Sep. 28th, 2014, Prof. Ray H.Baughman
Publishing Time:2014-09-28

Topic of Invited talk

The Evolution of Strong, Fast, Powerful, Durable, and Cheap Polymer Artificial Muscles from Carbon Nanotube


Ray  Baughman received a B.S. in Physics from Carnegie Mellon University and  a Ph.D. in the Materials Science area from Harvard University. Upon  graduation he went to Allied Chemical, which later became AlliedSignal  and then Honeywell. In August 2001, Ray Baughman became the Robert A.  Welch Professor of Chemistry and Director of NanoTech Institute at the  University of Texas in Dallas after 31 years in industry.

He  is a Member of The National Academy of Engineering and The Academy of  Medicine, Engineering and Science of Texas; a Fellow of the American  Physical Society and the Royal Society of Chemistry; an Academician of  The Russian Academy of Natural Sciences; an Honorary Professor of four  universities in China; and is on editorial and advisory boards of  Science, Materials Research Letters, the International Journal of  Nanoscience, and the Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.

Ray  has 70 US patents and over 310 refereed publications with over 18,100  citations. He has received the Chemical Pioneer Award of the American  Institute of Chemists (1995), the Cooperative Research Award in Polymer  Science and Engineering (1996), the New Materials Innovation Prize of  the Avantex International Forum for Innovative Textiles (2005), Nano 50  Awards from Nanotech Briefs Magazine for Carbon Nanotube Sheets and  Yarns (2006) and for Fuel Powered Artificial Muscles (2007), the NanoVic  Prize from Australia (2006), the Scientific American Magazine 50  recognition for outstanding technological leadership (2006), the CSIRO  Metal for Research Achievement (2006), the Chancellor’s Entrepreneurship  and Invention Award (2007), 21 for the 21st Century award (2007), the  Alumni Distinguished Achievement Award of Carnegie Mellon University  (2007), the Kapitza Metal of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences  (2007), and the honorary 2010 Graffin Lectureship of the American Carbon  Society. Listed 30th in the Top 100 Material Scientists of the Decade  (2000-2010). In 2010, he became the Honorable Yang Shixiang Professor of  Nankai University and the Honorable Tang Aoqing Professor of Jilin  University.