## Overview

Dr Zhu is a Reader in Mechanics of Materials. He has been listed in different editions of the "*world's top 2% scientists*" published by Stanford University. His research work is mainly focused on the mechanical properties and physical functions of different types of materials/structures. He is a member of the Institute of Applied and Computational Mechanics in the Cardiff School of Engineering, and the tutor of PhD students in disciplines of the Architectural, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He did his PhD in Metallurgy and Materials at Birmingham University. Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Engineering, he worked as a research associate at Cambridge University.

His research involves theoretical analysis, computational simulation and experimental measurements, and his research interests include

- Cellular/porous materials
- Biological materials and hierarchical materials
- Nano-materials
- Composite materials
- Fibrous materials
- Fracture mechanics
- Light-harvesting
- Functional materials

He has authored/co-authored over 100 publications. Many of his research papers are published in top mechanics journals (e.g., J. Mech. Phys. Solids; Int. J. Plasticity; J. Biomechanics), top materials journals (e.g., Advanced Materials; Acta Materialia; Carbon; 2D Materials), and top energy journals (e.g., Energy & Environmental Science; Renewable & Sustainable Energy Reviews). His research papers are cited over 4300 times (Google Scholar) or 3300 times (SCI or Scopus), and his H-index is 33 (Google Scholar), 28 (SCI or Scopus). Dr Zhu delivered many invited research presentations at universities/institutes (e.g., National Centre of Nano Sci. & Tech. of China, Peking Univ., Shanghai Jiaotong Univ., Huazhong Univ. of Sci. & Tech., Fraunhofer Institute, Glasgow Univ.). He has been a scientific commitee memeber of many international conferences, and orgnised and chaired many international conference sessions. He was invited to make plenary (e.g. 2nd International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods for composite materials and structures, Wuhan, China, May 2017) and keynote (e.g., 23rd ICTAM, Beijing, August, 2012; 6th European Congress of Computational Mechanics, Glasgow, UK, June 2018) presentations at international conferences. Dr Zhu is a member of the EPSRC peer-reviewer college. He has acted as an external PhD examiner for many universities, e.g., Imperial College, Manchester University, Glasgow University, Bristol University. He served as Lead Guest Editor for a special edition of the journal Advances in Condensed Matter Physics (2014) and is an editorial board member for a few international journals, e.g., *Scitific Reports*, *Materials*,* Biomimeticss*, *Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering*, etc. Dr Zhu is a reviewer of EPSRC proposals and research papers for many prestige international journals including all the top solid mechanics journals and many top materials journals, e.g.,

- Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
- International Journal of Plasticity
- Applied Materials Today
- Acta Materialia
- Acta Biomaterialia
- Scientific Reports
- Soft Matter
- Scientific Data
- ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics
- International Journal of Solids and Structures
- Mechanics of Materials
- Physical Biology
- J. Biomechanics
- Smart Materials Structures
- Journal of Colloid and Interface Science
- J. Applied Physics
- Philosphical Magazine
- Int. J. Materials Science
- Materials Science & Engineering A
- J. Mech. Behavior of Biomedical Materials
- International Journal of Mechanical Science
- ACS Appli. Mater. & Interface
- Phys. Lett. A
- Composite Structures
- Materials and Design
- J. Micromechanics & Microengineering
- Applied Mech. and Math.
- Automation in Construction
- J. Materials Design and Application
- Int. J. Impact Eng.
- European Journal of Mechanics
- J. Micromech. & Microeng.
- Biomimetics
- Nanomaterials
- Comoutational Materials Science
- J. Comput. Materials
- Surface Coatings Technology
- Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
- J. Mater. Sci. Tech.
- ASME J. Eng. Mater. Tech.
- International Journal of nanomanufacturing
- Computer Physics Communications
- Computational Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
- J. Texture Studies
- Int. J. Nonlinear Mechanics
- Int. J. for Num. Meth. in Biomedical Eng.
- Textile Research Journal
- Acta Mechanica
- Applied Science
- Energies
- J. Phys. D.
- J. Bionic Eng.
- Science China
- Acta Mech Solida Sinica
- Applied Math. Modelling
- J. Mech. Sci. Tech.
- J. Nano Manufacturing
- Micron
- Adv. Mater. Sci. Eng.
- Int. J. Phys. Sci.
- Eng. Comput. Mech.
- Transactions on Biomedical Engineering

## Biography

Dr Zhu did his PhD in Metallurgy and Materials at Birmingham University (Oct. 1994 -- July 1997). Prior to joining the Cardiff School of Engineering, he worked as a research associate at Cambridge University (1997-2003). His research involves theoretical anaysis, computational simulation and experimental measurements. His research interests mainly focus on the mechanical and physical properties/behaviours of materials and structures, including cellular/porous materials, biological materials, nano-structured and hierarchical materials, composite materials, fibrous materials, functional materials, fracture mechanics, and energy harvesting.

