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Nanomechanics of Materials


Ph.D., 2014, Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh, U.S.A.

M.S., 2009, Materials Science & Engineering, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China.

B.S., 2006, Materials Science & Engineering, Xi’An University of Technology, China.


Research Interests

Structure-property relationships of advanced materials;

Nanomechanics and degradation of materials;  

Advanced in situ electron microscopy, materials characterization;

Metals and alloys, nanocrystalline materials, energy storage materials.


Work and Research Experiences

Professor-level scientist, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Zhejiang University, 2016.03-present;       

Research Associate, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science, U. of Pittsburgh, 2015.01-2016.02;

Visiting Researcher, Pacific northwest National Laboratory, 2013.12 and 2014.05-07;

Visiting Researcher, Sandia National Laboratory, 2010-2013.


Professional Affiliations

Member, Materials Research Society


Journal Reviewer

Acta Materialia

Journal of Materials Research

Journal of Materials Science: Materials in Electronics

Materials Science and Engineering A

New Journal of Chemistry

Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics

RSC Advances



Academic Service Experiences

1. Organizing Committee Member, Mechanical Behavior at the Nanoscale III, in 2016 The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) Annual Meeting & Exhibition, 2/14/2016 - 2/18/2016, Nashville TN, USA;

2. Organizing Committee Member, The 10th International Workshop on Materials Behavior at Micro- and Nano- Scale & the 10th K.H. Kuo Session. 05/30/2017-02/06/2017.


Awards and Honors

1. Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Students Abroad, Jan. 2015.

2. MRS Graduate Student Sliver Award, Materials Research Society (MRS), Apr. 2014.

3. 2014 MEMS Outstanding RA Awards, Swanson School of Engineering, University of Pittsburgh, May 2014.



(35 peer-reviewed papers, 1900+ citations in Google scholar, h-index 19)

Google scholar:

1.      J. Wang*, H. Luo, Y. Liu, Y. He, F. Fan, Z. Zhang, S. Mao*, C. Wang*, T. Zhu. Tuning the outward to inward swelling in lithiated silicon nanotubes via surface oxide coating. Nano Letters, 16, 5815-5822 (2016).

2.      Tu, F.; Wang, Q.; Xie, J.*; Cao, G.; Zhang, S.; Wang, J.*; Mao, S.; Zhao, X.; Yang, H.Y.* Highly-efficient MnO2/carbon array-type catalytic cathode enabling confined Li2O2 growth for long-life Li–O2 batteries. Energy storage materials, 6, 164-170 (2017).

3.      G. Xu*, Y. Yang, L. Li, F. Li, J.W. Wang*, L. Bao, X. Li, G. Shen, G. Han. Ethylene glycol (EG) solvothermal synthesis of flower-like LiMnPO4 nanostructures self-assembled with (010) nanobelts for Li-ion battery positive cathodes. CrystEngComm, 18, 3282-3288 (2016).

4.      J.W. Wang*, S.X. Mao*. Atomistic Perspective on In Situ Nanomechanics. Extreme Mechanics Letter, 8, 127-129 (2016).

5.      N. Li*, J.W. Wang*, S.X. Mao*, H. Wang*. In-situ nanomechanical testing of twinned metals in a transmission electron microscope. MRS Bulletin, 41, 305-313 (2016). 

6.      L. Bao, L. Li, G. Xu, J. Wang, R. Zhao, G. Shen, G. Han, S. Zhou. Olivine LiFePO4 nanocrystallites embedded in carbon-coating matrix for high power Li-ion batteries. Electrochimica Acta, 222, 685-692 (2016).

7.      Z. Shen, Q. Ding, C. Liu, J. Wang, H. Tian, J. Li, Z. Zhang. Atomic-scale Mechanism of the θ″ → θ′ Phase Transformation in Al-Cu alloys. Journal of Materials Science & Technology, accepted, (2016).

8.      G. Xu, Y. Yang, H. Bai, J.W. Wang, H. Tian, R. Zhao, X. Wei, X. Yang, G. Han. Hydrothermal synthesis and formation mechanism of the single-crystalline Bi4Ti3O12 nanosheets with dominant (010) facets. CrystEngComm, 18, 2268-2274 (2016).

9.      J. Luo#, J.W. Wang#, E. Bitzek#, J. Huang, H. Zheng, L. Tong, Q. Yang, J. Li, S.X. Mao. Size-Dependent Brittle-to-Ductile Transition in Silica Glass Nanofibers. Nano Letters, 16, 105-113 (2016).

