Seminar - Yi Kong - Computational materials science: Brief introduction and demonstrations
Wednesday 21 September 2011, 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
Civil Engineering Conference Room
Associate Professor Yi Kong
Postdoctoral Research Associate
The University of Queensland
Computational materials science (materials research in which simulations, statistical processing and other calculations are used as essential tools) is one of the fastest growing areas within the field of materials science. It opens a new doorway in science and technology with connecting theories and experiments. The target of this science is to create materials down to the nanoscopic level of a single atom and up to the level of materials for practical use in a daily life. Here a brief introduction to computational materials science and especially to atomic simulations will be given. Our recent works concerning the nanolayered Al/Pd thin films will be used as examples.
Yi received his Bachelor and Master degrees from Hunan University, China, in 2000 and 2003, and Ph.D in materials science from Tsinghua University, China, in 2007. After that he worked as an assistant professor and then associate professor at the State Key Laboratory of Powder Metallurgy, Central South University, China, for three years, focusing on the development of the advanced aluminium alloys. He has been working as a postdoctoral fellow at The University of Sydney since September 2010.