Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang

Associate Professor

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Dr. Huang has diverse training in mechanics, materials science and biomechanics. Her research group aims to contribute to the development of the next generation of rechargeable battery materials. Dr. Huang’s research also focuses on the understanding of the tissue-cell interactions in biological tissues.

To learn more, please visit The Laboratory for Mechanics of Energy Materials & Biological Tissues.

At the undergraduate level, Dr. Huang teaches Solid Mechanics (MAE 214) and Strength of Mechanical Components (MAE316). At the graduate level, Dr. Huang teaches Advanced Solid Mechanics (MAE 541).



Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Pittsburgh


Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

University of Pittsburgh


Mechanical Engineering

National Chung-Hsing University, Taiwan

Research Description

Dr. Huang's research focuses on investigating degradation mechanisms in lithium battery materials via experimental, theoretical and computational approaches. This work could aid in developing safer, higher capacity lithium batteries. Her research group also aims to develop a better understanding of the micromechanics of biological tissues. Current research focuses on developing experimental methods and computational models capable of understanding cell-tissue-organ interactions in biological tissues. This work is aimed at improving our understanding of pathologies involving mechanotransduction, and in developing tissue engineering strategies for tissue repair.

Honors and Awards

  • NSF CAREER Award, 2016


Biaxial mechanical behavior of bovine saphenous venous valve leaflets
Lu, J. Q., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2018), Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 77, 594-599.
Biaxial mechanical properties of bovine jugular venous valve leaflet tissues
Huang, H. Y. S., & Lu, J. Q. (2017), Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 16(6), 1911-1923.
Constitutive modeling of jugular vein-derived venous valve leaflet tissues
Kaul, N., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2017), Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 75, 50-57.
Composition and structure of porcine digital flexor tendon-bone insertion tissues
Chandrasekaran, S., Pankow, M., Peters, K., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2017), Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A, 105(11), 3050-3058.
Dynamic polarization microscopy for in-situ measurements of collagen fiber realignment during impact
Wu, X. Y., Huang, H. Y. S., Pankow, M., & Peters, K. (2017), In Mechanics of biological systems and materials, vol 6. (Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, ) (pp. 61-66).
Mechanical stresses at the cathode-electrolyte interface in lithium-ion batteries
Kim, S., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2016), Journal of Materials Research, 31(22), 3506-3512.
A comprehensive finite element model for lithium-oxygen batteries
Ayers, M. W., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2016), Journal of Materials Research, 31(18), 2728-2735.
Particle- and crack-size dependency of lithium-ion battery materials LiFePO4
Stamps, M. A., Eischen, J. W., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2016), AIMS Materials Science, 3(1), 190-203.
Critical lithiation for C-rate dependent mechanical stresses in LiFePO4
Chiu Huang, Cheng-Kai, & Huang, Hsiao-Ying Shadow. (2015), Journal of Solid State Electrochemistry, 19(8), 2245-2253.
Biomechanical and biochemical study of muscle-tendon-bone in porcine digital flexor tendon
Danley, B. & Huang, H. S. (2015), (ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), ).

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