John Yeow

副教授/加拿大微/纳米器件研究主席
滑铁卢大学

John Yeow

Professor/University Research Chair
滑铁卢大学
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada

教育:

  • B.S., Ph.D., Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
  • M.A.Sc., Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada
  • B.A.Sc., Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Toronto, Canada

工作重点:

John Yeow is a Professor and University Research Chair in Systems Design Engineering at the University of Waterloo. Yeow’s research is devoted to understanding, modelling, designing, integrating, and developing micro/nanodevices for medical and industrial applications.

给学生的建议:

“Volunteer at a research lab to get a feel of the field.”

链接:

  – 滑铁卢大学

面试:  

Q: In which of the following technical fields within Nanotechnology does your work apply best?
Yeow:

  • Nanosensors and Nanoactuators
  • 纳米材料
  • Nano-Metrology and Characterization
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Nanofabrication
  • 纳米光学、纳米光子学和纳米光电子学
  • Nano Energy, Environment, and Safety
  • Nanorobotics and Nanomanufacturing
  • Nano-Biomedicine
  • Nano-acoustic Devices, Processes, and Materials

问:您目前正在研究哪些纳米技术应用?  
Yeow: My group is working on developing miniaturized x-ray devices, as well as sensors for detecting radiation, gas and strain. In addition, we have been incorporating nanotechnology within a lab-on-a-chip for cell lysis and cell manipulation.     

问:您什么时候第一次发现自己的职业道路集中在纳米技术上?
Yeow: 
In 2004, when I was trying to develop highly sensitive sensors for radiation therapy applications.   

问:从事纳米技术工作最有意义的事情是什么?
Yeow: The most rewarding aspect is working closely with my graduate students to come up with innovative solutions to solve real-world problems.

问:您能举一个例子来说明您所做的事情如何对世界产生了积极的影响吗?
Yeow:
 We have developed a nanotechnology-based field emission device that is able to provide highly uniform current generation over a long duration. This development enables us to create commercially viable miniaturized x-ray generators for a wide range of applications including nondestructive testing and medical imaging.    

问:您认为迄今为止纳米技术对世界产生的最大影响是什么?  
Yeow: Nanotechnology has enabled a wide spectrum of research that provides new solutions to existing problems that cannot be easily solved by current technologies. It gives us hope that we may finally have found the answer, be it cancer diagnostics or therapeutics and beyond. 

问:请举例说明您认为纳米技术的未来应用将会带来什么。 
Yeow: The impact of nanotechnology will be broad and deep. I believe the field of diagnostic and therapeutic medical instrumentation will be revolutionized by nanotechnology. In addition, our daily lives which revolve around comfort, convenience, and efficiency will be greatly enhanced by portable and low-power devices enable by nanotechnology.   

问:您觉得自己在团队中工作更多,还是单独工作更多?
Yeow: I work within a team of engineers, physicists and physicians.    

问:如果你们更多地以团队的形式工作,那么你们的团队成员还有哪些其他的专业领域?   
Yeow: Physics, chemistry, medicine, and material science.

问:大学里的培训对你的纳米技术工作有帮助吗?
Yeow:
 Yes, I am trained as an engineer. This training allows me to engineer nanotechnology into functioning devices.   

问:你有导师吗?大学期间有吗?
Yeow: Yes, I have senior colleagues in the field who guide me to contribute to my chosen field of research. Contributions extend beyond the boundaries of my research lab. It also includes education as well as serving on committees related to nanotechnology. 

问:如果必须重新来过,您还会专注于纳米技术应用吗?
Yeow:
 Yes, without a doubt.  

问:您对大学预科生有什么建议?
Yeow:
 Volunteer at a research lab to get a feel of the field.

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