Nanomechanics and Nanoengineering Laboratory
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.
- J. Cui, J. Adams^ and Y. Zhu, “Pop-up assembly of 3D structures actuated by heat shrinkable polymers”, Smart Materials and Structures 26, 125011 (2017).
- S. Yao, J. Cui, Z. Cui and Y. Zhu, “Soft Electrothermal Actuators using Silver Nanowire Heaters”, Nanoscale 9 (11), 3797-3805 (2017).
- 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).
- 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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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. He was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Texas at Austin before joining NC State in 2007.