10.  J.W. Wang, Z. Zeng, C.R. Weinberger, Z. Zhang, T. Zhu, S.X. Mao. In situ atomic-scale observation of twinning-dominated deformation in nanoscale body-centred cubic tungsten. Nature Materials 14, 594-600 (2015).

11.  J.W. Wang, F. Sansoz, C. Deng, G. Xu, G. Han, S.X. Mao. Strong Hall-Petch Type Behavior in the Elastic Strain Limits of Nanotwinned Gold Nanowires. Nano Letters, 15, 3865-3870, (2015).

12.  X. Wang, F. Fan, J.W. Wang, H. Wang, S. Tao, A. Yang, Y. Liu, H.B. Chew, S.X. Mao, T Zhu, S. Xia. Ultrahigh Damage Tolerance of Electrochemically Lithiated Silicon. Nature Communications 6, 8417 (2015).

13.  Z. Zhang, M. Mao, J.W. Wang, B. Gludovatz, Z. Zhang, S. Mao, E. George, R. Ritchie, Q.  Yu. Nanoscale Origins of the Damage Tolerance of the High-Entropy Alloy CrMnFeCoNi. Nature Communications 6, 10143 (2015).

14.  L. Bao, G. Xu, J.W. Wang, H. Zong, L. Li, R. Zhao, S. Zhou, G. Shen, G. Han. Hydrothermal synthesis of flower-like LiMnPO4 nanostructures self-assembled with (010) nanosheets and their application in Li-ion batteries. CrystEngComm 17, 6399-6405 (2015).

15.  X. Wang, Z. Pan, F. Fan, J.W. Wang, Y. Liu, S.X. Mao, T. Zhu, S. Xia. Nanoscale Deformation Measurement with High-Resolution Transmission Electron Microscopy and Digital Image Correlation. Journal of Applied Mechanics, 82, 121001 (2015).

16.  W. Zhou, C. Wang, Q. Zhang, H.D. Abruña, Y. He, J.W. Wang, S.X. Mao, X. Xiao. Tailoring Pore Size of Nitrogen-Doped Hollow Carbon Nanospheres for Confining Sulfur in Lithium-Sulfur Batteries. Advanced Energy Materials, 5, 1401752 (2015).

17.  L. Zhong, J.W. Wang, H. Sheng, Z. Zhang, S.X. Mao. Formation of monatomic metallic glasses through ultrafast liquid quenching. Nature 512, 177-180 (2014).

18.  H. Zheng, J.W. Wang (Equal contribution), J.Y. Huang, J.B. Wang, S.X. Mao. Void-assisted plasticity in Ag nanowires with a single twin structure. Nanoscale, 6, 9574-9578 (2014).

19.  Y. Liu, F.F. Fan, J.W. Wang (Equal contribution), Y. Liu, H. Chen, K. Jungjohann, Y. Xu, Y. Zhu, D. Bigio, T. Zhu, C. Wang. In Situ TEM Study of Electrochemical Sodiation and Potassiation of Carbon Nanofibers. Nano Letters 14 (6), 3445-3452 (2014).

20.  J.W. Wang, F.F. Fan, Y. Liu, K.L. Jungjohann, S.W. Lee, S.X. Mao, X. Liu, T. Zhu Structural Evolution and Pulverization of Tin Nanoparticles during Lithiation-Delithiation Cycling. Journal of The Electrochemical Society 161, F3019-F3024 (2014).

21.  Y. Liu, J.W. Wang, Y. Xu, Y. Zhu, D. Bigio, C. Wang. Lithium-Tellurium Batteries Based on Tellurium/Porous Carbon Composite. Journal of Materials Chemistry A 2, 12201-12207 (2014).

22.  J.W. Wang, S. Narayanan, J.Y. Huang, Z. Zhang, T. Zhu, S.X. Mao. Atomic-Scale Dynamic Process of Deformation-Induced Stacking Fault Tetrahedra in Gold Nanocrystals. Nature Communications 4, 2340 (2013).

23.  J.W. Wang, F. Sansoz, J.Y. Huang, Y. Liu, S.H. Sun, Z. Zhang, S.X. Mao. Near-ideal theoretical strength in gold nanowires containing angstrom scale twins. Nature Communications 4, 1742 (2013).

