Faculty Directory

Li, Teng

Li, Teng

Keystone Professor
Mechanical Engineering
Maryland Energy Innovation Institute
2141 Glenn L. Martin Hall, Building 088


  • Ph.D., Harvard University, 2006


  • Society of Engineering Science (SES) Young Investigator Medal, 2016
  • Summer Research and Scholarship Award (UMD), 2014
  • E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award, 2012
  • Keystone Professor (UMD Clark School Academy of Distinguished Professors), 2012~
  • US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics Fellowship, 2012
  • NSF International Travel Fellowship, 2010
  • NSF Summer Institute Fellowship, 2009, 2010
  • General Research Board Summer Research Award (UMD), 2009
  • The Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, 2007
  • Best Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Thin film & Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 2006.
  • Poster Award, Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ceramics, Solid State Studies In, 2005.
  • Outstanding Poster Award, Materials Research Society (MRS), 16 out of 1700+ posters, 2004.
  • Best Poster Award (Runner-up),Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Thin film & Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, 2004.


  • Founder and Editor of www.macroelectronics.org, an interactive information platform for the emerging field of flexible macroelectronics
  • One of the two architects of www.imechanica.org, an online international community of Mechanics and Mechanicians
  • Member and Chair, Technical Committee on Integrated Structures, American Society of Mechanical Engineers
  • Reviewer: Applied Physics Letters, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Scripta Materialia, International Journal of Solids and Structures, Journal of Nanoparticle Research, AIAA Journal, International Journal of Fracture, MRS Proceedings


  • Mechanics of sustainable materials
  • Mechanics of energy storage materials
  • Mechanics of soft and active materials
  • Mechanics of nanoelectronics
  • Mechanics of low-dimensional nanomaterials
  • Mechanics of flexible electronics

Selected Recent Publications

Review Papers


99. J Cheng, Z Jia, H Guo, Z Nie, T Li, Delayed burst of a gel balloonJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 124, 143-158 (2019).

98. A Fox, U Ray, T Li, Strength of graphene grain boundaries under arbitrary in-plane tensionCarbon 142, 388-400 (2019).

97. A Fox, U Ray, T Li, Thermal conductivity of graphene grain boundaries along arbitrary in-plane directions: A comprehensive molecular dynamics studyJournal of Applied Physics 125 (1), 015101 (2019).

96. C Chen, Y Chen, S Zhu, J Dai, G Pastel, Y Yao, D Liu, Y Wang, J Wan, T. Li, W. Luo, L. Hu, Catalyst-Free In Situ Carbon Nanotube Growth in Confined Space via High Temperature GradientResearch, 1793784 (2018).

95. Y Chen, Y Wang, S Zhu, K Fu, X Han, Y Wang, B Zhao, T Li, B Liu, Y Li, J. Dai, H.Xie, T. Li, J.W. Connell, Y. Lin, L.Hu, Nanomanufacturing of graphene nanosheets through nano-hole opening and closingMaterials Today (2018). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.mattod.2018.09.001

94. J Cheng, Z Jia, T Li, Dielectric-elastomer-based capacitive force sensing with tunable and enhanced sensitivityExtreme Mechanics Letters 21, 49-56 (2018).

93. Q Meng, B Li, T Li, XQ Feng, Effects of nanofiber orientations on the fracture toughness of cellulose nanopaperEngineering Fracture Mechanics 194, 350-361 (2018).

92. Y Bao, Y Han, L Yang, N Li, J Luo, W Qu, R Chen, AKY Jen, T Li, H Chen, W. Song and D. Fang, Bioinspired Controllable Electro‐Chemomechanical Coloration FilmsAdvanced Functional Materials,  1806383 (2018).

91. J. Song, C. Chen, S. Zhu, M. Zhu, J. Dai, U. Ray, Y. Li, Y. Kuang, Y. Li, N. Quispe, Y. Yao, A. Gong, U.H. Leiste, H.A. Bruck, J.Y. Zhu, A. Vellore, H. Li, M.L. Minus, Z. Jia, A. Martini, T. Li, L. Hu, Processing bulk natural wood into a high-performance structural materialNature, 554, 224-228 (2018). doi:10.1038/nature25476

90. S. Wang, T. Li, S. Zhu, J. Dai, A.J. Diaz, E. Hitz, S.D. Solares, T. Li, L. Hu, Transparent, Anisotropic Biofilm with Aligned Bacterial Cellulose NanofibersAdvanced Functional Materials,  1707491 (2018).

