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68. L. Li, C. Goodrich, H. Yang, K. R. Phillips, Zian Jia, H. Chen, L. Wang, J. Zhong, A. Liu, J. Lu, J. Shuai, M. P. Brenner, F. Spaepen, and J. Aizenberg, “Microscopic Origins of the Crystallographically Preferred Growth in Evaporation-Induced Colloidal Crystals”, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) 118, e2107588118 (2021)

67. M. Zhang, W. B. Lu, P. I. Gouma, Z. P. Xu and L. F. Wang, “Theoretical Prediction of Effective Stiffness of Nonwoven Fibrous Networks with Straight and Curved Nanofibers”, Composites Part A 143, 106311 (2021)

66. Y. Yu, C. J. Lv, L. F. Wang, and P. L. Li, “The Shape of Heavy Droplets on Superhydrophobic Surfaces”, ACS Omega 5, 26732–26737 (2020)

65. F. Liu, X. H. Jiang, X. T. Wang and L. F. Wang, “Machine Learning based Design and Optimization of Curved Beams for Multistable Structures and Metamaterials”, Extreme Mechanics Letters 41, 101002 (2020)

64. H. K. Raut, A. F. Schwartzman, R. Das, F. Liu, L. F. Wang, C. A. Ross and J. G. Fernandez, “Tough and Strong: Cross-Lamella Design Imparts Multifunctionality to Biomimetic Nacre”, ACS Nano 14, 9771–9779 (2020)

63. F. Liu, T. T. Li, X. H. Jiang, Z. A. Jia, Z. P. Xu and L. F. Wang, “The Effect of Material Mixing on Interfacial Stiffness and Strength of Multi-material Additive Manufacturing”, Additive Manufacturing 36, 101502 (2020)

62. T. T. Li, F. Liu and L. F. Wang, “Enhancing Indentation and Impact Resistance in Auxetic Composite Materials”, Composites Part B 198, 108229 (2020)

61. Z. A. Jia, F. Liu, X. H. Jiang and L. F. Wang, “Engineering Lattice Metamaterials for Extreme Property, Programmability, and Multifunctionality”, Journal of Applied Physics 15, 150901 (2020)

60. F. Liu, T. T. Li, Z. A. Jia and L. F. Wang, “Combination of Stiffness, Strength, and Toughness in 3D Printed Interlocking Nacre-like Composites”, Extreme Mechanics Letters 35, 100621 (2020)

59. O. McGee, H. Jiang, F. Qian, Z. A. Jia, L. F. Wang, H. Meng, D. Chronopoulos, Y. Y. Chen and L. Zuo, “3D Printed Architected Hollow Sphere Foams with Low-frequency Phononic Band Gaps”, Additive Manufacturing 30, 100842 (2019)

58. Z. A. Jia and L. F. Wang, “Instability-Triggered Triply Negative Mechanical Metamaterial”, Physical Review Applied 12, 024040 (2019)

57. S. Kuk, Z. Wang, Z. A. Jia, T. Zhang, J. K. Park, W. M. Kim, L. F. Wang, J. H. Jeong, D. Hwang, “Effect of Nanosecond Laser Beam Shaping on Cu(In,Ga)Se2 Thin Film Solar Cell Scribing”, ACS Applied Energy Materials 2, 5057-5065 (2019)

56. Z. A. Jia and L. F. Wang, “3D Printing of Biomimetic Composites with Improved Fracture Toughness”, Acta Materialia 173, 61-73 (2019)

55. Z. A. Jia, Y. Yu, and L. F. Wang, “Learning from Nature: Using Material Architecture to Break the Performance Tradeoffs”, Materials and Design 168, 107650 (2019)

54. Z. A. Jia, Y. Yu, S. Y. Hou, and L. F. Wang, “Biomimetic Architected Materials with Improved Dynamic Performance”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 125, 178-197 (2019)

53. S. Y. Hou, T. T. Li, Z. A. Jia, and L. F. Wang, “Mechanical Properties of Sandwich Composites with 3D-printed Auxetic and Non-auxetic lattice Cores under Low Velocity Impact”, Materials and Design 160, 1305-1321 (2018)

52. M. Zhang, Y.L. Chen, F. P. Chiang, P. I. Gouma, and L. F. Wang, “Modeling the Large Deformation and Microstructure Evolution of Non-woven Polymer Fiber Networks”, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics 86, 011010 (2019)

51. Y. B. Li, S. Y. Cao, T. T. Li, and L. F. Wang, “Harnessing 3D Printed Residual Stress to Design Heat-shrinkable Metamaterials”, Results in Physics 11, 85-95 (2018)

