Dr. Enlai Gao (高恩来) received his B.S. in Engineering Mechanics from China Agricultural University (2013) and Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics from Tsinghua University (2018), and he also performed research in the University of Texas at Dallas (2016-2017) and City University of Hong Kong (2017). He is now a tenured associate professor at Wuhan University (2018-). His research interests are in the theory and modeling of low-dimensional materials and their assemblies. The purpose is to understand the mechanical behaviors of materials at the multi-scale, and guide the design and fabrication of advanced nanostructured materials. Based on these research interests, 10 representative publications are

  1. E. Gao, R. Li, S. Fang, Q. Shao*, R. Baughman*, Bounds on the in-plane Poisson’s ratios and the in-plane linear and area compressibilities for sheet crystals, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2021, 152: 104409.
  2. E. Gao*, Y. Guo, Z. Wang*, S. Nielsen, R. Baughman*, The strongest and toughest predicted materials: Linear atomic chains without a Peierls instability, Matter, 2022, 5: 1192-1203.
  3. E. Gao*, X. Yuan, S. Nielsen*, R. Baughman*, Exploring the bounds on the Young's modulus and gravimetric Young's modulus, Physical Review Applied, 2022, 18: 014044.
  4. E. Gao, W. Lu, Z. Xu*, Strength loss of carbon nanotube fibers explained in a three-level hierarchical model, Carbon, 2018, 138: 134-142.
  5. E. Gao*, R. Li, R. Baughman*, Predicted confinement-enhanced stability and extraordinary mechanical properties for carbon nanotube wrapped chains of linear carbon, ACS Nano, 2020, 14: 17071-17079.
  6. Y. Wen#, E. Gao#, Z. Hu#, T. Xu, H. Lu, Z. Xu*, C. Li*, Chemically modified graphene films with tunable negative Poisson's ratios, Nature Communications, 2019, 10: 2446.
  7. E. Gao, S. Lin, Z. Qin, M. Buehler, X. Feng, Z. Xu*, Mechanical exfoliation of two-dimensional materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2018, 115: 248-262.
  8. E. Gao*, Measuring the radial elasticity of carbon nanotube yarns, Carbon, 2020, 157: 402-407.
  9. Q. Shao#, R. Li#, Z. Yue, Y. Wang, E. Gao*, Data-driven discovery and understanding of ultrahigh modulus crystals, Chemistry of Materials, 2021, 33: 1276–1284.
  10. R. Wang#, S. Fang#, Y. Xiao, E. Gao, N. Jiang, Y. Li, L. Mou, Y. Shen, W. Zhao, S. Li, A. Fonseca, D. Galvão, M. Chen, W. He, K. Yu, H. Lu, X. Wang, D. Qian, A. Aliev, N. Li, C. Haines, Z. Liu, J. Mu, Z. Wang, S. Yin, M. Lima, B. An, X. Zhou, Z. Liu*, R. Baughman*, Torsional refrigeration by twisted, coiled, and supercoiled fibers, Science, 2019, 366: 216-221.
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