Zhang Research Group

Laboratory of soft materials, transformable structures and stretchable devices

  • Assembly of micro/nanomaterials into complex, three-dimensional architectures by compressive buckling

Recent News

May, 2017
Our paper on 3D network designs of soft electronics was accepted for publication in Nature Communications.
April, 2017
Our review on printing, folding and assembly methods for forming 3D mesostructures was featured on the cover of Nature Reviews Materials.

Zhang Research Group

We are interested in developing new mechanics theories and computational models of advanced materials and structures, devising novel mechanics-guided designs of hard/soft integrated systems with unprecedented properties, and exploring their versatile capabilities and functions in technologies, in particular on mechanically-guided 3D assembly, wearable and biointegrated electronics, and energy storage system.

Recent Publications

  • Xu S, Yan Z, Jang KI, Huang W, Fu HR, Kim JH, Wei ZJ, Flavin M, McCracken J, Wang RH, Badea A, Liu Y, Xiao DQ, Zhou GY, Lee JW, Chung HU, Cheng HY, Ren W, Banks A, Li XL, Paik U, Nuzzo RG, Huang YG*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Assembly of micro/nanomaterials into complex, three-dimensional architectures by compressive buckling. Science, 2015, 347: 154-159
  • Zhang YH*, Zhang F, Yan Z, Ma Q, Li XL, Huang YG, Rogers JA*. Printing, Folding and assembly methods for forming 3D mesostructures in advanced materials. Nature Reviews Materials, 2017, 2: 17019
  • Jang KI, Li K, Chung HU, Xu S, Jung HN, Yang Y, Kwak JW, Yang C, Wang A, Liu Z, Lee JY, Kim BH, Kim JH, Lee J, Yu Y, Kim BJ, Jang H, Yu KJ, Kim J, Lee JW, Jeong JW, Song YM, Huang YG*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Self-Assembled, Three Dimensional Network Designs for Soft Electronics. Nature Communications, 2017, Accepted
  • Jang KI, Chung HU, Xu S, Lee CH, Luan HW, Jeong JW, Cheng HY, Kim GT, Han SY, Lee JW, Kim JH, Cho M, Miao FX, Yang YY, Jung HN, Flavin M, Liu H, Kong GW, Yu KJ, Rhee SI, Chung J, Kim B, Kwak J, Yun MH, Kim JY, Song YM, Paik U, Zhang YH*, Huang YG*, Rogers JA*. Soft Network Composite Materials with Deterministic and Bio-Inspired Designs. Nature Communications, 2015, 6: 6566
  • Zhang YH, Yan Z, Nan KW, Xiao DQ, Liu YH, Luan HW, Fu HR, Wang XZ, Yang QL, Wang JC, Ren W, Si HZ, Liu F, Yang LH, Li HJ, Wang JT, Guo XL, Luo HY, Wang L, Huang YG*, Rogers JA*. A mechanically driven form of Kirigami as a route to 3D mesostructures in micro/nanomembranes. PNAS, 2015, 112: 11757–11764
  • Yan Z, Zhang F, Liu F, Han M, Ou D, Liu Y, Lin Q, Guo X, Fu H, Xie Z, Gao M, Huang Y, Kim JH, Qiu Y, Nan K, Kim J, Gutruf P, Luo H, Zhao A, Hwang KC, Huang YG*, Zhang YH*, Rogers JA*. Mechanically guided assembly of complex, 3D mesostructures from releasable multilayers of advanced materials. Science Advances, 2016, 2: e1601014
  • Ma Q, Cheng H, Jang KI, Luan H, Hwang KC, Rogers JA, Huang YG, Zhang YH*. A nonlinear mechanics model of bio-inspired hierarchical lattice materials consisting of horseshoe microstructures. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2016, 90: 179-202
  • Zhang YH*, Huang YG, Rogers JA. Mechanics of Stretchable Batteries and Supercapacitors. Current Opinion in Solid State and Materials Science, 2015, 19: 190-199
  • Xue YG, Zhang YH*, Feng X, Kim S, Rogers JA, Huang YG*. A theoretical model of reversible adhesion in shape memory surface relief structures and its application in transfer printing. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2015, 77: 27-42

Contact Information

Yihui Zhang

Associate Professor of Engineering Mechanics
Mong Man-wei Sci. & Technol. Bldg, N629
School of Aerospace Engineering
Tsinghua University
Beijing 100084, China

Email: yihuizhang@tsinghua.edu.cn

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