## Publications

### 2023

- Qi, P., Zhu, H., Borodich, F. and Peng, Q. 2023. A review of the mechanical properties of Graphene Aerogel materials: experimental measurements and computer simulations. Materials 16(5) (10.3390/ma16051800)

### 2022

- Markov, P., Zhu, H., Boote, C. and Blain, E. J. 2022. Delayed reorganisation of F-actin cytoskeleton and reversible chromatin condensation in scleral fibroblasts under simulated pathological strain. Biochemistry and Biophysics Reports 32, article number: 101338.
- Lu, Y., Gong, T., Yang, Z., Zhu, H., Liu, Y. and Wu, C. 2022. Designing anisotropic porous bone scaffolds using a self-learning convolutional neural network model. Frontiers in Bioengineering and Biotechnology 10, article number: 973275. (10.3389/fbioe.2022.973275)
- Zhang, Z., Zhu, H., Yuan, R., Wang, S., Fan, T., Rezgui, Y. and Zhang, D. 2022. The near-isotropic elastic properties of interpenetrating composites reinforced by regular fibre-networks. Materials & Design 221, article number: 110923. (10.1016/j.matdes.2022.110923)
- Lu, Y., Huo, Y., Zou, J., Li, Y., Zhu, H. and Wu, C. 2022. Comparison of the design maps of TPMS based bone scaffolds using a computational modeling framework simultaneously considering various conditions. Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part H: Journal of Engineering in Medicine 236(8), pp. 1157-1168. (10.1177/09544119221102704)
- Lu, Y., Yang, Z., Zhu, H. and Wu, C. 2022. Predicting the effective compressive modulus of human cancellous bone using the conventional neural network method. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (10.1080/10255842.2022.2112183)
- Heydarpour, Y., Malekzadeh, P. and Zhu, H. 2022. Three-dimensional response of multilayer FG-GPLRC spherical panels under blast loading. International Journal of Structural Stability and Dynamics 22(11), article number: 2250111. (10.1142/S0219455422501115)
- Ma, Y. and Zhu, H. 2022. Elasto-plastic behaviour of three-dimensional stochastic fibre networks. In: Silberschmidt, V. V. ed. Mechanics of Fibrous Networks. Elsevier, pp. 165-178., (10.1016/B978-0-12-822207-2.00006-4)

### 2021

- Wang, P., Cao, Q., Lan, Y., Zhu, H., Liu, S. and Peng, Q. 2021. Nanostructuring enforced sandwich-tubular CNT-Cu interconnects. Composite Structures 278, article number: 114705. (10.1016/j.compstruct.2021.114705)
- Jiao, Y. et al. 2021. In vitro cytocompatibility of a Zr-based metallic glass modified by laser surface texturing for potential implant applications. Applied Surface Science 547, article number: 149194. (10.1016/j.apsusc.2021.149194)
- Markov, P., Hayes, A. J., Zhu, H., Boote, C. and Blain, E. J. 2021. 3D immuno-confocal image reconstruction of fibroblast cytoskeleton and nucleus architecture. Journal of Biophotonics 14(1), article number: e202000202. (10.1002/jbio.202000202)
- Jiao, Y. et al. 2021. Softening and hardening on a Zr-based bulk metallic glass induced by nanosecond laser surface melting. Materials Science and Engineering: A 803, article number: 140497. (10.1016/j.msea.2020.140497)
- Lu, Y., Cheng, L. and Zu, H. 2021. Influence of nucleotomy on the load sharing in the spinal facet joint under the loading scenarios of different human postures [RETRACTED]. Medical Engineering and Physics 93, pp. 35-41. (10.1016/j.medengphy.2021.05.018)

### 2020

- Lu, Y., Cui, Z., Cheng, L., Li, J., Yang, Z., Zhu, H. and Wu, C. 2020. Quantifying the discrepancies in the geometric and mechanical properties of the theoretically designed and additively manufactured scaffolds. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 112 (10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104080)
- Wang, X., Zhu, H., Lu, Y., Wang, Z. and Kennedy, D. 2020. The elastic properties and deformation mechanisms of actin filament networks crosslinked by filamins. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 112, article number: 104075. (10.1016/j.jmbbm.2020.104075)
- Zhang, R., Ma, L., Liu, P., Chen, H., Zhu, H. X., Xiao, H. and Xiong, Z. 2020. Influence mechanisms under different immersion methods and different strengths of concrete in corrosive environments, and verification via long-term field test. Structural Concrete 21, pp. 1853-1864. (10.1002/suco.202000084)
- Chen, X., Zhu, H., Feng, X., Li, X., Lu, Y., Wang, Z. and Rezgui, Y. 2020. Predictive assembling model reveals the self-adaptive elastic properties of lamellipodial actin networks for cell migration. Communications Biology 3, article number: 616. (10.1038/s42003-020-01335-z)
- Jiao, Y. et al. 2020. Investigations in the fabrication of surface patterns for wettability modification on a Zr-based bulk metallic glass by nanosecond laser surface texturing. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 283, article number: 116714. (10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2020.116714)
- Lu, Y., Cheng, L., Yang, Z., Li, J. and Zhu, H. 2020. Relationship between the morphological mechanical and permeability properties of porous bone scaffolds and underlying microstructure. PLoS ONE 15(9), article number: e0238471. (10.1371/journal.pone.0238471)
- Zhang, Z., Zhu, H., Yuan, R., Wang, S., Fan, T., Rezgui, Y. and Zhang, D. 2020. Auxetic interpenetrating composites: A new approach to non-porous materials with a negative or zero Poisson's ratio. Composite Structures 243, article number: 112195. (10.1016/j.compstruct.2020.112195)
- Zhang, R. et al. 2020. Research on the corrosion/permeability/forest resistance of concrete by experimental and microscopic mechanisms under different water-binder ratios. International Journal of Concrete Structures and Materials 14, article number: 10. (10.1186/s40069-019-0382-8)

