Current Graduate Students

Mengyun Zhang

Exchange visitor since 2016

Undergraduate School/Major:China Three Gorges University/Civil Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Jinan University/Architectural and Civil Engineering

Project: Adhesion between particles and fibers


Haokai Yang

PhD student since 2015

Undergraduate School/Major:Huazhong University of Science and Technology/Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation

Graduate School/Major: Arizona State University/Mechanical Engineering

Project: Multiphysics Modeling and Experiments of Flexible Electronics


Wei Zeng

Wei Zeng received his B.S. degree from the college of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering at Hunan University in 2012.

He is a Ph.D. candidate of Key Laboratory for Micro-Nano Optoelectronic Devices of Ministry of Education, Hunan University.

His research interests focus on the novel nanomaterials preparation and applications for green energy storage and conversion.


Wenwen Xu

PhD student since 2014

Undergraduate School/Major:Tianjin University/Material Science and Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Tianjin University/Material Science and Engineering

Project: Lithium Ion Battery


Xu Wang

PhD student since 2013

Undergraduate School/Major: Harbin Institute of Technology/Aerospace Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Arizona State University/Mechanical Engineering


Former Group Members

Cheng Lv

PhD student 2012-2016

Undergraduate School/Major:Huazhong University of Science and Technology/Machine Design, Manufacturing and Automation

Graduate School/Major: Arizona State University/Mechanical Engineering

Project: Multiphysics Modeling of Coupled Deformation and Diffusion


Zeming Song

PhD student 2013-2016

Undergraduate School/Major: Tianjin University/Materials Science and Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Arizona State University/Mechanical Engineering

Project: Origami Lithium Ion Battery


Prithwish Chatterjee

PhD student 2011-2015

Undergraduate School/Major: Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology/Chemical Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Arizona state University/Chemical Engineering

Project: Integrated Environmentally Sensitive Hydrogels and Hard Materials


Yiling Fan

MS student 2013-2015

Undergraduate School/Major: Chongqing University/ Engineering Mechanics

Graduate School/Major: Arizona State University/Mechanical Engineering

Project: Multiphysics Modeling and Finite Element Analysis


Teng Ma

PhD student since 2009

Undergraduate School/Major: Xi’an Jiaotong University/Thermal and Power Engineering

Graduate School/Major: University of Electronic Science and Technology of China/Mechatronics Engineering

Project: Buckled Stiff Thin Films on Compliant Substrates for Lithium Ion Batteries and Strain Sensors


Yonghao An

PhD student since 2009

Undergraduate School/Major: University of Science and Technology of China/Mechanics

Graduate School/Major: University of Science and Technology of China/Mechanics

Project: Mechanics modeling of Lithium Ion Batteries


Tianwen Sun

MS student since 2011

Undergraduate School/Major: Dalian University of Technology/Energy and Power Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Arizona State University/Mechanical Engineering

Project: Electrospinning and Thermal Management


Qiang Liu

Postdoc since 2010

Undergraduate School/Major: Tianjin University/Material Science and Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Tianjin University/Chemical Engineering

Project: Thin Film Lithium Ion Batteries


Fang Liu

Year came to ASU: 2013

Undergraduate School/Major: Shandong University/Material Science and Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Harbin Institute of Technology/Material Science and Engineering


Deepakshyam Krishnaraju

MS student since 2011

Undergraduate School/Major: Anna University/Mechanical Engineering

Graduate School/Major: Arizona State University/Mechanical Engineering

Project: Non-Local Modeling of Rigid Origami


Amit Abraham

MS from 2008 to 2010

Project: Finite Element Analysis of Micropillar Compression Experiments

Current Employment: Intel Corporation


Zheng Duan

Postdoc from 2011 to 2012

Project: Modeling of Coupled Diffusion and Deformation

Current Employment: University of Colorado at Boulder


Huiyang Fei

PhD from 2007 to 2011

Project: Multiscale Modeling of Mechanical Shock Behavior of the Environmentally-Benign Lead-Free Solder Alloys in Electronic Packaging

Current Employment: Intel Corporation


Lan He

Postdoc from 2007 to 2009

Project: Molecular Dynamics Simulations of Graphene

Current Employment: University of Missouri


Swathisri Kondagari

MS from 2008 to 2010

Project: The Evaluation of the Numerical Methods to Study the Buckling of Stiff Films on Elastomeric Substrates

Current Employment: Tower Hill Insurance


Hongyan Lv

Visiting Scholar from 2011 to 2012

Project: First Principle Calculations on Lithium Ion Batteries

Current Employment: Wuhan University


Yuping Pan

MS from 2009 to 2012

Project: Environmentally Sensitive Hydrogels

Current Employment: United Services Automobile Association


Joseph Shaffer

MS from 2009 to 2011

Project: Finite Element Analysis of Silicon Thin Films on Soft Substrates as Anodes for Lithium Ion Batteries

Current Employment: General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc.


Yong Wang

Visiting Scholar in 2012

Project: Dynamics of Buckled Stiff Thin Films on Soft Substrates

Current Employment: Zhejiang University


Kyle Winters

MS from 2011 to 2012

Project: Fluid Dynamics Analysis of Drag Reduction using Buckled Structures

Current Employment: University of Minnesota


Cunjiang Yu

PhD from 2007 to 2010

Project: Studies of Mechanical Instability as a Versatile Modulator with Various Applications

Current Employment: University of Houston


Jiaping Zhang

PhD from 2007 to 2012

Project: Mechanical Modeling of Coupled Large Deformation and Diffusion in Gels

Current Employment:ANSYS Inc.


Rongjun Zhang

Visiting Scholar from 2007 to 2009

Project: Molecular Dynamics of Carbon Nanotubes and Graphenes

Current Employment: ANSYS Inc.