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Sulin Zhang

Professor

Affiliation(s):

  • Engineering Science and Mechanics
  • Biomedical Engineering

N-231 Millennium Science Complex

suz10@psu.edu

814-865-7640

Personal or Departmental Website

Research Areas:

Advanced Materials and Devices, Applied Mechanics and Biomechanics, Energy Infrastructure, Storage and Devices, Multiscale and Multiphysics Modeling, Computational Analysis, Nanoscience, Bionanoscience and Engineering

Interest Areas:

Multiscale computational simulations of nanostructured materials and biological materials; multiscale mechanics of nano-bio interfaces.

 
 

 

Education

  • BS, Engineering Mechanics, 1994
  • MS, Engineering Mechanics, 1997
  • Ph D, Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2002

Publications

Journal Articles

  • S. Kim, S. J. Choi, K. J. Zhao, H. Yang, G. , S.L. Zhang and J. Li, 2016, "Electrochemically Driven Mechanical Energy Harvesting"
  • Sulin Zhang, 2016, "Chemomechanical Modeling of Lithiation-induced Failure in high-volume-change electrode materials for lithium ion batteries", Nature Computational Materials, 3, pp. 7
  • Megan Dearnley, Trang Chu, Yao Zhang, Changjin Huang, Nectarios Klonis, Jeff Yeoman, Shannon Kenny, Mohit Arora, James Osborne, Rajesh Chandramohanadas, Sulin Zhang, Mattew Dixon and Leann Tilley, 2016, "Reversible host cell remodeling underpins deformability changes in malaria parasite sexual blood stages.", Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 113, pp. 4800-4805
  • Tianwu Chen, Peng Zhao, Xu Guo and Sulin Zhang, 2016, "Two-Fold Anisotropy Governs Morphological Evolution and Stress Generation in Sodiated Black Phosphorus for Sodium Ion Batteries", Nano Letters, 3, pp. 7
  • S. L. Zhang, H. J. Gao and G. Bao, 2015, "Physical principles of nanoparticle cellular endocytosis", ACS Nano
  • C. J. Huang, Q. Ozdemir, L. C. Xu, P. J. Butler, C. A. Siedlecki, J. L. Brown and S. L. Zhang, 2015, "Roles of substrate topography on the cellular uptake of nanoparticles", Journal of Biomedical Research, Part B, 5
  • Y. Zhang, C. J. Huang, S. Kim, M. Golkaram, M. W. A. Dixon, L. Tilley, J. Li, S. L. Zhang and S. Suresh, 2015, "Multiple stiffening effects of nanoscale knobs on human red blood cells infected with Plasmodium falciparum malaria parasite", Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 112, pp. 6068-6073
  • H. Z. Zhang, Q. J. Ji, C. J. Huang, S. L. Zhang, B. Yuan, K. Yang and Y. Q. Ma, 2015, "Cooperative Transmembrane Penetration of Nanoparticles", Scientific Reports, 5, pp. 10525
  • Q. F. Xiao, M. Gu, H. Yang, B. Li, C. , Y. Liu, F. Liu, F. Dai, L. Yang, Z.Y. Liu, X. C. Xiao, G. Liu, P. Zhao, S. L. Zhang, C. M. Wang, Y. F. Lu and M. Cai, 2015, "Inward Lithium-Ion Breathing of Hierarchically Porous Silicon Anodes"
  • L. L. Luo, H. Yang, P. F. Yan, J.J. Travis, Y. Lee, N. Liu, D.M. Piper, S.H. Lee, P. Zhao, S. M George, J. G. Zhang, Y Cui, S.L. Zhang, C.M. Ban and C. Wang, 2015, "Surface-Coating Regulated Lithiation Kinetics and Degradation in Silicon Nanowires for Lithium Ion Battery", Acs Nano, 9, pp. 5559-5566
  • A. Kushima, X. F. Qian, P. Zhao, S.L. Zhang and J. Li, 2015, "Ripplocations in van der Waals Layers", 15, pp. 1302-1308
  • W. Zhang, F. Jin, S.L. Zhang and X. Guo, 2014, "Adhesive Contact on Randomly Rough Surfaces Based on the Double-Hertz Model", 81
  • H. Yang, F. F. Fan, W. T. Liang, X. Guo, T Zhu and S. L. Zhang, 2014, "A chemo-mechanical model of lithiation in silicon", 70, pp. 349-361
  • Y. Liu, S. L. Zhang and T. Zhu, 2014, "Germanium-Based Electrode Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries", 1, pp. 706-713