### 2019

- Jiao, Y., Brousseau, E., Han, Q., Zhu, H. and Bigot, S. 2019. Investigations in nanosecond laser micromachining on the Zr52.8Cu17.6Ni14.8Al9.9Ti4.9 bulk metallic glass: experimental and theoretical study. Journal of Materials Processing Technology 273, article number: 116232. (10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2019.05.013)
- Lu, Y., Zhao, W., Cui, Z., Zhu, H. and Wu, C. 2019. The anisotropic elastic behavior of the widely-used triply-periodic minimal surface based scaffolds. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 99, pp. 56-65. (10.1016/j.jmbbm.2019.07.012)
- Lu, Y., Cui, Z., Zhu, H., Ma, R. and Wu, C. 2019. Influence of vitamin D status and mechanical loading on the morphometric and mechanical properties of the mouse tibia. Journal of Medical and Biological Engineering 39(4), pp. 523-531. (10.1007/s40846-018-0433-7)
- Hou, J. et al. 2019. Magic auxeticity angle of graphene. Carbon 149, pp. 350-354. (10.1016/j.carbon.2019.04.057)
- Lu, Y., He, J., Zhu, H. and Wang, Y. 2019. Effect of parathyroid hormone on the structural, densitometric and failure behaviours of mouse tibia in the spatiotemporal space. PLoS ONE 14(7), article number: e0219575. (10.1371/journal.pone.0219575)
- Luo, Q. et al. 2019. Experimental investigation on the heat dissipation performance of flared-fin heat sinks for concentration photovoltaic modules. Applied Thermal Engineering 157, article number: 113666. (10.1016/j.applthermaleng.2019.04.076)
- Wang, X., Zhu, H. and Kennedy, D. 2019. Viscoelastic properties of crosslinked actin filament networks. Presented at: 12th EBSA Biophysics Congress, 10th ICBP-IUPAP Biophysics Congress, Madrid, Spain, 20-24 July 2019.
- Lin, X., Zhu, H., Yuan, X., Wang, Z. and Bordas, S. 2019. The elastic properties of composites reinforced by a transversely isotropic random fibre-network. Composite Structures 208, pp. 33-44. (10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.09.097)
- Markov, P., Boote, C., Zhu, H. and Blain, E. 2019. Effects of mechanical load on cytoskeletal protein arrangement in scleral fibroblasts. Presented at: The Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, Canada, 28 April -- 2 May 2019.
- Lu, Y., Zhao, W., Cui, Z., Zhu, H. and Wu, C. 2019. The anisotropic elastic behavior of the widely-used triply-periodic minimal surface-based scaffolds. Presented at: CMBBE 2019 - 16th International Symposium on Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, New York, USA, 14-16 August, 2019. pp. -.
- Markov, P., Boote, C., Zhu, H. and Blain, E. 2019. Building a cell-specific cytoskeletal finite element model of scleral fibroblasts. Presented at: 25th Congress of the European Society of Biomechanics (ESB 2019), Vienna, Austria, 7-10 July 2019. pp. -.

### 2018

- Yang, J., Yang, X., Zhu, H., Shi, D., Chen, X. and Qi, H. 2018. The effect of off-axis angles on the mesoscale deformation response and failure behavior of an orthotropic textile carbon-epoxy composite. Composite Structures 206, pp. 952-959. (10.1016/j.compstruct.2018.08.010)
- Yang, M., Liu, Y., Zhu, H., Zhang, F., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2018. Influences of interfaces on dynamic recrystallization and texture evolution during hot rolling of graphene nanoribbon/Cu composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 49(12), pp. 6401-6415. (10.1007/s11661-018-4921-8)
- Zhang, H., Liu, Y., Zhang, F., Zhang, D., Zhu, H. and Fan, T. 2018. Hot deformation behavior and processing maps of diamond/Cu composites. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A 49(6), pp. 2202-2212. (10.1007/s11661-018-4547-x)
- Zhu, H., Fan, T., Peng, Q. and Zhang, D. 2018. Giant thermal expansion in 2D and 3D cellular materials. Advanced Materials 30(18), article number: 1705048. (10.1002/adma.201705048)
- Hu, L., Wang, D., Zhu, H. and Fan, T. 2018. Extended efficient network-matrix model inspired by natural palmate leaves. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 119, pp. 20-25. (10.1016/j.ijheatmasstransfer.2017.11.098)
- Xu, C., Song, L., Zhu, H., Meng, S., Xie, W. and Jin, H. 2018. Experimental investigation on the mechanical behavior of 3D carbon/carbon composites under biaxial compression. Composite Structures 188, pp. 7-14. (10.1016/j.compstruct.2017.11.035)
- Ma, Y. H., Zhu, H. X., Su, B., Hu, G. and Perks, R. 2018. The elasto-plastic behaviour of three-dimensional stochastic fibre networks with cross-linkers. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 110, pp. 155-172. (10.1016/j.jmps.2017.09.014)
- Zhu, H. 2018. Cellular materials with giant positive and negative thermal expansion. Presented at: 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Glasgow, UK, 10-15 June 2018.
- Wang, X., Zhu, H. and Kennedy, D. 2018. Effects of crosslink geometry on the elastic properties of nano-structured biopolymer networks. Presented at: 6th European Conferences on Computational Mechanics, Glasgow, UK, 10-15 June 2018.
- Lin, X., Ma, Y. and Zhu, H. 2018. Viscoelastic properties of fibre-network materials. Presented at: 6TH European Conferences on Computational Mechanics, Glasgow, UK, 10-15 June 2018.
- Zhang, Z., Zhu, H. and Rezgui, Y. 2018. Comparison of lattice structured interpenetrating composites with enhanced Young's modulus. Presented at: 6th European Conference on Computational Mechanics, Glasgow, UK, 10-15 June 2018.
- Markov, P., Blain, E. and Zhu, H. 2018. Can particle accelerators help prevent blindness?. Presented at: The UCL SenSyT (Sensory Systems, Technologies and Therapies) Symposium 2018, UCL, London, 3 December 2018.

