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Hanqing JIANG, Ph.D.
Beyond mechanics with societal impact (DETECT) Lab
"Research dreams come true at Westlake!"
Hanqing Jiang was born in 1975 in Wuyi, Hebei, Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), the 2021 recipient of the Worcester Reed Warner Medal from ASME, and the 2009 recipient of National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. Received bachelor degree in engineering mechanics from Dalian University of Technology in 1996, and doctoral degree in solid mechanics from Tsinghua University in 2001. Jiang was a postdoctoral research associate in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign from 2001 to 2006. Jiang taught at Arizona State University from 2006 to 2021 (2006-2011, Assistant Professor; 2011-2016, Associate Professor; 2016-2021, Professor). Jiang joined Westlake University in June 2021.
Professor Hanqing Jiang is an internationally renowned researcher in solid mechanics. He has conducted cutting-edge research in interdisciplinary topics by bridging materials, mechanics, and multiphysics interactions, including nanomaterials, flexible electronics, lithium-metal batteries, origami, mechanical metamaterials, and food-based edible electronics. He initiated several research topics and led the studies in these areas, such as origami and kirigami-based mechanical metamaterials and flexible electronics, stress-driven lithium dendrite growth and mitigation using soft materials, and food-based electronics materials and devices. Jiang was honored to receive the 2021 Worcester Reed Warner Medal from ASME “for seminal contributions through a series of papers on post-buckling behavior of stiff thin films on soft substrates under large deformation, and its new applications in diverse areas.” He has led more than 30 research projects funded by National Science Foundation and other funding agencies in the US with total grant over $5 M. Jiang has published more than 130 archived papers in leading journals, such as Science, Nature Energy, Nature Nanotechnology, Nature Communications, and PNAS, with total citation more than 15,000 and h-index 59. He has 36 patents issued by the US and other countries.
Jiang was elected as the Fellow of American Society of Mechanical Engineers in 2016. He serves as a member of the Executive Committee of the Materials Division of ASME (chair in 2025), VP of the Society of Engineering Science (SES) (President in 2022). Jiang is the editor and in the editorial board in multiple journals, such as in Extreme Mechanics Letters, and Research (AAAS/Science Partner Journal).
Representative Publications (*corresponding author)
1. Z. Zhai, Y. Wang, K. Lin, L. Wu, H. Jiang*, 2020, In Situ Stiffness Manipulation Using Elegant Curved Origami, Science Advances, 6, doi.org/10.1126/sciadv.abe2000.
2. Z. Huang, Y. Tian, C. Li, G. Lin, L. Wu, Y. Wang*, H. Jiang*, 2020, Data-Driven Automated Discovery of Variational Laws Hidden in Physical Systems, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 137, 103871.
3. X. Wang, Z. Zhai, Y. Chen, and H. Jiang*, 2018, A Robust and Versatile Finite Element Implementation to Study the Time-Dependent Behaviors of Responsive Gels, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 22, 89-97.
4. X. Wang, W. Zeng, L. Hong, W. Xu, H. Yang, H. Duan*, M. Tang*, and H. Jiang*, 2018, Stress-driven lithium dendrite growth mechanism and dendrite mitigation by electroplating on soft substrates, Nature Energy, 3, 227-235.
5. Z. Zhai, Y. Wang, and H. Jiang*, 2018, Origami-inspired, on-demand deployable and collapsible mechanical metamaterials with tunable stiffness, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 115 (9) 2032-2037.
6. W. Xu, H. Yang, W. Zeng, T. Houghton, X. Wang, R. Murthy, H. Kim, Y. Lin, M. Mignolet, H. Duan, H. Yu, M. Slepian, and H. Jiang*, 2017, Food-Based Edible and Nutritive Electronics, Advanced Materials Technologies, 1700181, DOI: 10.1002/admt.201700181
7. Z. Song, X. Wang, C. Lv, Y. An, M. Liang, T. Ma, D. He, Y.-J. Zheng, S.-Q. Huang, H. Yu, and H. Jiang*, 2015, Kirigami-based Stretchable Lithium-Ion Batteries, Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/srep10988.
8. Z. Song, T. Ma, R. Tang, Q. Cheng, X. Wang, D. Krishnaraju, R. Panat, C. K. Chan, H. Yu, and H. Jiang*, 2014, Origami Lithium-ion Batteries, Nature Communications, 5:3140 doi: 10.1038/ncomms4140.
9. C. Lv, D. Krishnaraju, G. Konjevod, H. Yu, and H. Jiang*, 2014, Origami based Mechanical Metamaterials, Scientific Reports, 4:5979 doi: 10.1038/srep05979.
10. C. Yu, X. Li, T. Ma, J. Rong, R. Zhang, J. Shaffer, Y. An, Q. Liu, B. Q. Wei*, and H. Jiang*, 2012, Silicon Thin Films As Anodes For High Performance Lithium Ion Batteries With Effective Stress Relaxation, Advanced Energy Materials, 2, 68-73.
11. C. Yu, C. Masarapu, J. P. Rong, B. Q. Wei*, H. Jiang*, 2009, Stretchable supercapacitors based on Buckled Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Macro-Films, Advanced Materials, 21, 4793-4797.
12. H. Jiang, D.-Y. Khang, J. Song, Y. Sun, Y. Huang*, and J. A. Rogers*, 2007, Finite Deformation Mechanics in Buckled Thin Films on Compliant Supports, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 104, 15607-15612.
13. D.-Y. Khang, H. Jiang, Y. Huang, and J. A. Rogers*, 2006, A Stretchable Form of Single Crystal Silicon for High-Performance Electronics on Rubber Substrates, Science, 311, 208-212.