  • F. Jin, W. Zhang, S. L. Zhang and X. Guo, 2014, "Adhesion between elastic cylinders based on the double-Hertz model", 51, pp. 2706-2712
  • M. Gu, H. Yang, D.E. Perea, J.G. Zhang, S.L. Zhang and C.M. Wang, 2014, "Bending-Induced Symmetry Breaking of Lithiation in Germanium Nanowires", 14, pp. 4622-4627
  • L. Chen, F. Fan, L. Hong, J. Chen, Y. Z. Ji, S. L. Zhang, T. Zhu and L. Q. Chen, 2014, "A Phase-Field Model Coupled with Large Elasto-Plastic Deformation: Application to Lithiated Silicon Electrodes", Journal of the Electrochemical Society, 161, pp. F3164-F3172
  • A. Ostadhossein, E. D. Cubuk, G. A. Tritsaris, E. Kaxiras, S. L. Zhang and A. C. T. van Duin, 2014, "Stress effects on the initial lithiation of crystalline silicon nanowires: reactive molecular dynamics simulations using ReaxFF", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 17, pp. 3832-3840
  • M. Gu, H. Yang, D. E. Perea, J-G Zhang, Sulin Zhang and C-M Wang, 2014, "Bending-Induced Symmetry Breaking of Lithiation in Germanium Nanowires", Nano Letters, 14, pp. 4622-4627
  • H. Yang, W. T. Liang, X. Guo, C. W. Wang and Sulin Zhang, 2014, "Strong kinetics-stress coupling in lithiated Si and Ge electrodes"
  • C.-M. Wang, M. Gu, H. Yang, D. E. Perea and Sulin Zhang, 2014, "In-situ TEM study of internal and external stress on lithiation behavior of high capacity anode materials with a large volume change", Microscopy and Microanalysis, 20, pp. 1536-1537
  • S. Huang, F. Fan, X. H. Liu, J. Li, Sulin Zhang, J. Y. Huang and T. Zhu, 2013, "Mechanics of lithiation of a nanoparticle", Acta Materialia, 61, pp. 4354-4364
  • W. T. Liang, H. Yang, F. F. Fan, T. Zhu and Sulin Zhang, 2013, "Tough germanium nanoparticle upon lithiation/delithiation cycles", ACS Nano, 7, pp. 3427-33
  • Changjin Huang, Peter Butler and Sulin Zhang, 2013, "Substrate rigidity regulates cellular uptake of nanoparticles", Nano Letters, 13, pp. 1611-1615
  • C. J. Huang, Y. Zhang, H. Y. Yuan, H. J. Gao and Sulin Zhang, 2013, "Role of target geometry in endocytosis: laying down to stand up", Nano Letters, 13, pp. 4546-4550
  • W. T. Liao, L. Hong, H. Yang, J. Li, T. Zhu, L.-Q. Chen and Sulin Zhang, 2013, "Self-healing gallium droplets under lithiation-delithaition cycles", Nano Letters, 13, pp. 5212-5217
  • H. Yang, X. Huang, W.T. Liang, A.C.T. van Duin, M. Raju and S.L. Zhang, 2013, "Self-weakening in lithiated graphene electrodes", 563, pp. 58-62
  • X.H. Liu, F.F. Fan, H. Yang, S.L. Zhang, J.Y. Huang and T. Zhu, 2013, "Self-Limiting Lithiation in Silicon Nanowires", 7, pp. 1495-1503
  • W.T. Liang, H. Yang, F.F. Fan, Y. Liu, X.H. Liu, J.Y. Huang, T. Zhu and S.L. Zhang, 2013, "Tough Germanium Nanoparticles under Electrochemical Cycling", 7, pp. 3427-3433
  • W.T. Liang, L. Hong, H. Yang, F.F. Fan, Y. Liu, H. Li, J. Li, J.Y. Huang, L.Q. Chen, T. Zhu and S.L. Zhang, 2013, "Nanovoid Formation and Annihilation in Gallium Nanodroplets under Lithiation-Delithiation Cycling", 13, pp. 5212-5217
  • X. Huang, H. Yang, W.T. Liang, M. Raju, M. Terrones, V. H. Crespi, A.C.T. van Duin and S.L. Zhang, 2013, "Lithiation induced corrosive fracture in defective carbon nanotubes", 103, pp. 153901
  • S. Huang, F. Fan, J. Li, S.L. Zhang and T. Zhu, 2013, "Stress generation during lithiation of high-capacity electrode particles in lithium ion batteries", 61, pp. 4354-4364
  • C.J. Huang, Y. Zhang, H.Y. Yuan, H.J. Gao and S.L. Zhang, 2013, "Role of Nanoparticle Geometry in Endocytosis: Laying Down to Stand Up", 13, pp. 4546-4550
  • C.J. Huang, P.J. Butler, S. Tong, H. S. Muddana, G. Bao and S.L. Zhang, 2013, "Substrate Stiffness Regulates Cellular Uptake of Nanoparticles", 13, pp. 1611-1615
