COE/Structural Mechanics Seminar


Design and Manufacturing of New Functional Ceramic Composites


Dr. Yan Li


Dartmouth College


Thursday, January 26, 2023 at 11:00:00 AM   


GTMI Building, Room Auditorium


Shuman Xia


The route of devising polymer-derived ceramics (PDCs), which relies on heat treatment to convert preceramic polymers to ceramics, presents a flexible and energy-efficient approach to fabricate a broad spectrum of ceramics and in-situ ceramic-polymer composites with binary or multinary phases. Understanding the relationship among processing parameters, phase composition and material response holds an important key for property tailoring of PDC composites in different engineering applications. In this seminar, I will talk about how to tailor the mechanical response through structure architecture design, phase transition control and energy dissipation pathway prediction. A few case studies will be provided to discuss the role of PDCs in healthcare, renewable energy and aerospace applications.


Dr. Yan Li is currently an Assistant Professor in Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth College. Her primary research interests are in the area of mechanics of advanced materials, involving multiscale/multiphysics modelling, integrated computational/experimental approaches for next generation material design, and application of material science and solid mechanics in advanced manufacturing and biomedical applications. She is the recipient of ASME ORR Early Career Award and NH EPSCorR Pilot Award in 2020, Best Paper Award of the 8th International Conference on Computational Methods in 2018, WAC Teaching Writing Fellow at Cal State Long Beach in 2017, Professors around the world at Cal State Long Beach in 2016, and multiple NSF travel awards for leadership and career development.