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ME Webinar Series – Flexible Electromechanical Transducers and the Human-Machine Interactive Applications

Event and Seminar

  • Date

    28 Oct 2021

  • Organiser

  • Time

    15:30 - 16:30

  • Venue

    Zoom (the meeting link will be sent to successful registrants)  


e-Certificate of attendance will be provided. Latecomer or early leaver of the webinar might NOT be eligible for an attendance certificate.

Guest Speaker : Dr Zhong Junwen

Assistant Professor, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Macau

Dr. Junwen Zhong joined Department of Electromechanical Engineering, University of Macau since 2020/11. His research interests include self-powered systems, electromechanical sensors/actuators, and soft robots. He got his B.S. Degree in 2011 and PhD Degree in 2016 from Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China. He was postdoctoral researcher in University of California Berkeley USA from 2016-2019 and a special postdoctoral researcher in RIKEN Japan from 2019-2020. Dr Zhong has published 1 US patent, 11 Chinese patents, 2 book chapters, and 50 papers, among which 22 papers are published as the first author or corresponding author in journals with IF>10. Some of his papers are published in top journals like Science Robotics, Energy & Environmental Science, Advanced Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, ACS Nano, and Nano Energy, etc. He has over 4300 citations with H-index of 29. His researching works are reported by Science, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Electronics, and Scientific American, etc.

Flexible Electromechanical Transducers and the Human-Machine Interactive Applications


A fully interconnected and intelligent living environment has been a grand challenge for future smart society and it is critically essential to develop the interactive sensing and actuating systems to bridge the human-machine interfaces. In this talk, Dr Zhong will introduce various sensors, actuators, and robots that are fabricated based on piezoelectret and piezoelectric effects. Specifically, the electrical properties of the materials and the mechanical structures of the devices are designed and optimized, in order to improve the output and durability of such flexible transducers. These flexible transducers have been successfully demonstrated with potential applications in personal mobile-health, haptics feedback, and soft robotics, etc. These works not only offer new valuable insights, but also will open up new perspectives to develop flexible electronics and human-machine interactivity with high properties.

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