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Dr. NIU, Xinrui

BS(Tsinghua), MS(UND, Tsinghua), PhD(Princeton)

Associate Professor

Contact Information

Office: YEUNG-P6420
Phone: +(852)-3442-8432
Email: xinrui.niu@cityu.edu.hk
Web: Personal Homepage

Research Interests

  • Biomechanics
  • Design of biomimetic structures
  • Physical behavior of brittle solids


  • Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering – Princeton University, Princeton, NJ, US, 2008
  • M.S. in Mechanical Engineering – University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, US, 2002
  • M.S. in Solid Mechanics – Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 2000
  • B.S. in Engineering Mechanics -- Tsinghua University, China, 1998

Five Selected Publications

(* denotes corresponding authorship; underlined are students or staff under supervision of Dr. Niu)

  1. Pan, Y., Zhan, Y., Ji, H., Niu, X.* and Zhong, Z.*, "Can Hyperelastic Material Parameters be Uniquely Determined from Indentation Experiment?", RSC Advances, DOI: 10.1039/C6RA15747E, in press (2016)
  2. Wang, J., Bian, J.J., Niu, X.* and Wang, G.F.*, "A Universal Method to Calculate the Surface Energy Density of Spherical Surface in Crystals", Acta Mechanica Sinica, DOI: 10.1007/s10409-016-0605-z, in press (2016)
  3. Yao, Z., Zhang, H.*, Hu, Y., Bian, J.J., Wang, G., Lu, J. and Niu, X.*, "Ultrasound Driven Aggregation - A Novel Method to Assemble Ceramic Nanoparticles", Extreme Mechanics Letters, 7, 71-77 (2016)
  4. Guo, Y., Li, J.F., Niu, X.*, Markovitsc, A. and Zhang, R.Q.*, "Composition Dependent Reactivity of Titanium Oxide Clusters", Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics, 18, 10594 (2016)
  5. Guo, F.L., He, B.B. and Niu, X.*, "Analysis of Vapor Pressure and Void Volume Fraction Evolution in Porous Polymers under Thermal Loading: A Micromechanics Approach". International Journal of Solids and Structures, 66, 133-139 (2015)

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