1. J.H. Cho, X.C. Xiao, K. Guo, Y.P. Liu, H.J. Gao and B.W. Sheldon, “Stress Evolution in Lithium Metal Electrodes,” 2020, Energy Storage Materials, Vol. 24, pp. 281–290. DOI: 10.1016/j.ensm.2019.08.008
  2. B. Ni and H.J. Gao, “Engineer Energy Dissipation in 3D Graphene Nanolattice Via Reversible Snap-Through Instability,” 2020, Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 87(3), Art. No. 031012. DOI: 10.1115/1.4045544
  3. S. Yin, G.M. Cheng, Y. Zhu and H.J. Gao, “Competition between Shear Localization and Tensile Detwinning in Twinned Nanowires,” 2020, Physical Review Materials, Vol. 4, Art. No. 023603. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevMaterials.4.023603
  4. K. Guo, R. Kumar, X.C. Xiao, B.W. Sheldon and H.J. Gao, “Failure Progression in the Solid Electrolyte Interphase (SEI) on Silicon Electrodes,” 2020, Nano Energy, Vol. 68, Art. No. 104257. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2019.104257.
  5. Bo Ni and H.J. Gao, “Harness the Power of Fracture: Controlled Fragmentation of Graphene via Substrate Necking,” 2020, Matter, Vol. 2, pp. 519–525. DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2020.02.007
  6. K. Guo, B. Ni and H.J. Gao, “Tuning Crack-Inclusion Interaction with an Applied T-Stress,” 2020, International Journal of Fracture, Vol. 222(1), pp. 13-23. DOI:10.1007/s10704-020-00423-9
  7. X. Liu, C.E. Athanasiou, N.P. Padture, B.W. Sheldon and H.J. Gao, “A Machine Learning Approach to Fracture Mechanics Problems,” 2020, Acta Materialia, Vol. 19, pp. 105-112. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.03.016
  8. Y.J. Jia, H.L. Wang, B. Liu, Y.G. Huang and H.J. Gao, “Intrinsic-to-Extrinsic Transition in Fracture Toughness Through Structural Design: a Lesson From Nature,” 2020, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 37, Art. No. 100685. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2020.100685
  9. L. Zhong, H.J. Gao and X.Y. Li, “Atomistic Simulations of the Tensile Behavior of Graphene Fibers,” 2020, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 37, Art. No. 100699. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2020.100699
  10. Y. Hui, X. Yi, D. Wibowo, G.Z. Yang, A.P.J. Middelberg, H.J. Gao, C.-X. Zhao, “Nanoparticle Elasticity Regulates Phagocytosis and Cancer Cell Uptake,” 2020, Science Advances, Vol. 6, Art. No. eaaz4316. DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.aaz4316
  11. Y.P. Liu, K. Guo, C.G. Wang, J.C. Han and H.J. Gao, “Concentration Dependent Properties and Plastic Deformation Facilitate Instability of The Solid-Electrolyte Interphase in Li-Ion Batteries,” 2020, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 198, pp. 99–109. DOI: 10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2020.04.013
  12. J.G. Li, Q. Zhang, R.R. Huang, X.Y. Li and H.J. Gao, “Towards Understanding the Structure–Property Relationships of Heterogeneous-Structured Materials,” 2020, Scripta Materialia, Vol. 186, pp. 304–311. DOI: 10.1016/j.scriptamat.2020.05.013
  13. G.J. Zou, Y. Liu and H.J. Gao, “EML Webinar Overview: Simulation-Assisted Discovery of Membrane Targeting Nanomedicine,” 2020, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 39, Art. No. 100817. DOI:10.1016/j.eml.2020.100817
  14. Q. Zhu, Q.S. Huang, C. Guang, X.H. An, S.X. Mao, W. Yang, Z. Zhang, H.J. Gao, H.F. Zhou and J.W. Wang, “Metallic Nanocrystals with Low Angle Grain Boundary for Controllable Plastic Reversibility,” 2020, Nature Communications, Vol. 11, Art. No. 3100. DOI:10.1038/s41467-020-16869-3
  15. G.M. Cheng, S. Yin, C.J. Li, T.H. Chang, G. Richter, H.J. Gao and Y. Zhu, “In-situ TEM Study of Dislocation Interaction with Twin Boundary and Retraction in Twinned Metallic Nanowires,” 2020, Acta Materialia, Vol. 196, pp. 304–312. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2020.06.055
  16. W. Kim, G.J. Zou, W. Pan, F.N. Faizie, S.M. Kim, R. Khader, S. Li, K. Lee, I. Escorbar, P.M. Vlahovska, H.J. Gao, F.M. Ausubel and E. Mylonakis, “The Neutrally Charged Diarylurea Compound PQ401 Kills Antibiotic Resistant and Antibiotic Tolerant Staphylococcus Aureus,” 2020, mBio, Vol. 11(3), Art. No. e01140-20. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01140-20
