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


Coupled Mechanical and Electrochemical Analyses of Three-Dimensional Reconstructed LiFePO4 by Focused Ion Beam/Scanning Electron Microscopy in Lithium-Ion Batteries
Kim, S., Chen, H., & Huang, H.-Y. S. (2019), JOURNAL OF ELECTROCHEMICAL ENERGY CONVERSION AND STORAGE, 16(1). https://doi.org/10.1115/1.4040760
Strain state dependent anisotropic viscoelasticity of tendon-to-bone insertion
Kuznetsov, S., Pankow, M., Peters, K., & Huang, H.-Y. S. (2019), MATHEMATICAL BIOSCIENCES, 308, 1–7. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mbs.2018.12.007
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.10.028
High-speed polarization imaging of dynamic collagen fiber realignment in tendon-to-bone insertion region
Wu, X., Pankow, M., Huang, H.-Y. S., & Peters, K. (2018), JOURNAL OF BIOMEDICAL OPTICS, 23(11). https://doi.org/10.1117/1.JBO.23.11.116002
Multiphysics coupling in lithium-ion batteries with reconstructed porous microstructures
Kim, S., Wee, J., Peters, K., & Huang, H. Y. S. (2018), Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, 122(10), 5280–5290. https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.jpcc.7b12388
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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10237-017-0927-1
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. https://doi.org/10.1002/jbm.a.36162
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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jmbbm.2017.06.037
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 (pp. 61–66). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-41351-8_9
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. https://doi.org/10.1557/jmr.2016.373

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