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16 Mar 2016

Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan presents inaugural lecture

Professor Bala Vaidhyanathan is to deliver his inaugural lecture, Making Materials with Microwaves.

In his lecture, Professor Vaidhyanathan, Department of Materials, will explore how to make advanced functional materials using microwaves.

He will demonstrate how traditional ceramics and, other technologically important ceramic and metallic materials, can be manufactured using energy efficient, eco-friendly and field-assisted processing methods. These include advanced materials for healthcare, energy, electronic and defence applications.

The lecture will explore how, if properly utilised, this unique technology can lead to greater micro and nanostructural control, improved product performance and a significant reduction in both manufacturing costs and CO2 emission.

The lecture will take place at the West Park Teaching Hub on Wednesday 23 March at 5pm, with light refreshments of tea, coffee and cakes served from 4.30pm.

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