24. J.W. Wang, Y. He, F.F. Fan, X. Liu, S. Xia, Y. Liu, C.T. Harris, H.Li, J. Huang, S. Mao, T. Zhu. Two-Phase Electrochemical Lithiation in Amorphous Silicon. Nano Letters 13, 709-715 (2013).

25.  Y.J. Zhu, J.W. Wang (Equal contribution), Y. Liu, X.H. Liu, A. Kushima, Y.H. Liu, S.X. Mao, J. Li, C.S. Wang, J.Y. Huang. In situ atomic-scale imaging of phase boundary migration in FePO4 microparticles during electrochemical lithiation. Advanced materials 25, 5461-5466 (2013).

26.  Y. Liu, J.W. Wang, L. Liu, Y. Li, F.H. Wang. Study of the failure mechanism of an epoxy coating system under high hydrostatic pressure. Corrosion Science 74, 59-70 (2013).

27.  X. H. Liu, J. W. Wang, S. Huang, F.F. Fan, X. Huang, Y. Liu, S. Krylyuk, J. Yoo, S.A. Dayeh, A.V. Davydov, S.X. Mao, S.T. Picraux, S.L. Zhang, J. Li, T. Zhu, J.Y. Huang. In situ atomic-scale imaging of electrochemical lithiation in silicon. Nature Nanotechnology 7, 749-756 (2012).

28.  J.W. Wang, X.H. Liu, S.X. Mao, J.Y. Huang. Microstructural Evolution of Tin Nanoparticles during In Situ Sodium Insertion and Extraction. Nano Letters 12, 5897-5902 (2012).

29.  J.W. Wang, X.H. Liu, K.J. Zhao, A. Palmer, E. Patten, D. Burton, S.X. Mao, Z.G. Suo, J.Y. Huang. Sandwich-Lithiation and Longitudinal Crack in Amorphous Silicon Coated on Carbon Nanofibers. ACS Nano 6, 9158-9167 (2012).

30.  X.H. Liu, J.W. Wang, Y. Liu, H. Zheng, A. Kushima, S. Huang, T. Zhu, S.X. Mao, J. Li, S.L. Zhang, W. Lu, J.M. Tour, J.Y. Huang. In situ transmission electron microscopy of electrochemical lithiation, delithiation and deformation of individual graphene nanoribbons. Carbon 50, 3836-3844 (2012).

31.  Y. Liu, H. Zheng, X.H. Liu, S. Huang, T. Zhu, J.W. Wang, A. Kushima, N.S. Hudak, X. Huang, S.L. Zhang, S.X. Mao, X.F. Qian, J. Li, J.Y. Huang. Lithiation-Induced Embrittlement of Multiwalled Carbon Nanotubes. ACS nano 5, 7245–7253 (2011).

32.  X.H. Liu, L.Q. Zhang, L. Zhong, Y. Liu, H. Zheng, J.W. Wang, J-H. Cho, S.A. Dayeh, S.T. Picraux, J.P. Sullivan, S.X. Mao, Z.Z Ye, J.Y. Huang. Ultrafast Electrochemical Lithiation of Individual Si Nanowire Anodes. Nano Letters 11, 2251-2258 (2011).

33.  X.H. Liu, H. Zheng, L. Zhong, S. Huang, K. Karki , L. Zhang, Y. Liu, A. Kushima, W. Liang, J.W. Wang, J.H. Cho, E. Epstein, S.A. Dayeh, S.T. Picraux, T. Zhu, J. Li, J.P. Sullivan, J. Cumings, C.S. Wang, S.X. Mao, Z.Z. Ye, S.L. Zhang, J.Y. Huang. Anisotropic Swelling and Fracture of Silicon Nanowires during Lithiation. Nano Letters 11, 3312-3318 (2011).

34.  J.W. Wang, P. Zhang, Q.Q. Duan, G. Yang, S.D. Wu, Z.F. Zhang. Tensile deformation behaviors of Cu-Ni alloy processed by equal channel angular pressing. Advanced Engineering Materials 12, 304-311 (2010).

35.  J.W. Wang, Q.Q. Duan, C.X. Huang, S.D. Wu, Z.F. Zhang. Tensile and compressive deformation behaviors of commercially pure Al processed by equal-channel angular pressing with different dies. Materials Science and Engineering A 496, 409-416(2008)

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