89. C. Chen, J. Song, S. Zhu, Y. Li, Y. Kuang, J. Wan, D. Kirsch, L. Xu, Y. Wang, T. Gao, Y. Wang, H. Huang, W. Gan, A. Gong, T. Li, J. Xie, L. Hu, Scalable and Sustainable Approach toward Highly Compressible, Anisotropic, Lamellar Carbon SpongeChem, 4 (2018).

88. D. Akinwande, C. J. Brennan, J. S. Bunch, P. Egberts, J. R. Felts, H. Gao, R. Huang, J. Kim, T. Li, Y. Li, K. M. Liechti, N. Lu, H. S. Park, E. J. Reed, P. Wang, B. I. Yakobson, T. Zhang, Y.-W. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Y. Zhu A review on mechanics and mechanical properties of 2D materials—Graphene and beyondExtreme Mechanics Letters, 13, 42-77 (2017).

87. X Zhang, WL Song, Z Liu, HS Chen, T Li, Y Wei, D Fang, Geometric design of micron-sized crystalline silicon anodes through in situ observation of deformation and fracture behaviorsJournal of Materials Chemistry A 5 (25), 12793-12802 (2017).

86. Y. Li, H. Zhu, Y. Wang, U. Ray, S. Zhu, J. Dai, C. Chen, K. Fu, S. Jang, D. Henderson, T. Li, L. Hu, Cellulose-Nanofiber-Enabled 3D Printing of a Carbon-Nanotube Microfiber NetworkSmall Methods, 1, 1700222 (2017).

85. Q. Meng, B. Li, T. Li, X. Feng A multiscale crack-bridging model of cellulose nanopaperJournal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 103, 22-39 (2017).

84. H. Guo, J. Cheng, J. Wang, P. Huang, Y. Liu, Z. Jia, X. Chen, K. Sui, T. Li, Z. Nie Reprogrammable ultra-fast shape-transformation of macroporous composited hydrogel sheetsJournal of Materials Chemistry B, 5 (16), 2883-2887 (2017).

83. X. Han, Z. Yang, B. Zhao, S. Zhu, L. Zhou, J.W. Connell, T. Li, B. Yang, Y. Lin, L. Hu, Compressible, Dense, Three-Dimensional Holey Graphene Monolithic ArchitectureACS Nano, 11, 3189-3197 (2017).

82. M. Zhu, Y. Wang, S. Zhu, L. Xu, C. Jia, J. Song, Y. Yao, Y. Wang, Y. Li, D. Henderson, W. Luo, H. Li, M.L. Minus, T. Li, L. Hu, Anisotropic, Transparent Films with Aligned Cellulose NanofibersAdvanced Materials, 29, 1606284 (2017).

81. O Graudejus, T Li, J Cheng, N Keiper, RD Ponce Wong, AB Pak, J Abbas, The effects of bending on the resistance of elastically stretchable metal conductors, and a comparison with stretching, Applied Physics Letters 110 (22), 221906 (2017).

80. H. Zhu, F. Shen, W. Luo, S. Zhu, B. Natarajan, J. Dai, M. Zhao, L. Zhou, X. Ji, T. Li, L. Hu, Low temperature carbonization of cellulose nanocrystals for high performance carbon anode of sodium-ion batteriesNano Energy, 33, 37 (2017).

79. K.K. Fu, J. Cheng, T. Li, L. Hu, Flexible Batteries: From Mechanics to DevicesACS Energy Letters, 1, 1065-1079, (2016).

78. Y. Yao, K. Fu, S. Zhu, J. Dai, Y. Wang, G. Pastel, Y. Chen, T. Li, C. Wang, T. Li, L. Hu, Carbon Welding by Ultrafast Joule HeatingNano Letters, 16, 7282 (2016).

77. Y. Chen, K. Fu, S. Zhu, W. Luo, Y. Wang, Y. Li, E. Hitz, Y. Yao, J. Dai, J.Wan, V. A. Danner, T. Li, L. Hu, Reduced graphene oxide films with ultra-high conductivity as Li-ion battery current collectorsNano Letters, 16, 3616 (2016).

76. Y. Chen, G.C. Egan, J. Wan, S. Zhu, W. Zhou, T. Li, M.R. Zachariah, L. Hu, Ultra-fast, Ultra-high Temperature, In situ Self-assembly and Stabilization of Nanoparticles in Reduced Graphene Oxide FilmsNature Communications, 7, 12332 (2016).

