1. S. Li, Q.Z. Yao, Q.Y. Li, X.Q. Feng & H.J. Gao, “Contact Stiffness of Regularly Patterned Multi-Asperity Interfaces,” 2018, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 111, pp. 277–289. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.10.019

  2. Z.W. Ma, Y. Ren, R.G. Li, Y.D. Wang, L.L. Zhou, X.L. Wu, Y.J. Wei and H.J. Gao, “Cryogenic Temperature Toughening and Strengthening due to Gradient Phase Structure,” 2018, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 712, pp. 358-364. DOI: 10.1016/j.msea.2017.11.107
  3. J.T. Yang, Y. Wang, Y.F. Li, H.J. Gao, Y. Chai and H.M. Yao, “Edge Orientations of Mechanically Exfoliated Anisotropic Two-Dimensional Materials,” 2018, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 112, pp. 157–168. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.11.026
  4. G.J. Zou, X. Yi, W.P. Zhu and H.J. Gao, “Packing of Flexible Nanofibers in Vesicles,” 2018, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 19, pp. 20–26. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2017.12.003
  5. W. Chen, H.F. Zhou, Z. Liu, J. Ketkaew, L. Shao, N. Li, P. Gong, W. Samela, H.J. Gao and J. Schroers, “Test Sample Geometry for Fracture Toughness Measurements of Bulk Metallic Glasses,” 2018, Acta Materialia, Vol. 145, pp. 477–487. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2017.12.026
  6. J.L. Wang, Y.W. Yang, M.R. Yu, G.Q. Hu, Y. Gan, H.J. Gao and X.H. Shi, “Diffusion of Rod-Like Nanoparticles in Non-Adhesive and Adhesive Porous Polymeric Gels,” 2018, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 112, pp. 431–457. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.12.014
  7. G.K. Xu, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Orientations of Cells on Compliant Substrates under Biaxial Stretches: A Theoretical Study,” 2018, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 114, pp. 701–710. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2017.12.002
  8. C. Zhang, Y.K. Hao, B.Li, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Wrinkling Patterns in Soft Shells,” 2018, Soft Matter, Vol. 14, pp. 1681-1688. DOI: 10.1039/c7sm02261a
  9. K. Guo, P.A. Tamirisa, B.W. Sheldon, X.C. Xiao and H.J. Gao, “Pop-up Delamination of Electrodes in Solid-State Batteries,” 2018, Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Vol. 165(3), pp. A618-A625. DOI: 10.1149/2.0831803jes
  10. Y. Guo, Z. Chang, H.Y. Guo, W. Fang, Q.Y. Li, H.P. Zhao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Synergistic Adhesion Mechanisms of Spider Capture Silk,” 2018, Journal of Royal Society Interface, Vol. 15, Art. No. 20170894. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2017.0894
  11. W.S. Kim, W.P. Zhu, G.L. Hendricks, D. Van Tyne, A.D. Steele, C.E. Keohane, N. Fricke, A.L. Conery, S. Shen, W. Pan, K.H. Lee, R. Rajamuthiah, B.B. Fuchs, P.M. Vlahovska, W.M. Wuest, M.S. Gilmore, H.J. Gao, F.M. Ausubel, E. Mylonakis, “A New Class of Synthetic Retinoid Antibiotics Effective against Bacterial Persisters”, 2018, Nature, Vol. 556, pp. 103–107. DOI:10.1038/nature26157
  12. Y. Lin, J. Pan, H.F. Zhou, H.J. Gao and Y. Li, “Mechanical Properties and Optimal Grain Size Distribution Profile of Gradient Grained Nickel,” 2018, Acta Materialia, Vol. 153, pp. 279-289. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.04.065
  13. S.M.T. Mousavi, G.J. Zou, H.F. Zhou and H.J. Gao, “Correspondence: Anisotropy Governs Strain Stiffening in Nanotwinned-Materials,” 2018, Nature Communications, Vol. 9, Art. No. 1586. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-03972-9
  14. X. Zhang, H.J. Gao and X.Y. Li, “Atomistic Simulations of Superplasticity and Amorphization of Nanocrystalline Anatase TiO2,” Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 22, pp. 131-137. DOI:10.1016/j.eml.2018.05.009
