Welcome to the Zhu group! My group is working at the intersection of Solid
Mechanics and Nanotechnology. 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 (review
article), in press, 2015.
- 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
Prof. Zhu received his PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering
University in 2005 under the
guidance of Prof. Horacio
Espinosa. He was a
working with Profs. Kenneth
K. Ravi-Chandar at the
University of Texas at Austin between 2005
and 2007. He obtained
his BS degree in
from University of
Science and Technology
of China and his
MS degree in