75. Z. Jia, T. Li, Failure Mechanics of a Wrinkling Thin Film Anode on a Substrate under Cyclic Charging and DischargingExtreme Mechanics Letters, 8, 273-282 (2016).

74. Z. Jia, T. Li, Intrinsic Stress Mitigation via Elastic Softening during Two-Step Electrochemical Lithiation of Amorphous SiliconJournal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 91, 278–290 (2016).

73. S. Zhu, T. Li, Strain-induced programmable half-metal and spin-gapless semiconductor in an edge-doped boron nitride nanoribbonPhysical Review B, 93, 115401 (2016).

72. S. Zhu, J. A. Stroscio, T. Li, Programmable Extreme Pseudomagnetic Fields in Graphene by a Uniaxial StretchPhysical Review Letters, 115, 245501 (2015).

71. H. Zhu, S. Zhu, Z. Jia, S. Parvinian, Y. Li, O. Vaaland, L. Hu, T. Li, Anomalous scaling law of strength and toughness of cellulose nanopaperProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS), 112(29), 8971-8976 (2015).

70. Y. Li, H.L. Zhu, S. Zhu, J. Wan, O. Vaaland, S. Lacey, Z. Fang, H. Dai, T. Li, L. Hu, Hybridizing Wood Cellulose and Graphene Oxide Toward High-Performance FibersNPG Asia Materials, 7, e150 (2015).

69. S.T. Gill, J.H. Hinnefeld, S. Zhu, W.J. Swanson, T. Li, N. Mason, Mechanical control of graphene on engineered pyramidal strain arraysACS Nano, 9, 5799-5806 (2015).

68. Y. Huang, S. Zhu, T. Li, Directional transport of molecular mass on graphene by strainingExtreme Mechanics Letters, 1, 83–89 (2014).

67. Z. Jia, T. Li, Stress-modulated driving force for lithiation reaction in hollow nano-anodesJournal of Power Sources, 275, 866–876, (2015).

66. J.H. Hinnefeld, S.T. Gill, S. Zhu, W.J. Swanson, T. Li, N. Mason, Reversible electronic and mechanical properties of ripped graphenePhysical Review Applied, 3, 014010, (2015).

65. Z. Wei, Z. Jia, J.C. Athas, C. Wang, S.R. Raghavan, T. Li, Z. Nie, Hybrid Hydrogel Sheets that Undergo Pre-Programmed Shape TransformationsSoft Matter, 10, 8157-8162, (2014).

64. S. Zhu, Y. Huang, N.K. Klimov, D.B. Newell, N.B. Zhitenev, J.A. Stroscio, S.D. Solares, T. Li, Pseudomagnetic Fields in a Locally Strained Graphene DrumheadPhysical Review B., 90, 075426 (2014).

63. S. Zhu, Y. Huang, T. Li, Extremely Compliant and Highly Stretchable Patterned GrapheneApplied Physics Letters, 104, 173103 (2014).

62. A. Smolyanitsky, S. Zhu, Z. Deng, T. Li, R. J. Cannara, Effects of surface compliance and relaxation on the frictional properties of lamellar materialsRSC Advances, 4, 26721-26728, (2014).

61. Y. Huang, S. Zhu, T. Li, Line Defects Guided Molecular Patterning on GrapheneApplied Physics Letters,104, 093102 (2014). Supplemental videos: 1 and 2

60. S. Zhu, T. Li, Hydrogenation-Assisted Graphene Origami and Its Application in Programmable Molecular Mass Uptake, Storage, and ReleaseACS Nano, 8 (3), 2864–2872 (2014). DOI: 10.1021/nn500025t Supplemental videos

59. S. Zhu, T. Li, Wrinkling Instability of Graphene on Substrate-supported NanoparticlesJournal of Applied Mechanics, 81, 061008 (2014).

58. Z. Fang, H. Zhu, Y. Yuan, D. Ha, S. Zhu, C. Preston, Q. Chen, Y. Li, X. Han, S. Lee, G. Chen, T. Li, J.N. Munday, J. Huang, L. Hu, Novel Nanostructured Paper with Ultra-High Transparency and Ultra-High Haze for Solar CellsNano Letters, 14 (2), 765–773 (2014).

57. C. Thongyothee, S. Chucheepsakul, T. Li, Nonlocal elasticity theory for free vibration of single-walled carbon nanotubesAdvanced Materials Research, 747, 257-260, (2013).

