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  • Jan
    18

    TAM Seminar Series - Pradeep Sharma - Flexoelectricity and Electrets

    McCormick - Mechanical Engineering

    3:00 PM ITW 1.350, Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center

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    Thursday, January 18, 2018

    3:00pm - 4:00pm

    Flexoelectricity and Electrets

    Abstract

    The ability of certain materials to convert electrical stimuli into mechanical deformation, and vice versa, is a prized property. Not surprisingly, applications of such so-called piezoelectric materials are broad—ranging from energy harvesting to self-powered sensors. In this presentation, I will highlight a relatively understudied electromechanical coupling called flexoelectricity that appears to have implications in topics ranging from biophysics to the design of next-generation soft multifunctional materials. Specifically, I will argue, through computational examples, the tantalizing possibility of creating “apparently piezoelectric” materials without piezoelectric materials—e.g. graphene, emergence of “giant” piezoelectricity at the nanoscale, and (among others) the mechanisms underpinning magnetoreception in certain animals.

    Biography

    Pradeep Sharma is the M.D. Anderson Professor and Chair of Mechanical Engineering. He also has a joint appointment in the Department of Physics. He received his Ph.D. in micromechanics of materials (mechanical engineering) from the University of Maryland at College Park in the year 2000. Subsequent to his doctoral degree, he was employed at General Electric R & D for more than three years as a research scientist. There he worked in two simultaneous programs on Nanotechnology and Photonics apart from basic research in problems of theoretical and computational materials science. He joined the department of mechanical engineering at University of Houston in January 2004. His honors and awards include the Young Investigators Award from Office of Naval Research, Thomas J.R. Hughes Young Investigator Award from the ASME, Texas Space Grants Consortium New Investigators Program Award, the Fulbright fellowship, the Melville medal and the University of Houston Research Excellence Award. He is a fellow of the ASME, the associate editor of the Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids and serves on the editorial board of several other journals.

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    TIME Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM

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  • Aug
    4

    Six-week session ends

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    TIME Saturday, August 4, 2018

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  • Aug
    10

    Dissertation, PhD Final Exam and change of grade forms due to TGS for Summer PhD candidates

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    TIME Friday, August 10, 2018

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  • Aug
    17

    Master's Completion form due for TGS Summer master's candidates

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    TIME Friday, August 17, 2018

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  • Aug
    18

    Eight-week session ends

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    TIME Saturday, August 18, 2018

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  • Sep
    1

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    TIME Saturday, September 1, 2018

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  • Sep
    7

    Summer Degrees Conferred

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    TIME Friday, September 7, 2018

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  • Sep
    17

    TGS Graduate Student Orientation

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    TIME Monday, September 17, 2018

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  • Sep
    21

    New Student Orientation (Wildcat Welcome)

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    TIME Friday, September 21, 2018

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  • Sep
    24

    New Graduate Student Fall Registration begins 9 a.m.

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    TIME Monday, September 24, 2018

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  • Sep
    25

    New Undergraduate Student Fall Registration

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    TIME Tuesday, September 25, 2018

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