### 2017

- Yang, M., Weng, L., Zhu, H., Zhang, F., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2017. Simultaneously improving the mechanical and electrical properties of poly(vinyl alcohol) composites by high-quality graphitic nanoribbons. Scientific Reports 7, article number: 17137. (10.1038/s41598-017-17365-3)
- Liu, J. et al. 2017. Mechanical manipulation of magnetic nanoparticles by magnetic force microscopy. Journal of Magnetism and Magnetic Materials 443, pp. 184-189. (10.1016/j.jmmm.2017.07.069)
- Yang, M., Weng, L., Zhu, H., Zhang, F., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2017. Leaf-like carbon nanotube-graphene nanoribbon hybrid reinforcements for enhanced load transfer in copper matrix composites. Scripta Materialia 138, pp. 17-21. (10.1016/j.scriptamat.2017.05.024)
- Yang, M., Weng, L., Zhu, H., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2017. Simultaneously enhancing the strength, ductility and conductivity of copper matrix composites with graphene nanoribbons. Carbon 118, pp. 250-260. (10.1016/j.carbon.2017.03.055)
- Zhu, H. and Ma, Y. 2017. The deformation mechanisms of fibre-network materials. Presented at: 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Bologna, Italy, 4-7 July 2017.
- Lin, X. and Zhu, H. 2017. Numerical simulation for the yield behaviour of stochastic fibre reinforced composites with overlap. Presented at: The 3rd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Bologna, Italy, 4-7, July 2017.
- Li, Y., Rezgui, Y. and Zhu, H. 2017. District heating and cooling optimization and enhancement – towards integration of renewables, storage and smart grid. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 72, pp. 281-294. (10.1016/j.rser.2017.01.061)
- Deng, B., Hou, J., Zhu, H., Liu, S., Liu, E., Shi, Y. and Peng, Q. 2017. The normal-auxeticity mechanical phase transition in graphene. 2D Materials 4(2), article number: 21020. (10.1088/2053-1583/aa61e5)
- Zhu, H. 2017. Size-dependent and tunable elastic and geometrical properties of nano-structured hierarchical cellular materials. Presented at: 2nd International Conference on Computational and Experimental Methods for composite materials and structures, Wuhan, China, 22-24 May 2017.

### 2016

- Yang, M., Hu, L., Tang, X., Zhang, H., Zhu, H., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2016. Longgitudinal splitting versus sequential unzipping of thick-walled carbon nanotubes: Towards controllable systhesis of high-quality graphitic nanoribbons. Carbon 110, pp. 480-489. (10.1016/j.carbon.2016.09.055)
- Zhu, H., Fan, T., Xu, C. and Zhang, D. 2016. Nano-structured interpenetrating composites with enhanced Young's modulus and desired Poisson's ratio. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 91(1), pp. 195-202. (10.1016/j.compositesa.2016.10.006)
- Li, Y., Rezgui, Y. and Zhu, H. 2016. Dynamic simulation of heat losses in a district heating system: a case study in Wales. Presented at: 2016 Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), 21-24 August 2016Smart Energy Grid Engineering (SEGE), 2016 IEEE. IEEE pp. 273., (10.1109/SEGE.2016.7589537)
- You, J. F., Zhang, H. C., Zhu, H. and Kennedy, D. 2016. The high strain compression of micro- and nano-sized random irregular honeycombs. Materials Research Express 3(9), article number: 95023. (10.1088/2053-1591/3/9/095023)
- Zhu, H., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2016. Composite materials with enhanced conductivities. Advanced Engineering Materials 18(7), pp. 1174-1180. (10.1002/adem.201500482)
- Yan, R. et al. 2016. Bio-inspired plasmonic nanoarchitectured hybrid system towards enhanced far red-to-near infrared solar photocatalysis. Scientific Reports 6, article number: 20001. (10.1038/srep20001)
- Zhu, H. 2016. Enhancing the isotropic thermal conductivity of composite materials. Presented at: 2nd International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Porto, Portugal, 11-14 July 2016.
- Zhu, H. 2016. Composites with enhanced conductivity and Young's modulus and desired Poisson's ratio. Presented at: 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, 21-25 August 2016.
- Ma, Y., Zhu, H. and Su, B. 2016. Size-dependent and tunable mechanical properties of micro-and nano-sized stochastic fibrous structres. Presented at: 24th International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Montreal, Canada, 21-25 August 2016.

