1. J. Wang, C.S. Lu, Q. Wang, P. Xiao, F.J. Ke, Y.L. Bai, Y.G. Shen, X.Z. Liao and H.J. Gao, “Influence of Microstructures on Mechanical Behaviours of SiC Nanowires: a Molecular Dynamics Study,” 2012, Nanotechnology, Vol. 23(2), 025703.
  2. S. K. Soni, B.W. Sheldon, X.C. Xiao, M.W. Verbrugge, D. Ahn, H. Haftbaradaran and H.J. Gao, “Stress Mitigation during the Lithiation of Patterned Amorphous Si Islands,” 2012, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 159(1), pp. A38-A43.
  3. Q.H. Cheng, B. Chen, H.J. Gao and Y.W. Zhang, “Sliding-Induced Non-Uniform Pretension Governs Robust and Reversible Adhesion: a Revisit of Adhesion Mechanisms of Geckos,” 2012, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 9(67), pp. 283-291.
  4. B. Chen and H.J. Gao, “Are Mammals Ferroelectric?” 2012, Physics, Vol. 5, 19.
  5. J.Z. Wang, J. Yao and H.J. Gao, “Specific Adhesion of a Soft Elastic Body on a Wavy Surface,” 2012, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters, Vol. 2, 014002.
  6. Z.X. Wu, Y.W. Zhang, M.H. Jhon, H.J. Gao, and D.J. Srolovitz, “Nanowire Failure: Long = Brittle and Short = Ductile,” 2012, Nano Letters, Vol. 12, pp. 910−914.
  7. Z.Q. Zhang, T. Zhang, Y.W. Zhang, K.S. Kim and H.J. Gao, “Strain-Controlled Switching of Hierarchically Wrinkled Surfaces between Superhydrophobicity and Superhydrophilicity,” 2012, Langmuir, Vol. 28(5), pp. 2753–2760.
  8. H. Haftbaradaran, X.C. Xiao, M.W. Verbrugge and H.J. Gao, “Method to Deduce the Critical Size for Interfacial Delamination of Patterned Electrode Structures and Application to Lithiation of Thin-Film Silicon Islands,” 2012, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 206, pp. 357–366.
  9. L. Sun, Q.H. Cheng, H.J. Gao and Y.W. Zhang, “Effect of Loading Conditions on the Dissociation Behavior of Catch Bond Clusters,” 2012, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 9(70), pp. 928-937.
  10. Z.N. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “Simulating Fracture Propagation in Rock and Concrete by an Augmented Virtual Internal Bond Method,” 2012, International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics, Vol. 36, pp. 459–482.
  11. J.F. Waters, J. Kalow, H.J. Gao and P.R. Guduru, “Axisymmetric Adhesive Contact under Equibiaxial Stretching,” 2012, Journal of Adhesion, Vol. 88(2), pp. 134-144.
  12. S.W. Kim, X.Y. Li, H.J. Gao and S. Kumar, “In situ Observations of Crack Arrest and Bridging by Nanoscale Twins in Copper Thin Films,” 2012, Acta Materialia, Vol. 60, 2959–2972.
  13. H. Haftbaradaran and H.J. Gao, “Ratcheting of silicon island electrodes on substrate due to cyclic intercalation,” 2012, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100(12), Art. No. 121907.
  14. J. Wang, C.S. Lu, Q. Wang, P. Xiao, F.J. Ke, Y.L. Bai, Y.G. Shen, Y.B. Wang, X.Z. Liao and H.J. Gao, “Self-Healing of Fractured One-Dimensional Brittle Nanostructures,” 2012, EPL, Vol. 98, 16010.
  15. H. Haftbaradaran, S.K. Soni, B.W. Sheldon, X.C. Xiao and H.J. Gao, “Modified Stoney Equation for Patterned Thin Film Electrodes on Substrates in the Presence of Interfacial Sliding,” 2012, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 79, Art. No. 031018.
  16. T. Zhu and H.J. Gao, “Plastic Deformation Mechanism in Nanotwinned Metals: An Insight from Molecular Dynamics and Mechanistic Modeling,” 2012, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 66, pp. 843–848.
