Research Highlights

High-performance Piezoelectric Energy Harvesters and Their Applications

Zhengbao Yang1, 3, Shengxi Zhou2, Jean Zu3, Daniel Inman4
Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
School of Aeronautics, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, 710072, China
Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON M5S 3G8, Canada
Department of Aerospace Engineering, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA

Superhydrophobic-like bouncing: where the Lotus leaves effect and pitcher plant effect converge

The impact of liquid drops on solid surfaces is a classical and beautiful phenomenon, which is familiar in day-to-day life, but also of great importance to many industrial processes.

Unusual Fast Secondary Relaxation in Metallic Glass

The origin of plastic flow in glass has been a longstanding issue in materials science, condensed matter physics and solid mechanics.

Pancake bouncing: breaking the classical contact time limit of drop impinging on surfaces

The work on drop impact on superhydrophobic surfaces conducted in the lab of Bio-inspired Engineering, directed by Dr. Zuankai Wang’s in the MNE, was published in Nature Physics.

Bridging Understanding and Applications of CuO Nanostructures

The work of Dr. Kaili Zhang of MNE was published in Progress in Materials Science, the prestigious review journal in materials science.