### 2015

- Zhu, H. X., Fan, T. X. and Zhang, D. 2015. Composite materials with enhanced dimensionless Young's modulus and desired Poisson's ratio. Scientific Reports 5, article number: 14103. (10.1038/srep14103)
- Hu, L., Zhou, H., Zhu, H., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2015. Optimal pinnate leaf-like network/matrix structure for enhanced conductive cooling. Energy Conversion and Management 89, pp. 775-780. (10.1016/j.enconman.2014.10.030)
- You, H., Zhu, H. and Zhang, J. 2015. Mechanics of nano-structured hierarchical and self-similar two-dimensional cellular materia. Presented at: 6th International Conference on Experiments/Process/System Modelling/Simulation/Optimization, Athens, Greece, 8-11 July, 2015.
- Ma, Y., Zhu, H. and Su, B. 2015. The mechanical behaviour of 3D stochastic fibrous materials. Presented at: 4th International Conference on Material Modeling, Berkeley,CA, 27- 29 May 2015.

### 2014

- Zhu, H. X., Zhang, H. C., You, J. F., Kennedy, D., Wang, Z. B., Fan, T. X. and Zhang, D. 2014. The elastic and geometrical properties of micro- and nano-structured hierarchical random irregular honeycombs. Journal of Materials Science 49(16), pp. 5690-5702. (10.1007/s10853-014-8288-y)
- Hu, L., Zhou, H., Zhu, H., Fan, T. and Zhang, D. 2014. Efficient network-matrix architecture for general flow transport inspired by natural pinnate leaves. Soft Matter 10, pp. 8442-8447. (10.1039/C4SM01413H)
- Ru, J., Kong, B., Zhu, H., Shi, Z., Zhang, D. and Fan, T. 2014. Microstructure, capillary performance and gas permeability of biporous copper fabricated by tape casting. Powder Technology 256, pp. 182-187.
- Zhu, H., Balint, D. and Guo, Z. 2014. Theoretical analysis and computational simulation of advanced structured materials. Advances in Condensed Matter Physics 2014, article number: 367916. (10.1155/2014/367916)
- Shi, N., Li, X., Fan, T., Zhou, H., Zhang, D. and Zhu, H. 2014. Artificial chloroplast: Au/chloroplast-morph-TiO2 with fast electron transfer and enhanced photocatalytic activity. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 39(11), pp. 5617-5624.
- Zhu, H., Zhang, P., Balint, D., Thorpe, S. M., Elliott, J. A., Windle, A. H. and Lin, J. 2014. The effects of regularity on the geometrical properties of Voronoi tessellations. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications 406, pp. 42-58. (10.1016/j.physa.2014.03.012)
- Zhu, H., You, J. and Zhang, H. 2014. High strain compression behaviour of nano-structured hierarchical irregular honeycombs. Presented at: 11th World Congress of Computational Mechanics, Barcelona, Spain, 20-25 July 2014.
- Zhang, H., You, J. F., Zhu, H. and Kennedy, D. 2014. Modeling the high strain compression of nano-sized random irregular Voronoi honeycombs. Presented at: 8th International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting, Paris, France, June 30-3 July 2014.
- Zhu, H., Ma, Y. and Su, B. 2014. Designing nanofibrous materials for bioscience and medical applications. Presented at: 7th World Congress of Biomechanics, Boston, USA, 6-11 July 2014.

### 2013

- Ding, L., Zhou, H., Lou, S., Ding, J., Zhang, D., Zhu, H. and Fan, T. 2013. Butterfly wing architecture assisted CdS/Au/TiO2 Z-scheme type photocatalytic water splitting. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy 38(20), pp. 8244-8253. (10.1016/j.ijhydene.2013.04.093)
- Zhu, H. 2013. Mechanics of Macro-, Micro- and Nano-structured Hierarchical Honeycombs. Presented at: 7th International Conference on Advanced Computational Engineering and Experimenting, ACE-X 2013, Madrid, Spain, 1-4 July 2013.
- Zhu, H. and Wang, Z. B. 2013. Size-Dependent and Tunable Elastic and Geometric Properties of Hierarchical Nano-Porous Materials. Science of Advanced Materials 5(6), pp. 677-686. (10.1166/sam.2013.1503)
- Shabana, Y., Karihaloo, B. L., Zhu, H. and Kulasegaram, S. 2013. Influence of processing defects on the measured properties of Cu-A12O3 composites : a forensic investigation. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing 46, pp. 140-146. (10.1016/j.compositesa.2012.11.004)
- Zhang, H., Zhu, H., You, J. and Kennedy, D. 2013. Effects of cell irregularity on the elastic properties of nano-sized honeycombs. Presented at: 13th International Conference on Computational Mechanics CM13, Durham, UK, 25-27 March 2013.
- Zhu, H. 2013. Size-dependent elastic properties of honeycombs. Presented at: IUTAM symposium on Surface Effects in the Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Heterostructures, Beijing, China, 8-12 August 2010 Presented at Cocks, A. and Wang, J. eds.Iutam Symposium on Surface Effects in the Mechanics of Nanomaterials and Heterostructures: Proceedings of the IUTAM Symposium held in Beijing, China, 8-12 August, 2010. IUTAM Bookseries Vol. 31. New York NY: Springer Verlag pp. 157-170., (10.1007/978-94-007-4911-5_14)

