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Jing Du

Assistant Professor


  • Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

316B Leonhard Building


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Research Areas:

Interest Areas:

Solid mechanics, Fracture mechanics, Biomechanics, Biomaterials, Bio-inspired design, Medical devices, Electronic devices.




  • BS, Mechanical Engineering and Automation, Tsinghua University, 2005
  • MS, Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2007
  • MA, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2009
  • Ph D, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, 2012


Book, Chapters

Journal Articles

  • Jingjie Hu, Yuxiao Zhou, John Obayemi, Jing Du and Jing Du, 2018, "An Investigation of the Effects of Cancer Progression on the Viscoelastic Properties and Actin Cytoskeletal Structure of Triple Negative Breast Cancer Cells", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 86, pp. 1-13
  • J Asare, E Türköz, B Agyei-Tuffour, O K Oyewole, A A Fashina, Jing Du, M G Zebaze Kana and W O Soboyejo, 2017, "Effects of pre-buckling on the bending of organic electronic structure", AIP Advances, 7, pp. 045204
  • J. Asare, S. A. Adeniji, O. K. Oyewole, B. Agyei-Tuffour, Jing Du, E. Arthur, A. A. Fashina, M. G. Zebaze Kana and W. O. Soboyejo, 2016, "Cold welding of organic light emitting diode: Interfacial and contact models", AIP Advances, 6, (6), pp. 065125
  • V.C. Anye, M.G. Zebaze Kana, Jing Du and Wole Soboyejo, 2015, "Effect of pressure and MoO3 hole injection layer on the current-voltage characteristics of organic light emitting diodes", Advanced Materials Research, 1132, pp. 160–165
  • Jing Du, J. Lee, A. T. Jang, A. Gu, M. Hossaini-Zadeh, R. Prevost, D. A. Curtis and S. P. Ho, 2015, "Biomechanics and strain mapping in bone as related to immediately-loaded dental implants", Journal of Biomechanics, 48, (12), pp. 3486-3494
  • Jing Du, X. Niu and W. Soboyejo, 2015, "Creep-assisted slow crack growth in bio-inspired dental multilayers", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 46, pp. 41-48
  • O K Oyewole, D Yu, Jing Du, J Asare, V C Anye, A Fashina, M. G. Zebaze Kana and W O Soboyejo, 2015, "Lamination of organic solar cells and organic light emitting devices: Models and experiments", Journal of Applied Physics, 118, pp. 075302
  • O. K. Oyewole, D. Yu, Jing Du, J. Asare, D. O. Oyewole, V. C. Anye, A. Fashina, M. G. Zebaze Kana and W. O. Soboyejo, 2015, "Micro-wrinkling and delamination-induced buckling of stretchable electronic structures", Journal of Applied Physics, 117, pp. 235501
  • D. Yu, Oyewole, O K, D. Kwabi, T. Tong, V. C. Anye, J. Asare, E. Rwenyagila, A. Fashina, O. Akogwu, Jing Du and W. O. Soboyejo, 2014, "Adhesion in flexible organic and hybrid organic/inorganic light emitting device and solar cells", Journal of Applied Physics, 116, (7), pp. 074506
  • Jing Du, V. C. Anye, E. O. Vodah, T. Tong, M. G. Zebaze Kana and W. O. Soboyejo, 2014, "Pressure-assisted fabrication of organic light emitting diodes with MoO3 hole-injection layer materials", Journal of Applied Physics, 115, (23), pp. 233703
  • Jing Du, Tiffany Tong, Wali Akande, Androniki Tsakiridou and Wole Soboyejo, 2013, "Pressure effects on the lamination of organic light-emitting diodes", Journal of Display Technology, 9, (8), pp. 601–606
  • Jing Du, X. Niu, N. Rahbar and W. Soboyejo, 2013, "Bio-inspired dental multilayers: Effects of layer architecture on the contact-induced deformation", Acta Biomaterialia, 9, (2), pp. 5273-5279
  • I. Yakub, Jing Du and W. O. Soboyejo, 2012, "Mechanical properties, modeling and design of porous clay ceramics", Materials Science and Engineering: A, 558, (15), pp. 21–29
  • W. L. Shan, Jing Du, E. P. Hampp, H. Li, M. Johnson, G. Papandreou, C. A. Maryanoff and W. O. Soboyejo, 2012, "Degradation and adhesive/cohesive strengths of a reservoir-based drug eluting stent", Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 14, pp. 208-215
  • Jing Du, Emily Hampp, Wanliang Shan, Hannah Li, George Papandreou, Cynthia A. Maryanoff and Winston O. Soboyejo, 2012, "Adhesion between a suspended polymeric film and a metallic substrate: Experiments and models", Journal of Materials Research, 27, (14), pp. 1797–1805
  • W. L. Shan, Jing Du, E. P. Hampp, H. Li, G. Papandreou, C. A. Maryanoff and W. O. Soboyejo, 2012, "Adhesion and cohesion in structures containing suspended microscopic polymeric films", Acta Biomaterialia, 8, (4), pp. 1469-1480
  • Jing Du and Pan Zeng, 2009, "Molecular vibrational modes of C60 and C70 via finite element method", European Journal of Mechanics - A/Solids, 28, (5), pp. 948–954
  • Pan Zeng, Xuegui Yang and Jing Du, 2008, "A C-C bonding element and coordinate transformation for vibrational analysis of C60 nano-molecule", Chinese Journal of Computational Mechanics, 25, (2), pp. 150–155
  • Pan Zeng, Xuegui Yang and Jing Du, 2007, "Computational investigation for Raman vibration modes of C60 molecule", Journal of Vibration Engineering, 20, (2), pp. 185–188
  • Pan Zeng, Jing Du and Xuegui Yang, 2007, "An equivalent C-C bonding element for representing the force-energy relation of carbon-carbon covalent bond", Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica, 28, (4), pp. 325–332

Conference Proceedings


Research Projects

  • October 2018 - September 2021, "An Integrated Computational-Experimental Approach to Three-dimensional Fracture in Polymer-Ceramic Composites," (Sponsor: National Science Foundation).
  • May 2018 - April 2019, "Assessing the Performance of Additively Manufactured Variable Lattice Structures," (Sponsor: Stryker Corporation).
  • June 2017 - May 2018, "3-dimensional Full-Field Mechanical Properties and Microstructure Measurement of Polymer-Ceramic Composites," (Sponsor: Oak Ridge Associated Universities).
  • March 2017 - June 2018, "Adhesion between a Polymer and a Transition Metal Oxide: Atomic- and Macro- Scales Investigations," (Sponsor: Material Computation Center - Penn State University).
  • August 2017 - July 2018, "Image-based Alveolar Bone Biomechanics Study: from Laboratory to Clinical Computed Tomography (CT)," (Sponsor: Clinical and Translational Science Institute - Penn State University).

Honors and Awards

  • Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU), 2017
  • Young Investigator Award, Biomineralization Group of International Association of Dental Research, March 2015


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