【北京大学软物质科学系列报告97】Finding LUMOs in Unusual Places. Silsesquioxane cages and their polymers appear to offer semiconducting properties
报告人: Prof. Richard M. Laine
University of Michigan, USA
Richard M. Laine is the professor and director of Department of Materials Science and Engineering and Macromolecular Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan. Prof. Laine obtained his BS from the California State University and his PhD from the University of Southern California. He was a Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. R. F. Heck at the University of Delaware and with Prof. P. C. Ford and Prof. R. G. Rinker at the University of California Santa Barbra. Prof. Laine was the Fellow of the American Ceramice Society, the Fellow of the Polymer Division of the American Chemistry Society and the International Fellow of the Society of Polymer Science of Japan. Prof. Laine's major research areas include the synthesis and processing of inorganic and organometallic hybrid polymers and nanooxide powders. Research in the hybrid area emphasizes the synthesis and characterization of nanobuilding blocks based on polyfunctional octahedral (octafunctional) and dodecahederal (dodecafunctional) silsesquioxanes (POSS) and nanocoposites thereform wherein the periodicity and ordering of the inorganic and organic components are completely defined on a nanometer length scale. Research in the nanooxide powder area emphasizes the direct synthesis of single and mixed-metal oxide nanopowders by flame spray pyrolysis of mixed-metal metalloorganics.