### 2012

- Zhu, H., Wang, Z. B., Fan, T. X. and Zhang, D. 2012. Tunable bending stiffness, buckling force, and natural frequency of nanowires and nanoplates. World Journal of Nano Science and Engineering 2(3), pp. 161-169. (10.4236/wjnse.2012.23021)
- Zhu, H. 2012. Size-dependent and tunable elastic properties of hierarchical honeycombs and open-celled foams. Presented at: 23rd International Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (ICTAM), Beijing, China, 19-24 August 2012.
- Zhu, H. and Wang, Z. 2012. Tunable mechanical properties of hierarchical nano-porous materials. Presented at: 2nd International Conference on Manipulation, Manufacturing and Measurement on the Nanoscale, Xi'an, China, 29 August - 1 September 2012.
- Zhu, H., Yan, L., Zhang, R. and Qiu, X. M. 2012. Size-dependent and tunable elastic properties of hierarchical honeycombs with regular square and equilateral triangular cells. Acta Materialia 60(12), pp. 4927-4939. (10.1016/j.actamat.2012.05.009)
- Zhu, H. 2012. Tunable bending stiffness, natural frequency and buckling force of nanowires and nanoplates. Presented at: 8th European Solid Mechanics Congress, Graz, Austria, 9-15 July 2012.
- Lu, Y., Zhu, H., Richmond, S. and Middleton, J. 2012. Numerical modelling of the fibre–matrix interaction in biaxial loading for hyperelastic soft tissue models. International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering 28(4), pp. 401-411. (10.1002/cnm.1455)

### 2011

- Shabana, Y., Kulasegaram, S., Zhu, H. and Karihaloo, B. L. 2011. Thermo-mechanical modeling of functionally graded materials. Presented at: 21st National and 10th ISHMT-ASME Heat and Mass Transfer conference, Chennai, India, 27-30 December 2011.
- Zhu, H., Wang, Z. B., Yang, M., Xue, Y., Qiu, R. and Ji, C. 2011. Size-dependent mechanical properties of nano-cellular materials. Presented at: 3M-NANO International Conference, Changchun, China, 26 August - 2 September 2011.
- Liu, H., Zhao, Q., Zhou, H., Ding, J., Zhang, D., Zhu, H. and Fan, T. 2011. Hydrogen evolution via sunlight water splitting on an artificial butterfly wing architecture [Letter]. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 13(23), pp. 10872-10876. (10.1039/C1CP20787C)
- Zhu, H. 2011. Size-dependent elastic properties of micro- and nano-open-celled foams. Presented at: International Conference on Computational & Experimental Engineering and Sciences (ICCES'11), Nanjing, China, 18-21 April 2011.
- Shi, N., Li, X. H., Fan, T. X., Zhou, H., Ding, J., Zhang, D. and Zhu, H. 2011. Biogenic N-I-codoped TiO2 photocatalyst derived from kelp for efficient dye degradation. Energy and Environmental Science 4, pp. 172-180. (10.1039/c0ee00363h)
- Zhu, H. and Chen, C. Y. 2011. Combined effects of relative density and material distribution on the mechanical properties of metallic honeycombs. Mechanics of Materials 43(5), pp. 279-286. (10.1016/j.mechmat.2011.02.010)
- Lu, Y. T., Zhu, H., Richmond, S. and Middleton, J. 2011. Modelling skeletal muscle fibre orientation arrangement. Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering 14(12), pp. 1079-1088. (10.1080/10255842.2010.509100)
- Zhu, H., Fan, T. X. and Zhang, D. 2011. On the optimal mechanical properties of hierarchical biomaterials. In: Su, B., Sanchez, C. and Yang, X. eds. Hierarchically Structured Porous Materials: From Nanoscience to Catalysis, Separation, Optics, Energy, and Life Science. Weinheim: Wiley-VCH, pp. 621-630.
- Zhu, H. 2011. Size-dependent elastic properties of micro- and nano-open-celled foams. Structural Longevity 5(1), pp. 17-24. (10.3970/sl.2011.005.017)

### 2010

- Zhu, H. 2010. Size-dependent elastic properties of micro- and nano-honeycombs. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 58(5), pp. 696-709. (10.1016/j.jmps.2010.02.009)
- Lu, Y. T., Zhu, H. X., Richmond, S. and Middleton, J. 2010. A visco-hyperelastic model for skeletal muscle tissue under high strain rates. Journal of Biomechanics 43(13), pp. 2629-2632. (10.1016/j.jbiomech.2010.05.030)
- Zhu, H. 2010. Corrigendum to "Size-dependent elastic properties of micro- and nano-honeycombs". Journal of the Mechanics of Physics and Solids 58(6), pp. 843. (10.1016/j.jmps.2010.04.006)
- Zhu, H. 2010. Effects of relative density and material distribution on the elastic properties and yield strength of metallic honeycombs. Materials Science Forum (Volumes 638-642), pp. 1003-1008. (10.4028/www.scientific.net/MSF.638-642.1003)
- Lu, Y. T., Zhu, H. and Richmond, S. 2010. A visco-hyperelastic constitutive model for skeletal muscle tissue. Presented at: 17th Congress of European Society of Biomechanics, Edinburgh, UK, 5-8 July 2010.
- Lu, Y. T., Zhu, H., Richmond, S. and Middleton, J. 2010. Modelling the fibre orientation arrangement of skeletal muscle using FEM-NURBS method. Presented at: 9th International Symposium Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering, Valencia, Spain, 24-27 February 2010 Presented at Middleton, J. ed.Proceedings of the 9th Intl Symposium of Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering (CMBBE2010) Valencia, Spain 24 – 27 Feb 2010. Solihull: Arup

