Harvard University Prof. David Weitz visited Shanghai University and presented “Structuring Soft Material for Biomedical Applications” lecture for students.
On the afternoon of August 12th, Prof. David Weitz visited Shanghai University by invitation. President Liu Shengchang, Director of International Office Mr. Cui Wei, and Prof. Zhang Afang met with the guest at Lehu Building. Prof. Liu Kai from Chinese Academy of Sciences and Prof. Chen Dong also attended the discussion. President Liu extended a warm welcome on behalf of Shanghai University and sincerely thanked him for his support on International Joint Laboratory. Both sides conducted in-depth exchanges and discussions on the joint training of students and scientific research cooperation.
After the meeting, Prof. David A. Weitz presented “Structuring Soft Material for Biomedical Applications” lecture for our students. He vividly demonstrated how to use microfluidic technology to prepare uniform size and diverse morphology droplets. His research team focused on the preparation of microspheres with various structures and functions by using droplet microfluidic technology, as well as controlled release and drug screening, selection and application of tissue and organ culture in biomedical field. After the lecture, Professor David A. Weitz answered the enthusiastic questions from students and hold academic discussion with presents.
Professor David A. Weitz is a member of the American Academy of Sciences, Engineering, Arts and Sciences. He is currently a tenured professor of the Harvard University School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, director of the Center for Materials Research Science and Engineering, and co-director of the Basf Center for Advanced Studies at Harvard. He is a world-renowned expert in the fields of Biophysics and biomaterials, colloidal particles, soft and wet functional materials, microfluidics and so on. He enjoys high academic status and wide international influence. Professor David A. Weitz's team developed a close academic cooperation with School of Materials Science and Engineering and build the International Joint Laboratory of Bionics and Intelligent Polymer.
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