Dr. Lifeng Wang
Dr. Lifeng Wang is an assistant professor in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at Clarkson University. Before joining Clarkson, Dr. Wang was a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he worked on the mechanics of polymers, polymeric-based micro- and nano-composite materials, and biological materials in Prof. Mary Boyce group. He received his B.E. (2001) and Ph.D. (2006) both from Tsinghua University, majoring in Solid Mechanics. Dr. Wang received National Excellent Doctoral Dissertation Award of P.R. China (2008) and Natural Science Award from Ministry of Education of China (2009).
Dr. Wang’s research interest includes mechanical behaviors of polymer fibers, thin films, microframes/microtrusses, and composites, nanomechanics of biological materials and bio-inspired materials, and mechanics of carbon nanotubes, graphite, and carbon nanotube composites.
- 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 Nanocomposite”, ACS Nano 5, 3858–3866 (2011).
- 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).
- L. F. Wang, C. Ortiz, and M. C. Boyce, “Mechanics of Indentation into Micro and Nanoscale Forests of Tubes, Rods or Pill”, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, 133, 011014 (2011).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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 Extruder”, Physical Review B 81, 235420 (2010).
- 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).
- L. F. Wang, C. L. Pai, M. C. Boyce and G. C. Rutledge, “Wrinkled Surface Topologies of Electrospun Polymer Fibers”, Applied Physics Letters 94, 151916 (2009).
- 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).
- Z. P. Xu, L. F. Wang, and Q. S. Zheng, “Enhanced Mechanical Properties of Prestressed Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotubes”. Small 4, 733-737 (2008).
- L. F. Wang, and Q. S. Zheng, “Extreme Anisotropy of Graphite and Single-walled Carbon Nanotubes Bundles”, Applied Physics Letters 90, 153113 (2007).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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).
- 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).