Date 12 October 2017 (Thursday)
Time 6:30 - 8:30pm
Venue Eminence Galaxy – Alumni Function Room, 11/F, Lau Ming Wai Academic Building, CityU
Language Putonghua

Made in China 2025: Integration of Nanotechnology in Advanced Mechanical Systems using Concurrent Engineering

Prof. LU Jian 呂堅教授

Chair Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Vice-President (Research & Technology)
Director of Centre for Advanced Structural Materials
City University of Hong Kong

[ Biography ]


Made in China 2025 is a directive Master Action Plan for the development of the country and restructuring of the manufacturing sector, in which advanced materials and systems integration design are two of the Plan’s core elements. How to get rid of the image of being “world’s factory” to become the “world’s manufacturing power”? To grow high value-added market share is a key strategy, and nanotechnology can help to achieve this.

This presentation will feature how the application of structural nanomaterials on robotics system, new energy-saving and energy storage system is able to contribute to the sustainable development of mankind. The mechanisms of materials formation with different nano-structures by high efficient physical routes will firstly be reported by illustrating our latest findings / research progress on the nanomaterials with high strength and high ductility, nanostructure materials with gradient structure, hierarchical nano-twinned materials, materials with multiphase embedded nanostructures, etc. The feasibility of applying new nanomaterials on various advanced energy systems, such as wind power plant, next generation of nuclear plant and concentrated solar energy, and ocean thermal energy conversion will be discussed. The application of new nanomaterials on the newly designed light-weight automotive parts will be introduced. Lastly, I will report the research and development process of supra-nano-dual-phase glass-crystal alloy film structure (<10nm) that recently published in Nature as a cover story, discuss its role in Made in China 2025; and share my view on the development of multi-dimensional (N>3) printing and bio-mimicking structural nanomaterials integrated in advanced mechanical systems.



Forthcoming Seminar

  • Prof. Feng Lin 林峰教授
    Associate Dean of School of Law, City University of Hong Kong
    Date: Thursday, 9 November 2017


Previous Seminars

  • Prof. Da Hsuan FENG 馮達旋教授
    Senior Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies of Nanyang Technological University and
    Senior Advisor of China Silk Road iValley Research Institute
    Topic: India and China: Friend, Foe or in between
    Date: Thursday, 21 September 2017

  • Dr. ZHANG Yang 張洋博士
    Vice President of Industry Development, NextEV Co., Ltd.
    Topic: Global economic observation and analysis - structural factors caused a continued global economic downturn
    <全球經濟形勢觀察與分析 - 結構性因素導致全球經濟持續低迷>
    Date: Thursday, 14 September 2017

  • Prof. Chan Chak-keung 陳澤強教授
    Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment and Dean of the School of Energy and Environment, City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: Particulate Matter (PM) Air Pollution <大氣污染 - 顆粒物>
    Date: Thursday, 1 June 2017

  • Prof. XUE Quan 薛泉教授
    Associate Head and Chair Professor of Microwave Engineering, Department of Electronic Engineering, City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: The Coming 5G Mobile Communications Opportunities and Threats <呼之欲出的第五代移動通信-商機與危機>
    Date: Thursday, 20 April 2017

  • Dr. Sun Xiaoping 孫小平博士
    Doctorate of Theology
    University of Hamburg, Germany
    Topic: The reflection process on the war crimes of the Nazis after World War II in Germany <戰後德國對納粹戰爭罪行的反思>
    Date: Thursday, 6 April 2017

  • Prof. Jiang Yi-Huah 江宜樺教授
    Professor of College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong
    Former Premier of the Republic of China (Taiwan)
    Topic: The Successes and Failures of Taiwanese Democracy and Its Meaning  <臺灣民主政治的成敗及其意義>
    Date: Thursday, 16 February 2017

  • Prof. Xun-Li Wang 王循理教授
    Chair Professor and Head, Department of Physics and Materials Science, City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: Social and Economic Impact of Neutron Scattering  <散裂中子對社會經濟的影響>
    Date: Thursday, 12 January 2017

  • Prof. Jonathan J. H. Zhu 祝建華教授
    Professor of Department of Media and Communication, City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: Network Thinking: 10 Ways to See How the World is Connected <網絡思維:萬物相連的10種方式>
    Date: Thursday, 3 November 2016

  • Prof. Longxi Zhang 張隆溪教授
    Chair Professor of Comparative Literature and Translation, City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: Aspects of World Literature <世界文學的方方面面>
    Date: Thursday, 22 September 2016

  • Prof. Michael M. Yang 楊夢甦教授
    Head of Department of Biomedical Sciences and Chair Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Sciences, City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: Biotechnology for Better Health – From Human Genome to Precision Medicine <生物科技與健康 – 從人類基因組到精準醫療>
    Date: Thursday, 23 June 2016

  • Dr. David X. Cheng 程星博士
    Associate Vice President (Global Services), City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: The American University: From Ideas to Management <細讀美國大學 ̶ 從理念到管理>
    Date: Thursday, 21 April 2016

  • Ms. WU Clare 吳青女士
    Chief Executive Officer, Aon-COFCO Insurance Broker Co., Ltd.
    Topic: Gobi March <戈壁長征>
    Date: Thursday, 25 February 2016

  • Dr. POON Steven 潘國濓博士
    Chairman, Bright World Enterprise Limited
    (Formerly General Manager, China Light & Power Company Limited)
    Topic: Energy – Where Do We Go From Here <能源 — 從哪裡來,往哪裡去>
    Date: Thursday, 7 January 2016

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    <追尋百年曆史,見證環境變遷 - 重走威爾遜之路>
    Date: Thursday, 12 November 2015

  • Prof. LIU, Chain Tsuan 劉錦川教授
    Center for Advanced Structural Materials, MBE Department, CSE
    University Distinguished Professor (CSE)
    City University of Hong Kong
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    Date: Thursday, 15 October 2015

  • Prof. Guanrong (Ron) CHEN 陳關榮教授
    Director, Centre for Chaos and Complex Networks
    Chair Professor of Department of Electronic Engineering
    City University of Hong Kong
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    Date: Thursday, 2 July 2015

  • Mr Herman Hu Shao-ming 胡曉明BBS太平紳士
    Chairman, Council of the City University of Hong Kong
    Chairman, Ryoden Development Limited
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    Date: Friday, 5 June 2015

  • Prof. Jenny Kwok Wah Lau 劉幗華教授
    Visiting Professor of School of Creative Media
    City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: Cinema and Culture: Human Dilemma As Expressed in International Cinema <電影與文化:世界電影中所顯現人的困境>
    Date: Thursday, 16 April 2015

  • Prof. CHAN, Johnny C. L. 陳仲良教授
    Dean of School of Energy and Environment
    Chair Professor of Atmospheric Science
    City University of Hong Kong
    Topic: Global Warming: Natural or Human-Induced? <全球暖化:天然或人為?>
    Date: Friday, 9 January 2015

  • Prof. ZANG Xiaowei, 臧小偉教授
    Dean, College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences
    Chair Professor of Social Sciences
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    Date: Thursday, 18 December 2014

  • Prof. YAN Hong, 嚴洪教授
    Acting Dean, College of Science and Engineering
    Chair Professor of Computer Engineering

    Topic: The Quest for Creative Research <尋求創造性的研究 >
    Date: Thursday, 30 October 2014
  • Prof. CHENG Pei-kai, 鄭培凱教授
    Visiting Professor of the Department of Chinese and History
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    Date: Friday, 10 October 2014