Pearlie Dashiell Henderson Centennial Fellowship in Engineering
Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
University of Texas at Austin
Rui Huang received his Bachelor degree in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics from the University of Science and
Technology of China in 1994 and his PhD degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
with specialty in Mechanics, Materials, and Structures, from Princeton University in 2001.
He joined the University of Texas at Austin as an
Assistant Professor in September 2002 and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2008 and Professor in 2014.
Dr. Huang's research interests are in the area of engineering mechanics with a particular emphasis on integrated
structures of small dimensions (from micro to nano scales). His research is motivated by practical applications in
microelectronics, photonics, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS), and emerging nano/bio-technologies. The objective
of his research is to provide fundamental understandings of the mechanics in integrated material systems and to
establish a scientific base for design, fabrication, and testing of such systems.
- Aerospace Materials Lab (ASE324L, Spring 2018)
- Statics (EM 306, Spring 2018)
- Nonlinear Mechanics of Soft Materials (EM 397, Fall 2017)
- Continuum Mechanics (EM 384K, Fall 2016)
- Solid Mechanics I (EM388/ASE384.P1, Fall 2015)
- Mechanics of Solids (EM 319, Summer 2014)
- Fracture Mechanics (EM388F, Fall 2013, Spring 2008)
- Thin Film Mechanics (EM397, Fall 2011)
- Wave Propagation (EM394V, Spring 2006)
Mechanics of graphene and other 2D materials
Mechanics of soft active materials
Mechanics of thin film materials
Computational mechanics, multiscale modeling and simulations
- Y. Yu, N. Bouklas, C.M. Landis, R. Huang, A Linear Poroelastic Analysis of Time-Dependent
Crack-Tip Fields in Polymer Gels. Submitted, June 2018.
C. Wu, R. Huang and K.M. Liechti, Simultaneous extraction of tensile and shear interactions at interfaces.
Submitted, May 2018.
- Y. Yu, C.M. Landis, R. Huang, Steady-State Crack Growth in Polymer Gels:
A Linear Poroelastic Analysis. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 118, 15-39 (2018).
D. A. Sanchez, Z. Dai, P. Wang, A. Cantu-Chaveza, C. J. Brennan, R. Huang, N. Lu,
Mechanics of Spontaneously Formed Nanoblisters Trapped by Transferred 2D Crystals.
Submitted, January 2018.
F. Ahmadpoor, P. Wang, R. Huang, P. Sharma,
Thermal Fluctuations and Effective Bending Stiffness of Elastic
Thin Sheets and Graphene: A Nonlinear Analysis. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 107, 294-319 (2017).
G. Wang, Z. Dai, Y. Wang, P. Tan, L. Liu, Z. Xu, Y. Wei, R. Huang, Z. Zhang,
Measuring Interlayer Shear Stress in Bilayer Graphene.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 119, 036101 (2017).
Featured in Physics Focus:
Graphene Sliding on Graphene.
Editors' Suggestion: Highlights.
Y. Yu, C.M. Landis, R. Huang, Salt-induced Swelling and Volume Phase Transition of Polyelectrolyte Gels.
Journal of Applied Mechanics 84, 051005 (2017).
D. Akinwande, C.J. Brennan, J.S. Bunch, P. Egberts, J.R. Felts, H. Gao, R. Huang, J.-S. Kim, T. Li, Y. Li,
K.M. Liechti, N. Lu, H.S. Park, E.J. Reed, P. Wang, B.I. Yakobson, T. Zhang, Y.-W. Zhang, Y. Zhou, Y. Zhu,
A Review on Mechanics and Mechanical Properties of 2D Materials - Graphene and Beyond.
Extreme Mechanics Letters 13, 42-72 (2017).
Preprint at arXiv:1611.01555.
P. Wang, W. Gao, J. Wilkerson, K. M. Liechti and R. Huang,
Cavitation of water by volume-controlled stretching.
Extreme Mechanics Letters 11, 59-67 (2017).
Preprint at arXiv:1609.07187.
S.R. Na, X. Wang, R.D. Piner, R. Huang, C.G. Willson, K. M. Liechti,
Cracking of Polycrystalline Graphene on Copper Under Tension.
ACS Nano 10, 9616-9625 (2016).
