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.
 K. Ni#, Q. Peng#, E. Gao#, K. Wang, Q. Shao, H. Huang, L. Xue, Z. Wang*, Core-shell magnetic micropillars for reprogrammable actuation, ACS Nano, 2021, 15: 4747–4758.
 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.
 G. Wang, Z. Zhang, Y. Wang, E. Gao, X. Jia, Z. Dai, C. Weng, L. Liu*, Y. Zhang, Z. Zhang*, Out-of-plane deformations determined mechanics of vanadium disulfide (VS2) sheets, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2021, 13: 3040-3050.
 B. Wu, X. Cai, L. Shui, E. Gao*, Z. Liu, Extraordinary electromechanical actuation of Ti2C MXene, The Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 2021, 125: 1060-1068.
 E. Gao*, X. Jia, L. Shui*, Z. Liu, Tuning the nonlinear mechanical anisotropy of layered crystals via interlayer twist, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2021, 88: 011007.
 E. Gao*, C. Zhang, K. Zhou, N. Wei*, Computational study on strain-engineered graphene nanopores for selective gas separation, ACS Applied Nano Materials, 2020, 3: 11474-11480.
 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.
 K. Yang, T. Zhang, B. Wei, Y. Bai, S. Jia, G. Cao, R. Jiang, C. Zhang, E. Gao, X. Chang, J. Li, S. Li, D. Zhu, R. Tai, H. Zhou J. Wang, M. Zeng, Z. Wang*, and L. Fu*, Ultrathin high-κ antimony oxide single crystals, Nature Communications, 2020, 11: 2502.
 C. Zhang, N. Wei, E. Gao*, and Q. Sun*, Poisson's ratio of two-dimensional hexagonal crystals: A mechanics model study, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2020, 38: 100748.
 B. Wu, H. Deng, X. Jia, L. Shui, E. Gao*, and Z. Liu*, High-performance phosphorene electromechanical actuators, npj Computational Materials, 2020, 6: 27.
 X. Jia, Z. Liu, and E. Gao*, Bio-inspired self-folding strategy to break the trade-off between strength and ductility in carbon-nanoarchitected materials, npj Computational Materials, 2020, 6: 13.
 E. Gao*, Measuring the radial elasticity of carbon nanotube yarns, Carbon, 2020, 157: 402-407.
 Q. Shao*, E. Gao, T. Mara, H. Hu, T. Liu, and A. Makradi, Global sensitivity analysis of solid oxide fuel cells with Bayesian sparse polynomial chaos expansions, Applied Energy, 2020, 260: 114318.
 L. Shui*, J. Guo, E. Gao*, and Z. Liu, Spatio-temporal modulated composite metamaterials by using switchable
mesostructural topology, Composite Structures, 2020, 251: 112601.
 G. Han, Y. Wu, W. Yan, L. Shui, X. Jia, E. Gao*, M. Jiang, and Z. Liu*, Controlled fabrication of gold nanotip arrays by nanomolding-necking technology, Nanotechnology, 2020, 31: 144001.
 R. Li#, Q. Shao#, E. Gao*, and Z. Liu, Elastic anisotropy measure for two-dimensional crystals, Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2020, 34: 100615.
 L. Huang, C. Zhou, M. Shen, E. Gao, C. Zhang, X. Hu, Y. Chen*, Y. Xue, and Z. Liu*, Persulfate activation by two-dimensional MoS2 confining single Fe atoms: Performance, mechanism and DFT calculations, Journal of Hazardous Materials, 2020, 389: 122137.
 L. Huang, X. Wei, E. Gao, C. Zhang, X. Hu, Y. Chen*, Z. Liu*, N. Finck, J. Lützenkirchen, and D. Dionysiou, Single Fe atoms confined in two-dimensional MoS2 for sulfite activation: A biomimetic approach towards efficient radical generation, Applied Catalysis B, 2019, 118459.