  17. X.J. Liu, Y.H. Zhou, H.J. Gao and J.Z. Wang, “Anomalous Flexural Behaviors of Microtubules,” 2012, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 102, pp. 1793-1803.
  18. B. Li, Y.P. Cao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Mechanics of Morphological Instabilities and Surface Wrinkling in Soft Materials: a Review,” 2012, Soft Matter, Vol. 8, pp. 5728-5745.
  19. Y. Cheng, X.H. Shi, N.M. Pugno and H.J. Gao, “Substrate-Supported Carbon Nanoscroll Oscillator,” 2012, Physica E, Vol. 44, pp. 955–959.
  20. X.H. Shi, B. Peng, N.M. Pugno and H.J. Gao, “Stretch-Induced Softening of Bending Rigidity in Graphene,” 2012, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100(19), 191913.
  21. G.K. Xu, X.Q. Feng, B. Li and H.J. Gao, “Controlled Release and Assembly of Drug Nanoparticles via pH Responsive Polymeric Micelles: a Theoretical Study,” 2012, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol. 116, pp. 6003−6009.
  22. W.L. Zhang, J. Qian, H.M. Yao, W.Q. Chen and H.J. Gao, “Effects of Functionally Graded Materials on Dynamics of Molecular Bond Clusters,” 2012, Science China, Vol. 55(6), pp. 980–988.
  23. Y. Shao, H.P. Zhao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Discontinuous Crack-Bridging Model for Fracture Toughness Analysis of Nacre,” 2012, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 60(8), pp. 1400–1419.
  24. Y.F. Li, X.J. Li, Z.H. Li and H.J. Gao, “Surface-Structure-Regulated Penetration of Nanoparticles across a Cell Membrane,”2012, Nanoscale, Vol. 4, pp. 3768-3775.
  25. Z.R. Guo, T.C. Chang, X.M. Guo and H.J. Gao, “Mechanics of Thermophoretic and Thermally Induced Edge Forces in Carbon Nanotube Nanodevices,” 2012, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 60(9), pp. 1676–1687.
  26. P. Murali, Y.W. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “On the Characteristic Length Scales Associated with Plastic Deformation in Metallic Glasses,” 2012, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 100(20), Art. No. 201901.
  27. D.C. Jang, X.Y. Li, H.J. Gao and J.R. Greer, “Deformation Mechanisms in Nanotwinned Metal Nanopillars,” 2012, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 7(9), pp. 594–601.
  28. X.D. Yang, P.F. He and H.J. Gao, “Competing elastic and adhesive interactions govern deformation behaviors of aligned carbon nanotube arrays,” 2012, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 101(5), Art. No. 053105.
  29. M.X. Shi, B. Liu, Z.Q. Zhang, Y.W. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “Direct Influence of Residual Stress on the Bending Stiffness of Cantilever Beams,” 2012, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 468, pp. 2595-2613.
  30. J. Wang, C.S. Lu, Q. Wang, P. Xiao, F.J. Ke, Y.L. Bai, Y.G. Shen, Y.B. Wang, B. Chen, X.Z. Liao and H.J. Gao, “Self-Healing in Fractured GaAs Nanowires,” 2012, Acta Materialia, Vol. 60(15), pp. 5593–5600.
  31. H.Y. Yuan and H.J. Gao, “On the Mechanics of Integrin Clustering during Cell-Substrate Adhesion,” 2012, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, Vol. 25(5), pp. 467-472.
  32. J.Z. Wang, L. Li and H.J. Gao, “Compressed Wormlike Chain Moving out of Confined Space: A model of DNA Ejection from Bacteriophage,” 2012, Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol. 28(4), pp. 1219–1226.
  33. T. Zhang, X.Y. Li, S. Kadkhodaei and H.J. Gao, “Flaw Insensitive Fracture in Nanocrystalline Graphene,” 2012, Nano Letters, Vol. 12(9), pp. 4605-4610.