  17. X.Y. Li, L. Lu, J. Li, X. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “Mechanical Properties and Deformation Mechanisms of Gradient Nanostructured Metals and Alloys,” 2020, Nature Review Materials, Vol. 5, pp.706–723. DOI: 10.1038/s41578-020-0212-2
  18. Z.Y. Liu, B. Li, Z.L. Zhao, G.K. Xu, X.Q. Feng and H.J. Gao, “Mesoscopic Dynamic Model of Epithelial Cell Division with Cell-Cell Junction Effects,” 2020, Physical Review E, Vol. 102, Art. No. 012405. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevE.102.012405
  19. C. Shen, G.J. Zou, W.L. Guo and H.J. Gao, “Lipid Coating and End Functionalization Govern the Formation and Stability of Transmembrane Carbon Nanotube Porins,” 2020, Carbon, Vol. 164, pp. 391-397. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2020.04.011
  20. I. Ryu, J.D .Gravell, W. Cai, W.D. Nix and H.J. Gao, “Intrinsic Size Dependent Plasticity in BCC Micro-Pillars Under Uniaxial Tension and Pure Torsion,” 2020, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 40, Art. No. 100901. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2020.100901
  21. S.Y. Peng, Y.J. Wei and H.J. Gao, “Nanoscale Precipitates as Sustainable Dislocation Sources for Enhanced Ductility and High Strength,” 2020, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, Vol. 117(10), pp. 5204–5209. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1914615117
  22. H.P. Liu, C. Fang, Z. Gong, R.C.C. Chang, J. Qian, H.J. Gao and Y. Lin, “Fundamental Characteristics of Neuron Adhesion Revealed by Forced Peeling and Time-Dependent Healing,” 2020, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 118(8), pp. 1811-1819. DOI: 10.1016/j.bpj.2020.03.001
  23. Z.D. Sha, W.H. Lin, L.H. Poh, G.C. Xing, Z.S. Liu, T.J. Wang and H.J. Gao, “Fatigue of Metallic Glasses,” 2020, Applied Mechanics Reviews, Vol. 72, Art. No. 050801-1, DOI: 10.1115/1.4048056
  24. W.S. Kim, G.J. Zou, W. Pan, N. Fricke, H.A. Faizi, S.M. Kim, R. Khader, S.L. Li, K.H. Lee, I. Escorba, P.M. Vlahovska, H.J. Gao, F.M. Ausubel and E. Mylonakis, “The Neutrally Charged Diarylurea Compound PQ401 Kills Antibiotic-Resistant and Antibiotic-Tolerant Staphylococcus Aureus,” 2020, mBio, Vol. 11(3), Art. No. e01140-20. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.01140-20


  1. K. Guo, W. Zhang, B.W. Sheldon and H.J. Gao, “Concentration Dependent Properties Lead to Plastic Ratcheting in Thin Island Electrodes on Substrate Under Cyclic Charging and Discharging,” Acta Materialia, 2019, Vol. 164, 261e271. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2018.10.027
  2. Y.P. Liu, K. Guo, C.G. Wang, H.J. Gao, “Wrinkling and Ratcheting of a Thin Film on Cyclically Deforming Plastic Substrate: Mechanical Instability of the Solid- Electrolyte Interphase in Li-Ion Batteries,” 2019, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 123, pp. 103–118. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2018.08.006
  3. H.F. Cai, Y.F. Guo, H.J. Gao and W.L. Guo, “Tribo-Piezoelectricity in Janus Transition Metal Dichalcogenide Bilayers: A First-Principles Study,” 2019, Nano Energy, Vol. 56, pp. 33–39. DOI: 10.1016/j.nanoen.2018.11.027
  4. S.M.T. Mousavi, H.F. Zhou, G.J. Zou and H.J. Gao, “Transition from Source- to Stress-Controlled Plasticity in Nanotwinned Materials below a Softening Temperature,” 2019, NPJ Computational Materials, Vol. 5, Art. No. 2. DOI: 10.1038/s41524-018-0140-5
  5. R. Christensen, Z. Li and H.J. Gao, “An Independent Derivation and Verification of the Voids Nucleation Failure Mechanism: Significance for Materials Failure,” 2019, Proceedings of the Royal Society A, Vol. 475, Art.No. 20180755. DOI: 10.1098/rspa.2018.0755
  6. W.B. Liu, L.R. Chen, Y.Y. Cheng, L. Yu, X. Yi, H.J. Gao and H.L. Duan, “Model of Nanoindentation Size Effect Incorporating the Role of Elastic Deformation,” 2019, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 126, pp. 245-255. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmps.2019.02.015
  7. Y.P. Fang, Y. Wang, H. Imtiaz, B. Liu B and H.J. Gao, “Energy-Ratio-Based Measure of Elastic Anisotropy,” 2019, Physical Review Letters, Vol. 122, Art. No. 045502. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.122.045502
