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USTB Hosted the 112th China Distinguished Materials Scientists Forum - Dr. David Srolovitz Delivered a Themed Report

On the afternoon of May 31st, the 112th China Distinguished Materials Scientists Forum was held in the USTB Conference Hall, in which Dr. David Srolovitz, a member of the US National Academy of Engineering, delivered a themed report titled “A General Approach to Interfaces in Crystalline Solids: Precipitate morphology, Microstructure evolution, and Dislocation-interactions.” Prof. GE Changchun, Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences; Prof. WANG Luning, Vice President of USTB; Prof. Zhang Dawei, Director of the USTB Office of International Affairs; Prof. DONG Chaofang and Prof. TIAN Jianjun, Associate Deans of the Institute for Advanced Materials and Technology attended the event. The event was presided by Prof. JIANG Naisheng of the School of Materials Science and Engineering.


Site of the event


Prof. ZHANG Dawei introduced the guest speaker

Before the report starts, Prof. ZHANG Dawei introduced the research direction and achievements of Prof. David Srolovitz.


Prof. WANG Luning presented Dr. Srolovitz a gift

On behalf of USTB, Prof. WANG Luning presented Prof. David Srolovitz with a commemorative plaque from the China Distinguished Materials Scientists Forum. Next, the 112th China Distinguished Materials Scientists Forum officially began.


Report by Dr. Srolovitz

Prof. David Srolovitz first introduced the general concepts of crystal interfaces and their defects, stating that "one of the most important interface defects is a line defect with dislocation and step characteristics". Subsequently, Professor David Srolovitz used the famous Frank Bilby equation to predict the orientation relationship between the matrix and the precipitate and provided a detailed explanation of how dislocations interact with the interface.


Q&A session

After the report, Prof. David Srolovitz had a warm interaction with the teachers and students on site and provided vivid and detailed answers to the questions raised by the audience, with continuous applause on scene. Prof. David Srolovitz's report not only broadens the international perspective of our school's materials field teachers and students but also provides new ideas for our school's scientific research work.


Group photo

The 112th China Distinguished Materials Scientists Forum came to an end with enthusiastic applause. After the report, Prof. David Srolovitz took a group photo with the attending leaders and professors.

Draft: GUO Shutong

Revision: CHENG Mingyuan

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    Research News

  • Date

    June 06,2023

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