July 2019:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang received an 2019 Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE). Read more.

June 2019:

Our Mechanics of Biological Materials’ (venous valvular tissue) work is highlighted in Cell Scale! Read More.

June 2019:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a seminar on “Multiphysics Coupling in Lithium-ion Batteries” at the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Lab.

June 2019:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a seminar on “Multiphysics Coupling in Lithium-ion Batteries” at the Thermal/Fluid Component Sciences Department, Sandia National Lab.

May 2019:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a seminar on “Multiphysics Coupling in Lithium-ion Batteries” at the Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. Read More.

April 2019:

Our lithium-ion battery’s work is reported in Spring/Summer 2019 NC State Engineering magazine! Read More.

Mar. 2019:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Brett Austin McCandless, presented a poster titled “Investigation, Modeling, and Reconstruction of the Tendon-to-Bone Insertion Tissue” at the 14th Graduate Student Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More

Mar. 2019:

Congratulations to the Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Pankaj Dhiman, who successfully defended his master thesis “Dislocation Based Stresses during Electrochemical Cycling and Phase Transformation in Lithium-ion batteries.” Read More

Mar. 2019:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Tyler Ash, presented a poster titled “Mesostructural changes of heart valve tissue during collagenase degradation” at the 5th MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University.  Read More

Mar. 2019:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Pankaj Dhiman, presented a poster titled “Dislocation Based Stresses during Electrochemical Cycling and Phase Transformation in Lithium-ion batteries” at the 5th MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More

Mar. 2019:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Brett Austin McCandless, presented a poster titled “Investigation, Modeling, and Reconstruction of the Tendon-to-Bone Insertion Tissue” at the 5th MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More

Mar. 2019:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Hongjiang Chen, presented a poster titled “A Generalized method of modeling evolution process for a continuous solid-solution system in lithium-ion batteries” at the 5th MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University.  Read More


Nov. 2018:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a seminar on “Electronic Microscopy Capability Toward Life Sciences at Analytical Instrumentation Facility” at the Comparative Medicine Institute, North Carolina State University, Nov. 07, 2018. Read More

Oct. 2018:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Project on “Phenomenological-Based Constitutive Modeling and Structural-Based Computational Modeling of Biological Tissues” at the University of California Santa Cruz, CA, October 26, 2018. Read More.

Oct. 2018:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Sangwook Kim, presented a project titled “Coupled Mechanical and Electrochemical Analyses of Reconstructed LiFePO4 By FIB/SEM in Lithium-Ion Battery” at the AiMES 2018 Meeting, Cancun, Mexico, September 30 – October 4, 2018. Read More.

Sept. 2018:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Austin McCandless, had passed the PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!

Aug. 2018:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang appointed Associate Director of the Analytical Instrumentation Facility. Read More.

Aug. 2018:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Tyler Ash, had passed the PhD qualifying exam. Congratulations!

June 2018:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Sangwook Kim, was awarded the Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Fellowship. Sangwook Kim will conduct lithium-metal battery research at INL. Read More.

June 2018:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Project on “Strain-State Dependent Viscoelastic Behavior of Tendon-to-Bone Insertion” at the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Cambridge MA, May 29 – June 1, 2018.

May 2018:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Project on “A Constitutive Model for Jugular and Saphenous Venous Tissue” at the Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference, Cambridge MA, May 29 – June 1, 2018.

Mar. 2018:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Nayyan Kaul, had an invited presentation on “Material Modeling for Jugular and Saphenous Vein Tissues” in the Cardiovascular Modeling and Simulation Symposium at the 42nd SIAM Southeastern Atlantic Sectional Conference, UNC Chapel Hill, March 9 – 11, 2018.

Mar. 2018:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Hongjiang Chen, presented a poster titled “Modeling of Lithium-ion battery based on non-equilibrium thermodynamics of continuum” at the 4th MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University.


Nov. 2017:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Dr. Sergey Kuznetsov, presented his work on “A Structural-Based Computational Model of Tendon-to-Bone Insertion” at the 2017 Materials Research Society (MRS) Fall Meeting, Boston, MA.

Nov. 2017:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Sangwook Kim, presented his work on “Multiphysics Coupling in Lithium-ion Battery with Reconstructed Porous Microstructures” at the 2017 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE), Tampa, FL.

Oct. 2017:

Congratulations to the Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Kaitlyn Barbour, who successfully defended her master thesis “Stress Relaxation Behaviors of Porcine Heart Valve Leaflets.” (Read More)

Oct. 2017:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Kaitlyn Barbour, presented her work on “Strain Effects on Collagen Proteolysis in Heart Valve Tissues” at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Oct. 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Project titled “Fiber Orientation and Structural Model of Tendon-to-Bone Insertion” at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Oct. 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Poster on behalf of Nayyan Kaul, titled “Phenomenological Based Constitutive Modeling of Jugular Venous Tissue” at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Oct. 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Poster on behalf of Jiaqi (Jackie) Lu, titled “Biaxial Mechanical Properties of Venous Valve Leaflet Tissues” at the 2017 Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ.

Oct. 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Project on “Phenomenological-Based Constitutive Modeling and Structural-Based Computational Modeling of Biological Tissues” at the Applied Mathematics Colloquium, Carolina Center For Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics, University of Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, October 06, 2017. Read More.

Sep. 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Poster on behalf of Nayyan Kaul, titled “A Constitutive Model for Jugular Vein Tissue under Biaxial Loading” at the 7th NHLBI Cardiovascular Regenerative Medicine Symposium, NIH, Bethesda, MD, September 27-28, 2017.

July 2017:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Nayyan Kaul, presented his work on “Constitutive and Computational Modeling with Fluid-Structure Interactions of Venous Tissues” at the 14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14), Montreal, Canada. Read More.

