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

Sep, 2019
Our focusing review on micro/nanoscale 3D Assembly was selected as an inside front cover feature article of Advanced Materials.
Sep, 2019
Our paper on mechanical metamaterials with unusual modes of thermal expansion was accepted by Advanced Materials.

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
  • 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. 2019, 2: 26-35
  • 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
  • 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
  • Liu Y, Wang X, Xu Y, Xue Z, Zhang Y, Ning X, Cheng X, Xue Y, Lu D, Zhang Q, Zhang F, Liu J, Guo X, Hwang KC, Huang Y*, Rogers JA*, Zhang YH*. Harnessing the interface mechanics of hard films and soft substrates for 3D assembly by controlled buckling. PNAS, 2019, 116: 15368-15377
  • 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
  • Zhao H, Li K, Han M, Zhu F, Vazquez-Guardado A, Guo P, Xie Z, Park Y, Chen L, Wang X, Luan H, Yang Y, Wang H, Liang C, Xue Y, Schaller RD, Chanda D, Huang Y*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Buckling and Twisting of Advanced Materials into 3D Morphable Architectures. PNAS, 2019, 116: 13239-13248
  • Luo G, Fu H, Cheng X, Bai K, Shi L, He X, Rogers JA, Huang Y, Zhang YH*. Mechanics of bistable cross-shaped structures through loading-path controlled 3D assembly. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2019, 129: 261-277
  • 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
  • Cheng X, Zhang YH*. Micro/Nanoscale 3D Assembly by Rolling, Folding, Curving and Buckling Approaches. Advanced Materials, 2019, 31: 1901895
  • 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. 2019, 31: 1805615
  • Xue Z, Song H, Rogers JA*, Zhang YH*, Huang Y*. Mechanically-guided structural designs in stretchable inorganic electronics. Advanced Materials, 2019, In Press
  • Ni X, Guo X, Li J, Huang Y, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Two-Dimensional Mechanical Metamaterials with Widely-Tunable Unusual Modes of Thermal Expansion. Advanced Materials, 2019, 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, 12: 12456-12463
  • 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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