56. X.G. Han*, Y. Liu*, Z. Jia*, Y.C. Chen, J.Y. Wan, N. Weadock, K.J. Gaskell, T. Li, L.B. Hu, Atomic-Layer-Deposition Oxide Nano-Glue for Sodium Ion BatteriesNano Letters, 14 (1), 139–147 (2014) (*: co-first authors) Supplemental videos

55. J. Wan*, A.F. Kaplan*, Z. Jia*, X. Han, Y. Chen, N. Weakock, N. Faenza, S. Lacey, T. Li, J. Guo, L. Hu, Two dimensional silicon nanowalls for lithium ion batteriesJournal of Materials Chemistry A, (2013). DOI:10.1039/c3ta13546b (*: co-first authors)

54. H. Zhu*, Z. Jia*, Y. Chen, N. Weadock, J. Wan, O. Vaaland, X. Han, T. Li, L. Hu, Tin anode for sodium-Ion batteries using natural wood fiber as a mechanical buffer and electrolyte reservoirNano Letters, 13 (7), 3093–3100 (2013). (*: co-first authors)

53. Z. Jia, T. Li, Necking limit of substrate-supported metal layers under biaxial in-plane loadingInternational Journal of Plasticity, 51, 65-79 (2013). DOI:10.1016/j.ijplas.2013.06.007

52. C.F. Sun*, K. Karki*, Z. Jia*, H. Liao, Y. Zhang, T. Li, Y. Qi, J. Cumings, G.W. Rubloff, Y.H. Wang. A beaded-string silicon anodeACS Nano, 7(3), 2717–2724 (2013). (*: co-first authors)

51. Y.J. Huang, T. Li, Molecular mass transportation via carbon nanoscrollsJournal of Applied Mechanics, 80, 040903 (2013).

50. Z. Deng, N.N. Klimov, S.D. Solares, T. Li, H. Xu, R.J. Cannara, Nanoscale interfacial friction and adhesion on supported versus suspended monolayer and multilayer grapheneLangmuir 29, 235−243 (2013).

49. N.N. Klimov, S. Jung, S. Zhu, T. Li, C.A. Wright, S.D. Solares, D.B. Newell, N.B. Zhitenev, J.A. Stroscio, Electro-mechanical properties of graphene drumheadsScience, 336, 1557 (2012).

48. S. Zhu, T. Li, Hydrogenation enabled scrolling of grapheneJournal of Physics D: Appllied Physics, 46, 075301 (2013)

47. C. Peng, Z. Jia, D. Bianculli, T. Li, J. Lou, In situ electro-mechanical experiments and mechanics modeling of fracture in indium tin oxide-based multilayer electrodesAdvanced Engineering Materials, (2012). DOI: 10.1002/adem.201200169

46. Y.J. Jia, W.P. Zhu, T. Li, B. Liu, Study on the mechanisms and quantitative law of mode I supersonic crack propagationJournal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 60, 1447-1461 (2012).

45. Z. Zhang, Y. Huang, T. Li, Buckling instability of carbon nanoscrollsJournal of Applied Physics, 112, 063515 (2012).

44. A. Fox, D.R. Hines, T. Li, Probing the adhesion of submicron thin films fabricated on a polymer substrate via nano-transfer printingJournal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, 22, 095002 (2012).

43. K. Karki, E. Epstein, J. Cho, Z. Jia, T. Li, S.T. Picraux, C. Wang, J. Cumings, Lithium-Assisted Electrochemical Welding in Silicon Nanowire Battery ElectrodesNano Letters, 12, 1392-1397 (2012). DOI:10.1021/nl204063u

42. Z. Jia, C. Peng, J. Lou, T. Li, A map of competing buckling-driven failure modes of substrate-supported thin brittle filmsThin Solid Films, 520, 6576-6580 (2012).

41. O. Graudejus, Z. Jia, T. Li, S. Wagner, Size-dependent rupture strain of elastically stretchable metal conductorsScripta Materialia, 66, 919-922 (2012).

40. Z. Zhang, T. Li, Ultrafast nano-oscillators based on interlayer-bridged carbon nanoscrollsNanoscale Research Letters, 6, 470 (2011). (supplemental video 1video 2video 3video 4)

39. Z. Zhang, T. Li, Determining Graphene Adhesion via Substrate-regulated Morphology of GrapheneJournal of Applied Physics, 110, 083526 (2011).

38. S. Zhu, J. Galginaitis, T. Li, Critical dispersion distance of silicon nanoparticles intercalated between graphene layersJournal of Nanomaterials, 2012, 375289 (2012).

