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Materials Genomics: Total Bond Order Density

Department of Materials Science & Engineering
Tuesday September 17 , 2019
2:15 – 3:15PM ~ SERF 307
Please join us for refreshments at 2:10

"Materials Genomics: Total Bond Order Density"

Dr. Wai-Yim Ching
Curators' Distinguished Professor
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Missouri, Kansas City-Kansas City, MO

Few months ago, I was invited by ELSERVIER to write a book Chapter in Encyclopedia of Materials: Technical Ceramics and Glasses with the title of this talk. In the last few years, I have been advocating the concept of total bond order density (TBOD), quantum mechanical metric to characterize the internal cohesion and strength of all types of materials. In this talk, I will explain the concept TBOD and its partial component partial bond order density (PBOD), and examples of their applications to different material systems including but not limited to Ceramics crystals and composites, C-S-H cement and clay minerals, MAX phases, insulating glasses, metallic glasses, metal organic frameworks, chalcogenide crystals, Ni-based super alloys, and high entropy alloys. Potential applications for using TBOD and PBOD as powerful descriptors in machine learning (ML) protocol will also be discussed.

Dr. Wai-Yim Ching is a Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Physics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). His research focuses on theoretical and computational materials science. He developed the OLCAO method suitable for complex material systems and has authored or co-authored over 435 journal articles. He is an Academician of the World Ceramic Academy, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), Fellow of American Ceramic Society, Fellow of American Physical Society, and Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. He received the University of Missouri’s Presidential Award for Sustained Career Excellence in 2017. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of the American Ceramic Society and an Editorial Board member of Scientific Reports. He graduated from University of Hong Kong with BS degree in Physics and Mathematics in 1969, and a PhD in Condensed Matter Physics from Louisiana State University in 1974. He was a post-doctoral Research Associate at the University of Wisconsin-Madison before joining the faculty at UMKC in 1978.

Faculty Host: Dr. Yanwen Zhang

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:10pm to 3:15pm

Science and Engineering Research Facility (SERF), 307
1414 Circle Dr, Knoxville, TN 37996

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