Dr. Yingyan Zhang joined Mechanical & Automotive Engineering, School of Engineering RMIT University in Nov 2019 as Associate Professor.
Dr Yingyan Zhang expertise at solid mechanics, computational mechanics and compuatiational materials. Her research areas include 2D nanomaterials, polymer composites, nano/micro-mechanics, heat conduction, and structural stability.
As of June 2022, Dr Zhang has published 1 scholarly book, 4 book chapters and >105 journal papers with > 6200 citations. Her h-index is 40. The complete publication list can be found at Google Scholar.
Dr. Zhang was awarded research lectureship from Western Sydney University (AU$90, 000) and National Natural Science Foundation of China (Youth Fund) in 2010. She is currently working on two competitive projects funded by Australia Research Council (2019-now).
Currently Dr Zhang is the Associate Editor of Thin-Walled Structures, Session Editor of Current Mechanics and Advanced Materials, and the editorial board member of Computational Materials Science and Materials.
- Ph.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2008
- M. Eng. Department of Mechanical Engineering, National University of Singapore, 2003
- B. Eng. School of Naval Architecture, Dalian University of Technology, China, 2000
Supervisor interest areas
- Advanced polymer composite
- Structural dynamics and stability
- Computational mechanics and materials
- Heat conduction
- Gas seperation
- Graphene origami/kirigami enabled metamaterials
- Heat conduction of graphene/h-BN heterostructures and their polymer composites
- Impact resistance of graphene-polymer composites
2 PhD Completions5 PhD Current Supervisions
- Wei, N.,Chen, Y.,Cai, K.,Zhang, Y.,Pei, Q.,Zheng, J.,Mai, Y.,Zhao, J. (2022). Unusual thermal properties of graphene origami crease: A molecular dynamics study In: Green Energy and Environment, 7, 86 - 94
- Zhao, S.,Zhang, Y.,Yang, J.,Kitipornchai, S. (2022). Folded graphene reinforced nanocomposites with superior strength and toughness: A molecular dynamics study In: Journal of Materials Science and Technology, 120, 196 - 204
- Zhao, S.,Zhang, Y.,Zhang, H.,Zhang, W.,Yang, J.,Kitipornchai, S. (2022). Genetic programming-assisted micromechanical models of graphene origami-enabled metal metamaterials In: Acta Materialia, 228, 1 - 15
- Liu, J.,Zhang, Y.,Zhang, H.,Kitipornchai, S.,Yang, J. (2022). Machine learning assisted prediction of mechanical properties of graphene/aluminium nanocomposite based on molecular dynamics simulation In: Materials and Design, 213, 1 - 13
- Zhao, S.,Zhang, Y.,Chen, D.,Yang, J.,Kitipornchai, S. (2022). Enhanced thermal buckling resistance of folded graphene reinforced nanocomposites with negative thermal expansion: From atomistic study to continuum mechanics modelling In: Composite Structures, 279, 1 - 14
- Roudbari, M.,Zhang, Y.,Zhang, H.,Kitipornchai, S.,Yang, J. (2022). Nonlinear band gap characteristics of piezo-electro-magnetic phononic crystal micro and nanobeams based on size-dependent continuum mechanics models In: Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, , 1 - 26
- Zhao, S.,Zhang, Y.,Yang, J.,Kitipornchai, S. (2021). Significantly improved interfacial shear strength in graphene/copper nanocomposite via wrinkles and functionalization: A molecular dynamics study In: Carbon, 174, 335 - 344
- Liu, J.,Zhang, Y.,Zhang, H.,Yang, J. (2021). Mechanical properties of graphene-reinforced aluminium composite with modified substrate surface: A molecular dynamics study In: Nanotechnology, 32, 1 - 8
- Zhang, Y.,Ma, J.,Wei, N.,Yang, J.,Pei, Q. (2021). Recent progress in the development of thermal interface materials: A review In: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 23, 753 - 776
- Zhao, S.,Zhang, Y.,Zhang, Y.,Yang, J.,Kitipornchai, S. (2021). Graphene Origami-Enabled Auxetic Metallic Metamaterials: An Atomistic Insight In: International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 212, 1 - 12
- Functionally Graded Ultra High Performance Concrete Structure under Flexure. Funded by: ARC Discovery Projects 2021 from (2021 to 2024)
- High-Performance Polymer Composites for Electrical Discharging (via University of South Australia). Funded by: ARC Linkage Project Grant 2016 via other University from (2019 to 2023)