1. J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Clustering Instability in Adhesive Contact Between Elastic Solids via Diffusive Molecular Bonds,” 2008, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 56(1), pp. 251-266.
  2. B. Liu, J.Z. Wang, X.J. Fan, Y. Kong and H.J. Gao, “An Effective Bead–Spring Model for Polymer Simulation,” 2008, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 227, pp. 2794–2807.
  3. J. Qian, J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Lifetime and Strength of Adhesive Molecular Bond Clusters between Elastic Media,” 2008, Langmuir, Vol. 24(4), pp. 1262-1270.
  4. N.C. Broedling, A. Hartmaier, M.J. Buehler and H.J. Gao, “The Strength Limit in a Bio-Inspired Metallic Nanocomposite,” 2008, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 56(3), pp. 1086-1104.
  5. B. Chen, X.H. Shi and H.J. Gao, “Apparent Fracture/Adhesion Energy of Interfaces with Periodic Cohesive Interactions,” 2008, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 464, 657-671.
  6. P. Liu, Y.W. Zhang, H.J. Gao and K.Y. Lam, “Sustained Surface Wave Propagation Induced by Surface Diffusion Driven by Strain Relaxation in a Heteroepitaxial Film,” 2008, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92(6), Art. No. 061913.
  7. P. Liu, Y.W. Zhang, H.J. Gao and C. Lu, “Energetics and Stability of C60 Molecules Encapsulated in Carbon Nanotubes,” 2008, Carbon, Vol. 46, pp. 649-655.
  8. X.H. Shi, Y. Kong and H.J. Gao, “Coarse Grained Molecular Dynamics and Theoretical Studies of Carbon Nanotubes Entering Cell Membrane,” 2008, Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol. 24, pp. 161–169.
  9. Z.H. Jin, H.J. Gao and P. Gumbsch, “Energy Radiation and Limiting Speeds of Fast Moving Edge Dislocations in Tungsten,” 2008, Physical Review B, Vol. 77(9), Art. No. 094303.
  10. Y.J. Wei and H.J. Gao, “An Elastic-Viscoplastic Model of Deformation in Nanocrystalline Metals Based on Coupled Mechanisms in Grain Boundaries and Grain Interiors,” 2008, Materials Science And Engineering A, Vol. 478(1-2), pp. 16-25.
  11. B. Chen, P.D. Wu and H.J. Gao, “Hierarchical Modelling of Attachment and Detachment Mechanisms of Gecko Toe Adhesion,” 2008, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 464, pp.1639-1652.
  12. H.M. Yao, G. Della Rocca, P.R. Guduru and H.J. Gao, “Adhesion and Sliding Response of a Biologically Inspired Fibrillar Surface: Experimental Observations,” 2008, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 5(24), pp. 723-734.
  13. Z.P. Xu, Q.S. Zheng, Q. Jiang, C.C. Ma, Y. Zhao, G.H. Chen, H.J. Gao and G.X. Ren, “Trans-Phonon Effects in Ultra-Fast Nanodevices,” 2008, Nanotechnology, Vol. 19(25), Art. No. 255705.
  14. Z.F. Shi, B. Huang, H. Tan, Y.G. Huang, T.Y. Zhang, P.D. Wu, PD, K.C. Hwang and H.J. Gao. “Determination of the Microscale Stress-Strain Curve and Strain Gradient Effect from the Micro-Bend of Ultra-Thin Beams,” 2008, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 24(9), pp.1606-1624.
  15. L.A.G. Lin, A.Q. Liu, Y.F. Yu, C. Zhang, C.S. Lim, S.H. Ng, P.H. Yap and H.J. Gao, “Cell Compressibility Studies Utilizing Noncontact Hydrostatic Pressure Measurements on Single Living Cells in a Microchamber,” 2008, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 92(23), Art. No. 233901.
  16. P. Liu, H.J. Gao and Y.W. Zhang, “Spontaneous Generation and Propagation of Transverse Coaxial Traveling Waves in Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes,” 2008, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93(1), Art. 013106.
  17. J.Z. Wang, J. Qian and H.J. Gao, “Stability of Molecular Adhesion Mediated by Confined Polymer Repellers and Ligand-Receptor Bonds,” 2008, Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics, Vol. 5(1), pp. 19-26.
  18. P. Liu, H.J. Gao, and Y.W. Zhang, “Effect of Defects on Oscillation Characteristics and Instability of Carbon Nanotube-Based Oscillators,” 2008, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 93(8), Art. No. 083107.
  19. L.T. Gao, X.Q. Feng, Y.J. Yin and H.J. Gao, “An Electromechanical Liquid Crystal Model of Vesicles,” 2008, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 56(9), pp. 2844-2862.
  20. S. Jungbauer, H.J. Gao, J.P. Spatz, and R. Kemkemer, “Two Characteristic Regimes in Frequency-Dependent Dynamic Reorientation of Fibroblasts on Cyclically Stretched Substrates,” 2008, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 95, pp. 3470–3478.
  21. H.M. Yao, P.R. Guduru and H.J. Gao, “Maximum Strength for Intermolecular Adhesion of Nanospheres at an Optimal Size,” 2008, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 5(28), pp. 1363-1370.
  22. Q.X. Pei, C.G. Lim, Y. Cheng and H.J. Gao, “Molecular Dynamics Study on DNA Oligonucleotide Translocation Through Carbon Nanotubes,” 2008, Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 129(12), Art. No. 125101.
