The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Joint Institute for Advanced Materials


Yanfei Gao

Yanfei Gao

Associate Professor
Department of Materials Science and Engineering

PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Princeton University

Research Bio



Research Interests

  • Small-scale mechanical behavior
  • Nanoscale thin-film heterostructures
  • Deformation and failure of advanced structural materials
  • Computational solid mechanics and materials science

Selected Publications

L.L. Zheng, Y.F. Gao, S.Y. Lee, R.I. Barabash, J.H. Lee, P.K. Liaw, "Intergranular strain evolution near fatigue crack tips in polycrystalline metals." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 59, iss. 11, pp. 2307-2322, 2011.

C. Cantoni, Y.F. Gao, S.H. Wee, E.D. Specht, J. Gazquez, J.Y. Meng, S.J. Pennycook, A. Goyal, "Strain-driven oxygen deficiency in self-assembled, nanostructured, composite oxide films." ACS Nano, vol. 5, iss. 6, pp. 4783-4789, 2011.

T.L. Li, Y.F. Gao, H. Bei, E.P. George, "Indentation Schmid factor and orientation dependence of nanoindentation pop-in behavior of NiAl single crystals." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 59, pp. 1147-1162, 2011.

Y.F. Gao, L. Wang, H. Bei, T.G. Nieh, "On the shear band direction in metallic glasses." Acta Materialia, vol. 59, pp. 4159-4167, 2011.

Y.F. Gao, "A Peierls perspective on mechanisms of atomic friction." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, vol. 58, iss. 12, pp. 2023-2032, 2010.

Y.F. Gao, H.H. Yu, K.-S. Kim, "Micro-plasticity of surface steps under adhesive contact: Part II - Multiple-dislocation mediated contact loading." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 56, 2759-2772, 2008.

Contact Information

Yanfei Gao
319 Ferris Hall
Department of Materials Science and Engineering
University of Tennessee
Knoxville, TN 37996-2100
865-974-2350
ygao7@utk.edu

 

 


 

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