Zhang Research Group

Laboratory of unusual materials/structures and advanced manufacturing

  • Assembly of micro/nanomaterials into complex, three-dimensional architectures by compressive buckling

Recent News

Dec, 2018
Our paper on 3D piezoelectric polymer microsystems was accepted for publication in Nature Electronics.
Nov, 2018
Our paper on mechanically assembled 3D electronic systems was selected as an inside back cover article of Adv. Funct. Mater..

Zhang Research Group

We are interested in developing new mechanics theories and computational models of advanced materials and structures, devising novel mechanics-guided designs of hard/soft integrated systems with unprecedented properties, and exploring their versatile capabilities and functions in technologies, in particular on mechanically-guided 3D assembly, wearable and biointegrated electronics, and energy storage system.

Featured Publications in Recent Five years

  • Xu S, Yan Z, Jang KI, Huang W, Fu HR, Kim JH, Wei ZJ, Flavin M, McCracken J, Wang RH, Badea A, Liu Y, Xiao DQ, Zhou GY, Lee JW, Chung HU, Cheng HY, Ren W, Banks A, Li XL, Paik U, Nuzzo RG, Huang YG*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Assembly of micro/nanomaterials into complex, three-dimensional architectures by compressive buckling. Science, 2015, 347: 154-159
  • Xu S, Zhang YH, Jia L, Mathewson KE, Jang KI, Kim JH, Fu HR, Huang X, Chava P, Wang RH, Bhole S, Wang LZ, Na YJ, Guan Y, Flavin M, Han ZS, Huang YG*, Rogers JA*. Soft Microfluidic Assemblies of Sensors, Circuits and Radios for the Skin. Science, 2014, 344: 70-74
  • Fu H, Nan K, Bai W, Huang W, Bai K, Lu L, Zhou C, Liu YP, Liu F, Wang J, Han M, Yan Z, Luan H, Zhang YJ, Zhang YT, Zhao J, Cheng X, Li M, Lee JW, Liu Y, Fang D, Li X, Huang YG*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Morphable 3D Mesostructures and Microelectronic Devices by Multistable Buckling Mechanics. Nature Materials, 2018, 17: 268-276
  • Zhang YH*, Zhang F, Yan Z, Ma Q, Li XL, Huang YG, Rogers JA*. Printing, Folding and assembly methods for forming 3D mesostructures in advanced materials. Nature Reviews Materials, 2017, 2: 17019
  • Han M, Wang H, Yang Y, Liang C, Bai W, Yan Z, Li H, Xue Y, Wang X, Akar B, Zhao H, Luan H, Lim J, Kandela I, Ameer GA, Zhang YH*, Huang Y*, Rogers JA*. Three-dimensional piezoelectric polymer microsystems for vibrational energy harvesting, robotic prosthetic interfaces, and biomedical implants. Nature Electronics. 2018, Accepted
  • Jang KI, Li K, Chung HU, Xu S, Jung HN, Yang Y, Kwak JW, Yang C, Wang A, Liu Z, Lee JY, Kim BH, Kim JH, Lee J, Yu Y, Kim BJ, Jang H, Yu KJ, Kim J, Lee JW, Jeong JW, Song YM, Huang YG*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Self-Assembled, Three Dimensional Network Designs for Soft Electronics. Nature Communications, 2017, 8: 15894
  • Jang KI, Chung HU, Xu S, Lee CH, Luan HW, Jeong JW, Cheng HY, Kim GT, Han SY, Lee JW, Kim JH, Cho M, Miao FX, Yang YY, Jung HN, Flavin M, Liu H, Kong GW, Yu KJ, Rhee SI, Chung J, Kim B, Kwak J, Yun MH, Kim JY, Song YM, Paik U, Zhang YH*, Huang YG*, Rogers JA*. Soft Network Composite Materials with Deterministic and Bio-Inspired Designs. Nature Communications, 2015, 6: 6566
  • Gao L, Zhang YH, Malyarchuk V, Jia L, Jang KI, Webb RC, Fu HR, Shi Y, Zhou GY, Shi LK, Shah D, Huang X, Xu BX, Yu CJ, Huang YG, Rogers JA*. Epidermal Photonic Devices for Quantitative Imaging of Temperature and Thermal Transport Characteristics of the Skin. Nature Communications, 2014, 5: 4938
  • Zhang YH, Yan Z, Nan KW, Xiao DQ, Liu YH, Luan HW, Fu HR, Wang XZ, Yang QL, Wang JC, Ren W, Si HZ, Liu F, Yang LH, Li HJ, Wang JT, Guo XL, Luo HY, Wang L, Huang YG*, Rogers JA*. A mechanically driven form of Kirigami as a route to 3D mesostructures in micro/nanomembranes. PNAS, 2015, 112: 11757–11764
