Internationally Renowned Researcher/Scientist
Professor Keith J. Bowman, Purdue University, USA
"Microstructure and Anisotropy Relations in Functional Materials"
2.00pm, Monday, 26 June 2006
Huxley Theatre, RSPSE, ANU
(downstairs in the Leonard Huxley Building on Mills Road)
Inherent to the microstructure of a polycrystalline material are orientations, orientation relationships and directional characteristics on multiple size scales. In functional materials that rely upon cross-property relationships the combination of microstructure and directional properties can enable dramatic improvements in properties. Cross-property relationships are essential to applications for sensors, actuators and power generation systems that rely upon electro-optic effects, magnetostriction, electrostriction, thermoelectricity, and piezoelectricity. In this presentation, critical aspects of the microstructure-property relations of these materials will be discussed.
Keith J. Bowman is Professor and Interim Head in the School of Materials Engineering at Purdue University. He earned his B.S. and M.S. from Case Western University in 1981 and 1983, respectively, and his PhD from the University of Michigan in 1987. Bowman was promoted to Associate Professor in 1992 and to Professor in 1996. He received an Alexander von Humboldt Research Award that enable him to serve twice as a visiting professor at the Technical Univeristy of Darmstadt, Germany. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia.
Keith has over one-hundred publications in print and is the author of a Wiley textbook, “An Introduction to Mechanical Behavior of Materials”. He is a Fellow of ACerS, a prior member of the ACerS President’s Faculty Advisory Board, Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and has served as session chair many times. Awards at Purdue include MSE Best Teacher Awards and Purdue’s Charles Murphy Undergraduate Teaching Award and his name is listed in the Purdue Book of Great Teachers.
Bowman has served as advisor or co-advisor to seventeen master’s and seventeen doctoral students. His research group has led efforts to quantify and model preferred orientation and property anistrophy in metals, ceramics and composites. Ceramics research has included elastic and fracture properties of structural materials as well as functional properties of electronic materials.
Professor Jean Pierre Pascault
BRISBANE, 27 February to 3 March 2006
- RACI Qld Polymer group seminar [Contact: Peter Halley, email@example.com ]
- University of Queensland visit [Contact: Peter Halley, firstname.lastname@example.org ]
- QUT visit [Contact: Graeme George, email@example.com ]
SYDNEY, 6 to 10 March 2006
- UNSW visit and seminar [Contact: Bob Burford, firstname.lastname@example.org ]
- University of Wollongong visit and seminar [Contact: email@example.com, Prof Chee Too and Phil Smugreski]
MELBOURNE, 13 to 17 March 2006
- RACI Vic Polymer Group seminar [Contact: Greg Qiao firstname.lastname@example.org ]
- Monash/CRC Polymers/CSIRO MolSci visit and seminar [Contact: Wayne Cook Wayne.Cook@spme.monash.edu.au ]
- University of Melbourne visit [Contact: Greg Qiao email@example.com ]
- RMIT visit [Sati Bhattacharya firstname.lastname@example.org ]
ADELAIDE, 20 to 24 March 2006
- RACI SA Polymer Group seminar [Contact: Dave Lewis email@example.com ]
- Sola visit [Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org ]
- Flinders University visit [Contact: Janis.Matisons@flinders.edu.au ]
- University of South Australia visit [Contact: email@example.com ]