50. T. T. Li, Y. Y. Chen, and L. F. Wang, “Enhanced Fracture Toughness in Architected Interpenetrating Phase Composites by 3D Printing”, Composites Science and Technology 167, 251-259 (2018)

49. W. J. Zhang, R. Neville, D. Y. Zhang, F. Scarpa, L. F. Wang, and R. Lakes, “The Two-Dimensional Elasticity of a Chiral Hinge Lattice Metamaterial”, International Journal of Solids and Structures 141-142, 254-263 (2018)

48. C. H. Bai, Y. Wang, K. Xue, and L. F. Wang, “Experimental Study of Detonation of Large-Scale Powder-Droplet-Vapor Mixtures”, Shock Waves 28, 599-611 (2018)

47. Z. A. Jia, Y. Y. Chen, H. X. Yang, and L. F. Wang, “Designing Phononic Crystals with Wide and Robust Band Gaps”, Physical Review Applied 9, 044021 (2018)

46. Z. A. Jia, Z. Wang, D. Hwang, and L. F. Wang, “Prediction of the Effective Thermal Conductivity of Hollow Sphere Foams”, ACS Applied Energy Materials 1, 1146-1157 (2018)

45. Y. B. Li, Y. Y. Chen, T. T. Li, S. Y. Cao, and L. F. Wang, “Hoberman-Sphere-Inspired Lattice Metamaterials with Tunable Negative Thermal Expansion”, Composite Structures 189, 586-597 (2018)

44. T. T. Li, Y. Y. Chen, X. Y. Hu, Y. B. Li, and L. F. Wang, “Exploiting Negative Poisson’s Ratio Effect to Design 3D-Printed Composites with Enhanced Mechanical Performance”, Materials and Design 142, 247-258 (2018)

43. Z. A. Jia, T. T. Li, F. P. Chiang, and L. F. Wang, “An Experimental Investigation of the Temperature Effect on the Mechanics of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Polymers”, Composites Science and Technology 154, 53-63 (2018)

42. Y. Y. Chen, T. T. Li, Z. A. Jia, F. Scarpa, C. W. Yao, and L. F. Wang, “3D Printed Hierarchical Honeycombs with Shape Integrity under Large Compressive Deformations”, Materials and Design 137, 226-234 (2018)

41. Y. Y. Chen, F. Qian, L. Zuo, F. Scarpa, and L. F. Wang, “Broadband and Multiband Vibration Mitigation in Lattice Metamaterials with Sinusoidally-Shaped Ligaments”, Extreme Mechanics Letters 17, 24-32 (2017)

40. T. T. Li, X. Y. Hu, Y. Y. Chen, and L. F. Wang, “Harnessing Out-of-plane Deformation to Design 3D Architected Lattice Metamaterials with Tunable Poisson’s Ratio”, Scientific Reports 7, 8949 (2017)

39. T. T. Li and L. F. Wang, “Bending Behavior of Sandwich Composite Structures with Tunable 3D-Printed Core Materials”, Composite Structures 175, 46-57 (2017)

38. Y. Y. Chen, T. T. Li, F. Scarpa, and L. F. Wang, “Lattice Metamaterials with Mechanically Tunable Poisson's Ratio for Vibration Control”, Physical Review Applied 7, 024012 (2017)

37. P. Vogiatzis, S. K. Chen, X. Wang, T. T. Li, and L. F. Wang, “Topology Optimization of Multi-Material Negative Poisson's Ratio Metamaterials Using a Reconciled Level Set Method”, Computer-Aided Design 83, 15-32 (2017)

36. Y. Y. Chen and L. F. Wang, “Harnessing Structural Hierarchy to Design Stiff and Lightweight Phononic Crystals”, Extreme Mechanics Letters 9, 91-96 (2016)

35. Y. Y. Chen, Z. A. Jia, and L. F. Wang, “Hierarchical Honeycomb Lattice Metamaterials with Improved Thermal Resistance and Mechanical Properties”, Composite Structures 152, 395-402 (2016)

34. M. R. Ren, Y. L. Liu, J. Z. Liu, L. F. Wang, and Q. S. Zheng, “Anomalous Elastic Buckling of Hexagonal Layered Crystalline Materials in the Absence of Structure Slenderness”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 88, 83-99 (2016)

33. Y. Y. Chen and L. F. Wang, “Bio-inspired Heterogeneous Composites for Broadband Vibration Mitigation”, Scientific Reports 5, 17865 (2015)

