Yang Hui



       Phone: (+86) 136-3864-5498

     Email: huiyang2017@hust.edu.cn; hui.yang.m@outlook.com

     Academic Areas: Solid Mechanics

     Research Interests:Mechanics of energy-storage technologies, i.e., lithium/sodium-ion batteries; Molecular dynamics, reactive force field (ReaxFF), and finite element modeling; In-situ experimentation, i.e., TEM, nano-indentation; Phase field modeling, strain gradient plasticity, crystal plasticity; Mechanics of soft

Academic Degrees

Ph.D. in Engineering Science and Mechanics, 2014, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
M.S. in Engineering Mechanics, 2010, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, USA
B.S. in Engineering Mechanics, 2006, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China

Professional Experience

Professor (2017 – Present) Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Wuhan, Hubei, China
Postdoctoral Fellow (2015 –2017) Tufts University, Medford, MA, USA
Postdoctoral Fellow (2016 – 2017) Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA

Selected Publications

1.Chen, T.; Yang, H.; Li, J.; Zhang, S., Mechanics of electrochemically driven mechanical energy harvesting. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2017. 15: p. 78-82.
2.Xiao, X.; Chen, Q.; Yang, H.; Duan, H.; Qu, J., A mechanistic model for depth-dependent hardness of ion irradiated metals. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 2017. 485: p. 80-89.
3.Yang, H.; Qu, J., Advance in lithiation mechanics of anode materials in lithium ion battery. Science & Technology Review, 2016. 34 (23): p. 88-98.
4.Kim, S.; Choi, S. J.; Zhao, K.; Yang, H.; Gobbi, G.; Zhang, S.; Li, J.; Electrochemically driven mechanical energy harvesting. Nature Communications, 2016. 7: p.10146.
5.Xiao, Q.**; Gu, M.**; Yang, H.**; Li, B.; Zhang, C.; Liu, Y.; Liu, F.; Dai, F.; Yang, L.; Liu, Z.; Xiao, X.; Liu, G.; Zhao, P.; Zhang, S.; Wang, C.-M.; Lu, Y.; Cai, M., Inward lithium-ion breathing of hierarchically porous silicon anodes. Nature Communications, 2015. 6: p. 8844.
6.Luo, L.; Zhao, P.; Yang, H.; Liu, B.; Zhang, J.-G.; Cui, Y.; Yu, G.; Zhang, S.; Wang, C.-M., Surface coating constraint induced self-discharging of silicon nanoparticles as anodes for lithium ion batteries. Nano Letters, 2015. 15 (10): p. 7016-7022.
7.Luo, L.**; Yang, H.**; Yan, P.; Travis, J. J.; Liu, N.; Piper, D. M.; Lee, S.-H.; George, S. M.; Zhang, J.-G.; Cui, Y.; Zhang, S.; Ban, C.; Wang, C.-M., Surface-coating regulated lithiation kinetics and degradation in silicon nanowires for lithium ion battery. Acs Nano, 2015. 9(5): p. 5559-5566.
8.Yang, H.; Liang, W.; Guo, X.; Wang, C.-M.; Zhang, S., Strong kinetics-stress coupling in lithiation of Si and Ge anodes. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2015. 2(0): p. 1-6.
9.Yang, H.; Fan, F.; Liang, W.; Guo, X.; Zhu, T.; Zhang, S., A chemo-mechanical model of lithiation in silicon. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2014. 70(0): p. 349-361.
10.Wang, C.-M.; Gu, M.; Yang, H.; Perea, D.E.; Zhang, S., In-situ TEM study of internal and external stress on lithiation behavior of high capacity anode materials with a large volume change. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 2014. 20(SupplementS3): p. 1536-1537.
11.Gu, M.**; Yang, H.**; Perea, D.E.; Zhang, J.-G.; Zhang, S.; Wang, C.-M., Bending-induced symmetry breaking of lithiation in germanium nanowires. Nano Letters, 2014. 14(8): p. 4622-4627.
12.Liang, W.; Hong, L.; Yang, H.; Fan, F.; Liu, Y.; Li, H.; Li, J.; Huang, J.Y.; Chen, L.-Q.; Zhu, T.; Zhang, S., Nanovoid formation and annihilation in gallium nanodroplets under lithiation-delithiation cycling. Nano Letters, 2013. 13(11): p. 5212-5217.
13.Huang, X.; Yang, H.; Liang, W.; Raju, M.; Terrones, M.; Crespi, V.H.; van Duin, A.C.T.; Zhang, S., Lithiation induced corrosive fracture in defective carbon nanotubes. Applied Physics Letters, 2013. 103(15): p. 153901-4.
14.Fan, F.F.; Huang, S.; Yang, H.; Raju, M.; Datta, D.; Shenoy, V.B.; van Duin, A.C.T.; Zhang, S.L.; Zhu, T., Mechanical properties of amorphous LixSi alloys: a reactive force field study. Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 2013. 21(7): p. 074002.
15.Liang, W.; Yang, H.; Fan, F.; Liu, Y.; Liu, X.H.; Huang, J.Y.; Zhu, T.; Zhang, S., Tough germanium nanoparticles under electrochemical cycling. Acs Nano, 2013. 7(4): p. 3427-3433.
16.Yang, H.; Huang, X.; Liang, W.; van Duin, A.C.T.; Raju, M.; Zhang, S., Self-weakening in lithiated graphene electrodes. Chemical Physics Letters, 2013. 563(0): p. 58-62.
17.Liu, X.H.; Fan, F.; Yang, H.; Zhang, S.; Huang, J.Y.; Zhu, T., Self-limiting lithiation in silicon nanowires. Acs Nano, 2012. 7(2): p. 1495-1503.
18.Segall, A.E.; Drapaca, C.; Engels, D.; Zhu, T.; Yang, H., Direct and inverse solutions for thermal- and stress-transients and the analytical determination of boundary conditions using remote temperature or strain data. Journal of Pressure Vessel Technology, 2012. 134(4): p. 041011.
19.Huang, X.; Yang, H.; van Duin, A.C.T.; Hsia, K.J.; Zhang, S., Chemomechanics control of tearing paths in graphene. Physical Review B, 2012. 85(19): p. 195453.
20.Yang, H.; Huang, S.; Huang, X.; Fan, F.; Liang, W.; Liu, X.H.; Chen, L.-Q.; Huang, J.Y.; Li, J.; Zhu, T.; Zhang, S., Orientation-dependent interfacial mobility governs the anisotropic swelling in lithiated silicon nanowires. Nano Letters, 2012. 12(4): p. 1953-1958.

Courses Taught

EMCH 560 Finite Element Analysis
EMCH 212 Teaching assistant: Dynamics
EMCH 210 Statics and Strength of Materials
ESC 407H Computer Methods in Engineering Science
EMCH 201 Introduction to Numerical Methods
EMCH 260 Introduction to the Mechanics of Solids