Welcome to the Zhu group! Our research addresses
basic and applied problems at the
intersection of Solid Mechanics and
Micro/Nano-technology. We aim to
understand mechanical and multiphysical behaviors
of nanomaterials through in-situ experiments and explore
their device applications based on their unique
- Q. Qin, S.
Yin, G. Cheng, X. Li, T.-H. Chang, G. Richter, Y.
Zhu and H. Gao, "Recoverable
Plasticity in Penta-twinned Metallic Nanowires
Governed by Dislocation Nucleation and
Retraction", Nature Communications 6, 5983
- S. Yao and Y. Zhu, "Nanomaterial-Enabled
Stretchable Conductors: Strategies, Materials
and Devices", Advanced Materials 27 (9),
- G.M. Cheng, T.-H. Chang, Q. Qin, H.
Huang and Y. Zhu, "Mechanical
Properties of Silicon Carbide Nanowires: Effect
of Size-Dependent Defect Density", Nano
Letters 14, 754-758 (2014).
- T. Jiang, R. Huang, Y. Zhu, "Interfacial Sliding
and Buckling of Monolayer Graphene on a
Stretchable Substrate", Advanced Functional
Materials 24, 396-402 (2014).
- F. Xu and Y. Zhu, "Highly Conductive
and Stretchable Silver Nanowire Conductors,"
Advanced Materials 24 (37), 5117-5122 (2012).
- F. Xu, W. Lu and Y. Zhu, “Controlled 3D
buckling of silicon nanowires for stretchable
electronics,” ACS Nano 5, 672-678 (2011).
- Y. Zhu, F. Xu, Q. Qin, W.Y. Fung and
W. Lu, “Mechanical
Properties of Vapor-Liquid-Solid Synthesized
Silicon Nanowires,” Nano Letters 9,
Department of Mechanical
and Aerospace Engineering at
North Carolina State University
Engineering Building 3,
rm 3238 (Centennial
911 Oval Drive
received his B.S. degree in
Mechanics and Mechanical
Engineering from the University
of Science and Technology of
China and his M.S. and Ph.D.
degrees in Mechanical
Engineering from Northwestern
University. After a postdoctoral
fellow position at the
University of Texas at Austin,
he joined NC State University in