 Y. Dou, Z. Wang, W. He, T. Jia, Z. Liu, P. Sun, K. Wen, E. Gao, X. Zhou, X. Hu, J. Li, S. Fang, D. Qian, and Z. Liu*, Artificial spider silk from ion-doped and twisted core-sheath hydrogel fibres, Nature Communications, 2019, 10: 5293.
 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*, and R. Baughman*, Torsional refrigeration by twisted, coiled, and supercoiled fibers, Science, 2019, 366: 216-221.
 E. Gao, X. Jia, H. Shui and R. Li, Bio-inspired graphene-derived membranes. In K. Sattler (Ed.), 21st Century Nanoscience – A Handbook (Volume 2), CRC Press, 2019.
 B. Wu, X. Jia, Y. Wang, J. Hu, E. Gao* and Z. Liu*, Superflexible C68-graphyne as promising anode materials for lithium-ion batteries, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2019, 7: 17357-17365.
 J. Mu, M. Andrade, S. Fang, X. Wang, E. Gao, N. Li, S. Kim, H. Wang, C. Hou, Q. Zhang, M. Zhu, D. Qian, H. Lu, D. Kongahage, S. Talebian, J. Foroughi, G. Spinks, H. Kim, T. Ware, H. Sim, D. Lee, Y. Jang, S. Kim, and R. Baughman*, Sheath-run artificial muscles, Science, 2019, 365: 150-155.
 Y. Wen#, E. Gao#, Z. Hu#, T. Xu, H. Lu, Z. Xu*, and C. Li*, Chemically modified graphene films with tunable negative Poisson's ratios, Nature Communications, 2019, 10: 2446.
 S. Wang, E. Gao, and Z. Xu*, Interfacial failure boosts mechanical energy dissipation in carbon nanotube films under ballistic impact, Carbon, 2019, 146: 139-146.
 R. Hu, E. Gao, Z. Xu, L. Liu*, G. Wang, H. Zhu, and Z. Zhang*, Hierarchical-structure-dependent high ductility of electrospun polyoxymethylene nanofibers, Journal of Applied Polymer Science, 2019, 136: 47086.
 E. Gao, S. Wang, C. Duan, and Z. Xu*, Microstructural ordering of nanofibers in flow-directed assembly, Science China Technological Sciences, 2019, 62: 1-10.
 B. Tang#, E. Gao#, Z. Xiong, B. Dang, Z. Xu*, and X. Wang*, Transition of graphene oxide from nanomembrane to nanoscroll mediated by organic solvent in dispersion, Chemistry of Materials, 2018, 30: 5951-5960.
 E. Gao, W. Lu, and Z. Xu*, Strength loss of carbon nanotube fibers explained in a three-level hierarchical model, Carbon, 2018, 138: 134-142.
 E. Gao, S. Lin, Z. Qin, M. Buehler, X. Feng, and Z. Xu*, Mechanical exfoliation of two-dimensional materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2018, 115: 248-262.
 X. Cui, Z. Kong, E. Gao, D. Huang, Y. Hao, H. Shen, C. Di , Z. Xu, J. Zheng*, and D. Zhu, Rolling up transition metal dichalcogenide nanoscrolls via one drop of ethanol, Nature Communications, 2018, 9: 1301.
 J. Mu#, G. Wang#, H. Yan, H. Li, X. Wang, E. Gao, C. Hou, A. Pham, L. Wu, Q. Zhang*, Y. Li, Z. Xu, Y. Guo, E. Reichmanis*, H. Wang*, and M. Zhu, Molecular-channel driven actuator with considerations for multiple configurations and color switching, Nature Communications, 2018, 9: 590.
 E. Gao*, and Z. Xu*, Bio-Inspired graphene-derived membranes with strain-controlled interlayer spacing, Nanoscale, 2018, 10: 8585-8590.
 G. Wang, E. Gao, Z. Dai, L. Liu*, Z. Xu*, and Z. Zhang*, Degradation and recovery of graphene/polymer nano-interfaces under cyclic mechanical loading, Composites Science and Technology, 2017, 149: 220-227.