32. Y. Y. Chen and L. F. Wang, “Multiband Wave Filtering and Waveguiding in Bio-inspired Hierarchical Composites”, Extreme Mechanics Letters 5, 18-24 (2015)

31. Y. L. Liu and L. F. Wang, “Enhanced Stiffness, Strength and Energy Absorption for Co-Continuous Composites with Liquid Filler”, Composite Structures 128, 274-283 (2015)

30. M. H. D. Jung, T. S. Jang, L. F. Wang, H. E. Kim, Y. H. Koh, and J. H. Song, “Novel Strategy for Mechanically Tunable and Bioactive Metal Implants”, Biomaterials 37, 49-61 (2015)

29. Y. Y. Chen and L. F. Wang, “Periodic Co-continuous Acoustic Metamaterials with Overlapping Locally Resonant and Bragg Band Gaps”, Applied Physics Letters 105, 191907(2014)

28. Y. Y. Chen and L. F. Wang, “Tunable Band Gaps in Bio-inspired Periodic Composites with Nacre-like Microstructure”, Journal of Applied Physics 116, 063506 (2014)

27. N. Cheng, A. Gopinath, L. F. Wang, K. Iagnemma, and A. E. Hosoi, “Thermally Tunable, Self-Healing Composites for Soft Robotic ApplicationsMacromolecular Materials and Engineering 299, 1279-1284 (2014)

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26. C. Wang, E. L. Gao, L. F. Wang, and Z. P. Xu, “Mechanics of Networked Materials with Responsive Crosslinks”, Comptes Rendus Mecanique 342, 264–272 (2014)

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25. Y. Y. Chen and L. F. Wang, “Isolation of Surface Wave-Induced Vibration Using Periodically Modulated Piles”, International Journal of Applied Mechanics 6, 1450042 (2014)

24. C. Wang, L. F. Wang, and Z. P. Xu, “Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Networks by Mobile and Discrete Binders”, Carbon 64, 237-244 (2013)

23. Y. Y. Chen, H. M. Yao, and L. F. Wang, “Acoustic Band Gaps of Three-Dimensional Periodic Polymer Cellular Solids with Cubic Symmetry”, Journal of Applied Physics 114, 043521 (2013)

22. M. D. Ma, L. M. Shen, L. F. Wang and Q.S. Zheng, “Buckling Properties of Pre-Stressed Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”, International Journal for Multiscale Computational Engineering 11, 17-26 (2013)

21. J. H. Lee, L. F. Wang, S. Kooi, M. C. Boyce and E. L. Thomas, “Periodic Bicontinuous Composites for High Specific Energy Absorption”, Nano Letters 12, 4392-4396 (2012).

20. L. F. Wang and K. Bertoldi, “Mechanically Tunable Phononic Band Gaps in Three-Dimensional Periodic Elastomeric Structures”, International Journal of Solids and Structures 49, 2881-2885 (2012).

19. L. Han, J. Yin, L. F. Wang, K. K. Chia, R. E. Cohen, M. F. Rubner, M. C. Boyce, and C. Ortiz, “Tunable Stimulus-Responsive Friction Mechanisms of Polyelectrolyte Films and Tube Forests”, Soft Matter 8, 8642-8650 (2012).

18. L. F. Wang, C. E. Castro, and M. C. Boyce, “Wrinkled Membrane Morphology of White Blood Cells”, Soft Matter 7, 11319-11324 (2011).

17. L. Han, L. F. Wang, K. K. Chia, R. E. Cohen, M. F. Rubner, M. C. Boyce, and C. Ortiz, “Geometrically Controlled Mechanically Responsive Polyelectrolyte Tube Arrays”, Advanced Materials, 23, 4667-4673 (2011).

16. L. Han, L. F. Wang, J. H. Song, M. C. Boyce, and C. Ortiz, “Direct Quantification of the Mechanical Anisotropy and Fracture of an Individual Exoskeleton Layer via Uniaxial Compression of Micropillars”, Nano Letters 11, 3868-3874 (2011).

15. F. Deng, M. Ito, T. Noguchi, L. F. Wang, H. Ueki, K. I. Niihara, Y. A. Kim, M. Endo, Q. S. Zheng, “Elucidation of the Reinforcing Mechanism in Carbon Nanotube/Rubber Nanocomposites”, ACS Nano 5, 3858–3866 (2011).

14. L. F. Wang, J. Lau, E. L. Thomas, and M. C. Boyce, “Co-Continuous Composite Materials for Stiffness, Strength and Energy Dissipation”, Advanced Materials 23, 1524-1529 (2011).

