1. Y. Li, X.Q. Feng, Y.P. Cao and H.J. Gao, “Constructing Tensegrity Structures from One-Bar Elementary Cells,” 2010, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 466, pp. 45-61.
  2. X.H. Shi, Y. Cheng, N.M. Pugno and H.J. Gao, “A Translational Nanoactuator Based on Carbon Nanoscrolls on Substrates,” 2010, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96(5), Art. No. 053115.
  3. Y.F. Cheng, Z.H. Jin, Y.W. Zhan and H.J. Gao, “On Intrinsic Brittleness and Ductility of Intergranular Fracture along Symmetrical Tilt Grain Boundaries in Copper,” 2010, Acta Materialia, Vol. 58(7), pp. 2293–2299.
  4. X.H. Shi, N.M. Pugno and H.J. Gao, “Tunable Core Size of Carbon Nanoscrolls,” 2010, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 7(3), pp. 517-521.
  5. T.K. Bhandakkar, A.C. Chng, W.A. Curtin and H.J. Gao, “Dislocation Shielding of a Cohesive Crack,” 2010, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 58(4), pp. 530–541.
  6. Y.J. Wei, A.F. Bower and H.J. Gao, “Analytical Model and Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Size Dependence of Flow Stress in Amorphous Intermetallic Nanowires at Temperatures near the Glass Transition,” 2010, Physical Review B, Vol. 81(12), Art. No. 125402.
  7. H. Haftbaradaran, H.J. Gao and W.A. Curtin, “A Surface Locking Instability for Atomic Intercalation into a Solid Electrode,” 2010, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96(9), Art. No. 091909.
  8. T.K. Bhandakkar and H.J. Gao, “Cohesive Modeling of Crack Nucleation under Diffusion Induced Stresses in a Thin Strip: Implications on the Critical Size for Flaw Tolerant Battery Electrodes,” 2010, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 47(10), pp. 1424–1434.
  9. X.H. Shi, Y. Cheng, N.M. Pugno and H.J. Gao, “Tunable Water Channels with Carbon Nanoscrolls,” 2010, Small, Vol. 6(6), pp. 739-744.
  10. B. Chen and H.J. Gao, “An Alternative Explanation of the Effect of Humidity in Gecko Adhesion: Stiffness Reduction Enhances Adhesion on a Rough Surface,” 2010, International Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 2(1), pp. 1–9.
  11. Y.W. Su, B.H. Ji, K. Zhang, H.J. Gao, Y.G. Huang and K. Hwang, “Nano to Micro Structural Hierarchy is Crucial for Stable Superhydrophobic and Water-Repellent Surfaces,” 2010, Langmuir, Vol. 26(7), pp 4984-4989.
  12. X.Y. Li, Y.J. Wei, L. Lu, K. Lu and H.J. Gao, “Dislocation Nucleation Governed Softening and Maximum Strength in Nanotwinned Metals,” 2010, Nature, Vol. 464, pp. 877-881.
  13. B.H. Ji and H.J. Gao, “Mechanical Principles of Biological Nanocomposites,” 2010, Annual Review of Materials Research, Vol. 40, pp. 77-100.
  14. Y. Li, X.Q. Feng, Y.P. Cao and H.J. Gao, “A Monte Carlo Form-Finding Method for Large Scale Regular and Irregular Tensegrity Structures,” 2010, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 47(14), pp. 1888–1898.
  15. B. Chen and H.J. Gao, “Mechanical Principle of Enhancing Cell-Substrate Adhesion via Pretension in the Cytoskeleton,” 2010, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 98(10), pp. 2154–2162.
  16. H. Pan, Y.W. Zhang, V.B. Shenoy and H.J. Gao, “Controllable Magnetic Property of SiC by Anion-Cation Codoping,” 2010, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 96(19), Art. No. 192510.
  17. Y.W. Gao, J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Persistence Length of Microtubules Based on a Continuum Anisotropic Shell Model,” 2010, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 7, pp. 1227–1237.
  18. H.M. Yao and H.J. Gao, “Gibson-Soil-Like Materials Achieve Flaw Tolerant Adhesion,” 2010, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 7(7), pp .1299–1305.
  19. T.K. Bhandakkar, E. Chason and H.J. Gao, “Analytical Model of Transient Compressive Stress Evolution During Growth of High Diffusivity Thin Films on Substrates,” 2010, Philosophical Magazine, Vol. 90(22), pp. 3037–3048.
  20. J. Qian and H.J. Gao, “Soft Matrices Suppress Cooperative Behaviors among Receptor-Ligand Bonds in Cell Adhesion,” 2010, PLoS ONE, Vol. 5(8), e12342.
  21. Y. Cheng, D.C. Li, B.H. Ji, X.H. Shi and H.J. Gao, “Structure-Based Design of Carbon Nanotubes as HIV-1 Protease Inhibitors: Atomistic and Coarse-Grained Simulations,” 2010, Journal of Molecular Graphics and Modeling, Vol. 29, pp. 171–177.
  22. J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Size and Shape Dependent Steady-State Pull-Off Force in Molecular Adhesion Between Soft Elastic Materials,” 2010, International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 166(1-2), 13–19.
  23. Z.Q. Zhang, B. Liu, Y.G. Huang, K.C. Hwang and H.J. Gao, “Mechanical Properties of Unidirectional Nanocomposites with Non-uniformly or Randomly Staggered Platelet Distribution,” 2010, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 58(10), pp. 1646–1660.
  24. Z. Han, Y. Li and H.J. Gao, “Effect of Frame Stiffness on the Deformation Behavior of Bulk Metallic Glass,” 2010, Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 25(10), 1958-1962.
