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Xiao, Jianliang Associate Professor

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Research

research overview

  • My primary research interest is stretchable/flexible electronics, which offers high-performance electronic devices with the mechanical properties of a rubber band, which enables otherwise impossible applications, such as flexible display, bio-integrated diagnostic and therapeutic implements (e.g. flexible EKG sensors), bio-inspired devices (e.g. electronic eyeball cameras), and wearable electronics. The research topics include design and fabrication of stretchable electronic devices, mechanics of thin films on compliant substrates, and integration strategies for hard/soft materials. Nanomaterials, such as carbon nanotubes, silicon nanowires, and graphenes, possess extraordinary mechanical and electrical properties, and are good candidates for next-generation devices and electronic systems. Another focus of my research is theoretical study of mechanical behaviors of nanomaterials, and their interaction with substrates, through both analytical and atomistic methods.

keywords

  • mechanics, nanomaterials, thin films, stretchable electronics, flexible electronics, soft materials, bio-inspired and bio-integrated devices, shape memory polymers

Publications

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Teaching

courses taught

  • MCEN 4085 - Mechanical Engineering Design Project 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Second part of a two-course capstone design experience in mechanical engineering. Includes refinement of prototype, design optimization, fabrication, testing, and evaluation. Students orally present the final design and prepare a written report and operation manual for the product. GEEN-BS and GEEN-BSEPL students are not required to complete MCEN 4026.
  • MCEN 4173 - Finite Element Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces the theory behind and applications of the finite element method as a general and powerful tool to model a variety of phenomena in mechanical engineering. Applications include structural mechanics, mechanics of elastic continua and heat conduction. Same as MCEN 5173.
  • MCEN 4228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2019
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 5228.
  • MCEN 5023 - Solid Mechanics 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2019
    Introduces stress, strain and motion of a continuous system. Discusses material derivative; fundamental laws of mass, momentum, energy and entropy; constitutive equations and applications to elasticand plastic materials. Degree credit not granted for this course and ASEN 5012.
  • MCEN 5173 - Finite Element Analysis
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Introduces the theory behind and applications of the finite element method as a general and powerful tool to model a variety of phenomena in mechanical engineering. Applications include structural mechanics, mechanics of elastic continua and heat conduction. Same as MCEN 4173.
  • MCEN 5228 - Special Topics in Mechanical Engineering
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019
    Subject matter to be selected from topics of current interest. May be repeated up to 15 credit hours. Same as MCEN 4228.

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International Activities

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