### 2009

- Zhu, H., Wang, J. and Karihaloo, B. L. 2009. Effects of Surface and Initial Stresses on the Bending Stiffness of Trilayer Plates and Nanofilms. Journal of Mechanics of Materials and Structures 4(3), pp. 589-604.
- Lu, Y. T., Beldie, L., Zhu, H., Walker, B., Richmond, S. and Middleton, J. 2009. Three dimensional skeletal muscle tissue modelling. Presented at: 1st international conference on biodental engineering, Porto, Portugal, 26-27 June 2009Biodental engineering : proceedings of the 1 International Conference on Biodental Engineering, Porto, Portugal, 26-27 June 2009. Boca Raton, Fla: CRC
- Zhu, H. 2009. Effects of Relative Density and Material Distribution on the Elastic Properties and Yield Strength of Metallic Honeycombs. Presented at: THERMEC, Berlin, Germany.

### 2008

- Zhu, H. 2008. The Effects of Surface and Initial Stresses on the Bending Stiffness of Nanowires. Nanotechnology 19(40), article number: 405703. (10.1088/0957-4484/19/40/405703)
- Zhu, H. and Karihaloo, B. L. 2008. Size-dependent bending of thin metallic films. International Journal of Plasticity 24(6), pp. 991-1007. (10.1016/j.ijplas.2007.08.002)

### 2007

- Zhu, H. 2007. Large deformation pure bending of an elastic plastic power-law-hardening wide plate: analysis and application. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 49(4), pp. 500-514. (10.1016/j.ijmecsci.2006.09.002)

### 2006

- Zhu, H., Thorpe, S. M. and Windle, A. H. 2006. The effect of cell irregularity on the high strain compression of 2D Voronoi honeycombs. International Journal of Solids and Structures 43(5), pp. 1061-1078. (10.1016/j.ijsolstr.2005.05.008)

### 2005

- Zhu, H., Fleck, N. A., Cocks, A. C. F. and Evans, A. G. 2005. Numerical simulations of crack formation from pegs in thermal barrier systems with NiCoCrAlY bond coats. Materials Science and Engineering A 404(1-2), pp. 26-32. (10.1016/j.msea.2005.05.033)

### 2004

- Zhu, H. 2004. Modelling the round-off and the tensile/compressive failure behaviour of plant and vegetable tissues. Presented at: Proceedings of ICTAM, Warsaw, Poland. pp. 409.

### 2003

- Zhu, H. X. and Melrose, J. R. 2003. Time-dependent aspects of the mechanical propertied of plant and vegetative tissues. Journal of Materials Science 38(11), pp. 2489-2498. (10.1023/A:1023969521658)
- Zhu, H. and Melrose, J. R. 2003. A mechanics model for the compression of plant and vegetable tissues. Journal of Theoretical Biology 221(1), pp. 89-101.

### 2002

- Zhu, H. and Windle, A. H. 2002. Effects of cell irregularity on the high strain compression of open-cell foams. Acta Materialia 50(5), pp. 1041-1052. (10.1016/S1359-6454(01)00402-5)

### 2001

- Zhu, H., Hobdell, J. R. and Windle, A. H. 2001. Effects of cell irregularity on the elastic properties of 2D Voronoi honeycombs. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 49(4), pp. 857-870. (10.1016/S0022-5096(00)00046-6)
- Zhu, H., Thorpe, S. M. and Windle, A. H. 2001. The geometrical properties of irregular two-dimensional Voronoi tessellations. Philosophical Magazine 81(12), pp. 2765-2783. (10.1080/01418610010032364)

### 2000

- Zhu, H., Hobdell, J. R. and Windle, A. H. 2000. The effects of cell irregularity on the elastic properties of open-cell foams. Acta Materialia 48(20), pp. 4893-4900. (10.1016/S1359-6454(00)00282-2)
- Zhu, H. and Mills, N. J. 2000. The in-plane non-linear compression of regular honeycombs. International Journal of Solids and Structures 37(13), pp. 1931-1949. (10.1016/S0020-7683(98)00324-2)

### 1999

- Mills, N. J. and Zhu, H. 1999. The high strain compression of closed-cell polymer foams. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 47(3), pp. 669-695. (10.1016/S0022-5096(98)00007-6)
- Zhu, H. and Mills, N. 1999. Modelling the creep of open-cell polymer foams. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 47(7), pp. 1437-1457. (10.1016/S0022-5096(98)00116-1)
- Zhu, H. and Mills, N. J. 1999. Modeling the creep of open-cell polymer foams. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 47(7), pp. 1437-1457.

