Proceedings of the 2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)

Lessons from Blending Electrospraying for Cultivating the Students' Ability of Resolving Complicated Engineering Problems

Authors
Xinkuan Liu, Xinyi Lu, Yuan Hou, Kai Cui, Dengguang Yu
Corresponding Author
Xinkuan Liu
Available Online June 2018.
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.128How to use a DOI?
Keywords
Engineering education; Blending electrospraying; Complex engineering problems; Undergraduate student
Abstract
The ability of solving complicated engineering problem is very important for undergraduate students who major in materials science and engineering and want to become excellent engineers. However, how to train them and develop their problem-solving ability poses a big challenge for their teachers. The key is to choose suitable teaching materials, which should be full of interesting but complex engineering problems. In this paper, an advanced nanotechnology-blending electrospraying is explored as a model. A series of complicated engineering problems are refined by implementing a whole electrospray process, which includes the preparation of working fluids, optimization of experimental parameters, systematic characterization of electrospray nanoparticles, and potential commercial applications. These problems not only act as the effective teaching materials to promote students to master this advanced nanotechnology, but also are developed to cultivate their capability of resolving complicated engineering problems. This means that one thing will kill two birds with one stone. This paper shows innovative ways for the applications of advanced technologies in engineering teaching in higher education.
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Proceedings
2018 2nd International Conference on Management, Education and Social Science (ICMESS 2018)
Part of series
Advances in Social Science, Education and Humanities Research
Publication Date
June 2018
ISBN
978-94-6252-520-7
ISSN
2352-5398
DOI
https://doi.org/10.2991/icmess-18.2018.128How to use a DOI?
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This is an open access article distributed under the CC BY-NC license.

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