Inaugural lecture explores active materials, structures and devices

Prof Bowen's lecture will explore the material properties of bistable composite laminates such as these.

Prof Bowen's lecture will explore the material properties of bistable composite laminates such as these.

Professor Chris Bowen, researcher in materials science from the University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering, will deliver his inaugural lecture on Wednesday 20 June 2012.

During the lecture, Professor Bowen will give an overview of the properties and applications of active materials, composites and structures.

Professor Bowen will outline the research he does in the areas of functional materials such as ferroelectrics and piezoelectric composites. By attending this lecture you will get an understanding of the range of active and smart materials that are available today along with some demonstrations.

The talk will explore the potential applications of these materials, from sensors for hostile environments, bistable structures for harvesting energy, porous ferroelectrics for SONAR and novel biomaterials.

The lecture will take place at 18:15 in the East Building, room 1.1. The lecture is free to attend and open to the public, but must be booked. Please contact Sian Doherty, Faculty Coordinator for Engineering & Design.

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