  25. S.H. Chen and H.J. Gao, “Dynamic Behaviors of Mode III Interfacial Crack under a Constant Loading Rate,” 2010, Continuum Mechanics and Thermodynamics, Vol. 22(6-8), pp. 515-530.
  26. J. Song, W.A. Curtin, T.K. Bhandakkar and H.J. Gao, “Dislocation Shielding and Crack Tip Decohesion at the Atomic Scale,” 2010, Acta Materialia, Vol. 58(18), pp. 5933-5940.
  27. X.H. Shi, N.M. Pugno and H.J. Gao, “Mechanics of Carbon Nanoscrolls: A Review,” 2010, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, Vol. 23(6), pp. 484-497.
  28. J. Qian, J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Tension-Induced Growth of Focal Adhesions at Cell-Substrate Interface,” 2010, Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium on Cellular, Molecular and Tissue Mechanics, Woodshole, Massachusetts, June 18021, 2008, 193-202.


  1. J.A. Zimmerman, D.J. Bammann and H.J. Gao, “Deformation Gradients for Continuum Mechanical Analysis of Atomistic Simulations,” 2009, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 46, pp. 238–253.
  2. H.M. Yao, S.H. Chen, P.R. Guduru and H.J. Gao, “Orientation-Dependent Adhesion Strength of a Rigid Cylinder in Non-Slipping Contact with a Transversely Isotropic Half-Space,” 2009, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 46, pp. 1167–1175.
  3. T.K. Bhandakkar, Y.J. Wei and H.J. Gao, “Transient Stress Concentration in Diffusional Creep of a Thin Foil with Heterogeneous Grain Boundary Diffusivity,” 2009, Mathematics and Mechanics of Solids, Vol. 14(1-2), pp. 179-191.
  4. Q.H. Cheng, P. Liu, H.J. Gao and Y.W. Zhang, “A Computational Modeling for Micropipette-Manipulated Cell Detachment from a Substrate Mediated by Receptor–Ligand Binding,” 2009, Journal of the Mechanicsand Physics of Solids, Vol. 57(2), pp. 205–220.
  5. Z. Han, W.F. Wu, Y. Li, Y.J. Wei and H.J. Gao, “An Instability Index of Shear Band for Plasticity in Metallic Glasses,” 2009, Acta Materialia, Vol. 57, pp. 1367–1372.
  6. B. Chen, P.D. Wu and H.J. Gao, “Geometry- and Velocity-Constrained Cohesive Zones and Mixed-Mode Fracture/Adhesion Energy of Interfaces with Periodic Cohesive Interactions,” 2009, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 465, pp. 1043-1053.
  7. T.K. Bhandakkar, E. Chason and H.J. Gao, “Formation of Crack-Like Diffusion Wedges and Compressive Stress Evolution during Thin Film Growth with Inhomogeneous Grain Boundary Diffusivity,” International Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2009, Vol. 1(1), pp. 1–19.
  8. L.T. Gao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “A Phase Field Method for Simulating Morphological Evolution of Vesicles in Electric Fields,” 2009, Journal of Computational Physics, Vol. 228, pp. 4162–4181.
  9. B. Chen, P.D. Wu and H.J. Gao, “Pretension Generates Strongly Reversible Adhesion of a Spatula Pad on Substrate,” 2009, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 6(35), pp. 529-537.
  10. B. Chen, P.D. Wu and H.J. Gao, “A Characteristic Length for Stress Transfer in the Nanostructure of Biological Composites,” 2009, Composite Science and Technology, Vol. 69, pp. 1160-1164.
  11. L. Sun, Q.H. Cheng, H.J. Gao and Y.W. Zhang, “Computational Modeling for Cell Spreading on a Substrate Mediated by Specific Interactions, Long-Range Recruiting Interactions, and Diffusion of Binders,” 2009, Physical Review E, Vol. 79(6), Art. No. 061907.
  12. S. Kumar, M.A. Haque and H.J. Gao, “Notch Insensitive Fracture in Nanoscale Thin Films,” 2009, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 94(25), Art. No. 253104.
  13. S.H. Chen, C. Yan, P. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “Mechanics of Adhesive Contact on a Power-Law Graded Elastic Half-Space,” 2009, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 57(9), pp. 1437–1448.
  14. X.Y. Li, Y.J. Wei, W. Yang and H.J. Gao, “Competing Grain-Boundary- and Dislocation-Mediated Mechanisms in Plastic Strain Recovery in Nanocrystalline Aluminum,” 2009, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, Vol. 106(38), pp. 16108-16113.
  15. Y.J. Wei, H.J. Gao and A.F. Bower, “Numerical Simulations of Crack Deflection at a Twist-Misoriented Grain Boundary Between Two Ideally Brittle Crystals,” 2009, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 57(11), pp. 1865–1879.
  16. G.K. Xu, Y. Li, B. Li, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Self-Assembled Lipid Nanostructures Encapsulating Nanoparticles in Aqueous Solution,” 2009, Soft Matter, Vol. 5, pp. 3977–3983.
  17. J.Z. Wang, J. Qian and H.J. Gao, ” Effects of Capillary Condensation in Adhesion between Rough Surfaces,” 2009, Langmuir, Vol. 25(19), pp. 11727-11731.
  18. X.H. Shi, N.M. Pugno, Y. Cheng and H.J. Gao, “Gigahertz Breathing Oscillators Based on Carbon Nanoscrolls,” 2009, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 95, Art. No. 163113.ı
  19. J. Qian, J.Z. Wang, Y. Lin and H.J. Gao, “Lifetime and Strength of Periodic Bond Clusters Between Elastic Media Under Inclined Loading,” 2009, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 97(9), pp. 2438–2445.
  20. H.J. Gao, “Mechanical Principles of a Self-Similar Hierarchical Structure,” 2009, Materials Research Symposium Proceedings, Vol. 1188, pp. 3-14.