  15. B. Han, R.P. Yu, Q.C. Zhang, H.J. Gao, Q. Zhang, T.J. Lu and B.H. Lu, “Creep of Closed-Cell Aluminum Foams: Effects of Imperfections and Predictive Modeling,” 2018, Materials and Design, Vol. 156, pp. 229–241. DOI: 10.1016/j.matdes.2018.06.050
  16. G.J. Zou, X. Yi, W.P. Zhu and H.J. Gao, “Packing of Flexible 2D Materials in Vesicles,” 2018, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, Vol. 51, Art. No. 224001. DOI:10.1088/1361-6463/aabf79
  17. M.R. Yu, L. Xu, F.L. Tian, Q. Su, N. Zheng, Y.W. Yang, J.L. Wang, A.H. Wang, C.L. Zhu, S.Y. Guo, X.X. Zhang, Y. Gan, X.H. Shi and H.J. Gao, “Rapid Transport of Deformation-Tuned Nanoparticles across Biological Hydrogels and Cellular Barriers,” 2018, Nature Communications, Vol. 9, Art. No. 2607. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-05061-3
  18. J.Y. Li, B. Ni, T. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “Phase Field Crystal Modeling of Grain Boundary Structures and Growth in Polycrystalline Graphene,” 2018, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 120, pp. 36-48. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.12.013
  19. Z. Islam, B.M. Wang, K. Hattar, H.J. Gao and M.A. Haque, “Departing from the Mutual Exclusiveness of Strength and Ductility in Nanocrystalline Metals with Vacancy Induced Plasticity,” 2018, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 157, pp. 39–43. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2018.07.037
  20. Y. Guo, Z. Chang, B. Li, Z.L. Zhao, H.P. Zhao, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Functional Gradient Effects on the Energy Absorption of Spider Orb Webs,” 2018, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 113, Art. No. 103701. DOI: 10.1063/1.5039710
  21. X. Zhang, J.H. Yao, B. Liu, J. Yan, L. Lu, Y. Li, H.J. Gao and X.Y. Li, “Three- Dimensional High-Entropy Alloy-Polymer Composite Nanolattices that Overcome the Strength-Recoverability Trade-Off,” 2018, Nano Letters, Vol. 18(7), pp 4247– 4256. DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b01241
  22. C.X. Huang, Y.F. Wang, X.L. Ma, S. Yin, H.W. Höppe, M. Göken, X.L. Wu, H.J. Gao and Y.T. Zhu, “Interface Affected Zone for Optimal Strength and Ductility in Heterogeneous Laminate,” 2018, Materials Today, Vol. 21(7), pp. 713-719. DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2018.03.006
  23. Z. Cheng, H.F. Zhou, Q.H. Lu, H.J. Gao and L. Lu, “Extra Strengthening and Work Hardening in Gradient Nanotwinned Metals,” 2018, Science, Vol. 362(6414), eaau1925. DOI: 10.1126/science.aau1925
  24. E.F. Hacopian, Y.C. Yang, B. Ni, Y.L. Li, X. Li, Q. Chen, H. Guo, J.M. Tour, H.J. Gao and J. Lou, “Toughening Graphene by Integrating Carbon Nanotubes,” 2018, ACS Nano, Vol. 12, 7901−7910. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.8b02311
  25. R. Christensen, Z. Li and H.J. Gao, “An Evaluation of the Failure Modes Transition and the Christensen Ductile/Brittle Failure Theory Using Molecular Dynamics,” 2018, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 474, Art. No. 20180361. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0361
  26. W.S. Kim, A.D. Steele, W.P. Zhu, E.E. Csatary, N. Fricke, M.M. Dekarske, E. Jayamani, W. Pan, B. Kwon, I.F. Sinitsa, J.L. Rosen, A.L. Conery, B. B. Fuchs, P.M. Vlahovska, F.M. Ausubel, H.J. Gao, W.M. Wuest, E. Mylonakis, “Discovery and Optimization of nTZDpa as an Antibiotic Effective Against Bacterial Persisters,” 2018, ACS Infectious Diseases, Vol. 4(11), pp. 1540-1545. DOI: 10.1021/acsinfecdis.8b00161
  27. A.B. Kane, R.H. Hurt and H.J. Gao, “The Asbestos-Carbon Nanotube Analogy: an Update,” 2018, Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, Vol. 361, pp. 68–80. DOI: 10.1016/j.taap.2018.06.027
