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What can materialsengineers do?   What can’t they do!                     david.taggart@belectric-usa.com
1materials are our world…
1934     2    standing on shoulders…  1962 175528,000 BC                  1985   Wallace Carothers                        ...
3trends and breakthroughs…performancedesignenergyhealthenvironment
3trends and breakthroughs…performance
fusion of materials                         and performancePeter Jost: Tribology, 1964hip sockets, earthquakesincorporatin...
fusion of materials                   and performance787 Dreamlinercarbon compositestructure with healthmonitoring20% less...
fusion of materials                     and performancetwisting light beams enables100TB/sec internet speeds (2,600DVDs pe...
3trends and breakthroughs…design
fusion of materials                 wood      and design  bike design!                              cardboardplastic      ...
fusion of materials                           and design54 ½ mpg by 2025lightweighting is THEprimary strategymass-efficien...
fusion of materials                             and designnew generation ofultra-high lift airshipstransport up to 1000ton...
fusion of materials                             and designmulti-functionalitywhole systemsthinkinginterdependentdesign, ma...
3trends and breakthroughs…energy
fusion of materials                            and energyMOFssurface area: footballfields per gramtransforming gasstorage,...
fusion of materials                           and energytransparentsolar cellabsorbs only IRlightsilver nanowires+ TiO2 co...
fusion of materials                          and energysunlight to hydrogen: bottling the Sunpolymeric carbon nitride
fusion of materials                            and energygeneticallyengineered virusself-assemblesinto thin filmhelical pi...
3trends and breakthroughs…health
fusion of materials                         and healthnanobots to the rescue!DNA origami
fusion of materials                           and healthdragline spider-silk proteinsfrom transgenicgoatsbraided intofilam...
fusion of materials                             and healthreplacement skinwith sensation forprosthetics andgraftsthin flex...
fusion of materials                          and healthSLIPS: Inspired byNepenthes pitcher plantself-healing/cleaningand c...
3trends and breakthroughs…environment
fusion of materials              and the environmentheat conducting polymers providebreakthrough for the scarce supplyof d...
fusion of materials                  and the environmentwood-plasticcomposites (WPCs)fastest growingconstruction materiald...
fusion of materials                 and the environmentturning sewage intosustainable and useful rawmaterials for the plas...
fusion of materials                  and the environmentLevis fromplastic bottles3.5M bottlesannuallyEco-fi, Patagoniaand ...
fusion of materials               and the environmentmining monitors for precious metals3M tons of waste annually, 86%inci...
4 what can’t you do?remove your filterexplorelisten to yourselfinventdo something youlove… that makes adifference
5 plant seeds…be a leaderbe a shouldertouch pointsshare you!
6thank you!
7more examples…
3trends and breakthroughs…performance
fusion of materials                     and performanceinspired byconch shellsceramic crystalsstacked withintough substrat...
fusion of materials                    and performanceCeramic matrixcomposites arethe key to abreakthrough inpropulsion
fusion of materials                   and performancespintronicsbinary architecturebased on electronspinmultiplies storage...
fusion of materials                   and performancechanging material’sdynamics remotelynetwork of graphenenano-platelets
fusion of materials                    and performance"The materials arestill the long polein the tent”
3trends and breakthroughs…design
fusion of materials                          and designself-healing devicesmore information andcircuitry is being ICsrelia...
3trends and breakthroughs…energy
fusion of materials                         and energySolid waste to energytechnologies
3trends and breakthroughs…health
fusion of materials                           and healthstructural colorsuperhydrophobicity
3trends and breakthroughs…environment
fusion of materials              and the environmentwood is the newgreen
3trends and breakthroughs…other
fusion of materials                 and transportationenergy storagebreakthroughs
fusion of materials                  and transportationGraphene-cobaltmaterials
fusion of materials        and transportation"The”
fusion of materials                     and architectureSustainable andenergy efficientarchitecture
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What Can Materials Engineers Do?

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this presentation was prepared for the first annual Cal Poly Materials Engineering Industry Day, with the intention of inspiring Materials Engineering students about the wide variety of careers and opportunities available to them as Materials Engineers.

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What Can Materials Engineers Do?