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13. L. F. Wang, C. Ortiz, and M. C. Boyce, “Mechanics of Indentation into Micro and Nanoscale Forests of Tubes, Rods or Pillars”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology 133, 011014 (2011).

12. L. F. Wang and M. C. Boyce, “Bioinspired Structural Material Exhibiting Post-Yield Lateral Expansion and Volumetric Energy Dissipation during Tension”, Advanced Functional Materials 20, 3025-3030 (2010).

11. J. H. Lee, L. F. Wang, S. Kooi, M. C. Boyce and E. L. Thomas, “Enhanced Energy Dissipation in Periodic Epoxy Nanoframes”, Nano Letters 10, 2592-2597 (2010).

10. M. D. Ma, J. Z. Liu, L. F. Wang, L. M. Shen, and Q.S. Zheng, “Effects of Vacancies on Interwall Spacings of Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes”, Journal of Zhejiang University - Science A 11, 714-721 (2010).

9. M. D. Ma, J. Z. Liu, L. F. Wang, L. M. Shen, L. Xie, F. Wei, J. Zhu, Q. M. Gong, J. Liang, and Q.S. Zheng, “Reversible High-Pressure Carbon Nanotube Vessel”, Physical Review B 81, 235420 (2010).

8. L. F. Wang, J. H. Song, C. Ortiz and M. C. Boyce, “Anisotropic Design of Multilayered Exoskeletons in Biology”. Journal of Materials Research 24, 3477-3494 (2009).

7. L. F. Wang, C. L. Pai, M. C. Boyce and G. C. Rutledge, ”Wrinkled Surface Topographies of Electrospun Polymer Fibers”, Applied Physics Letters 94, 151916 (2009).

6. L. F. Wang, M. C. Boyce, C. Y. Wen, and E. L. Thomas, “Plastic Dissipation Mechanisms in Periodic Microframe-Structured Polymers”, Advanced Functional Materials 19, 1343-1350 (2009).

5. Z. P. Xu, L. F. Wang, and Q. S. Zheng, “Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Prestressed Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”. Small 4, 733-737 (2008).

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4. L. F. Wang, and Q. S. Zheng, “Extreme Anisotropy of Graphite and Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes Bundles”, Applied Physics Letters 90, 153113 (2007).

3. F. Deng, Q. S. Zheng, L. F. Wang, and C. W. Nan, “Effects of Anisotropy, Aspect Ratio, and Nonstraightness of Carbon Nanotubes on Thermal Conductivity of Carbon Nanotube Composites”, Applied Physics Letters 90, 021914 (2007).

2. L. F. Wang, Q. S. Zheng, J. Z. Liu, and Q. Jiang, “Size Dependence of the Thin-Shell Model for Carbon Nanotubes”, Physical Review Letters 95, 105501 (2005).

1. J. Z. Liu, Q. S. Zheng, L. F. Wang, and Q. Jiang, “Mechanical Properties of Single-walled Carbon Nanotube Bundles as Bulk Materials”, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 53, 123-142 (2005).


1. M. C. Boyce, L. F. Wang, and J. Lau, “Co-continuous Polymer Composites with Enhanced Mechanical Performance and Multi-functional Applications”, International Patent WO/2012/047376 (2012).

Book Chapters

4. L. F. Wang, J. Lau, N. V. Soane, M. J. Rosario, and M. C. Boyce, “Mechanical Behavior of Co-Continuous Polymer Composites”, Experimental and Applied Mechanics, Volume 6. Conference Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Mechanics Series, edited by T. Proulx, Springer, New York, 2011, p. 801-804.

3. M. D. Ma, L. M. Shen, L. F. Wang, and Q.S. Zheng, “Molecular Mechanics and Continuum Mechanics Study of Buckling of Pre-stressed Multi-walled Carbon Nanotubes”, in Advances in Heterogeneous Material Mechanics, edited by J. H. Fan, J. Q. Zhang, H. B. Chen, and Z. H. Jin, DEStech Publications, Inc., 2011, p. 373-376.

2. Q. S. Zheng, L.F. Wang and Z. P. Xu, “Chapter 5: Multi-discipline nanomechanics”, in Microsystems and Nanotechnology, Beijing: Science Press, 2007, p.167-197.

1. L. F. Wang and Q. S. Zheng, “Instability of carbon nanotubes studied using a hybrid atom/continuum approach”, in IUTAM Symposium on Mechanical Behavior and Micro-mechanics of Nanostructured Materials, edited by Y. L. Bai, Q. S. Zheng, and Y. G. Wei, Springer-Verlag, Berlin, 2007, p. 145-152.

Lifeng Wang @ Stony Brook University