July 2017:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Dr. Sergey Kuznetsov, presented his work on “Structural-Based Computational Model of Tendon-to-Bone Insertion” at the 14th U.S. National Congress on Computational Mechanics (USNCCM14), Montreal, Canada. Read More.

June 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented our Mechanics of Biological Materials Project titled “Biaxial Mechanical Properties of Venous Valve Leaflet Tissues” at the 2017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering and Biotransport Conference (SB3C 2017), Tucson, AZ.

June 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Poster on behalf of Sandhya Chandrasekaran, titled “Collagen Fiber Orientation of Tendon Bone Insertion Tissues” at the 2017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C 2017), Tucson, AZ. Read More.

June 2017:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Poster on behalf of Nayyan Kaul, titled “Phenomenological Based Constitutive Modeling of Jugular Venous Tissue” at the 2017 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C 2017), Tucson, AZ. Read More.

May 2017:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Hongjiang Chen, presented his work on “A Statistical Mechanical Model Incorporating Coupled Concentration-Strain Effects in Lithium Ion Battery Electrode” at the 231st Electrochemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Read More.

May 2017:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Hongjiang Chen, presented a poster on “Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Rate-Capacity Lost Phenomena for Lithium-Ion Battery” at the 231st Electrochemical Society Meeting, New Orleans, LA. Read More.

April 2017:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Katherine Woodley, presented a poster titled “Composition and Microstructure of Tendon-to-Bone Insertion Tissue” at the Annual Spring Symposium, NC State University. Read More.

April 2017:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Adam Benson, presented a poster titled “Orientation and Density of the Elastin Microstructure in the Jugular Venous Valve” at the Annual Spring Symposium, NC State University. Read More.

Mar. 2017:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Hongjiang Chen, presented a poster titled “Nonequilibrium Thermodynamics of Rate-Capacity Lost Phenomena for Lithium-Ion Battery” at the 3rd MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More.

Mar. 2017:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Sangwook Kim, presented a poster titled “Investigations of Mechanical Stresses in FIB/SEM Reconstructed Battery Materials” at the 3rd MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More.

Mar. 2017:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Nayyan Kaul, presented a poster titled “Constitutive Modelling of Jugular Vein Tissue” at the 3rd MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More.


Nov. 2016:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Sangwook Kim, presented his work on “Thermal-Chemomechanics of Lithium-ion Batteries” at the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nov. 2016:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Nayyan Kaul, presented his work on “Constitutively model the structural-mechanical properties of Jugular venous valve and wall tissue” at the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nov. 2016:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member,  Sandhya Chandrasekaran, presented her work on “Biomechanical and Structural Properties at Tendon-Bone Insertion” at the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Phoenix, Arizona.

Nov. 2016:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Project titled “Stress-Relaxation of Diseased Heart Valve Tissues” at the 2016 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE) in Phoenix, Arizona.

Oct. 2016:

Congratulations to the Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Nayyan Kaul, who successfully defended his master thesis “Constitutively model and compare the structural-mechanical properties of Jugular vein tissue.” Read More

Aug. 2016:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Kaitlyn Barbour, presented her work on “Stress Relaxation of Heart Valve Tissues” at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC. Read More.

Aug. 2016:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Jiaqi (Jackie) Lu, presented her work on “Biaxial Mechanical Properties of Venous Valve Leaflet Tissues” at the 40th Annual Meeting of the American Society of Biomechanics, Raleigh, NC. Read More.

Aug. 2016:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Adam A. Benson, presented a poster titled “Mechanical Testing and the Cellular Microstructure of the Jugular Venous Valve Leaflet” at the 2016 15th Annual NC State Summer Undergraduate Research Symposium. Read More.

July 2016:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Poster on behalf of Sandhya Chandrasekaran, titled “Biomechanical and Structural Properties at Tendon-Bone Insertion,” at the 2016 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C 2016) in National Harbor, Maryland. Read More.

June 2016:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented a Mechanics of Biological Materials Project titled “Stress-Relaxation of Diseased Heart Valve Tissues” at the 2016 Summer Biomechanics, Bioengineering, and Biotransport Conference (SB3C 2016) in National Harbor, Maryland.

May 2016:

Congratulations to the Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Adam Benson, received an Undergraduate Summer Research Grant from the Office of Undergraduate Research through the Division of Academic & Student Affairs of NC State.

Apr. 2016:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang presented our Mechanics of Energy Materials Projects entitled “Stresses at Electrode-Electrolyte Interface in Lithium-Ion Batteries via Multiphysics Modeling” and “Modeling C-Rate Dependent Diffusion-Induced-Stresses for Lithium-Ion Battery Materials” at the 2016 Materials Research Society (MRS) Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.

Mar. 2016:

Congratulations to the Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Jiaqi (Jackie) Lu, who successfully defended her master thesis “Biaxial Mechanical Properties of Venous Valve Leaflet Tissues.” Thesis

Mar. 2016:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Sangwook Kim, presented a poster titled “Mechanical Stresses at Electrode-Electrolyte Interface in Lithium Batteries” at the 2nd MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More.

Mar. 2016:

The Mechanics of Energy Materials team member, Hongjiang Chen, presented a poster titled “An Integrated Experiments and Modeling of Lithium-ion Battery” at the 2nd MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More.

Mar. 2016:

The Mechanics of Biological Materials team member, Jiaqi (Jackie) Lu, presented a poster titled “Biaxial Mechanical Properties of Venous Valve Leaflet Tissues” at the 2nd MAE Graduate Research Symposium, NC State University. Read More.

Jan. 2016:

Dr. Hsiao-Ying Shadow Huang received an NSF CAREER award. Read more.

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