Materials Challenges and Innovation in Welding and Joining Research
This talk will look at a number of recent topics in welding and joining research, such as control of martensite tempering in welding of advanced automotive high strength steel, multi-memory material technology based on metallurgical study of microwelding of NiTi alloys, and laser-material interaction in femtosecond laser assembly of TiO2 nanowire devices.
One objective of this presentation is to illustrate how challenges in welding and joining research can provide opportunities for materials scientists and engineers to contribute. The other is to show how working between different industrial sectors, such as automotive and medical, and across different scales could create unique research environment for technology innovation.
About the speaker
Professor Y. Norman Zhou, PEng, Canada Research Chair in Microjoining
Director, Centre for Advanced Materials Joining
University of Waterloo
Professor Zhou is Director of the Centre for Advanced Materials Joining at the University of Waterloo. He received his PhD from the Department of Metallurgy and Materials Science, University of Toronto, in 1994. He worked as a Materials Scientist at Atomic Energy of Canada, Chalk River, Ontario and also as a Senior Research/Consulting Engineer at the Edison Welding Institute, Columbus, Ohio, USA before joining the University of Waterloo. His research interests cover welding and joining, including nanojoining and microjoining, and nanomaterials fabrication and applications, such as for water treatement. He has published over 300 refereed journal papers and several books, including “Microjoining and Nanojoining” and “Joining and Assembly of Medical Materials and Devices”. Professor Zhou is also a fellow of ASM and AWS, and co-founder of Smarter Alloys.