The path to transition into alternative energy sources has required scientists and engineers to further develop the right tools and materials to effectively harness them. Gas turbines and electrolytes for solid oxide fuel cells, for instance, utilize the applications of composite ceramics that require high temperatures. To achieve this state, scientists and engineers need to develop nano-sized composite structures that have high characteristics.
This was delivered by the Head of Mechanical Engineering Study Program of President University Dr.Eng. Lydia Anggraini, S.T., M.Eng. at the 8th International Conference on Nanostructures, Nanomaterials, and Nanoengineering (ICNNN) 2019 on October 11-14, 2019 in Kyoto, Japan. The ICNNN 2019 provided an opportunity for leading academicians, scientists, researchers and industry professionals from around the world to network and have a scientific discussion on the latest advancements in the interlinked domains of science, business, and engineering and its research benefits for each other’s domain progress.
On this occasion, Lydia was awarded the excellent oral presentation award for presenting her research entitled “Deformation and Fracture Mechanics of Superior Nanocomposites”. Her findings on the composite, which is a combination of ceramics, produces superior mechanical properties, oxidation, and high corrosion resistance, as well as has relatively long durability.
Lydia further explained that through the engineering of nanocomposite structures, new materials have been produced to have high toughness properties. She managed to prove that the initiation of cracks and their subsequent growth during fracture can be effectively suppressed by using these unique combinations of microstructural characteristics that make up a network.