  34. L.Y. Zhang, Y. Li, Y.P. Cao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Self-Equilibrium and Super-Stability of Truncated Regular Polyhedral Tensegrity Structures: a Unified Analytical Solution,” 2012, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 468, pp. 3323–3347.
  35. B. Chen, R. Kemkemer, M. Deibler, J. Spatz and H.J. Gao, “Cyclic Stretch Induces Cell Reorientation on Substrates by Destabilizing Catch Bonds in Focal Adhesions,” 2012, PLoS ONE, Vol. 7(11), e48346.
  36. X.Y. Li and H.J. Gao, “Mechanics of Nanotwinned Hierarchical Metals,” Nano and Cell Mechanics, ed. H.D. Espinosa and G. Bao, Wiley, Chap. 11, pp. 129-162, 2012.


  1. H. Pan, Y.W. Zhang, V.B. Shenoy and H.J. Gao, “Metal-Functionalized Single-Walled Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanotubes: A First-Principles Study on Magnetic Property,” 2011, Nanoscale Research Letters, Vol. 6(1), Art. No. 97.
  2. H. Haftbaradaran, J. Song, W.A. Curtin and H.J. Gao, “Continuum and Atomistic Models of Strongly Coupled Diffusion, Stress, and Solute Concentration,” 2011, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 196(1), pp. 361-370.
  3. X.C. Xiao, P. Liu, M.W. Verbrugge, H. Haftbaradaran and H.J. Gao, “Improved Cycling Stability of Silicon Thin Film Electrodes through Patterning for High Energy Density Lithium Batteries,” 2011, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 196(3), pp. 1409-1416.
  4. J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “On Hyperelastic Stress-Strain Law of F-Actin Bundles,” 2011, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters, Vol. 1, 014003.
  5. B. Li, Y.P. Cao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Surface Wrinkling of Mucosa Induced by Volumetric Growth: Theory, Simulation and Experiment,” 2011, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 59, pp. 758–774.
  6. Z.Q. Zhang, Y.W. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “On Optimal Hierarchy of Load-Bearing Biological Materials,” 2011, Proceedings of the Royal Society B, Vol. 278, pp. 519-525.
  7. J.Z. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Brownian Dynamics Simulations of Charged Semiflexible Polymers Confined to Curved Surfaces,” Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2011, Vol. 4(2), pp. 174-179.
  8. Y.B. Wang, L.F. Wang, H.J. Joyce, Q.A. Gao, X.Z. Liao, Y.W. Mai, H.H. Tan, J. Zou, S.P. Ringer, H.J. Gao and C. Jagadish, “Super Deformability and Young’s Modulus of GaAs Nanowires,” 2011, Advanced Materials, Vol. 23(11), pp. 1356-1360.
  9. Z.Q. Zhang, B. Liu, K.C. Hwang and H.J. Gao, “Surface-Adsorption-Induced Bending Behaviors of Graphene Nanoribbons,” 2011, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 98(12), Art. No. 121909.
  10. J.F. Waters, H.J. Gao and P.R. Guduru, “On Adhesion Enhancement due to Concave Surface Geometries,” 2011, Journal of Adhesion, Vol. 87(3), pp. 194-213.
  11. L. Sun, Q.H. Cheng, H.J. Gao and Y.W. Zhang, “A Nonlinear Characteristic Regime of Biomembrane Force Probe,” 2011, Journal of Biomechanics, Vol. 44(4), pp. 662-668.
  12. H. Pan, Y.W. Zhang, V.B. Shenoy and H.J. Gao, “Ab Initio Study on the Size and Chirality Effects on the Encapsulation of Tetrafluorotetracyano-p-quinodimethane inside Carbon Nanotubes,” 2011, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115(13), pp. 5280-5285.
  13. H. Pan, Y.W. Zhang, V.B. Shenoy and H.J. Gao, “Ab Initio Study on a Novel Photocatalyst: Functionalized Graphitic Carbon Nitride Nanotube,” 2011, ACS Catalysis, Vol. 1(2), pp. 99-104.
  14. H. Pan, Y.W. Zhang, V.B. Shenoy and H.J. Gao, “Effects of H-, N-, and (H, N)-doping on the photocatalytic activity of TiO2,” 2011, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 115(24), pp. 12224-12231.
