Congratulations to Centre for Advanced Materials Joining members Ali Nasiri, Professor Norman Zhou, and Professor David Weckman for winning 1st place in the “Poster Competition of the Graduate Student Level” in the 92nd FABTECH International and American Welding Society Welding Show hosted in McCormick Place, Chicago, Illinois from November 14-17, 2011.
The nano-team in Centre for Advanced Materials Joining led by Professor Norman Zhou and Professor Anming Hu have successfully developed a comprehensive method to synthesize various metallic nanopastes. These nanopastes deposited on transparent polymeric substrates display tunable plasmonic properties, which can be used for improving the energy harvest efficiency of solar photovoltaic devices. The low temperature sintering of these nanopastes can be employed for plastic electronics packaging and high sensitive surface enhanced Raman probes.
Endorsed by Professor Norman Zhou, director of Centre for Advanced Materials Joining (CAMJ), University of Waterloo, and Professor Akio Hirose, professor from Osaka University, we successfully organized the International Workshop on Advanced Materials Joining and Processing in Waterloo, Canada, on October 21, 2011. The workshop was composed of 23 talks, separated into 5 sections focusing on the advanced materials joining and fabrication technologies.
Congratulations to Centre for Advanced Materials Joining director Professor Norman Zhou for being elected an ASM International Fellow for sustained contributions in innovative research and development in advanced materials joining technology and in the education of materials science students. Materials scientists and engineers from around the world elected 26 of their most innovative and influential peers from eight countries to become the 2011 class of fellows of ASM International, the Materials Information Society, Materials Park, Ohio.