  • F.F. Fan, S. Huang, H. Yang, M. Raju, D. Datta, V.B. Shenoy, A.C.T. van Duin, S.L. Zhang and T. Zhu, 2013, "Mechanical properties of amorphous LixSi alloys: a reactive force field study", 21, pp. 074002
  • H. Yang, S. Huang, X. Huang, F.F. Fan, W.T. Liang, X.H. Liu, L.Q. Chen, J.Y. Huang, J. Li, T. Zhu and S.L. Zhang, 2012, "Orientation-Dependent Interfacial Mobility Governs the Anisotropic Swelling in Lithiated Silicon Nanowires", 12, pp. 1953-1958
  • X.H. Liu, J.W. Wang, Y. Liu, H. Zheng, A. Kushima, S. Huang, T. Zhu, S. Mao, X. Li, J. Li, S.L. Zhang, W Lu, J.M. Tour and J.Y. Huang, 2012, "In situ transmission electron microscopy of electrochemical lithiation, delithiation and deformation of individual graphene nanoribbons", 50, pp. 3836-3844
  • X.H. Liu, J.W. Wang, S. Huang, F.F. Fan, X. Huang, Y. Liu, S. Krylyuk, J. Yoo, S. Dayeh, A. V. Davydov, S.X. Mao, S.T. Picraux, S.L. Zhang, J. Li, T. Zhu and J.Y. Huang, 2012, "In situ atomic-scale imaging of electrochemical lithiation in silicon", 7, pp. 749-756
  • X.H. Liu, Y. Liu, A. Kushima, S.L. Zhang, T. Zhu, J. Li and J.Y. Huang, 2012, "In Situ TEM Experiments of Electrochemical Lithiation and Delithiation of Individual Nanostructures", 2, pp. 722-741
  • X. Huang, H. Yang, A.C.T. van Duin, K.J. Hsia and S.L. Zhang, 2012, "Chemomechanics control of tearing paths in graphene", 85, pp. 195453
  • Xiao Hua Liu, Yang Liu, Akihiro Kushima, Ting Zhu, Sulin Zhang, Ju Li and Jian Yu Huang, 2012, "In Situ Experiments of Electrochemical Lithiation and Delithiation of Individual Nanostructures", Advanced Energy Materials, 2, pp. 722-741
  • Xu Huang, Hui Yang, Andri van Duin, Ting Zhu and Sulin Zhang, 2012, "Atomic mechanisms of the sharp interface at the lithiation front", Physics Review B, 85, pp. 195453
  • Sulin Zhang, Teng Li, J. Y. Huang and V. Shenoy, 2011, "Low-Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications", Journal of Nanomaterials, 2011, pp. 2
  • H. Y. Yuang, C. J. Huang and Sulin Zhang, 2011, "Membrane-mediated inter-domain interactions", BioNanoScience, 1, pp. 97-102
  • S.L. Zhang, T Li, J.Y. Huang and V. Shenoy, 2011, "Low-Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications", pp. 518189
  • Y. Liu, H. Zheng, X.H. Liu, S. Huang, T. Zhu, J.W. Wang, A. Kushima, N.S. Hudak, X. Huang, S.L. Zhang, S.X. Mao, X.F. Qian, J. Li and J.Y. Huang, 2011, "Lithiation-Induced Embrittlement of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes", 5, pp. 7245-7253
  • X.H. Liu, H. Zheng, L. Zhong, S. Huan, K. Karki, L.Q. Zhang, Y. Liu, A. Kushima, W.T. Liang, J.W. Wang, J.H. Cho, E. Epstein, S.A. Dayeh, S.T. Picraux, T. Zhu, J. Li, J.P. Sullivan, J. Cumings, C.S. Wang, S.X. Mao, Z.Z. Ye, S.L. Zhang and J.Y. Huang, 2011, "Anisotropic Swelling and Fracture of Silicon Nanowires during Lithiation", 11, pp. 3312-3318
  • X. Huang and S.L. Zhang, 2011, "Morphologies of monolayer graphene under indentation", 19, pp. 054004
  • X. Huang, W.T. Liang and S.L. Zhang, 2011, "Radial Corrugations of Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Driven by Inter-Wall Nonbonding Interactions", 6, pp. 53
  • C.J. Huang, H.Y. Yuan and S.L. Zhang, 2011, "Coupled vesicle morphogenesis and domain organization", 98, pp. 043702
  • J.A. Zou, W.T. Liang and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Coarse-grained molecular dynamics modeling of DNA-carbon nanotube complexes", 83, pp. 968-985
  • H.Y. Yuan and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Effects of particle size and ligand density on the kinetics of receptor-mediated endocytosis of nanoparticles", 96, pp. 033704
  • H.Y. Yuan, J. Li, G. Bao and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Variable Nanoparticle-Cell Adhesion Strength Regulates Cellular Uptake", 105, pp. 138101