  23. Y.J. Wei, A.F. Bower and H.J. Gao, “Enhanced Strain-Rate Sensitivity in F.C.C. Nanocrystals due to Grain-Boundary Diffusion and Sliding,” 2008, Acta Materialia, Vol. 56, pp. 1741-1752.
  24. Y.J. Wei, A.F. Bower and H.J. Gao, “Recoverable Creep Deformation and Transient Local Stress Concentration due to Heterogeneous Grain-Boundary Diffusion and Sliding in Polycrystalline Solids,” 2008, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 56, pp. 1460-1483.
  25. W.D. Shi, J.Z. Wang, X.J. Fan and H.J. Gao, “Size and Shape Effects on Diffusion and Absorption of Colloidal Particles near a Partially Absorbing Sphere: Implications for Uptake of Nanoparticles in Animal Cells,” 2008, Physical Review E, Vol. 78(12), Art. No. 061914.


  1. S.H. Chen and H.J. Gao, “Non-Slipping Adhesive Contact between Mismatched Elastic Cylinders,” 2007, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 44, pp. 1939–1948.
  2. C. Li, W.L. Guo, Y. Kong and H.J. Gao, “Size-Dependent Piezoelectricity in Zinc Oxide Nanofilms from First-Principles Calculations,” 2007, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90(3): Art. No. 033108.
  3. W. Zhou, Y.G. Huang, B. Liu, K.C. Hwang, J.M. Zuo, M.J. Buehler and H.J. Gao, “Self-Folding of Single- and Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes,” 2007, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90(7): Art. No. 073107.
  4. H.P. Zhao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Ultrasonic Technique for Extracting Nanofibers from Natural Materials,” 2007, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90(7), Art. No. 073112.
  5. C. Li, W.L. Guo, Y. Kong and H.J. Gao, “First-Principles Study on ZnO Nanoclusters with Hexagonal Prism Structures,” 2007, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 90(22), Art. No. 223102.
  6. S.H. Chen and H.J. Gao, “Bio-inspired Mechanics of Reversible Adhesion: Orientation-Dependent Adhesion Strength for Non-slipping Adhesive Contact with Transversely Isotropic Elastic Materials,” 2007, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 55, pp. 1001–1015.
  7. Y.G. Huang, K.C. Hwang, J. Song and H.J. Gao, “Indentation Size Effect: a Study via the Mechanism-based Strain-Gradient Plasticity Theory,” 2007, International Journal of Surface Science and Engineering, Vol. 1(2/3), pp. 156-179.
  8. K. Ranjith and H.J. Gao, “Stability of Frictional Slipping at an Anisotropic/Isotropic Interface,” 2007, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 44(13), pp. 4318-4328.
  9. H. Wang, K.C. Hwang, Y. Huang, P.D. Wu, B. Liu, G. Ravichandran, C.S. Han and H.J. Gao, “A Conventional Theory of Strain Gradient Crystal Plasticity based on the Taylor Dislocation Model”, 2007, International Journal of Plasticity, Vol. 23(9), pp. 1540-1554.
  10. Z.M. Chen, Z.H. Jin and H.J. Gao, “Repulsive Force between Screw Dislocation and Coherent Twin Boundary in Aluminum and Copper,” 2007, Physical Review B, Vol. 75(21), Art. No. 212104.
  11. Y.H. Xie, Y. Kong, H.J. Gao and A.K. Soh, “Molecular Dynamics Simulation of Polarizable Carbon Nanotubes,” 2007, Computational Materials Science, Vol. 40, pp. 460–465.
  12. C. Li, W.L. Guo, Y. Kong and H.J. Gao, “First-Principles Study of the Dependence of Ground-State Structural Properties on the Dimensionality and Size of ZnO Nanostructures,” 2007, Physical Review B, Vol. 76(3), Art. No. 035322.
  13. Y.J. Wei, A.F. Bower and H.J. Gao, “Recoverable Creep Deformation due to Heterogeneous Grain-Boundary Diffusion and Sliding,” 2007, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 57, pp. 933-936.
  14. H.M. Yao, M. Ciavarella and H.J. Gao, “Adhesion Maps of Spheres Corrected for Strength Limit,” 2007, Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, Vol. 315, pp. 786–790.
  15. J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Stretching a Stiff Polymer in a Tube,” 2007, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 42(21), pp. 8838-8843.
  16. H.M. Yao and H.J. Gao, “Mechanical Principles of Robust and Releasable Adhesion of Gecko,” 2007, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol. 21(12–13), pp. 1185–1212.
  17. Y.H. Xie, Y. Kong, A.K. Soh and H.J. Gao, “Electric Field-Induced Translocation of Single-Stranded DNA through a Polarized Carbon Nanotube Membrane,” 2007, The Journal of Chemical Physics, Vol. 127, Art. No. 225101.
  18. H.M. Yao and H.J. Gao, “Multi-Scale Cohesive Laws in Hierarchical Materials,” 2007, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 44, pp. 8177–8193.
  19. H.J. Gao, “Bio-inspired Mechanics of Bone-Like Hierarchical Materials,” 2007, in Solid Mechanics and Its Applications, Vol. 144, IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical Behavior and Micro-Mechanics of Nanostructured Materials (Yilong Bai et al, eds.), Springer, pp. 87-94.