The 28th Canadian Materials Science Conference was held at McMaster University this past week. On the opening day of the conference, there was an special symposium on ” Mechanical Behaviour Performance and Properties” to honour the distinguished career of Prof. Zhirui Wang, who is retiring at the end of June 2016. Several of Prof. Wang’s former students gave talks, and the session was highlighted by a lecture by Prof. Wang on the unusual microstructure that can arise in Ni-carbonyl CVD deposited thin films.
Here is Prof. Wang with former students, colleagues and friends at the end of the Honorary Symposium.
Many of the speakers reflected on the significant contributions that Prof. Wang has made to the study of the relationship between microstructure of materials, and their mechanical properties such as strength and fatigue resistance. Congratulations to Prof. Wang, and thanks to Prof. Glenn Hibbard (Toronto) and Conference Chair Prof. Marek Niewczas (McMaster) for organizing this special session.