  • H.Y. Yuan, C.J. Huang and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Dynamic shape transformations of fluid vesicles", 6, pp. 4571-4579
  • H.Y. Yuan, C.J. Huang and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Virus-Inspired Design Principles of Nanoparticle-Based Bioagents", 5
  • H.Y. Yuan, C.J. Huang, J. Li, G. Lykotrafitis and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "One-particle-thick, solvent-free, coarse-grained model for biological and biomimetic fluid membranes", 82, pp. 011905
  • S.S. Terdalkar, S. Huang, H.Y. Yuan, J.J. Rencis, T. Zhu and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Nanoscale fracture in graphene", 494, pp. 218-222
  • X. Huang and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Load-driven morphological evolution in covalently bridged multiwalled carbon nanotubes", 96, pp. 203106
  • X. Huang, H.Y. Yuan, W.T. Liang and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Mechanical properties and deformation morphologies of covalently bridged multi-walled carbon nanotubes: Multiscale modeling", 58, pp. 1847-1862
  • X. Huang, H.Y. Yuan, K.J. Hsia and S.L. Zhang, 2010, "Coordinated Buckling of Thick Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes Under Uniaxial Compression", 3, pp. 32-42
  • X. Huang and Sulin Zhang, 2010, "Multiple phase stability of deformed MWCNTs with covalent bridges", Applied Physics Letters, 96, pp. 203106
  • X. Huang, W. T. Liang and Sulin Zhang, 2010, "Morphology of multi-walled carbon nanotubes depends on interlayer spacing", Nanoscale Research Letters, 6, (53)
  • H. Y. Yuan, C. J. Huang and Sulin Zhang, 2010, "Virus Inspired Physical Principles for the Nanoparticle Designs", PLoS ONE, pp. e13495
  • Sulin Zhang, V. Shenoy, T. Li and J. Y. Huang, 2010, "Low-Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties", Journal of Nanomaterials
  • J. Zou, W. Liang and Sulin Zhang, 2009, "Coarse-grained Molecular dynamics simulations of positioning DNA-CNT complexes", International Journal of Numerical Methods in Engineering
  • J. Zou, X. Huang, M. Arroyo and S.L. Zhang, 2009, "Effective coarse-grained simulations of super-thick multi-walled carbon nanotubes under torsion", 105
  • S.L. Zhang, J. Li, G. Lykotrafitis, G. Bao and S. Suresh, 2009, "Size-Dependent Endocytosis of Nanoparticles", 21, pp. 419-424
  • S. Huang, S.L. Zhang, T. Belytschko, S.S. Terdalkar and T. Zhu, 2009, "Mechanics of nanocrack: Fracture, dislocation emission, and amorphization", 57, pp. 840-850
  • S.S. Terdalkar, S.L. Zhang, J.J. Rencis and K.J. Hsia, 2008, "Molecular dynamics simulations of ion-irradiation induced deflection of 2D graphene films", 45, pp. 3908-3917
  • J.T. Paci, R. Khare, S.L. Mielke, S.L. Zhang, R. Ballarini, G.C. Schatz and T. Belytschko, 2008, "COMP 379-Modeling the fracture of defective carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets using coupled quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical methods", 236
  • X. Huang, J. Zou and S.L. Zhang, 2008, "Bilinear responses and rippling morphologies of multiwalled carbon nanotubes under torsion", 93, pp. 031915
  • Sulin Zhang, T. Zhu and T. Belytschko, 2007, "Atomistic and multiscale modeling of fracture in crystal lattices", Physical Review B, 76, pp. 094114
  • Sulin Zhang and T. Zhu, 2007, "Atomic geometry and energetics of carbon nanotube necking", Philosophical Magazine Letters, 87, pp. 567-574
  • S.L. Zhang, T. Zhu and T. Belytschko, 2007, "Atomistic and multiscale analyses of brittle fracture in crystal lattices", 76, pp. 094114
