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Piezoelectric Materials, Ultrasound and Energy Harvesting
Release time:October 29, 2022

Topic:Piezoelectric Materials, Ultrasound and Energy Harvesting

Speaker: Associate Professor Yang Zhengbao, City University of Hong Kong

Time: Monday, October 31, 2022, 14:30 - 15:45

Live Streaming Platform: Tencent Meeting

Conference ID: 913-580-636


"If you want to find the secrets of the Universe, think in terms of energy, frequency, and vibration." -- Nikola Tesla. Curiosity about the Universe drives the research at the Smart Transducers and Vibration Laboratory (STVL). Here we are devoted to studying the mechanisms and relationships of energy conversions, frequency responses, and vibration phenomena. In today’s seminar, I will introduce our research progress in the past two years, mainly about fabrication of piezoelectric materials, flexible sensors, acoustic wireless power transfer, and vibration energy harvesters. These academic endeavors have been applied in a variety of industries such as wearable electronics, medical devices, vehicles, airplanes, and structural health monitoring (SHM) systems. The seminar will also introduce our Ph.D. admission, Postdoc positions, and academic collaborations.

About the Speaker:

Associate Professor Yang Zhengbao received his B.S. degree in Harbin Institute of Technology in 2012 and his Ph.D. degree in University of Toronto in 2016. He now serves as an associate professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Department of Materials Science and Engineering in City University of Hong Kong. He has filed 17 patents in China and the United States and authored more than 100 academic papers, including 84 published in high-impact journals such as NatureNature Comm.Science RoboticsScience AdvancesJouleEES and AM. For the past two years, Dr. Yang has been named by Stanford University as one of the "World's Top 2% Scientists". Dr. Yang’s research interests are vibrations and mechatronics with a special focus on the development of smart structures and dynamical systems for energy harvesters, sensors and actuators. The Smart Transducers and Vibration Laboratory (STVL), led by Dr. Yang and comprised of 9 masters, 9 PhDs and 6 postdoctors, is the most comprehensive research team focusing on energy harvesting technology in Hong Kong.

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