  • Yan Z, Han M, Shi Y, Badea A, Yang Y, Kulkarni A, Hanson E, Kandel M, Wen X, Zhang F, Luo Y, Lin Q, Zhang H, Guo X, Huang Y, Nan K, Jia S, Oraham AW, Mevis MB, Lim J, Guo X, Gao M, Ryu W, Yu KJ, Nicolau BG, Petronico AL, Rubakhin S, Lou J, Ajayan PM, Thornton K, Popescu G, Fang D, Sweedler JV, Braun PV, Zhang H, Nuzzo RG, Huang YG, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Three-Dimensional Mesostructures as High Temperature Growth Templates, Electronic Cellular Scaffolds and Self-Propelled Micro-Robots. PNAS, 2017, 114: E9455-E9464
  • Zhang H, Guo X, Wu J, Fang DN*, Zhang YH*. Soft Mechanical Metamaterials with Unusual Swelling Behavior and Tunable Stress-strain curves. Science Advances. 2018, 4, eaar8535
  • Yan Z, Zhang F, Liu F, Han M, Ou D, Liu Y, Lin Q, Guo X, Fu H, Xie Z, Gao M, Huang Y, Kim JH, Qiu Y, Nan K, Kim J, Gutruf P, Luo H, Zhao A, Hwang KC, Huang YG*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Mechanically guided assembly of complex, 3D mesostructures from releasable multilayers of advanced materials. Science Advances, 2016, 2: e1601014
  • Ning X, Yu X, Wang H, Sun R, Corman R, Li H, Lee CM, Xue Y, Chempakasseril A, Yao Y, Zhang Z, Luan H, Wang Z, Xia W, Feng X, Ewoldt RH, Huang Y, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Mechanically Active Materials in Three-Dimensional Mesostructures. Science Advances. 2018, 4: eaat8313
  • Fan Z, Hwang KC*, Rogers JA, Huang YG, Zhang YH*. A double perturbation method of postbuckling analysis in 2D curved beams for assembly of 3D ribbon-shaped structures. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2018, 111: 215-238
  • Wang H, Ning X, Li H, Luan H, Xue Y, Yu X, Fan Z, Li L, Rogers JA, Zhang YH*, Huang YG*. Vibration of Mechanically-Assembled 3D Microstructures by Compressive Buckling. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2018, 112: 187-208
  • Ma Q, Cheng H, Jang KI, Luan H, Hwang KC, Rogers JA, Huang YG, Zhang YH*. A nonlinear mechanics model of bio-inspired hierarchical lattice materials consisting of horseshoe microstructures. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2016, 90: 179-202
  • Xue YG, Zhang YH*, Feng X, Kim S, Rogers JA, Huang YG*. A theoretical model of reversible adhesion in shape memory surface relief structures and its application in transfer printing. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2015, 77: 27-42
  • Zhang YH, Fu HR, Xu S, Fan JA, Hwang KC, Jiang JQ, Rogers JA, Huang YG*. A hierarchical computational model for stretchable interconnects with fractal-inspired designs. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2014, 72: 115-130
  • Wang X, Guo X, Ye J, Zheng N, Kohli P, Zhang Y, Xie Z, Luan H, Choi D, Nan K, Zhang Q, Xu Y, Shan X, Bai W, Wang Z, Kim BH, Jang H, Zhang F, Ma Y, Xu Z, Feng X, Xie T, Huang Y, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Freestanding 3D Mesostructures, Functional Devices and Shape-Programmable Systems based on Mechanically Induced Assembly with Shape Memory Polymers. Advanced Materials. 2018, Accepted
  • Ling Y, Zhang X, Xu Z, Xie Y, Zhu X, Xu Y, Sun B, Lin J*, Zhang Y*, Yan Z*. Mechanically-Assembled, Three-Dimensional Hierarchical Structures of Cellular Graphene with Programmed Geometries and Outstanding Electromechanical Properties. ACS Nano. 2018, Accepted
  • Zhang YH*, Huang YG, Rogers JA. Mechanics of Stretchable Batteries and Supercapacitors. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 2015, 19: 190-199

Contact Information

Yihui Zhang

Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics
Rm N629, Mong Man-wei Sci & Technol Bldg
School of Aerospace Engineering
Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084, China

Email: yihuizhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

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