37. S. Zhang, T. Li, J. Huang, V. Shenoy, Low-dimensional carbon nanomaterials: synthesis, properties, and applicationsJournal of Nanomaterials, 2011, 518189 (2011).

36. T. Li, Extrinsic morphology of graphene, Invited review, Modelling and Simulations in Materials Science and Engineering, 19, 054005 (2011).

35. C. Peng, Z. Jia, D. Bianculli, T. Li, J. Lou, In situ electro-mechanical experiments and mechanics modeling of tensilecracking in indium tin oxide thin films on polyimide substratesJournal of Applied Physics, 109, 103530 (2011).

34. T. Li, Z. Zhang, M. Benoit, Competing failure mechanisms of thin metal films on polymer substrates under tensionTheoretical and Applied Mechanics Letters, 1, 041002 (2011).

33. E. Dechaumphai, Z. Zhang, N. P. Siwak, R. Ghodssi, T. Li, Resonant frequency of gold/polycarbonate hybrid nano resonators fabricated on plastics via nano-transfer printingNanoscale Research Letters, 6, 90 (2011).

32. Z. Zhang, T. Li, A molecular mechanics study of morphologic interaction between graphene and Si nanowires on a SiO2 substrateJournal of Nanomaterials, vol. 2011, Article ID 374018, (2011). doi:10.1155/2011/374018

31. Z. Zhang, T. Li, Carbon nanotube initiated formation of carbon nanoscrollsApplied Physics Letters, 97, 081909 (2010). Also selected to be included in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Vol 22, Issue 10 (2010).

30. Z. Jia, M. B. Tucker, T. Li, Failure mechanics of organic-inorganic multilayer permeation barriers in flexible electronicsComposites Science and Technology, 71, 365-372 (2011).

29. Z. Zhang, T. Li, Graphene morphology regulated by nanowires patterned in parallel on a substrate surfaceJournal of Applied Physics, 107, 103519 (2010). Also selected to be included in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Vol 21, Issue 23 (2010).

28. M. B. Tucker, D. R. Hines, T. Li,  A quality map of transfer printingJournal of Applied Physics, 106, 103504 (2009). Also selected to be included in Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Vol 20, Issue 22 (2009).

27. T. Li, Z. Zhang, Substrate-regulated morphology of grapheneJournal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 43, 075303 (2010).

26. T. Li, Z. Zhang, Snap-through instability of graphene on substratesNanoscale Research Letters, 5, 169-173 (2010).

25. M. B. Tucker, T. Li, Strain delocalization in thin stiff films patterned with circular holesInternational Journal of Applied Mechanics, 1, 557-568 (2009).

24. Z. Zhang, T. Li, Effects of grain boundary adhesion and grain size on ductility of thin metal films on polymer substratesScripta Materialia, 59, 862-865, (2008).

23. T. Li, A mechanics model of microtubule buckling in living cellsJournal of Biomechanics, 41, 1722-1729 (2008).

22. T. Li, Suitably patterned thin stiff films as general platforms for flexible electronics, Proceedings of the 57th Electronic Components and Technology Conference, 1230-1234 (2007).

21. T. Li, Buckling of microtubules in living cells modulated by surrounding cytoplasm and filament network, Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 1063, OO03-02, (2007).

20. T. Li and Z. Suo, Engineering education in the age of Web 2.0 -- Explorations through iMechanica.orgProceedings of the ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress, IMECE-2007-43550 (2007).

19. T. Li and Z. Suo, Ductility of thin metal films on polymer substrates modulated by interfacial adhesionInternational Journal of Solids and Structures, 44, 1696-1705 (2007).

18. S.P. Lacour, T. Li, D. Chan, S. Wagner, and Z. Suo, Mechanisms of reversible stretchability of thin metal films on elastomeric substratesApplied Physics Letters, 88, 204103 (2006).

17. T. Li, Z. Suo, Deformability of thin metal films on elastomer substratesInternational Journal of Solids and Structures, 43, 2351-2363 (2006).

16. S.P. Lacour, S. Wagner, R.J. Narayan, T. Li and Z. Suo, Stiff subcircuit islands of diamond-like carbon for stretchable electronicsJournal of Applied Physics, 100, 014913 (2006).

15. S. P. Lacour, J. Jones, S. Wagner, T. Li, Z. Suo, Elastomeric interconnectsInternational Journal of High Speed Electronics and Systems, 16, 397-407 (2006).

