Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis

, Volume 7, Issue 2, pp 245–247 | Cite as

Dialogue with Emerging Engineers

Hong-Mei Ji, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China

Hong-Mei Ji is a student at the Department of Materials Physics and Chemistry, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Northeastern University, Shenyang, China.

Were you always interested in science and engineering from an early age, or it something that you came to at some point in your education?

When I was a kid, I was curious about many interesting phenomena in nature. I often wondered why geckos can climb walls, why rain can’t drench lotus leaves, and why mollusks shells have multiple types of shapes and colorful patterns. These questions motivated my strong interests in exploring the charming natural world, even if I didn’t know the science and engineering at that time. When I was studying in college, I began to recognize that the excellent properties of natural materials are closely related to their microstructures, and many kinds of technologies and equipment are available for us to observe the microstructures of natural materials. Therefore, I joined Prof. Xiao-Wu Li’s...

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