Dr. Salman Noshear Arshad, Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at the Syed Babar Ali School of Science and Engineering (SBASSE) recently taught at Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom for eight hours from February 19 to 23, 2018. The visit was supported by Erasmus+ International Credit Mobility (ICM) grant which is meant to promote exchange of students, staff and faculty between the European countries and the partner countries. Dr. Arshad’s activities during the visit included:
• An open public lecture on “Introduction to Materials Science and Nanotechnology” which was attended by students, staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds. The lecture revolved around the principles of materials science, physics and chemistry of materials, modern applications of advanced materials, nanoscience and nanotechnology and the future.
• Two lectures for the second year undergraduate students of Bio-engineering as part of the module on the design of medical devices and implants. The topics covered were “Mechanical Properties of Materials” and “Dynamic Mechanical Analysis”. These lectures covered the basis of the relationship between the structure and mechanical properties of metals, ceramics, polymers and composites and also introduced the dynamic mechanical response of viscoelastic materials such as polymers and rubbers.
• A research seminar on “Functional Nanofibers” where Dr. Arshad described the current research activities of his research group at LUMS.