H. Jerry Qi

Assistant Professor
Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Colorado
UCB 427
Boulder, CO 80309

Office: ECME 124
Tel: 303 492 1270
Fax: 303 492 3498
E-mail: qih@colorado.edu

Sc.D,    2003, MIT, Cambridge, MA
Ph.D.,   1999, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
M.Sc.,   1999, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
B.Eng., 1994, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
Solid Mechanics
Mechanics of Polymers
Mechanics of Nanomaterials
Mechanics of Soft Biomaterials
Continuum Mechanics
Computational Mechanics
Solid Mechanics (MCEN 5023/ASEN5012, Fall 2004, Fall 2005)
Finite Element Anslysis (MCEN 5173/4173, Spring, 2005)
Graduate Seminar (MCEN 5027)
NSF Career Award (2007)
University of Colorado Junior Faculty Development Award(2005)
Major Grants (for a complete list, see CV)
1. NSF Career: Integrative Research and Education on Multiphysical Behaviors of Soft Functional Materials, PI, 2007-2012.
2. Sandia National Laboratories (NSF-Sandia Initiative): Thermo- and Photo- Mechanical Constitutive Modeling of Shape Memory Polymers, PI, 2006-2009.
3. AFOSR DURIP: High Fidelity In-Situ Nanomechanical Characterization System, co-PI, 05/2005~04/2006.
4. NSF CMS: A Multiscale Modeling Approach for Large Deformation Behavior of Erythrocyte Membrane, PI, 09/2005~08/2007.
Selected Publications
1. H.J. Qi, C. Ortiz, M.C. Boyce, 2004. A constitutive model for the finite deformation stress-strain behavior of biomacromolecular networks containing folded domains, submitted to Biophys. J in November.

2. H.J. Qi, B.F.J.  Bruet, J.S. Palmer,  C. Ortiz, M.C. Boyce, 2004, Micromechanics of Nacre, in preparation.

3. K. Tai, H.J. Qi, C. Ortiz, Nanoindentation of bovine tibial cortical bone and reconstituted films of type I bovine tendon collagen, J. Biomedical Mater. Res.,  in press,  2004.

4. H.J. Qi, M.C. Boyce, 2004. Stress-strain behavior of thermoplastic polyurethane, Mech. Mater., available on line as article in press.

5. H.J. Qi, M.C. Boyce, 2004. Constitutive model for stretch-induced softening of stress strain behavior of elastomeric material, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 52:2187-2205. 

6. H.J. Qi, K.B.K. Teo, K.K.S. Lau, M.C. Boyce, W.I. Milne, J. Robertson, K.K. Gleason, 2003. Determination of mechanical properties of carbon nanotubes and vertically aligned carbon nanotube forests using nanoindentation, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 51:2213-2237.

7. H. Qi, D. Fang, Z. Yao, 2001. Analysis of electric boundary condition effects on crack propagation in piezoelectric ceramics, ACTA Mech. Sinica, 17: 59-70.

(Full list of publications)