The Power of Silk: From Structural Organization to Functional Applications

  • [2017-12-09]

    Speaker: Prof. LING Shengjie
    ShanghaiTech University
    Time: 2017-12-09 16:00
    Place: ROOM 9004, Hefei National Laboratory Building

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    Abstract:
      Animal silks, produced by spider and silkworms, have attracted the attention of scientists and engineers for more than a century, not only because of their marvelous mechanical properties, but also owing to their diverse applications in textile, optical, and biomedical fields. In addition to in-depth studies of the physical properties and functionality of natural silks, experimental attempts were also made to functionalize silk-based materials. However, the power of silks is under great potential for further development. Dr. Ling is studying the structure-function relationships of native silks by using synchrotron radiation and modeling techniques. He also focuses on developing the novel applications of silk nanofibril-based materials. In this talk, He will introduce his researches in characterizations and silk applications.

    Biography:
      Shengjie Ling is an assistant professor in ShanghaiTech University. He received his Ph.D. in Polymer Chemistry and Physics from Fudan University in 2014. He obtained CSC fellowship of Joint PhD Student in ETH Zurich from 2012 to 2013. He worked with Prof. Markus J. Buehler at MIT and Prof. David L. Kaplan at Tufts University as a postdoctoral associate from 2014 to 2017.

    Organizer: Hefei National Laboratory for Physical Sciences at the Microscale
       

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