Welcome to Zhu Group
The Zhu Research Group, directed by Professor Ting Zhu, performs research in the George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering at Georgia Institute of Technology.
Our group investigates the mechanical behavior of advanced engineering materials and energy materials at the nano to macro-scale. We focus on materials modeling and simulations.
The current research projects in the group include the mechanics of ultra-strength materials; 3D-printed metal alloys; electrode degradation in lithium-ion batteries; strengthening mechanisms in high-entropy alloys; fracture in 2D materials; irradiation damage of nuclear materials; hydrogen embrittlement of steel; nanostructured shape memory alloys; and development of multiscale modeling methods.
Woodruff Faculty Fellow
Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering
Georgia Institute of Technology
Atlanta, GA 30332
Office: MRDC 4110, 801 Ferst Dr. NW
- Zhang et al. Lithium whiskers growth and stress generation in an in situ atomic force microscope-environmental transmission electron microscope setup. Nature Nanotechnology, in press (2019)
- Q. Ding, Y. Zhang, X. Chen, X. Fu, D. Chen, S. Chen, L. Gu, F. Wei, H. Bei, Y. Gao, M. Wen, J. Li, Z. Zhang, T. Zhu, R. O. Ritchie and Q. Yu. Tuning element distribution, structure and properties by composition in high-entropy alloys. Nature, 574, 223-227 (2019)
- W. Chen, T. Voisin, Y. Zhang, J. Florien, C. M. Spadaccini, D. L. McDowell, T. Zhu and Y. M. Wang. Microscale residual stresses in additively manufactured stainless steel. Nature Communications, 10, 4338 (2019)
- Y. M. Wang, T. Voisin, J. T. McKeown, J. Ye, N. P. Calta, Z. Li, Z. Zeng, Y. Zhang, W. Chen, T. T. Roehling, R. T. Ott, M. K. Santala, P. J. Depond, M. J. Matthews, A. V. Hamza and T. Zhu. Additively manufactured hierarchical stainless steels with high strength and ductility. Nature Materials, 17, 63-71 (2018)
- R. Li, Q. Xie, Y. D. Wang, W. Liu, M. Wang, G. Wu, X. Li, M. Zhang, Z. P. Lu, C. Geng and T. Zhu. Unraveling submicron-scale mechanical heterogeneity by three-dimensional X-ray microdiffraction. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 115, 483-488 (2018)
- L. Wang, P. Guan, J. Teng, P. Liu, D. Chen, W. Xie, D. Kong, S. Zhang, T. Zhu, Z. Zhang, E. Ma, M. W. Chen and X. Han. New twinning route in face-centered cubic nanocrystalline metals. Nature Communications, 8, 2142 (2017)
- Y. He, L. Zhong, F. Fan, C. Wang, T. Zhu and S. X. Mao. In situ observation of shear-driven amorphization in silicon crystals. Nature Nanotechnology, 11, 866-871 (2016)
- J. W. Wang, Z. Zeng, C. R. Weinberger, Z. Zhang, T. Zhu and S. X. Mao. In situ atomic-scale observation of twinning-dominated deformation in nanoscale body-centred cubic tungsten. Nature Materials, 14, 594-600 (2015)
- X. Wang, F. Fan, J. W. Wang, H. Wang, S. Tao, A. Yang, Y. Liu, H. B. Chew, S. X. Mao, T. Zhu, and S. Xia. High damage tolerance of electrochemically lithiated silicon. Nature Communications, 6, 8417 (2015)
- P. Zhang, L. Ma, F. Fan, Z. Zeng, C. Peng, P. E. Loya, Z. Liu, Y. Gong, J. Zhang, X. X. Zhang, P. M. Ajayan, T. Zhu and J. Lou. Fracture toughness of graphene. Nature Communications, 5, 3782 (2014)
- J. W. Wang, S. Narayanan, J. Y. Huang, Z. Zhang, T. Zhu and S. X. Mao. Atomic-scale dynamic process of deformation-induced stacking fault tetrahedra in gold nanocrystals. Nature Communications, 4, 2340 (2013)
- X. H. Liu, J. W. Wang, S. Huang, F. Fan, X. Huang, Y. Liu, S. Krylyuk, J. Yoo, S. A. Dayeh, A. V. Davydov, S. X. Mao, S. T. Picraux, S. Zhang, J. Li, T. Zhu and J. Y. Huang. In situ atomic-scale imaging of electrochemical lithiation in silicon. Nature Nanotechnology, 7, 749-756 (2012)
- T. Zhu and J. Li. Ultra-strength materials. Progress in Materials Science, 55, 710-757 (2010)
- T. Zhu, J. Li, A. Samanta, A. Leach and K. Gall. Temperature and strain-rate dependence of surface dislocation nucleation. Physical Review Letters, 100, 025502 (2008)
- T. Zhu, J. Li, A. Samanta, H. G. Kim and S. Suresh. Interfacial plasticity governs strain rate sensitivity and ductility in nanostructured metals. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, 104, 3031-3036 (2007)