News

2017

09/29/2017   Sean received the Biological Scholar Initiative (BSI) Scholar award from the University and will continue working with us throughout this academic year. Congratulations!

08/01/2017   Rong co-authored a paper accepted by Nano Letters on the adhesion of atomically thin MoS2 membrane led by Prof. Scott Bunch at Boston University.

07/24/2017   Rong gave a presentation titled "Hysteresis and fracture in soft materials" at the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Adhesion Science.

07/23/2017   Yuan presented a poster on his research at the 2017 Gordon Research Conference on Adhesion Science.

07/10/2017   Haozhe Zhang from University of Science and Technology of China joined our group as a visiting undergraduate student. Welcome!

06/28/2017   Xiaohao joined our group as a visiting PhD student. Welcome!

06/06/2017   Sean Sundberg joined our group as summer undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

06/05/2017   Yuan and Rong attended the 2017 3M Science and Engineering Faculty Day (June5-6). Yuan presented a poster of his research. Thanks to 3M for the invitation.

05/29/2017   A new paper in collaboration with Prof. Franck Vernerey on polymers with transient networks is accepted in JMPS.

05/14/2017   Rong gave an invited presentation at the Mechanical Engineering departmet of UC Santa Barbara. Many thanks to Prof.Megan Valentine for the invitation!

04/07/2017   Xiaohao co-authored a paper on light-stimulated shape reconfiguration of polymer particles where he performed numerical and theoretical analysis. This work is in collaboration with Dr. Lewis Cox and Prof. Yifu Ding, and has been accepted by ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces. Congrats!

02/21/2017   Rong is selected to receive the 2017 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award. Many thanks to 3M for the support!

01/20/2017   Rong co-authored a paper on measuring the modulus of cells with Prof. Jian Chen in Scientific Data.

01/05/2017   Yuan co-authored a paper on adhesion of micro-patterned surface in collaboration with Madalyn Kern and Prof. Mark Rentschler. The paper is accepted by Langmuir.

2016

11/02/2016   Jacob is awarded a UROP grant to study composite materials. Congrats!

11/02/2016   Dongyu is awarded a UROP (undergradute research opportunity program) research assistantship. Congrats!

11/01/2016   Rong gave an invited talk at 3M St. Paul Research Center, MN.

10/04/2016   Xiaohao's paper on the thermomechanics of covalent adaptable polymer with bond exchange reactions is accepted by Soft Matter. Congrats!

09/10/2016   A review paper on the fracture toughness of hydrogels written by Rong and Prof. Herbert Hui at Cornell is accepted by Soft Matter.

08/26/2016   Rong gave an invited presentation at the Mechanical Engineering Department of University of Nevada Reno. Thanks to Prof. Wanliang Shan for the invitation!

07/30/2016   A new paper on adhesion of graphene membrane on textured surface in collaboration with Dr. Narasimha Boddeti and Prof. Martin Dunn is accepted by IJSS.

07/21/2016   Dongyu Wu joined our group as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

07/10/2016   Our group is awarded an NSF grant to investigate the friction and adhesion between micro-pillar arrays and soft substrates. This project is in collaboration with Prof. Mark Rentschler's group. Many thanks to NSF for the support!

07/01/2016   Rong gave an invited presentation at ESPCI Paris Tech in France.

06/29/2016   Rong gave an invited presentation at Michelin Research Center in France.

06/22/2016   Xiaohao completed his 6-month visit at NML and returned to University of Science and Technology of China. Thanks for the great work and we wish to see you again in the future!

06/07/2016   Jacob Salter, a senior student in Mechanical Engineering, joins our lab as an undergraduate researcher. Welcome!

05/31/2016   Shawn's paper on large deformation rate-dependent damage model is accepted by Extreme Mechanics Letters. Congrats!

05/06/2016   Our paper on large deformation effects in the fracture of soft gels is accepted by Extreme Mechanics Letters. Congrats!

04/18/2016   A new paper on mechanics of dual-crosslink gel with dynamic bonds co-authored by Rong is accepted by Macromolecules.

03/29/2016   A paper on shape memory particles in collaboration with Lewis Cox and Prof. Yifu Ding is accepted by Langmuir. Congrats!

02/22/2016   Rong is invited to visit ESPCI ParisTech on June 15-July 15, 2016, as a Michelin Visiting Professor

02/21/2016   Rong attended the Adhesion Society Annual Meeting and presented an invited talk about the mechanics of polymers with dynamic bonds on Prof. Ken Shull's 3M award session.

02/15/2016   A new paper on interface crack with finite slippage by Tamran and Yuan is accepted by JMPS. Congrats!

01/05/2016   Shawn's paper on modeling adhesive interfaces is accepted by International Journal of Fracture. Congrats!

2015

12/22/2015   Xiaohao joined our group as a visiting student from University of Science and Technology of China (USTC). Xiaohao is pursuing PhD with Prof. Hengan Wu at USTC and will stay with us for 6 months. Welcome!

12/07/2015   Xinxian and Chun received the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) award. Congrats!

10/06/2015   Xinxian Wang and Chun Yuan joined our group as Undergraduate researchers. Welcome on board!

10/06/2015   Yinan Lu joined our group as a MSc student. Welcome on board!

10/05/2015   A paper by our former MSc student Wanru Liu is accepted by Journal of Applied Mechanics.

08/25/2015   A new paper by Shawn Lavoie (PhD student at University of Alberta, co-advised with Prof. Tian Tang) is accepted by IJSS.

08/25/2015   Yuan Qi and Luxia Yu joined our group as PhD students. Welcome!

07/25/2015   Our group website is up and running. Hello, world!