Center for Manufacturing Research

CMR Distinguished Speaker Series

January 23  11:00-12:00  |   Clement 212


Presenter D.D.L. Chung, PhD
Professor, Composite Materials Research Laboratory
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York


Professor Chung will share the journey, breakthroughs, challenges and passion associated with her 45-year materials research that encompasses structural, thermal, electronic and manufacturing engineering. Her vast research includes the development of materials and processes for numerous applications, in addition to the discovery of materials behavior. She is the inventor of smart concrete, high-throughput large-format 3D metal printing, and 3D metal printing self-monitoring. In addition, she is an international leader in the fields of multifunctional structural materials, electromagnetic interference (EMI) shielding materials, thermal interface materials (for microelectronic cooling), carbon materials (e.g., carbon fibers) and, most recently, electrically conductive dielectric materials. In this seminar, she will also share about the keys to scientific success.

About the Speaker

Professor Chung received her Ph.D. degree in Materials Science from Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.S. degree from California Institute of Technology. She has authored or co-authored over 600 archival peer-reviewed international journal papers, in addition to authoring 9 books, which include Carbon Materials (World Sci., 2018), Carbon Composites (Elsevier, 2016), Composite Materials (2nd Ed., 2010, Springer) and Functional Materials (World Sci., 2010).  Her Google Scholar h-index is 92, with 31787 citations. Chung is Fellow of ASM International and American Carbon Society. The honors that she has received include the Pettinos Award from the American Carbon Society, the Top Reviewer Award from the Carbon journal, the Niagara Mohawk Power Corporation Endowed Chair Professorship and the Chancellor's Award for Excellence in Scholarship from the State University of New York, the Honorary Doctorate degree from University of Alicante, Spain, and the Hardy Gold Medal from the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers.

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