The Rise of Semicrystalline Polymers and Why are they still interesting

May 02 2:00PM - May 02 2:30PM, 2022

02 May 2:00 - 02 May 2:30, 2022

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The ASME Nanoengineering Technology Group presents its Lightning Talk Series. This event takes place the first Monday of the month at 2PM ET. Join us for an intriguing conversation and stay as we meet about ongoing efforts you can participate in. This month's topic is: The Rise of Semicrystalline Polymers and Why are they still interesting presented by Christopher Li - Professor, Walker Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Drexel University. Abstract Scientific research on semicrystalline polymers started before the concept of macromolecules was proposed by Staudinger. Extensive studies have been devoted by generations of scientists to establishing this profoundly complex and impactful field. In this talk, the establishment of the polymer crystallization field will be briefly presented, followed by a summary of current research activities and a perspective on future outlooks. In addition to the conventional studies on the theory, structure, morphology, and phase transformation of semicrystalline polymers, it is believed that newly emerged fields such as biomedical engineering, energy and sustainability, additive manufacturing, and nanoscience provide both new challenges and opportunities for future polymer crystallization research. Biography Christopher Li is a professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Drexel University. He received his B. S. from the University of Science and Technology of China in 1995 and his Ph.D. from the Department of Polymer Science, the University of Akron in 1999. His group study ordered polymeric systems, including crystalline, liquid crystalline, and block copolymers, for energy storage and biomedical applications. Christopher Li is a Fellow of the American Physical Society and North American Thermal Analysis Society and is on the Editorial Advisory Board of Polymer, Giant, J. Thermal Analysis and Calorimetry, Polymer Engineering and Science, etc. He has received several awards including the NSF Creativity Award, and NSF-CAREER Award among others. He served as the President of the North American Thermal Analysis Society (NATAS) in 2016.


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