08 Aug 2008
Distinguished Lecture by Prof. Pang Su Seng

Two Distinguished Lectures on 'Smart Adhesively Bonded High-Performance Joint for Composite Structures' and 'Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at Louisiana State University' organized by Department of Electromechanical Engineering of Faculty of Science and Technology, took place at Auditorium II of the International Library on 8th August 2008.

Prof. Pang Su Seng

The two Distinguished Lectures were delivered by Prof. Pang Su Seng from Louisiana State University, USA. He received his Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering from U.C. Berkeley in 1987. Currently, he is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Strategic Initiatives and Jack Holmes Distinguished Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Louisiana State University (LSU) in the United States. Dr. Pang is a Fellow of three professional societies: American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), and American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). He is a recognized expert in the composite materials research field.

'Smart Adhesively Bonded High-Performance Joint for Composite Structures' is a newly funded project by U.S. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration). This is a three-year project covering a period of October 1, 2007 - September 30, 2010. The goal of this project is to provide NASA with durable, reliable, and intelligent adhesively bonded composite joints, and enhance the NASA-missions as well as the related research infrastructure and workforce training.

'Integration of Education and Mentoring Programs at Louisiana State University (LSU)' is a new initiative proposed to the U.S. NSF (National Science Foundation). This project is designed to integrate a large number of on-going education/research programs at LSU, especially those led by LSU Office of Strategic Initiatives and LSU’s Gordon A. Cain Center for Scientific, Technological, Engineering and Mathematical Literacy.

The Distinguished Lectures was held successfully and attracted participants including undergraduates, Master’s and PhD students. It stimulated students’ interest and they are active in asking questions about the topics presented. On the other hand, Prof. Pang was also able to give useful feedbacks and providing different points of view regarding the discussed issues.