P. Wang, W. Gao, R. Huang, Entropic effects of thermal rippling on van der Waals interactions
between monolayer graphene and a rigid substrate. Journal of Applied Physics 119, 074305 (2016).
Preprint at arXiv:1511.02914.
S. Chatterjee, C. McDonald, J. Niu, S. Velankar, P. Wang, R. Huang,
Wrinkling and folding of thin films by viscous stress. Soft Matter 11, 1814-1827 (2015).
N. Bouklas, C.M. Landis, R. Huang,
A nonlinear, transient finite element method for coupled solvent diffusion
and large deformation of hydrogels. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 79, 21-43 (2015).
W. Gao and R. Huang, Thermomechanics of monolayer graphene:
Rippling, thermal expansion and elasticity.
Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 66, 42-58 (2014).
T. Jiang, R. Huang, Y. Zhu,
Interfacial Sliding and Buckling of Monolayer Graphene on a Stretchable Substrate.
Advanced Functional Materials 24, 396-402 (2014).
T. Jiang, S.-K. Ryu, Q. Zhao, J. Im, R. Huang and P.S. Ho,
Measurement and Analysis of Thermal Stresses in 3D Integrated Structures Containing
Through-Silicon Vias. Microelectronics Reliability 53, 53-62 (2013).
"Highly Cited Research in Microelectronics Reliability".
R. Huang and Z. Suo,
Electromechanical phase transition in dielectric elastomers.
Proc. Royal Soc. A 468, 1014-1040 (2012).
H. Mei, C.M. Landis, R. Huang,
Concomitant wrinkling and buckle-delamination of elastic thin films on compliant substrates.
Mechanics of Materials 43, 627-642 (2011).
M.K. Kang and R. Huang, Swell induced surface instability
of confined hydrogel layers on substrates.
J. Mech. Phys. Solids 58, 1582-1598 (2010).
|Recent Invited Talks:
Mechanical Interactions at the Interfaces of Atomically Thin Materials (Graphene),
at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, April 4, 2018.
On Mechanics and Mechanical Properties of 2D Materials - Graphene and Beyond, at the 2017 USNC/TAM Annual Meeting,
Washington D.C., March 24, 2017.
Rippling, Buckling and Folding of Graphene, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston,
September 29, 2016.
Effect of Solvent Diffusion on Fracture of Hydrogels, 2nd International Workshop on Soft Machines
and Mechanics, Xi'an Jiaotong Univeristy, June 25, 2016.
Thermal Rippling of Graphene and Entropic Effects, IUTAM Symposium on Nanoscale Physical Mechanics,
Nanjing, China, May 25, 2016.
Large Deformation of Hydrogels Coupled with Solvent Diffusion,
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore,
August 4, 2015.
Interfacial Adhesion of Graphene by Multiscale Modeling, 38th Annual Meeting of the Adhesion Society,
Savannah, Georgia, February 22, 2015.
Mechanisms of Copper Extrusion in Through-Silicon Vias, 13th International Workshop on Stress-Induced Phenomena
and Reliability in Microelectronics, Austin, Texas, October 16, 2014.
Material Characterization and Failure Analysis of Through-Silicon Vias, 21st International Symposium
on Physical and Failure Analysis of Integrated Circuits, Singapore, July 3, 2014.
Thermomechanical and Interfacial Properties of Graphene, Department of Mechanical Engineering,
Stanford University. February 20, 2014.
AmeriMech Symposium on Mechanical Behavior of 2D Materials -
Graphene and Beyond, to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, April 4-6, 2016.
Minisymposium on Mechanics and Physics of Soft Matter Materials,
the 17th U.S. National Congress on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (USNCTAM 2014),
to be held at Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, June 15-20, 2014.
Symposium on Mechanics and Physics of Soft Matter,
the 13th Pan-American Congress of Applied Mechanics (PACAM XIII),
in Houston, Texas, May 22-24, 2013.
Symposium on Mechanics of Integrated Materials and Structures
in Advanced Technologies at the
2008 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress,
held from October 31 to November 6, 2008, in Boston, Massachusetts.
Symposium on Mechanical Instabilities in Polymer Films,
Interfaces and Nanostructures at the
Spring 2008 ACS National Meeting and Exposition, held at New Orleans, Louisiana,
from Sunday, April 6 to Thursday, April 10, 2008.