  • S.L. Zhang, R. Khare, Q. Lu and T. Belytschko, 2007, "A bridging domain and strain computation method for coupled atomistic-continuum modelling of solids.", 70, pp. 913-933
  • S.L. Mielke, S.L. Zhang, R. Khare, R.S. Ruoff, T. Belytschko and G.C. Schatz, 2007, "The effects of extensive pitting on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes", 446, pp. 128-132
  • R. Khare, S.L. Mielke, J.T. Paci, S.L. Zhang, R. Ballarini, G.C. Schatz and T. Belytschko, 2007, "Coupled quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical modeling of the fracture of defective carbon nanotubes and graphene sheets", 75, pp. 075412
  • T. Belytschko, R. Khare, S.L. Mielke, J.T. Paci, R.S. Ruoff, G.C. Schatz, D. Troya and S.L. Zhang, 2007, "Effect of defects on the mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes", 233
  • S.L. Zhang, R. Khare, T. Belytschko, K.J. Hsia, S.L. Mielke and G. C. Schatz, 2006, "Transition states and minimum energy pathways for the collapse of carbon nanotubes", 73, pp. 075423
  • S.L. Zhang, S.L. Mielke, R. Khare, D. Troya, R.S. Ruoff, G. C. Schatz and T. Belytschko, 2005, "Mechanics of defects in carbon nanotubes: Atomistic and multiscale simulations", 71, pp. 115403
  • S.L. Zhang, G. Wagner, S.N. Medyanik, W.K. Liu, Y.H. Yu and Y.W. Chung, 2004, "Experimental and molecular dynamics simulation studies of friction behavior of hydrogenated carbon films", 177, pp. 818-823
  • S.L. Zhang, W.K. Liu and R.S. Ruoff, 2004, "Atomistic simulations of double-walled carbon nanotubes (DWCNTs) as rotational bearings", 4, pp. 293-297
  • S.L. Mielke, D. Troya, S.L. Zhang, J.L. Li, S.P. Xiao, R. Car, R.S. Ruoff, G.C. Schatz and T. Belytschko, 2004, "The role of vacancy defects and holes in the fracture of carbon nanotubes", 390, pp. 413-420
  • S.N. Lu, D.A. Dikin, S.L. Zhang, F.T. Fisher, J. Lee and R.S. Ruoff, 2004, "Realization of nanoscale resolution with a micromachined thermally actuated testing stage", 75, pp. 2154-2162
  • W.K. Liu, E.G. Karpov, S.L. Zhang and H.S. Park, 2004, "An introduction to computational nanomechanics and materials", 193, pp. 1529-1578
  • X.Q. Chen, S.L. Zhang, G.J. Wagner, W.Q. Ding and R.S. Ruoff, 2004, "Mechanical resonance of quartz microfibers and boundary condition effects.", 95, pp. 4823-4828
  • S.L. Zhang, H.T. Johnson, G. Wagner, W.K. Liu and K.J. Hsia, 2003, "Stress generation mechanisms in carbon thin films grown by ion-beam deposition", 51, pp. 5211-5222
  • S.L. Zhang, R. Panat and K.J. Hsia, 2003, "Influence of surface morphology on the adhesion strength of epoxy-aluminum interfaces", 17, pp. 1685-1711
  • R. Panat, S.L. Zhang and K.J. Hsia, 2003, "Bond coat surface rumpling in thermal barrier coatings", 51, pp. 239-249
  • X.Q. Chen, S.L. Zhang, D.A. Dikin, W.Q. Ding, R.S. Ruoff, L.J. Pan and Y. Nakayama, 2003, "Mechanics of a carbon nanocoil", 3, pp. 1299-1304
  • S.L. Zhang, K.J. Hsia and A.J. Pearlstein, 2002, "Potential flow model of cavitation-induced interfacial fracture in a confined ductile layer", 50, pp. 549-569
  • M.T.A. Saif, S.L. Zhang, A. Haque and K.J. Hsia, 2002, "Effect of native Al2O3 on the elastic response of nanoscale Al films", 50, pp. 2779-2786
  • S.L. Zhang and K.J. Hsia, 2001, "Modeling the fracture of a sandwich structure due to cavitation in a ductile adhesive layer", 68, pp. 93-100
  • S.L. Zhang and W. Yang, 1998, "Macrocrack extension by connecting statistically distributed microcracks", 90, pp. 341-353
  • S.L. Zhang, T. Li and W. Yang, 1998, "Statistical strength of brittle materials with strongly interacted collinear microcracks", 35, pp. 995-1008
  • Sulin Zhang, T. Zhu and J. Li, , "Degradation of nanostructured electrode materials", Progress in Materials Science

