Bettie Margaret Smith Professorship in Engineering
Department of 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 (USTC) in 1994 and his PhD degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering,
with specialty in Mechanics of 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.
He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in solid mechanics and materials.
His areas of research include mechanics of hydrogels and soft materials, two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials
and thin films, thermomechanical reliability of microelectronic devices and packaging.
His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and Semiconductor Research
Corporation (SRC). He received the NSF CAREER Award in 2006 and was elected Fellow of the
American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) in 2014.
- Statics (EM 306, Spring 2020)
- Nonlinear Mechanics of Soft Materials (EM 397, Fall 2019)
- Solid Mechanics I (EM388/ASE384.P1, Fall 2019)
- Fracture Mechanics (EM388F, Spring 2019, Fall 2013, Spring 2008)
- Aerospace Materials Lab (ASE324L, Spring 2019)
- Continuum Mechanics (EM 384K, Fall 2018)
- Mechanics of Solids (EM 319, Summer 2014)
- 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
Z. Dai, N. Lu, K.M. Liechti, R. Huang, Mechanics at the Interfaces of 2D Materials: Challenges and Opportunities.
Submitted, March 2020.
R. Huang, Bending with slip. Nature Materials 19, 259-260 (2020).
S. Chen, R. Huang, K. Ravi-Chandar, Linear and nonlinear poroelastic analysis
of swelling and drying behavior of gelatin-based hydrogels.
International Journal of Solids and Structures 195, 43-56 (2020).
D.F.V. de Mattos, R. Huang, K.M. Liechti, The Effect of Moisture on the Nonlinearly Viscoelastic Behavior
of an Epoxy. Mechanics of Time-Dependent Materials, published online (2020):
Y. Yu, N. Bouklas, C.M. Landis, R. Huang,
Poroelastic effects on the time and rate dependent fracture of polymer gels.
J. Appl. Mech. 87, 031005 (2020).
Y. Yu, C.M. Landis, R. Huang,
Poroelastic effects on steady state crack growth in polymer gels under plane stress.
Mechanics of Materials 143, 103320 (2020). DOI
C. Xu, T. Yang, Y. Kang, Q. Li, T. Xue, K.M. Liechti, R. Huang, W. Qiu,
Rate-dependent decohesion modes in
graphene sandwiched interfaces. Advanced Materials Interfaces, 1901217 (2019).
G. Wang, Z. Dai, J. Xiao, S. Feng, C. Weng, L. Liu, Z. Xu, R. Huang, Z. Zhang,
Bending of multilayer van der Waals materials.
Phys. Rev. Lett. 123, 116101 (2019).
T. Yang, X. Yang, R. Huang, K.M. Liechti,
Rate-dependent traction-separation relations for a silicon/epoxy interface
informed by experiments and bond rupture kinetics.
J. Mech. Phys. Solids 131, 1-19 (2019).
C. Wu, R. Huang and K.M. Liechti,
Simultaneous extraction of tensile and shear interactions at interfaces.
J. Mech. Phys. Solids 125, 225-254 (2019).
- 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.
PNAS, 115, 7884-7889 (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.
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.
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).
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, 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).
|Recent Invited Talks:
Poroelastic Effects on Fracture of Gels, at the Century Fracture Mechanics Summit, Singapore, April 2019.
Fracture Mechanics of Poroelastic Gels, Hefei University of Technology, June 19, 2018.
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.
IUTAM Symposium on Mechanics of Smart and Tough Gels,
to be held at the University of Texas at Austin, May 31 - June 4, 2020.
AmeriMech Symposium on Mechanical Behavior of 2D Materials -
Graphene and Beyond, 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),
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.