Mechanical engineering will feature MIT Professor Ju Li in the Spring 2021 Distinguished Speaker Series. Li will discuss radiation-material interactions at the nanoscale, and how they provide powerful avenues to control properties and shape materials. He will demonstrate efforts to computationally model these interactions based on first principles, as well as experimentally using high-precision electron beam to manipulate individual atoms and defects, and using ion beam for forming and stressing of solids. 

Radiation resistance in both structural and functional materials can be effectively tuned by nano-structuring, leading to scalable engineering solutions for nuclear energy.

Li's presentation will be Thursday, March 4, at 3:30 pm.