Physics at Pusan National University. He received his BS in physics in 1977 from Sogang University, Seoul, and PhD in solid state physics in 1990 from McGill University, Montreal. He is a faculty member since 1993. He has been carrying out experiments at neutron- and synchrotron radiation- related international facilities, NSLS, APS, SSRL, Oak Ridge (USA), AECL (Canada), SPring8 (Japan), Riso (Denmark), KAERI (Korea). He has published various articles on the phase transitions of structural order-disorder, spin dynamics on low dimensional magnet, glass-crystallization through nucleation and growth, negative thermal expansion. Multiferroics, dielectric relaxation, solid oxide fuel cell, lithium ion battery are also his recent interests. Not only research but he also emphases the importance of education and training. He has taught under and graduate students over 30 different subjects, quantum mechanics, statistics, solid state physics, thin films, electronic properties of materials, thermoelectric, semiconductor, thermal physics, ceramics, dielectrics, modern physics…, during the last 20 years.
Title of Speech: Nano-crystallization mechanism of BaO-Na2O-Nb2O5-SiO2-B2O3 glass; critical size, growth rate and strain effect
Abstract: Crystallization of a glass is one of the ways to produce various types of composite materials such as secondary glass, mixture of glass-ceramics/metals, ceramics/metals and nano crystals, which can reveal different physical properties. In the scientific point of view, understanding the crystallization process from a glass is important and useful because it enables us to control the composite production specifications of crystal size, crystallinity, crystal structure, and crystal volume fraction in the glass. In this work, BaO-Na2O–Nb2O5–SiO2–B2O3 glass was synthesized by rapidly quenching the melt. Measurements of thermal, structural, local vibrational and surface properties have been analyzed by applying the models of Williamson-Hall plot, Johnson-Mehl-Avrami-Kolmogorov function and isoconversion method, to investigate the crystallization kinetics.
Biography: Professor Chen is a Professor of Mechanical Engineering Department at the National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan. After receiving his Ph.D. from University of Florida, Prof. Chen joined the Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Cheng Kung University in 1986. He is the Editor of “Selected Papers on Photoelasticity”, SPIE Milestone Series, 1999. He was an Adjunct Professor in Department of Material Sciences and Mechanics, Michigan State University in 2000. Since 2004, he served as the Chairman of Photoelasticity Division of Society for Experimental Mechanics for 10 years, and received Zandman Award in 2009. He was the Vice Chairman of Mechanical Engineering Department in 2005, and the Director of Research and Education Division in 2010, and Distinguished Research Fellow in 2012, Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology, National Cheng Kung University. He has published more than 100 papers, guest edited a special issue of Journal of Strain, contributed chapter in more than 10 books, and gave invited or keynote talks in various international conferences. His current research is focused on materials/structures measurement and testing, digital photomechanics, optical inspection and nondestructive testing for various applications.