Zhang Yong Wei
Mechanical Engineering, Electronics Engineering
Pillar / Cluster: Engineering Product Development
Dr. ZHANG Yong-Wei is Principal Scientist and Deputy Executive Director at Institute of High Performance Computing (IHPC), A*STAR, Singapore. He received Ph.D from Northwestern Polytechnical University, China. Subsequently he worked at Institute of Mechanics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China; Division of Engineering at Brown University, USA; Institute of Materials Research and Engineering, A*STAR, Singapore; and Department of Materials Science and Engineering at National University of Singapore. He is also Adjunct Professor in Engineering Product Development Pillar at Singapore University of Technology and Design.
- PhD, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, P.R. China, 1992
- MSc, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, P.R. China, 1989
- BEng, Northwestern Polytechnical University, Xi’an, P.R. China, 1986
His research interest focuses on using theory, modeling and computation as tools to study the relationship between structures and properties of materials, mechanical-thermal coupling and mechanical-electronic coupling of 1D and 2D materials, mechanics in biology and bio-inspired materials and design.
Awards and Achievements
He is a winner of the High Performance Computing Quest Gold Award (2004), Institute Best Paper Award (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014), Institute Highly Cited Paper Award (2014), Institute Best Inter-Department Industry Project Award (2013), and A*STAR Aerospace Programme Achievement Award (2013).
He has published over 280 refereed journal papers, and delivered over 50 invited/keynote/plenary talks and lectures.
- Li et al. “Ultrafast and directional diffusion of lithium in phosphorene for high performance lithium-ion battery”, Nano Letters 15, 1691 (2015).
- Cai, et al. “Giant phononic anisotropy and unusual anharmonicity of phosphorene: Interlayer coupling and strain engineering”, Advanced Functional Materials 25, 2230 (2015).
- Cai, et al., “Polarity-reversed robust carrier mobility in monolayer MoS2 nanoribbons” Journal of the American Chemical Society 136(17), 6269 (2014).
- J. Guan, et al. “Destabilization of gold clusters for controlled nanosynthesis: From clusters to polyhedra” Advanced Materials 26(21) 3427 (2014).
- F. Hao, et al., “Large single crystal graphene growth on copper: The role of oxygen” Science 342. 720 (2013).