Texas A&M University-Kingsville

32nd Annual Garland Lecture in Chemistry

Little Theatre, Texas A&M University-Kingsville - 04/05/12 - 04/05/12

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza@tamuk.edu or 361-593-4979

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Department of Chemistry will present the 32nd Annual Fred M. Garland Memorial Lecture at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, April 5 in the Little Theatre.

Dr. Zhong Lin (Z.L.) Wang, one of the world’s leading nanotechnology researchers, will serve as the lecture’s keynote speaker. Wang currently serves as the Hightower Chair in Materials Science and Engineering at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he also is a Regents Professor, College of Engineering Distinguished Professor and director of the Center for Nanostructure Characterization.

Wang’s presentation—“Nanogenerators for self-powered system and piezotronics for active flexible electronics”—will include discussion of the role of  nanogenerators in developing wireless devices that do not require batteries for power.

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Fred M. Garland Memorial Lecture is an annual spring time event sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and A&M-Kingsville. Fred M. Garland was the chemistry department chairman from 1950-1975. A nationally recognized chemistry scholar is invited to present a lecture to an undergraduate audience over a current topic of interest.

 About Zhong Lin Wang        

            Wang received a bachelor’s degree in applied physics from Northwest  Telecommunication Engineering Institute (now Xidian University) in Xian, China. He went on to earn a doctorate in physics from Arizona State University.

 His stellar career in academia includes dozens of awards honoring both his teaching and research. Wang currently holds 22 United States patents and 14 Chinese patents. Recognized internationally as one of the most innovative and prolific researchers in the nanotechnology field, Wang’s research has been published in scholarly journals more than 600 times. He has presented his work across the globe in nearly 700 presentations.


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