Presentation title: The interaction of boundaries and dislocations in alloys Dr. Yu received Ph.D. degree from the University of California, Berkeley. She has been committed to the development of multi-scale, in situ and three-dimensional microstructure characterization, for understanding the relationship between defect behaviors, their interaction with boundaries and the influence on material mechanical properties in structural metal materials. She has published more than 50 papers. She has won the 17th China Young Female Scientist Award （planned）, Second Prize of the National Natural Science Award in 2017, and the Qiushi Outstanding Young Scholar Award of Hong Kong Qiushi Foundation in 2016.
(University of California, San Diego)
Presentation title: Constructing the Grain-Boundary Counterparts to Bulk Phase Diagrams Jian Luo graduated from Tsinghua University with dual Bachelor's degrees. After receiving his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from M.I.T., he worked in the industry with Lucent Technologies Bell Laboratories and OFS. In 2003, he joined the Clemson faculty, where he served as an Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Materials Science and Engineering. In 2013, he moved to UCSD as a Professor of NanoEngineering and Materials Science and Engineering. He was/is a National Science Foundation CAREER awardee (2005), an AFOSR Young Investigator (2007), a Vannevar Bush Faculty Fellow (2014), a Fellow of the American Ceramic Society (2016), and a TMS Brimacombe Medalist (2019).
Wayne D. Kaplan
(Israel Institute of Technology)
Presentation title: Disconnections, Solute-Drag, Solute-Acceleration, and Microstructural Evolution Wayne D. Kaplan holds the Karl Stoll Chair in Advanced Materials at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, where he is a Professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering. Kaplan's research at the Technion has focused on the structure, chemistry, and energy of interfaces, with emphasis on the correlation between interface energy measured from high temperature solid-solid wetting experiments, and atomistic structure. In recent years he has focused on adsorption transitions, and the atomistic distribution within adsorbates at interfaces and free surface, and the role of adsorption in the kinetics of grain boundary motion.
(University of Tokyo)
Presentation title：Atomistic Mechanism of Grain Boundary and Surface Dynamics Yuichi Ikuhara is Professor and Director of Nanotechnology Center, Institute of Engineering Innovation at University of Tokyo since 2003. He received Dr.Eng. from Department of Materials Sciences, Kyushu University in 1988. His current research interest is in interface and grain boundary and interface phenomena, advanced transmission electron microscopy and so on. Dr. Ikuhara is author and coauthor of about 830 scientific original papers in this field, and has more than 380 invited talks at international and domestic conferences. He holds group leader positions at JFCC (Japan Fine Ceramics Center) and WPI (World Premier International Research Center Initiative) professor at Tohoku University concurrently.
(Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschun)
Presentation title: Atomic resolved imaging of grain boundary phase transitions in pure and alloyed metallic thin films Gerhard Dehm is director at the Max-Planck-Institut für Eisenforschung in Düsseldorf and professor at the Ruhr-Universität-Bochum. From 2005 to 2012 he was head of the department Materials Physics at the Montanuniversität Leoben (Austria), and managing director of the Erich Schmid Institute of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. His research focusses on advanced S/TEM and in-situ microscopy of interfaces, their structure, chemistry, stability, and impact on material properties. This research direction was recently awarded with an ERC Advanced Grant. A further cornerstone of his research is small scale mechanical testing to provide fundamental understanding of local mechanical properties of materials.
Klaus van Benthem
(University of California, Davis)
Presentation title: Impact of Electric Fields on Grain Boundary Atomic and Electronic Structures Klaus van Benthem is Professor for Materials Science and Engineering at the University of California, Davis. He obtained his PhD in Materials Science at the Max-Planck-Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart, Germany, before he became a postdoctoral fellow and subsequently an R&D Staff Scientist at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Klaus has joined UC Davis in 2008. Together with his research group he specializes in the characterization of atomic scale defect structures and their evolution under applied stress fields. He employs aberration-corrected and in-situ electron microscopy to explore the effects of electric fields on ceramic microstructure evolution, and mechanisms of solid-state dewetting for metal/ceramic interfaces. Klaus has received numerous awards, including the Young Scientist Award of the German Electron Microscopy Society, a Feodor-Lynen Scholarship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, and the Richard M Fulrath Award of the American Ceramic Society.