Research in the Zhu Group is focused on the mechanical properties and deformation mechanisms in a variety of material systems. We conduct modeling and simulations using the atomistic, continuum and multiscale methods. The goal of our research is to design materials with drastically improved and even unprecedented performance. Recent research themes in the Zhu Group are listed below.

Ultra-strength Materials

In Situ Nanomechanics

3D-printed Materials

High-entropy alloys

Machine learning

Rechargeable Batteries

2D Materials

Shape Memory Alloys

Multiscale Modeling