  28. X. Yi, G.J. Zou and H.J. Gao, “Mechanics of Cellular Packing of Nanorods with Finite and Non-Uniform Diameters,” 2018, Nanoscale, Vol. 10, pp. 14090–14099. DOI: 10.1039/c8nr04110e
  29. Z. Li, H.T. Wang, Q. Guo, Z.C. Li, D.B. Xiong, Y.S. Su, H.J. Gao, X.Y. Li and D. Zhang, “Regain Strain-Hardening in High-Strength Metals by Nanofiller Incorporation at Grain Boundaries,” 2018, Nano Letters, Vol. 18, pp. 6255-6264. DOI:10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b02375


  1. J.L. Lang, B. Ding, T. Zhu, H.X. Su, H. Luo, L.H. Qi, K. Liu, K. Wang, N. Hussain, C.S. Zhao, X.Y. Li, H.J. Gao and H. Wu, “Cycling of a Lithium-Ion Battery with a Silicon Anode Drives Large Mechanical Actuation,” 2017, Advanced Materials, Vol. 28, 10236–10243. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201603061
  2. P. Wang, S.F. Xu, J.B. Liu, X.Y. Li, Y.J. Wei, H.T. Wang, H.J. Gao and W. Yang, “Atomistic Simulation for Deforming Complex Alloys with Application toward TWIP Steel and Associated Physical Insights,” 2017, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 98(1), pp. 290-308. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2016.09.008
  3. W. Chen, H.F. Zhou, Z. Liu, J. Ketkaew, N. Li, J. Yurko, N. Hutchinson, H.J. Gao and J. Schroers, “Processing Effects on Fracture Toughness of Metallic Glasses,” 2017, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 130, pp. 152–156. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2016.11.011
  4. X. Yi and H.J. Gao, “Kinetics of Receptor-mediated Endocytosis of Elastic Nanoparticles,” 2017, Nanoscale, Vol. 9(1), pp. 454-463. DOI: 10.1039/C6NR07179A
  5. D. Akinwande, C.J. Brennan, J.S. Bunch, P. Egberts, J.R. Felts, H.J. Gao, R. Huang, J.S. Kim, T. Li, Y. Li, K.M. Liechti, N.S. Lu, H.S. Park, E.J. Reed, P. Wang, B.I. Yakobson, T. Zhang, Y.W. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Y. Zhu, “A Review on Mechanics and Mechanical Properties of 2D Materials – Graphene and Beyond,” 2017, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 13, pp. 42–72. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2017.01.008
  6. J. Qian , J. Lin, G.K. Xu, Y. Lin and H.J. Gao, “Thermally Assisted Peeling of an Elastic Strip in Adhesion with a Substrate via Molecular Bonds,” 2017, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 101, pp. 197–208. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.01.007
  7. Y.M. Chen, J.C. Dong, L. Qiu, X.Y. Li, Q.Q. Li, H.T. Wang, S.J. Liang, H.M. Yao, H.T. Huang, H.J. Gao, J.K. Kim, F. Ding, and L.M. Zhou, “A Catalytic Etching- Wetting-Dewetting Mechanism in the Formation of Hollow Graphitic Carbon Fiber,” 2017, Chem, Vol. 2, pp. 299–310. DOI: 10.1016/j.chempr.2017.01.005
  8. X.Y. Li, S. Yin, S.H Oh and H.J. Gao, “Hardening and Toughening Mechanisms in Nanotwinned Ceramics,” 2017, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 133, pp. 105–112. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.02.003
  9. Z.R. Guo, T.C. Chang, X.M. Guo and H.J. Gao, “Gas-Like Adhesion of Two Dimensional Materials onto Solid Surfaces,” 2017, Scientific Reports, Vol. 7, Art. No. 159. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-017-00184-x
  10. S.L. Xue, B. Li, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “A Non-Equilibrium Thermodynamic Model for Tumor Extracellular Matrix with Enzymatic Degradation,” 2017, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 104, pp. 32-56. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.04.002
