Dr ZHU Jian
Assistant Professor

Rm E1-05-30
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering
National University of Singapore
9 Engineering Drive 1
Singapore 117576
Contact: +65-6516-5539

Ph.D in Mechanical Engineering 2007 ( University of Alberta, Canada)

Research Interests
Soft active materials;
Micro soft devices;
Soft mobile robots

Selected Publications
Zhu, J., Kollosche, M., Lu, T., Kofod, G., and Suo, Z., Two types of transition to wrinkles in dielectric elastomers. Soft Matter, in press.

Huang, J., Lu, T., Zhu, J., Clarke, D.R., Suo, Z., Large, unidirectional actuation in dielectric elastomers achieved by fiber stiffening. Applied Physics Letters 100, 211901, 2012.

Kollosche, M., Zhu, J., Suo, Z., and Kofod G., Complex interplay of nonlinear processes in dielectric elastomers, Physical Review E 85, 051801, 2012.

Huang, J., Li, T., Foo., C.C., Zhu, J., Clarke, D.R., Suo, Z., Giant, voltage-actuated deformation of a dielectric elastomer under dead load, Applied Physics Letters 100, 041911, 2012.

Zhu, J., Li, T., Cai, S., and Suo, Z., Snap-through expansion of a gas bubble in a elastomer. Journal of Adhesion, Invited paper. Vol. 87, pp. 466-481, 2011.

Koh S.J.A., Li, T., Zhou J, Zhao X., Hong W., Zhu J., and Suo Z., Mechanisms of large actuation strain in dielectric elastomers. Journal of Polymer Science Part B: Polymer Physics, Vol 49, pp. 504-515, 2011.

Zhu, J., Stoyanov, H., Kofod, G., and Suo, Z., Large deformation and electromechanical instability of a dielectric elastomer tube actuator. Journal of Applied Physics, Vol 108, 074113, 2010.

Zhu, J., Cai, S., and Suo, Z., Resonant behavior of a membrane of a dielectric elastomer. International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol 47, pp. 3254-3262, 2010.

Zhu, J., Cai, S., and Suo, Z., Nonlinear oscillation a dielectric elastomer balloon, Polymer International, Invited paper. Vol. 59, pp. 378-383, 2010.

Suo, Z. and Zhu, J. Dielectric elastomer of interpenetrating networks, Applied Physics Letters 95, 232909, 2009.

Zhu, J., Ru, C.Q., and Mioduchowski, A., High-order subharmonic parametric resonance of nonlinearly coupled micromechanical oscillators, European Physical Journal B, Vol. 58, pp. 411-421, 2008.

Zhu, J., Pull-in instability of two opposing microcantilever arrays with different bending rigidities, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, Vol. 50, pp. 55-68, 2008.

Zhu, J., Ru, C.Q., and Mioduchowski, A., Instability of a large coupled microbeam array initialized at its two ends, Journal of Adhesion, Vol. 83, pp. 195-221, 2007.

Zhu, J., Ru, C.Q., and Mioduchowski, A., Structural instability of a parallel array of mutually attracting identical microbeams, Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 16, pp. 2220-2229, 2006.

Zhu, J., Ru, C.Q., and Mioduchowski, A., Surface-forces-driven instability of comb-drive microcantilevers in MEMS, Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology, Vol. 20, pp. 1125-1146, 2006.

Zhu, J., Ru, C.Q., and Mioduchowski, A., Surface energy-driven adhesion of two opposing microcantilevers, Acta Mechanica, Vol. 184, pp. 33-45, 2006.

Sun, D., Zhu, J., Lai, C., and Tso, S.K., A visual sensing application to a climbing cleaning robot on the glass surface, Mechatronics, Vol. 14, pp. 1089-1104, 2004.

Zhu, J., Sun, D., and Tso, S.K., Application of a service climbing robot with motion planning and visual sensing, Journal of Robotic Systems, Vol. 20, pp. 189-199, 2003.

Zhu, J., Sun, D., and Tso, S.K., Development of a tracked climbing robot, Journal of Intelligent & Robotic Systems, Vol. 35, pp. 427-444, 2002.

Zhu, J., Shao, H., and Wang, X.S., Study on restraining the residual vibration of flexible arm by planning acceleration, Chinese Journal of Mechanical Engineering, Vol. 13, pp. 245-250, 2000.