Background and activities

My research interests focus on the mechanics of materials, bioinspired engineering and additive manufacturing. Much of my works has been on improving the understanding of design principles of natural materials. Innovative architectured materials, mechanical metamaterials and biological materials are designed analytically, numerically and experimentally.

Research interests

  • Additive manufacturing
  • Bioinspired structures
  • Architectured materials
  • Strucutral instability


  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, University of New Hampshire, USA
  • M.S. in mechanical engineering, Politecnico di Milano, Italy
  • B.S. in mechanical engineering, Tongji Univerisity, China

Service to Professional Organizations

Editorial Board:

  • Frontiers in Manufacturing Technology
  • Frontiers in Metals and Alloys
  • Forces in Mechanics
  • Material Design & Processing Communications

Guest Editor:

  • Engineering Fracture Mechanics