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  Dr. ZI CHEN  
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Title : Dr.
First Name : ZI
Last Name : CHEN
University/Institution : Washington University in St. Louis
Email ID : [email protected]
City : St. Louis
Country : United States
State : Missouri
Zipcode : 63130
Department : Biomedical Engineering
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Area of Research
Mechanics of morphogenesis
Area of Expertise
Mechanics;Mechanobiology;Materials Science
Brief Description of Research Interest :
Morphogenesis and growth. Mechanical feedbacks in complex systems. Mechanics of thin objects and their instabilities. Biomimetic materials/devices. Nanofabrication. Nonlinear elasticity. Computational materials science.
Representative Publications :
Matthew A. Wyczalkowski*, Zi Chen*, Benjamen Filas, Victor Varner, and Larry A. Taber. Computational Models for Mechanics of Morphogenesis, Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today, 96 (2012): 132-152, (* equal contributors), featured Cover article.

Zi Chen*
, Qiaohang Guo, Carmel Majidi, Wenzhe Chen, David. J. Srolovitz, and Mikko Haataja, Bistable Morphing Structures: mechanical and nonlinear geometric effects (
arXiv:1206.4739v5), Physical Review Letters (in press). Highlighted in News at Princeton Featured Story.

Wanliang Shan, Zi Chen, Chase P.Broedersz, Ankita A. Gumaste, Winston O. Soboyejo, and Clifford P. Brangwynne. Attenuated short wavelength buckling and force propagation in a biopolymer-reinforced rod, submitted to Soft Matter.

Zi Chen, Carmel Majidi, David. J. Srolovitz, and Mikko Haataja, Continuum elasticity theory approach for spontaneous bending and helicity of ribbons induced by mechanical anisotropy, submitted to Proceedings of the Royal Society of London A.

Zi Chen, Progress through Mechanics: Morphogenesis, Self-assembly and Bio-inspired Technology, Mechanics, in press.

Zi Chen, Qiaohang Guo, Carmel Majidi, Wenzhe Chen, David. J. Srolovitz, and Mikko Haataja. Bistable Structures Exhibiting Snap-through Instability: from Slap Bracelets to the Venus Flytrap. Proceedings of the ASME 2012 Summer Bioengineering Conference.[link]

Zi Chen, C. Majidi, D. J. Srolovitz, and M. Haataja, Tunable Helical Ribbons, Applied Physics Letters, 98, 011906 (2011). Highlighted in Applied Physics, Ivy League Week and a Science perspective article.[link]

Carmel Majidi, Zi Chen, David. J. Srolovitz, and Mikko Haataja, Theory for the Spontaneous Bending of Piezoelectric Nanoribbons: Mechanics, Spontaneous Polarization, and Space Charge Coupling, Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 58 (2010):73. Highlighted in Mechanical Physics, Journal of Technology and Science. Selected as "Top 25 Hottest Articles" (ranked the 10th) in Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids from January to March 2010. [link]

Zi Chen, K. T. Chu, D. J. Srolovitz, J. M. Rickman and M. P. Haataja, Dislocation climb strengthening in systems with immobile obstacles: Three-dimensional level-set simulation study. Physical Review B, 81 (2010): 054104.Highlighted in Physics Week, Vertical News [link]

Hui Zheng, Zi Chen and Yonghua Rong. The Improvement of Calculating γ(fcc)→ε(hcp) Martensitic Transformation Shear Angle, Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University, 41(2007): 592.

Zi Chen, Hui Zheng, Yonghua Rong, T.Y.Hsu. On the determination of shear angle in martensitic transformations. Materials Science and Engineering A, 457(2007):380-384.

Chunsheng Wen, Zi Chen, Baoxu Huang, Yonghua Rong. Nanocrystallization and magnetic properties of Fe-30wt%Ni alloy by surface mechanical attrition treatment, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 37 (2006): 1413-1421.

Chunsheng Wen, Baoxu Huang, Zi Chen, Yonghua Rong. Martensite and its reverse transformation in nanocrystalline bulk Co. Materials Science and Engineering A, 438(2006): 420-426..

Zi Chen, Qizheng Liu, Qingping Meng and Yonghua Rong. Structural evolution and stability of mechanically alloyed Fe-Ni nanocrystalline, Journal of Central South University of Technology 12(2005): 389-392.

Zi Chen, Zhenghong Guo. Comments on shear-rotation mechanism for martensitic transformations. Progress in Natural Science, 14(2004): 917-921.

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