Conference Proceedings

  • S. S. Terdalkar, Sulin Zhang and J. J. Rencis, 2007, "Atomistic Simulation of Ion-beam Deposition Induced Curvature in Thin-films", Proceedings of the 2007 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Applied Mechanics Division
  • R. Khare, S. L. Mielke, J. T. Paci, Sulin Zhang, G. C. Schatz and T. Belytschko, 2007, "Two quantum mechanical/molecular mechanical coupling schemes appropriate for fracture mechanics studies", Proceedings of the 48th AIAA conference on Structures, Structural Dynamics, and Materials

Manuscripts

  • Sulin Zhang, Huajian Gao and Gang Bao, , "Mechanics of Endocytosis", ACA Nano
  • Hui Yang and Sulin Zhang, , "Mechanics of Lithiation: Anisotropy, Retardation, and Fracture", Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

Research Projects

  • June 2014 - May 2016, "Mechano-targeting of Nanoparticles to Atherogenic Endothelium," (Sponsor: NIH).
  • September 2014 - January 2015, "REU Supplement: Collaborative Research: Developing A Complete Membrane-Cytoskeleton Model for Human Erythrocyte," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • September 2011 - August 2014, "Collaborative Research: Developing A Complete Numerical Model for Human Erythrocyte," (Sponsor: NSF-CBET).
  • March 2007 - February 2013, "Multiscale Modeling of Nanoparticle-Cell Interactions," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).

Honors and Awards

  • PSEAS Outstanding Research Award, The Pennsylvania State University, 2016
  • Fellow, Institute for Cyber Science (ICS), PSU, 2011
  • Rustum and Della Roy Innovation in Materials Research Award, PSU, 2011
  • International Travel Fellowship, South Korea, National Science Foundation, 2010
  • National Travel Fellowship, China, National Science Foundation, 2009
  • Travel Fellowship, UIUC, National Science Foundation, 2009
  • Travel Fellowship, GIT, National Science Foundation, 2008
  • Travel Fellowship, UIUC, National Science Foundation, 2007
  • National Travel Fellowship, China, National Science Foundation, 2007
  • Faculty Early Career Development Award, National Science Foundation, 2007
  • Oak Ridge Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2006
  • Travel Fellowship, Northwestern, National Science Foundation, 2004
  • The Arthur Newell Talbot Graduate Award, UIUC, 1998
  • International Research Fellowship, UIUC, 1998
  • Gao Tian Scholarship, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1994 - 1995
  • The First Ranked Student Award, Dalian University of Technology, China, 1990 - 1994

Service

Service to Penn State:

