Colloquium 107: A Brief World Ceramic History (Pro. Zhu Weiguang, Mar.06, 2013)

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Colloquium 107

Title: A Brief World Ceramic History

Speaker: Professor Zhu Weiguang,

Location: Room 111, Physics Building

Time: 15:00-16:00p, March 6th, 2013


Ceramics have a wide range forms as rocks, soils, sands, gemstones, architecture blocks, and as various functional materials from insulator to semiconductor to superconductor, piezoelectrics, ferroelectrics, ferromagnetics, optical ceramics, etc. This short course will introduce the roles and significance of ceramics in history, arts, social and culture development, and participants will appreciate the fact that we live in, touch on, and use ceramics in our modern daily life and society.


Dr. Zhu is a Professor at Nanyang Technological University of Singapore and an Academician of World Academy of Ceramics. He had been a herdsman, forger, computer programmer, oil exploration team worker, human resource officer before he completed his BSc and Master in Shanghai Jiaotong University of China and PhD at Purdue of USA. Dr. Zhu has been the Chair of the Asian Ferroelectric Association and of Asian Electroceramic Association, and IEEE UFFC Committee. Dr. Zhu has organized several international conferences, served many times as the session chairman, and member of various Organization, Advisory, Program, Technical, and Scientific Committees in international conferences. He has received the Outstanding Achievement Award from 16th ISIF. He has held 8 patents, published 6 book chapters, more than 230 referred international journal papers, 38 invited presentations, and been invited as Editor Board of J. Ferroelectrics, J. Ceramics International and Ceramic Transactions, Associate Editor of J. Advanced Dielectrics; Visiting Professor at EPFL of Switzerland, RWTH at Aachen of Germany, Xi’an Jiaotong University of China, Xi’dian University of China, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Nanjing University and National Laboratory on Solid-State Microstructure of China, and Invited Professor at the French National Institute on Condensed Matters of Chemistry at Bordeaux (ICMCB-CNRS). His research interests includes electronic materials, ferroelectrics, ferroelectric composites, thin films, high-k dielectrics, microwave tunable dielectrics, sensors and actuators, high-Tc superconductors, superionic conductors, atomic diffusion, crystallography. As the Principle Investigator, Dr. Zhu has completed and carried out 18 research projects for total of $7.386M, including more than $6.316M external funds.

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