News Archive

  • 2013/06: Our collaborative research with Prof. Hu's group on Na-ion batteries is published in Nano Letters, which has then gained wide media coverage, including

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  • 2013/05: Zheng Jia is awarded the Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship. Among the 11 inaugural awardees across the whole campus, Zheng is the sole recipient in the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Congrats, Zheng!
  • 2013/05: Shuze Zhu receives the Graduate Student Summer Research Fellowship for Summer 2013. Congrats, Shuze!
  • 2013/02: Prof. Li receives the 2012 E. Robert Kent Outstanding Teaching Award. This annual award is given to a Clark School junior faculty member to honor excellence in teaching.
  • 2013/02: Our collaborative research on Li-ion batteries leads to a paper published in ACS Nano, titled "A Beaded-String Silicon Anode". Congrats, Zheng! The results are highlighted in
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  • 2013/01: Shuze Zhu is selected to be a 2013 AJC Future Faculty Fellow. Congrats!
  • 2012/11: Shuze Zhu won the Best Student Paper Award (3rd place) in ASME Applied Mechanics Division at ASME Congress 2012. Congrats, Shuze!
  • 2012/09: Shuze Zhu receives Haythornthwaite Foundation Travel Award from ASME Applied Mechanics Division. Congrats, Shuze!
  • 2012/09: Prof. Li is selected to be a Keystone Professor - The Clark School Academy of Distinguished Professors
  • 2012/06: Our collaboration with Prof. Solares's group and NIST Fellow Dr. Strocio's group on straining suspended graphene leads to a paper published in the June 22, 2012 issue of Science. It is also selected as one of Highlights of Research in this issue of Science. Congrats, Shuze! Media coverage on this research includes:


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  • 2012/05: Prof. Li is awarded promotion to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure
  • 2012/05: Prof. Li is selected by US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics to receive the 2012 ICTAM Travel Fellowship. Prof. Li will join other 21 Fellowship receipients at the 23rd International Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), held August  19-24, 2012 in Beijing, China. 
  • 2012/04: Zhao Zhang wins 2011 University of Maryland Distinguished Dissertation Award! One of four winners across the whole campus and the sole winner in the disciplinary area of Mathematics, Physical Sciences, and Engineering. Heartiest congratuations to Zhao!
  • 2012/01: Zheng is selected to be a 2012 AJC Future Faculty Fellow. Congrats!
  • 2011/10: Zheng Jia receives Haythornwaite Foundation Travel Award from ASME. Congratulations!
  • 2011/08: Yinjun receives Dean's Fellowship. Congratulations!
  • 2011/08: Yinjun Huang joins our group as a Ph.D. student. Welcome aboard, Yinjun!
  • 2011/08: Prof. Li receives NSF collaborative research grant
  • 2011/07: Chawis Thongyothee joins our group as a visiting Ph.D. student from Tailand. Welcome, Chawis!
  • 2011/06: Zhao successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation. A job well done. Congrats, Zhao!
  • 2011/06: Adrien Bonnemain joins our group as a visiting student from ENSI Bourges. Welcome, Adrien!
  • 2011/06: Prof. Li is invited to join the Editorial Board of Interntional Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering
  • 2011/05: Following the success of the 2011 Journal of Nanomaterials special issue on low-dimensional carbon nanomaterials, the journal has decided to launch an annual focus issue series on this topic and appointed Prof. Li as the Lead Guest Editor of this focus issue series. Call for papers of Low Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials 2012 is available here.



  • 2011/05: Zhao was the nominee of the ME department and finally won the 2nd Place in the 2011 Dean's Doctoral Research Award Competition. Congratulations to Zhao on this prestigious achievement!
  • 2011/04: Zhao won the the Michael J. Pelczar Award for Excellence in Graduate Study from UMD Graduate School. Congratulations!
  • 2011/04: Zhao is the 1st Place Winner in the UMD Graduate Research Interaction Day, Modeling and Simulation Panel. Congratulations!
  • 2011/04: Prof. Li co-edited a Journal of Nanomaterials special issue on Low Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials: Synthesis, Properties, and Applications.The special issue has been published, including 22 original technical papers. Electronic verison of the special issue is available here.



  • 2011/01: Zheng and Matt's paper on failure mechanics of permeation barriers in flexible electronics published in Composites Science and Technology, the No.1 journal in the ISI Composites category ranking.
  • 2011/01: Zheng receives NSF Student Fellowship to attend 2011 NSF CMMI Grantee Conference
  • 2010/12: Prof. Li receives International Travel Grant from UMD to conduct international collaborative research.
  • 2010/11: Zhao was nominated for 2010 MRS Fall Meeting Outstanding Poster Award (1 out of 33).
  • 2010/10: Zhao receives NSF Travel Grant to attend ASME IMECE 2010. Congratulations!
  • 2010/09: Our recent paper on carbon nanoscrolls (CNSs) published in Appl. Phys. Lett. is highlighted in the Sept. 6, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
  • 2010/09: We welcome two new group members aboard: Mrs. Shuze Zhu and Andy Fox.
  • 2010/08: A hearty sendoff for Ed, who received a fellowship from UCSD and will start his Ph.D program there in fall 2010.
  • 2010/06: Our recent paper on graphene morphology regulated by patterned nanowires is selected to appear in the June 7, 2010 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology.
  • 2010/06: Prof. Li receives NSF International Travel Fellowship
  • 2010/05: Zhao receives 2010 George R. Irwin Centennial Research Award. Congrats!
  • 2010/05: Prof. Li receives NSF Summer Institute Fellowship
  • 2010/02: A paper on substrate-regulated morphology of graphene published in J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys.
  • 2010/01: Zhao is selected to be a 2010 AJC Future Faculty Fellow, Congrats!
  • 2010/01: Zhao's paper on snap-through instability of graphene published in Nanoscale Research Letters.
  • 2009/12: Zhao receives ASME AMD travel grant. Congratulations!
  • 2009/11: Our recent paper on nano-transfer printing is selected to appear in the Nov. 30, 2009 issue of Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science and Technology
  • 2009/11: Matt successfully defensed his thesis and graduated. Congratulations!
  • 2009/08: Zhao is selected as a ASME AMD student paper competition finalist. Congratulations and good luck in final competition!
  • 2009/08: Prof. Li receives NSF collaborative research grant
  • 2009/06: Prof. Li receives NSF summer institute fellowship
  • 2009/05: Prof. Li receives NSF GOALI grant
  • 2009/01: Prof. Li receives UMD General Research Board Summer Research award


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