  1. 1. What can materialsengineers do? What can’t they do! david.taggart@belectric-usa.com
  2. 2. 1materials are our world…
  3. 3. 1934 2 standing on shoulders… 1962 175528,000 BC 1985 Wallace Carothers 2,500 BC 1938 Egyptians make glass beads Roy Plunkett discovers 60 atom carbon “buckyball”s non-stick polymer Teflon invents nylon, used break open 1970 Nick Holonyak produces modern new realm English invent whole in paleolithic humans fire first light emitting diode the next age: efficiency, concrete toothbrushes 2004materials figurines from clay of Corning engineers produce 1935 glassBC1750 Geckos and5,000 inspire enabling mussels fibers energy, reuse telecommunications and new family Louis Minsk creates British produce first of adhesives that internet explosion is Near Turkey, copper work equally well in dry or photoresist polymer,practical adhesive from extracted and cast 1856 1964 conditions wet fish opening floodgate enabling semiconductors 1958 Stephanie Kwolek 1986 Henry Bessemer invents creates polymer that 2,000 BCmassBacon creates1977 Roger production steel carbon filaments, Kevlar enables 1958 temperature High superconductors PersiansFirst syntheticof ushering in iron plastic is produce age Jack Kilby builds for Conductive organicgoing into invented advanced composites from ore integrated circuit on polymers billiard OLEDs enable balls slice of germanium
  4. 4. 3trends and breakthroughs…performancedesignenergyhealthenvironment
  5. 5. 3trends and breakthroughs…performance
  6. 6. fusion of materials and performancePeter Jost: Tribology, 1964hip sockets, earthquakesincorporating today’sadvances could improveautomotive efficiency 60% $700B savings annually 102B gallons of gas annually 960M tons of CO2 annuallywhere else?
  7. 7. fusion of materials and performance787 Dreamlinercarbon compositestructure with healthmonitoring20% less fuelMach 0.85higher pressure andhumidity interior
  8. 8. fusion of materials and performancetwisting light beams enables100TB/sec internet speeds (2,600DVDs per second!)light is bounced off liquid crystals
  9. 9. 3trends and breakthroughs…design
  10. 10. fusion of materials wood and design bike design! cardboardplastic hemp nylonmagnesium bamboo
  11. 11. fusion of materials and design54 ½ mpg by 2025lightweighting is THEprimary strategymass-efficiencyhigh strength steel,aluminum, andcarbon composites
  12. 12. fusion of materials and designnew generation ofultra-high lift airshipstransport up to 1000tons of cargo 12,000milesefficiency, range,durationsurveillance andcommunications
  13. 13. fusion of materials and designmulti-functionalitywhole systemsthinkinginterdependentdesign, materials, USS Zumwaltand production X-47B
  14. 14. 3trends and breakthroughs…energy
  15. 15. fusion of materials and energyMOFssurface area: footballfields per gramtransforming gasstorage, waterfiltration, and ?new technique forproduction of MOFs:mechanochemistry
  16. 16. fusion of materials and energytransparentsolar cellabsorbs only IRlightsilver nanowires+ TiO2 coatingembedded inpolymer
  17. 17. fusion of materials and energysunlight to hydrogen: bottling the Sunpolymeric carbon nitride
  18. 18. fusion of materials and energygeneticallyengineered virusself-assemblesinto thin filmhelical piezoproteins twistupon pressurecreatingelectrical charge
  19. 19. 3trends and breakthroughs…health
  20. 20. fusion of materials and healthnanobots to the rescue!DNA origami
  21. 21. fusion of materials and healthdragline spider-silk proteinsfrom transgenicgoatsbraided intofilaments 100xas strong and aselastic asligaments andtendons
  22. 22. fusion of materials and healthreplacement skinwith sensation forprosthetics andgraftsthin flexible circuitsconvert pressureinto signalsgels for moldablebatteries, rubbersensors
  23. 23. fusion of materials and healthSLIPS: Inspired byNepenthes pitcher plantself-healing/cleaningand can repel almostanythingbacterial infections inhospitals kill 100,000annuallywhat else?
  24. 24. 3trends and breakthroughs…environment
  25. 25. fusion of materials and the environmentheat conducting polymers providebreakthrough for the scarce supplyof drinking water
  26. 26. fusion of materials and the environmentwood-plasticcomposites (WPCs)fastest growingconstruction materialdesign freedomlow maintenancehigh durabilityresistance to pests
  27. 27. fusion of materials and the environmentturning sewage intosustainable and useful rawmaterials for the plasticsindustrysaves energyreduces impact
  28. 28. fusion of materials and the environmentLevis fromplastic bottles3.5M bottlesannuallyEco-fi, Patagoniaand REKIXX andmany others
  29. 29. fusion of materials and the environmentmining monitors for precious metals3M tons of waste annually, 86%incinerated or to landfills
  30. 30. 4 what can’t you do?remove your filterexplorelisten to yourselfinventdo something youlove… that makes adifference
  31. 31. 5 plant seeds…be a leaderbe a shouldertouch pointsshare you!
  32. 32. 6thank you!
  33. 33. 7more examples…
  34. 34. 3trends and breakthroughs…performance
  35. 35. fusion of materials and performanceinspired byconch shellsceramic crystalsstacked withintough substrate10x increase intoughnessincredible armor
  36. 36. fusion of materials and performanceCeramic matrixcomposites arethe key to abreakthrough inpropulsion
  37. 37. fusion of materials and performancespintronicsbinary architecturebased on electronspinmultiplies storagespeed and density,greatly reducesdevice size usingless materials andimproving efficiency
  38. 38. fusion of materials and performancechanging material’sdynamics remotelynetwork of graphenenano-platelets
  39. 39. fusion of materials and performance"The materials arestill the long polein the tent”
  40. 40. 3trends and breakthroughs…design
  41. 41. fusion of materials and designself-healing devicesmore information andcircuitry is being ICsreliability becomes apriority due to single pointfailures from thermal andmechanical fatiguesustaining growth requiresresilience
  42. 42. 3trends and breakthroughs…energy
  43. 43. fusion of materials and energySolid waste to energytechnologies
  44. 44. 3trends and breakthroughs…health
  45. 45. fusion of materials and healthstructural colorsuperhydrophobicity
  46. 46. 3trends and breakthroughs…environment
  47. 47. fusion of materials and the environmentwood is the newgreen
  48. 48. 3trends and breakthroughs…other
  49. 49. fusion of materials and transportationenergy storagebreakthroughs
  50. 50. fusion of materials and transportationGraphene-cobaltmaterials
  51. 51. fusion of materials and transportation"The”
  52. 52. fusion of materials and architectureSustainable andenergy efficientarchitecture

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