  11. Z.D. Sha, W.H. Wong, Q.X. Pei, P.S. Branicio, Z.S. Liu, T.J. Wang, T.F. Guo and H.J. Gao, “Atomistic Origin of Size Effects in Fatigue Behavior of Metallic Glasses,” 2017, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 104, pp. 84– 95. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2017.04.005
  12. H.L. Wang, X. Zhang, N. Wang, Y. Li, X. Feng, Y. Huang, C.S. Zhao, Z.L. Liu, M.H. Fang, G. Ou, H.J. Gao, X.Y. Li and H. Wu, “Ultra-Light, Scalable and High- Temperature Resilient Ceramic Nanofiber Sponges,” 2017, Science Advances, Vol. 3(6), e1603170. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.1603170
  13. B. Ding, H. Wu, Z.P. Xu, X.Y. Li and H.J. Gao, “Stress Effects on Lithiation in Silicon,” 2017, Nano Energy, Vol. 38, pp. 486–493. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2017.06.021
  14. C.L. Xu, Z.H. Wei, H.J. Gao, Y.J. Bai, H.L. Liu, H.L. Yang, Y.K. Lai, L. Yang, “Bioinspired Mechano-Sensitive Macroporous Ceramic Sponge for Logical Drug and Cell Delivery,” 2017, Advanced Science, Vol. 4(6), Art. No. 1600410. DOI: 10.1002/advs.201600410
  15. X. Su, K. Guo, T. Ma, P. Tamirisa, H. Ye, H.J. Gao, B. W. Sheldon, “Deformation and Chemomechanical Degradation at Solid Electrolyte – Electrode Interfaces,” 2017, ACS Energy Letters, Vol. 2, pp. 1729−1733. DOI: 10.1021/acsenergylett.7b00481
  16. X. Zhang, X.Y. Li and H.J. Gao, “Size and Strain Rate Effects in Tensile Strength of Penta-Twinned Ag Nanowires,” 2017, Acta Mechanica Sinica, Vol. 33(4), pp. 792–800. DOI: 10.1007/s10409-017-0675-6
  17. M. Zelisko, F. Ahmadpoor, H.J. Gao and P. Sharma, “Determining the Gaussian Modulus and Edge Properties of 2D Materials: from Graphene to Lipid Bilayers,” 2017, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 119, Art. No. 068002. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.068002
  18. C. Chang, X.Y. Li, Z.P. Xu and H.J. Gao, “Lithiation-Enhanced Charge Transfer and Sliding Strength at the Silicon-Graphene Interface: a First-Principles Study,” 2017, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, Vol. 30, pp. 254–262. DOI: 10.1016/j.camss.2017.03.011
  19. J.L Lang, B. Ding, S. Zhang, H.X. Su, B.H. Ge, L.H. Qi, H.J. Gao, X.Y. Li, Q.Y. Li and H. Wu, “Scalable Synthesis of Two-Dimensional Si Nanosheets,” 2017, Advanced Materials, Vol. 29, Art. No. 1701777. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201701777
  20. Z.W. He, S.B. Xiao, H.J. Gao, J.Y. He and Z.L. Zhang, “Multiscale Crack Initiator Promoted Super-Low Ice Adhesion Surfaces,” 2017, Soft Matter, Vol. 13, pp. 6562- 6568. DOI: 10.1039/C7SM01511A
  21. Y.Y. Zhang, Q.X. Pei, Z.D. Sha, Y.W. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “Remarkable Enhancement in Failure Stress and Strain of Penta-Graphene via Chemical Functionalization,” 2017, Nano Research, Vol. 10 (11), pp. 3865–3874. DOI: 10.1007/s12274-017-1600-9
  22. Q.S. Pan, H.F. Zhou, Q.H. Lu, H.J. Gao and L. Lu, “History-Independent Cyclic Response of Nanotwinned Metals,” 2017, Nature, Vol. 551(7679), pp. 214-217. DOI: 10.1038/nature24266
  23. X. Yi and H.J. Gao, “Budding of an Adhesive Elastic Particle out of a Lipid Vesicle,” 2017, ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, Vol. 3(11), pp 2954– 2961. DOI: 10.1021/acsbiomaterials.6b00815
  24. G.M. Cheng, S. Yin, T.H. Chang, G. Richter, H.J. Gao and Y. Zhu, “Anomalous Tensile Detwinning in Twinned Metallic Nanowires,” 2017, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 119, Art. No. 256101. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.119.256101
  25. Z.D. Sha, C.M. She, G.K. Xu, Q.X. Pei, Z.S. Liu, T.J. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Metallic Glass-Based Chiral Nanolattice: Light Weight, Auxeticity, and Superior Mechanical Properties,” 2017, Materials Today, Vol. 20(10), pp. 569-576. DOI: 10.1016/j.mattod.2017.10.001