GT MAP Seminar: Prof. Ting Zhu (GT ME)

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This is a part of GT MAP activities. There will be light refreshments through out the event.

3:00 PM - 3:45PM  Prof. Ting Zhu will give a talk on "Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling of Materials".

3:45PM -- 4:00PM Break with Discussions

4:00PM - 4:25PM Continuing talk

4:25PM - 5PM Discussion of open problems stemming from the presentations.


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Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling of Materials


Multiscale and multiphysics materials modeling addresses the challenging materials problems that involve multiple physical phenomena at multiple spatial and temporal scales. In this talk, I will present the multiscale and mulphysics models developed in my research group with a recent focus on energy storage materials and advanced structure materials. Our study of rechargeable lithium ion batteries for energy storage applications reveals a rich spectrum of electrochemically-induced mechanical degradation phenomena. The work involves a tight coupling between multiscale chemomechanical modeling and in situ nanobattery testing. Our study of nanostructured metals and alloys elucidates the effects of nanostructures on the size-dependent ultrahigh strengths and surface/interface mediated deformation mechanisms. Finally, I will present my perspectives on the multiscale and multiphysics modeling that requires a synergistic integration of engineering physics and applied mathematics, in order to design the advanced structural and functional materials to realize their potential to the full.


Bio] Ting Zhu is a professor and a Woodruff Faculty Fellow in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology. He also holds a joint appointment in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at Georgia Tech. He received his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2004. He worked as a postdoctoral associate at Harvard University, before joining Georgia Tech in 2005. His research is focused on mechanics and materials modeling. He receives the Sia Nemat-Nasser Early Career Award from the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2013 and the Young Investigator Medal from the Society of Engineering Science in 2014. Zhu is an ASME Fellow.


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