时 间: 5月21日（星期一）, 9:00-10:20 am
报告题目：From Nanostructure to Infrastructure: Application of Nanotechnology to Civil Engineering（纳米结构与地下结构：纳米技术在土木工程中应用）
报 告 人： Alexander H.–D. Cheng (程宏达)，Professor ,Dean of Engineering School of the University of Mississippi of USA
The Brief Resume of Professor Alexander Cheng
Obtained his Ph.D. from Cornell University, 1981
M.S. from University of Missouri—Columbia, 1979
B.S. from National Taiwan University, all in Civil Engineering, 1974.
He is currently Dean of School of Engineering at the University of Mississippi. Prior to joining the University of Mississippi, as Department Chair of Civil Engineering in 2001, he served as a faculty member at Cornell University, Columbia University, and the University of Delaware.
His research interest covers poromechanics, groundwater, saltwater intrusion, boundary element method, meshless collocation method, and nanomechanics.
He is the author/co-author of three books, on “Modeling Groundwater Flow and Contaminant Transport” (with Jacob Bear), “Multilayered Aquifer Systems”, and “Trefftz and Collocation Methods”.
He has also edited about a dozen specialty books and conference proceedings, and authored about 150 journal articles on the above and other subjects.
He served as the President of Engineering Mechanics Institute, American Society of Civil Engineers, and was formerly Vice President of Academic Affairs of American Institute of Hydrology.
He is the Editor-in-Chief of the journal Engineering Analysis with Boundary Elements (Elsevier), Associate Editor of Journal of Nanomechanics and Micromechanics (ASCE), Associate Editor of Transport in Porous Media (Springer), International Associate Editor of Journal of Mechanics (Cambridge University Press), and formerly Associate Editor for Journal of Engineering Mechanics (ASCE).
He has co-founded two conference series, the Biot Conference on Poromechanics, and the Saltwater Intrusion and Coastal Aquifers.
He was a recipient of the Walter L. Huber Civil Engineering Research Prize, and the Maurice A. Biot Medal, both of ASCE, twice the Basic Research Award, U.S. National Committee for Rock Mechanics, National Research Council, and Eminent Scientist Award, Wessex Institute of Technology, U.K.
Currently he is the PI or Co-PI of several Department of Homeland Security projects, on nanomaterials applied to infrastructure protection (blast and impact), and on retrofitting New Orleans levees.