14. T. Li, Z. Suo, S.P. Lacour, S. Wagner, Compliant thin film patterns of stiff materials as platforms for stretchable electronicsJournal of Materials Research, 20, 3274-3277 (2005).

13. Y. Xiang, T. Li, Z. Suo, J. Vlassak, High ductility of thin metal film adherent on polymer substrateApplied Physics Letters, 87, 161910 (2005).

12. T. Li, Z.Y. Huang, Z.C. Xi, S.P. Lacour, S. Wagner, Z. Suo, Delocalizing strain in a thin metal film on a polymer substrateMechanics of Materials, 37, 261-273 (2005).

11. C. Tsay, S. P. Lacour, S. Wagner, T. Li, Z. Suo, How stretchable can we make thin metal films? Materials Research Society Symposium Proceedings, vol. 875, O5.5 (2005).

10. S. P. Lacour, J. Jones, S. Wagner, T. Li, Z. Suo, Stretchable interconnects for elastic electronic surfacesProceedings of the IEEE, 93, 1459-1467 (2005).

9.  S. Wagner, S.P. Lacour, J. Jones, P.I. Hsu, J.C. Sturm, T. Li, Z. Suo., Electronic skin: architecture and componentsPhysica E, 25, 326-334 (2004).

8. T. Li, Z.Y. Huang, Z. Suo, S.P. Lacour, S. Wagner, Stretchability of thin metal films on elastomer substratesApplied Physics Letters, 85, 3435-3437 (2004).

7.   T. Li, W. Yang, Critical linkages of coalescing microcracks under stress loadingFatigue & Fracture of Engineering Materials & Structures 25, 499-508 (2002).

6.   T. Li, W. Yang, Expected length of coalescing collinear microcracks under displacement loadingTheoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics, 36, 17-21 (2001).

5.   T. Li, W. Yang, Global scheme of Lunar-Earth information networkProceeding of the First International Conference on Astronautics and Aeronautics, 477-480 (2000).

4.   T. Li, W. Yang, Coalescence of microcracks in brittle materialsProceeding of Asian Pacific Conference for Fracture and Strength Societies, KR02, (1999).

3.   T. Li, W. Yang, LunarNet — An innovative project for Lunar missionProceeding of The Eighth International Space Conference of Pacific-basin Societies, 698-701, (1999).

2.   S-L. Zhang, T. Li, W. Yang, Statistical strength of brittle materials with strongly interacted collinear microcracksInternational Journal of Solids and Structures 35, 995-1008 (1998).

1. W. Yang, S-L. Zhang, T. Li, Strong interaction among randomly distributed microcracks. Invited paper in Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Fracture, 4, 1971-1978 (1997).

Moldable Wood from Water ‘Shock’ Process

A UMD research team has developed a strong yet incredibly flexible wood material that could be used in construction, automotives, and beyond.

High Temperature Thermal Shocks Increase Stability of Single Atom Catalysts

Multi-institutional study published in Nature Nanotechnology August 12.

Liangbing Hu Nominated for Invention of the Year Award

Winner will be announced at the 2019 Innovate Maryland event on April 11.

"Super Wood" wins multiple awards

Professors Hu and Li receive over $3.6M in funding

Super Wood Could Replace Steel

A new process could make wood as strong as titanium alloy but lighter and cheaper

Small Can Be Strong and Tough

The smaller the cellulose fibers, the stronger and tougher the paper they make, to UMD researchers’ surprise

Tiny Origami Boxes Hold Big Promise for Hydrogen Energy Storage

Graphene folds itself into programmable "nanocage" for hydrogen storage, beating DOE 2020 goa

UMD Energy Innovations Featured Prominently in the News

Clark School energy research, including solid oxide fuel cells and wood battery, featured in variety of mainstream media outlets.

A Battery Made of Wood?

Wood fibers help nano-scale batteries keep their structure

Nano ‘Beads on a String’ Could Advance Battery Technology

Pulsing with lithium, tiny silicon beads on a nanotube hold promise for better batteries

Karki Wins Best Poster, Best Oral Presentation Awards

Grad student awarded top honors at Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage meeting.

Gabriel, students give presentations on U.S. natural gas exports

Audiences include Electricité de France, the Chinese State Grid, the Chinese National Petroleum Corp., and the DOE's Energy Information Administration.

Dean's Doctoral Research Awards Announced

Research on microbatteries, graphene and flapping-wing flight recognized.