Research in the Zhu Group is centered around the mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms in a variety of material systems. We develop models and perform simulations using atomistic, continuum, and multiscale methods. The goal of our research is to design materials with significantly enhanced and potentially unprecedented performance. The recent research themes in the Zhu Group are outlined below.

Ultra-strength Materials

In Situ Nanomechanics

3D-printed Materials

High-entropy alloys

Machine learning

Rechargeable Batteries

2D Materials

Shape Memory Alloys

Multiscale Modeling

Research with undergraduate visitors

The Zhu Group has hosted the visiting undergraduate students for research. Their representative publications are listed below.