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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 properties.

Recent News
11/2015: Yong was named a University Faculty Scholar.
11/2015: our Wearable Dry Electrodes for Electrophysiological Sensing won the Best Wearable Material/Component Development Award at IDTechEx Wearable USA conference
11/2015: Shanshan received the ASME Micro/Nano Forum Best Poster Award.
11/2015: Guangming Received the NCSU AIF Best Paper Award.

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Selected Publications
- G. Cheng, C. Miao, Q. Qin, J. Li, F. Xu, H. Haftbaradaran, E.C. Dickey, H. Gao and Y. Zhu, "Large Anelasticity and Associated Energy Dissipation in Single-Crystalline Nanowires", Nature Nanotechnology 10, 687-691 (2015).
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 (2015).

- S. Yao and Y. Zhu, "Nanomaterial-Enabled Stretchable Conductors: Strategies, Materials and Devices", Advanced Materials 27 (9), 1480-1511 (2015).
- 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, 3934-3939 (2009).

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The positions are filled - thanks!

Yong Zhu

Prof. Yong Zhu, Ph.D.

Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at North Carolina State University

Engineering Building 3, rm 3238 (Centennial Campus)
911 Oval Drive
Raleigh, NC 27695-7910

Phone: (919)513-7735

Prof. Zhu 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 2007.