  8. M.R. Yu, W.Y. Song, F.L. Tian, Z. Dai, Q.L. Zhu, E. Ahmad, S.Y. Guo, C.L. Zhu, H.J. Zhong, Y.C. Yuan, T. Zhang, X. Yi, X.H. Shi, Y. Gana and H.J. Gao, “Temperature- and Rigidity-Mediated Rapid Transport of Lipid Nanovesicles in Hydrogels,” 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, Vol. 116(12), pp. 5362-5369. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1818924116
  9. X. Lin, Y. Liu, A.B. Bai, H.H. Cai, Y.J. Bai, W. Jiang, H.L. Yang, X.H. Wang, L. Yang, N. Sun and H.J. Gao, “A Viscoelastic Adhesive Epicardial Patch for Treating Myocardial Infarction,” 2019, Nature Biomedical Engineering. Vol. 3, pp. 632–643. DOI: 10.1038/s41551-019-0380-9
  10. X.D. Shi, Y. Liu, K.M. Copeland, S.R. McMahan, S. Zhang, J.R. Butler, Y. Hong, M. Cho, P. Bajona, H.J. Gao and J. Liao, “Epicardial Prestrained Confinement and Residual Stresses: A Newly Observed Heart Ventricle Confinement Interface,” 2019, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, Vol. 16, Art. No. 20190028. DOI: 10.1098/rsif.2019.0028
  11. X. Zhang, A. Vyatskikh, H.J. Gao, J.R. Greer and X.Y. Li, “Lightweight, Flaw- Tolerant, and Ultrastrong Nanoarchitected Carbon,” 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, Vol. 116(14), pp. 6665–6672. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1817309116
  12. G.X. Cao and H.J. Gao, “Mechanical properties characterization of two-dimensional materials via nanoindentation experiment,” 2019, Progress in Materials Science, Vol. 103, pp. 558-595. DOI: 10.1016/j.pmatsci.2019.03.002
  13. S. Yin, G.M. Cheng, T.H. Chang, G. Richter, Y. Zhu and H.J. Gao, “Hydrogen Embrittlement in Metallic Nanowires,” 2019, Nature Communications, Vol. 10(1), Art. No. 2004. DOI:10.1038/s41467-019-10035-0
  14. Q.S. Pan, H.F. Zhou, Q.H. Lu, H.J. Gao and L. Lu, “Asymmetric cyclic response of tensile pre-deformed Cu with highly oriented nanoscale twins,” 2019, Acta Materialia, Vol. 175, pp. 477-486. DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2019.06.026
  15. X. Zhang, L. Zhong, A. Mateos, A. Kudo, A. Vyatskikh, H.J. Gao, J.R. Greer and X.Y. Li, “Theoretical Strength and Rubber-Like Behaviour in Micro-Sized Pyrolytic Carbon,” 2019, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 14, pp. 762–769. DOI: 10.1038/s41565-019-0486-y
  16. X.Z. Zheng, H. Castaneda, H.J. Gao and A. Srivastava, “Synergistic Effects of Corrosion and Slow Strain Rate Loading on the Mechanical and Electrochemical Response of an Aluminum Alloy,” 2019, Corrosion Science, Vol. 153, pp. 53-61. DOI: 10.1016/j.corsci.2019.03.018
  17. W.S. Kim, G.J. Zou, T.P.A. Hari, I.K. Wilt, W.P. Zhu, N. Galle, H.A. Faizi, G.L. Hendricks, K. Tori, W. Pan, X.W. Huang, A.D. Steele, E.E. Csatary, M.M. Dekarske, J.L. Rosen, N.d.Q. Ribeiro, K.H. Lee, J. Port, B.B. Fuchs, P.M. Vlahovska, W.M. Wuest, H.J. Gao, F.M. Ausubel and E. Mylonakis, “A Selective Membrane-Targeting Repurposed Antibiotic with Activity against Persistent Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus,” 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, Vol. 116, pp. 16529-16534. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1904700116
  18. S. Yin, G.M. Cheng, G. Richter, H.J. Gao and Y. Zhu, “Transition of Deformation Mechanisms in Single-Crystalline Metallic Nanowires,” 2019, ACS Nano, Vol. 13(8), pp. 9082-9090. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03311
  19. C.J. Castilho, D. Li, M. Liu, Y. Liu, H.J. Gao and R.H. Hurt, “Mosquito Bite Prevention through Graphene Barrier Layers,” 2019, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of USA, Vol. 116(37), pp. 18304-18309. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1906612116
  20. Y. Hui, X. Yi, F. Hou, D. Wibowo, F. Zhang, D. Zhao, H.J. Gao and CX Zhao, “Role of Nanoparticle Mechanical Properties in Cancer Drug Delivery,” 2019, ACS Nano, Vol. 13(7), pp. 7410-7424. DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.9b03924
  21. Y. Liu, G.K. Xu, L.Y. Zhang and H.J. Gao, “Stress-Driven Cell Extrusion Can Maintain Homeostatic Cell Density in Response to Overcrowding,” 2019, Soft Matter, Vol. 15, pp. 8441-8449. DOI: 10.1039/c9sm01219b