  15. T.K. Bhandakkar and H.J. Gao, “Cohesive Modeling of Crack Nucleation in a Cylindrical Electrode under Axisymmetric Diffusion Induced Stresses,” 2011, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 48(16-17), pp. 2304-2309.
  16. B. Li, Y.P. Cao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Surface Wrinkling Patterns on a Core-Shell Soft Sphere,” 2011, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 106, Art. No. 234301.
  17. S. Kumar, X.Y. Li, M.A. Haque and H.J. Gao, “Is Stress Concentration Relevant for Nanocrystalline Metals?” 2011, Nano Letters, Vol. 11, pp. 2510–2516.
  18. G.J. Rizza, J. Qian and H.J. Gao, “Effects of Contact Surface Shape on Lifetime of Cellular Focal Adhesion,” 2011, Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures, Vol. 6(1-4), pp. 495-510.
  19. B. Chen and H.J. Gao, “Motor Force Homeostasis in Skeletal Muscle Contraction,” 2011, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 101(2), pp. 396-403.
  20. P. Murali, T.K. Bhandakkar, W.L. Cheah, M.H. Jhon, H.J. Gao and R. Ahluwalia, “Role of Modulus Mismatch on Crack Propagation and Toughness Enhancement in Bioinspired Composites,” 2011, Physical Review E, Vol. 84, Art. No. 015102.
  21. L.L. Zhu, H. Ruan, X.Y. Li, M. Dao, H.J. Gao and J. Lu, “Modeling Grain Size Dependent Optimal Twin Spacing for Achieving Ultimate High Strength and Related High Ductility In Nanotwinned Metals,” 2011, Acta Materialia, Vol. 59, pp. 5544-5557.
  22. H.J. Gao, J. Qian and B. Chen, “Probing Mechanical Principles of Focal Contacts in Cell–Matrix Adhesion with a Coupled Stochastic–Elastic Modeling Framework,” 2011, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 8(62), pp. 1217-1232.
  23. X. Yi, X.H. Shi and H.J. Gao, “Cellular Uptake of Elastic Nanoparticles,” 2011, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107(9), Art. No. 098101.
  24. X. Guo, F. Jin and H.J. Gao, “Mechanics of Non-Slipping Adhesive Contact on a Power-Law Graded Elastic Half-Space,” 2011, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 48(18), pp. 2565-2575.
  25. J. Wang, C.S. Lu, Q. Wang, P. Xiao, F. J. Ke, Y.L. Bai, Y.G. Shen, X.Z. Liao and H.J. Gao, “Understanding Large Plastic Deformation of SiC Nanowires at Room Temperature,” 2011, Europhysics Letters, Vol. 95, Art. No. 63003.
  26. Z.R. Guo, T.C. Chang, X.M. Guo and H.J. Gao, “Thermal-Induced Edge Barriers and Forces in Interlayer Interaction of Concentric Carbon Nanotubes,” 2011, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107(10), Art. No. 105502.
  27. X.H. Shi, A. von dem Bussche, R.H. Hurt, A.B. Kane and H.J. Gao, “Cell Entry of One-Dimensional Nanomaterials Occurs by Tip Recognition and Rotation,” 2011, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 6(11), pp. 714–719.
  28. P. Murali, T.F. Guo, Y.W. Zhang, R. Narasimhan, Y. Li and H.J. Gao, “Atomic Scale Fluctuations Govern Brittle Fracture and Cavitation Behavior in Metallic Glasses,” 2011, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 107(21), Art. No. 215501.
  29. X.D. Yang, P.F. He and H.J. Gao, “Modeling Frequency- and Temperature-Invariant Dissipative Behaviors of Randomly Entangled Carbon Nanotube Networks under Cyclic Loading,” 2011, Nano Research, Vol. 4(12), pp. 1191-1198.
  30. X.H. Shi, N.M Pugno and H.J. Gao, “Constitutive Behavior of Pressurized Carbon Nanoscrolls,” 2011, International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 171(2), pp. 163-168.