  • Committee Member, Research Integrity Investigation Committee, February 2015 - October 2015
  • Committee Member, Research Integrity Investigation Committee, February 2015 - October 2015
  • Committee Member, Panel review of Woodward proposals, May 2012 - May 2012
  • Secretary, Member, Engineering Faculty Council, January 2011 - August 2012
  • Member, Member, Engineering Faculty Council, January 2010 - December 2011
  • , Graduation Ceremony Faculty Repesentative, May 2008 - May 2008
  • Organizer, Integrated Materials-Biology Group, September 2016
  • Committee Member, IPAC Committee, August 2007
  • Committee Member, Mechanics Candidacy Committee, Mechanics Speciality, August 2007
  • Committee Member, Mechanics Committee, August 2007
  • Committee Member, Mechanics Review Committee, August 2007
  • Committee Member, Graduate Student Recruitment and Admission Committee, January 2008
  • Committee Member, Scholarships and Awards Committee, January 2008
  • Committee Member, MD/PhD program committee, January 2013
  • Committee Member, Mechanics Minor Committee, January 2013
  • Committee Member, Safety Committee, January 2014

Service to External Organizations:

  • Chairperson, ASME Nanoengineering in Medicine and Biology, April 2015 - April 2015
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2015
  • Reviewer, Department of Energy (DOE), 2014
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2014
  • Chairperson, Society of Engineering Science Meeting, October 2014 - October 2014
  • Organizer, Multiscale modeling of materials, May 2014 - October 2014
  • Organizer, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics in Biology and Medicine, February 2013 - November 2013
  • Chairperson, Society of Engineering Science Meeting, July 2013 - July 2013
  • Chairperson, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics in Biology and Medicine, February 2013 - November 2013
  • Co-Organizer, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics of Integrated Structures and Materials in Advanced Technologies, February 2012 - November 2012
  • Committee Member, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics of Integrated Structures and Materials in Advanced Technologies, February 2012 - November 2012
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2012
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2012
  • Committee Member, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics of Integrated Structures and Materials in Advanced Technologies, February 2011 - November 2011
  • Co-Organizer, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics in Biology and Medicine, February 2011 - November 2011
  • Co-Organizer, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics of Integrated Structures and Materials in Advanced Technologies, February 2011 - November 2011
  • Chairperson, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics in Biology and Medicine, February 2011 - November 2011
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2011
  • Chairperson, TMS Annual Meeting and Exhibition, February 2010 - February 2010
  • Chairperson, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, November 2010 - November 2010
  • Committee Member, The 16th United States National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Technical program committee, June 2010 - July 2010
  • Organizer, The 16th United States National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Mechanics of low dimensional carbon materials, February 2010 - July 2010
  • Organizer, The 16th United States National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics: Adhesion, Cell-ECM Interaction, and Mechanotransduction, February 2010 - July 2010
  • Organizer, The 16th United States National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, June 2010 - July 2010
  • Organizer, The 2009 Joint ASCE-ASME-SES Conference on Mechanics and Materials, Mechanics of biomembrane, January 2009 - June 2009
  • Co-Organizer, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics of Integrated Structures and Materials in Advanced Technologies, February 2009 - November 2009
  • Committee Member, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Mechanics of Integrated Structures and Materials in Advanced Technologies, February 2009 - November 2009
  • Chairperson, The 2nd International Conference on Smart Materials and Nanotechnology, July 2009 - July 2009
  • Chairperson, The 8th World Congress of Computational Mechanics Conference, July 2008 - July 2008
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2008
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2007
  • Organizer, The 9th National Congress on Computational Mechanics, Advances in multiphysics modeling of fracture and plasticity at nanoscale, February 2007 - July 2007
  • Chairperson, The 1st International Conference for Smart Materials, July 2007 - July 2007
  • Co-Organizer, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition, Small-sclae fracture, February 2007 - November 2007
  • Chairperson, The 7th World Congress on Computational Mechanics, July 2006 - July 2006
  • Reviewer, NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF), 2006
  • Organizer, ASME Nanoengineering in Medicine and Biology, May 2015
  • , ASME Nanoengineering in Medicine and Biology, Steering Committee Member, May 2015
 


 

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The Department of Biomedical Engineering administers the undergraduate major in biomedical engineering, and is a part of the university-wide Intercollege Graduate Degree Program, offering both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Bioengineering. Our work combines traditional engineering principles with medicine and technology for the betterment of human health and society. 

Department of Biomedical Engineering

205 Hallowell Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802-4400

Phone: 814-863-6614