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My research interest focuses on nanoscale measurements of physical and mechanical properties of materials, as well as the development of biomimetic materials. Currently, I am working to refine and optimize a cantilever-beam based instrument for evaluating polymerization stress, and for simultaneous measurement of shrinkage and modulus evolution upon polymerization. We also aim to develop a better understanding of the polymerization process through these measurements.
My previous work includes:
· Tribological properties (friction and wear) of polymers and polymeric nanocomposites at small length scales
· Nanoindentation method for materials properties
· Development of gecko-inspired smart adhesive (fabrication, experiments, and modeling)
· Z.Z. Wang, P. Gu, and Z. Zhang, "Finite element modeling of the indentation and scratch response of epoxy/silica nanocomposites", Mech. Adv. Mater. Struc., in press.
· Z.Z. Wang, Y. Xu and P. Gu, "Adhesive behaviors of gecko-inspired nanofibrillar arrays: experiments and finite element modeling", J. Phys. D: Appl. Phys., 45, 142001 (2012).
· Z.Z. Wang, P. Gu, Z. Zhang, L. Gu and Y.Z. Xu, "Mechanical and tribological behavior of epoxy/Silica nanocomposites at the micro/nano scale", Tribol. Lett. 42, 185-191 (2011).
· Z.Z. Wang, P. Gu, and Z. Zhang, "Indentation and scratch behavior of nano-SiO2/polycarbonate composite coating at the micro/nano-scale", Wear 269, 21-25 (2010).
Biosystems and Biomaterials Division
2007-2012: Ph.D. University of Science and Technology of China, Mechanics (Solid Mechanics)
2004-2007: B.S. Anhui University, Physics