Yu U. Wang

Yu U. Wang


  • Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
  • PhD, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Rutgers University
  • BS, Mechanical Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China

Research Interests

  • Phase Transforming Materials for Advanced Properties
  • In-Situ Synchrotron X-Ray Diffraction and Neutron Scattering of Single Crystals, Diffuse Scattering of Nanodomains
  • Dielectric, Ferroelectric, Magnetoelectric Materials and Composites
  • Colloidal Self-Assembly in Multi-Liquid-Phase Systems
  • Modeling and Simulation of Microstructures and Properties


  • Y. Yan, J.E. Zhou, D. Maurya, Y.U. Wang, S. Priya, “Giant Piezoelectric Voltage Coefficient in Grain-Oriented Modified PbTiO3 Material,” Nature Communications, 7, 13089 (2016).
  • Y.M. Jin, Y.U. Wang, Y. Ren, “Theory and Experimental Evidence of Phonon Domains and Their Roles in Pre-Martensitic Phenomena,” npj Computational Materials, 1, 15002 (2015).
  • F.D. Ma, Y.M. Jin, Y.U. Wang, S.L. Kampe, S. Dong, “Phase Field Modeling and Simulation of Particulate Magnetoelectric Composites: Effects of Connectivity, Conductivity, Poling and Bias Field,” Acta Materialia, 70, 45 (2014).
  • T.L. Cheng, Y.U. Wang, “Shape-Anisotropic Particles at Curved Fluid Interfaces and Role of Laplace Pressure: A Computational Study,” Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 402, 267 (2013).
  • T.L. Cheng, F.D. Ma, J.E. Zhou, G. Jennings, Y. Ren, Y.M. Jin, Y.U. Wang, “In-Situ Three-Dimensional Reciprocal-Space Mapping of Diffuse Scattering Intensity Distribution and Data Analysis for Precursor Phenomenon in Shape-Memory Alloy,” JOM, 64, 167 (2012).
  • Y.U. Wang, D.Q. Tan, “Computational Study of Filler Microstructure and Effective Property Relations in Dielectric Composites,” Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 104102 (2011).
  • Y.U. Wang, “Phase Field Model of Dielectric and Magnetic Composites,” Applied Physics Letters, 96, 232901 (2010).
  • Y.U. Wang, “Field-Induced Inter-Ferroelectric Phase Transformations and Domain Mechanisms in High-Strain Piezoelectric Materials: Insights from Phase Field Modeling and Simulation,” Journal of Materials Science, 44, 5225 (2009).
  • Y.U. Wang, “Modeling and Simulation of Self-Assembly of Arbitrary-Shaped Ferro-Colloidal Particles in External Field: A Diffuse Interface Field Approach,” Acta Materialia, 55, 3835 (2007).
  • Y.U. Wang, “Diffraction Theory of Nanotwin Superlattices with Low Symmetry Phase: Application to Rhombohedral Nanotwins and Monoclinic MA, MB Phases,” Physical Review B, 76, 024108 (2007).
  • Y.U. Wang, “Computer Modeling and Simulation of Solid-State Sintering: A Phase Field Approach,” Acta Materialia, 54, 953 (2006).
  • Y.U. Wang, Y.M. Jin, A.G. Khachaturyan, “The Effects of Free Surfaces on Martensite Microstructures: 3D Phase Field Microelasticity Simulation Study,” Acta Materialia, 52, 1039 (2004).
  • Y.U. Wang, Y.M. Jin, A.G. Khachaturyan, “Phase Field Microelasticity Modeling of Surface Instability of Heteroepitaxial Thin Films,” Acta Materialia, 52, 81 (2004).
  • Y.M. Jin, Y.U. Wang, A.G. Khachaturyan, J.F. Li, D. Viehland, “Conformal Miniaturization of Domains with Low Domain-Wall Energy: Monoclinic Ferroelectric States near the Morphotropic Phase Boundaries,” Physical Review Letters, 91, 197601 (2003).
  • Y.U. Wang, Y.M. Jin, A.G. Khachaturyan, “Phase Field Microelasticity Theory and Modeling of Elastically and Structurally Inhomogeneous Solid,” Journal of Applied Physics, 92, 1351 (2002).
  • Y.U. Wang, Y.M. Jin, A.G. Khachaturyan, “Phase Field Microelasticity Theory and Simulation of Multiple Voids and Cracks in Single Crystals and Polycrystals under Applied Stress,” Journal of Applied Physics, 91, 6435 (2002).
  • Y.U. Wang, A.M. Cuitiño, “Full-Field Measurements of Heterogeneous Deformation Patterns on Polymeric Foams using Digital Image Correlation,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, 39, 3777 (2002).
  • Y.U. Wang, Y.M. Jin, A.M. Cuitiño, A.G. Khachaturyan, “Nanoscale Phase Field Microelasticity Theory of Dislocations: Model and 3D Simulations,” Acta Materialia, 49, 1847 (2001).
  • Y.U. Wang, A.M. Cuitiño, “Three-Dimensional Nonlinear Open-Cell Foams with Large Deformations,” Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 48, 961 (2000).