 H. Wang, E. Gao, P. Liu, D. Zhou, D. Geng, X. Xue, L. Wang, K. Jiang*, Z. Xu*, and G. Yu*, Facile growth of vertically-aligned graphene nanosheets via thermal CVD: The experimental and theoretical investigations, Carbon, 2017, 121: 1-9.
 S. Kim#, C. Haines#, N. Li#, K. Kim, T. Mun, C. Choi, J. Di, Y. Oh, J. Oviedo, J. Bykova, S. Fang, N. Jiang, Z. Liu, R. Wang, P. Kumar, R. Qiao, S. Priya, K. Cho, M. Kim, M. Lucas, L. Drummy, B. Maruyama, D. Lee, X. Lepró, E. Gao, D. Albarq, R. Ovalle-Robles, S. Kim*, and R. Baughman*, Harvesting electrical energy from carbon nanotube yarn twist, Science, 2017, 357: 773-778.
 E. Gao, Y. Cao, Y. Liu*, and Z. Xu*, Optimizing interfacial crosslinking in graphene-derived materials, which balances intralayer and interlayer load transfer, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017, 9: 24830–24839.
 E. Gao#, Y. Wen#, Y. Yuan, C. Li*, and Z. Xu*, Intrinsic mechanical properties of graphene oxide films: Strain characterization and the gripping effects, Carbon, 2017, 118: 467-474.
 S. Liu#, J. Li#, X. Shi, E. Gao, Z. Xu, H. Tang, K. Tong, Q. Pei, J. Liang*, and Y. Chen, Rollerball-pen-drawing technology for extremely foldable paper-based electronics, Advanced Electronic Materials, 2017, 3: 1700098.
 S. Deng, E. Gao, Z. Xu, and V. Berry*, Adhesion energy of MoS2 thin films on silicon-based substrates determined via the attributes of a single MoS2 wrinkle, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 2017, 9: 7812–7818.
 B. Luo, E. Gao, D. Geng, J. Xu, H. Wang, Z. Xu*, and G. Yu*, Etching-controlled growth of graphene by chemical vapor deposition, Chemistry of Materials, 2017, 29: 1022-1027.
 D. Geng, E. Gao, H. Wang, J. Xu, Z. Xu, and G. Yu*, Large-area growth of five-lobed and triangular graphene grains on textured Cu substrate, Advanced Materials Interfaces, 2016, 3: 1600347.
 C. Wang, X. Li, E. Gao, M. Jian, K. Xia, Q. Wang, Z. Xu, T. Ren, and Y. Zhang*, Carbonized silk fabric for ultrastretchable, highly sensitive and wearable strain sensors, Advanced Materials, 2016, 28: 6640-6648.
 S. Deng, E. Gao, Y. Wang, S. Sen, T. S. Sreeprasad, S. Behura, P. Kral, Z. Xu, and V. Berry*, Confined, oriented and electrically anisotropic graphene wrinkles on bacteria, ACS Nano, 2016, 10: 8403-8412.
 E. Gao, B. Xie, and Z. Xu*, Two-dimensional silica: Structural, mechanical properties, and strain-induced band gap tuning, Journal of Applied Physics, 2016, 119: 014301.
 E. Gao, and Z. Xu*, Thin-shell thickness of two-dimensional materials, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2015, 82: 121012.
 D. Geng, L. Meng, B. Chen, E. Gao, W. Yan, H. Yan, B. Luo, J. Xu, H. Wang, Z. Mao, Z. Xu, L. He, Z. Zhang, L. Peng, and G. Yu*, Controlled growth of single-crystal twelve-pointed graphene grains on liquid Cu surface, Advanced Materials, 2014, 26: 6423-6429.
 C. Wang, E. Gao, L. Wang, and Z. Xu*, Mechanics of network materials with responsive crosslinks, Comptes Rendus Mecanique, 2014, 342: 264-272.
# Co-first authors
* Corressponding author