### 1997

- Zhu, H., Knott, J. F. and Mills, N. J. 1997. Analysis of the elastic properties of open-cell foams with tetrakaidecahedral cells. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 45(3), pp. 319-341. (10.1016/S0022-5096(96)00090-7)
- Zhu, H., Mills, N. J. and Knott, J. F. 1997. Analysis of the high strain compression of open-cell foams. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 45(11-12), pp. 1875-1899. (10.1016/S0022-5096(97)00027-6)

### 1993

- Li, C., Zhu, H. and Li, G. 1993. An investigation on the microstructural change in the propagating crack tip zone of steel. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 46(1), pp. 157-163. (10.1016/0013-7944(93)90313-H)

### 1992

- Guangxia, L., Zhu, H. and Changchun, L. 1992. Effects of pre-deformation on the fracture toughness and COD-reduced factor β of low-carbon steels. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 42(4), pp. 693-697. (10.1016/0013-7944(92)90051-F)
- Zhu, H., Li, G., Li, C. and Hideo, K. 1992. Effects of prestrain on the fracture properties of pressure vessel steel. International Journal of Fracture 53(3), pp. 291-299. (10.1007/BF00017342)
- Zhu, H., Kitagawa, H., Li, C. and Li, G. 1992. Effects of prestrain on the crack rotational factor for pressure vessel steels. International Journal of Fracture 53(4), pp. R45-R52.

### 1991

- Li, C. C., Li, G. X. and Zhu, H. 1991. Crack initiation by void growth in carbon manganese steel related to effective plastic strain increment. Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics 16(2), pp. 161-165. (10.1016/0167-8442(91)90033-G)
- Zhu, H., Li, C., Jiang, J. and Xue, J. 1991. Effect of prestrain on the fracture toughness of steel 16MnR. Acta Metallurgica Sinica 27(1), pp. 49-54.
- Zhu, H., Li, C. and Li, G. 1991. The critical void growth ratio and crack initiation condition in the crack tip zone of 20g steel. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 38(2-3), pp. 175-183. (10.1016/0013-7944(91)90080-K)

### Contracts

Title | People | Sponsor | Value | Duration |
---|---|---|---|---|

The corrosion and cracking mechanisms of assembled concrete structures exposed to dry and cold sulfate environment |
Zhu H, Kwan A | China | £30000 |
01/09/2021 -31/08/2025 |

EPSRC DTP studentship for Petar Markov |
Zhu H, Blain E. Boote C. | EPSRC | £65000 |
01/10/2016 - 31/03/2000 |

Regulation of stem cell differentiation by modelling and turning of stiffness of nanofibrous scaffolds |
Zhu H | EPSRC | £7400 | 01/10/2012 - 31/03/2013 |

Laser nanoscale manufacturing (LASER NAMI) - network | Zhu H | European Commission (FP7) | £75276 | 01/09/2010 - 31/08/2013 |

Size-dependent elastic properties of honeycombs | Zhu, H X | Royal Academy of Engineering | £600 | 08/08/2010 - 13/08/2010 |

Micro and nanocrystalline functionally graded materials for transport application | Karihaloo BL, Kulasegaram S, Zhu H | European Commission (FP7) | £153602 | 01/02/2010 - 31/01/2013 |

### Supervised Students

Title | Student | Status | Degree |
---|---|---|---|

THE MECHANICAL PROPERTIES OF NANO-SIZED MATERIALS AND STRUCTURES | ZHANG Hongchao | Graduate | PhD |

INVESTIGATION OF THE LIGHT HARVESTING PERFORMANCE OF ARTIFICIAL BIOMATERIALS. | DING Liang | Graduate | PhD |

DEVELOPMENT OF NUMERICAL ALGORITHM FOR COMPRESSIBLE TWO-PHASE FLOWS AND ITS APPLICATION TO AEROBREAKUP. | LI Qijie | Graduate | PhD |

Mechanical properties of transversely isotropic fibre network composites | LIN Xiude | Graduate | PhD |

The Mechanical Properties of a Three-Dimensional Stochastic Fibrous Network with Cross-linking |
MA Yan Hui | Graduate | PhD |

Soft tissue modelling and facial movement simulation using finite element method | LU Yongtao | Graduate | PhD |

Renovation and optimization of existing district heating networks: towards smart low carbon thermal grids | LI Yu | Graduate |
PhD |

Composite Materials |
Zhang Zhengyang |
Garduate | PhD |

Biomechanics |
Chen Xindong |
Graduate | PhD |

Mechanical properties of biomaterials |
Wang Xiaobo |
Graduate | PhD |

Nanosecond laser processing of engineering materials |
Jiao Yang |
Graduate | PhD |

Gaining cellular control of ocular biomechanics – a potential route to the treatment of eye disease |
Markov Petar |
Graduate |
PhD |

Automatic BIM models conversation |
Ali Khudhair |
Graduate |
PhD |

Concrete Materials |
Xiong Zeyu |
Current |
PhD |

Canonical Metamaterials | Z. Chen | Current | PhD |

Quasicrystalline Metamaterials | A. Farhat | Current | PhD |

Soft Dielectric Actuator | P. Liguori | Current | PhD |

Safety in Nuclear Power Plant | M.E. Kanik | Current | PhD |

Nano-structured Materials | Penghao Qi | Current | PhD |