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Jun Lou
Professor
Professor in Materials Science and NanoEngineering; Professor of Chemistry
 
e-mail:jlou@rice.edu
 
  • B.E. Materials Science and Engineering (1998) Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • M.S. Materials Science and Engineering (2000) The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH
  • Ph.D Materials Science (2004) Princeton University, Princeton, NJ
 
Primary Department
   Department of Materials Science and NanoEngineering
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Department Affiliations
 
  • Department of Chemistry
  • Rice Quantum Institute
  • Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
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    Research Interests
     

    Nanomaterials in energy storage systems, sustainable environment, solar energy and medicine; Synthesis and Characterization of 2D Materials Beyond Graphene; Mechanical and multi-physics characterization, and fabrication of advanced material systems; Development of in situ small scale mechanical, electromechanical, chemo-mechanical and biomechanical testing methods; Sensors based on novel 1D or 2D nanomaterials; Biomechanical consequences of functionalizing protein materials 

     
    Websites
     Lou Group
     
    Research Areas
     Nanomaterial synthesis, nanomechanical characterization and nanodevice fabrication for energy, environment and biomedical applications.
     
    Teaching Areas
     Materials Science, Multi-scale Mechanical Behavior of Materials, Characterization and Microscopy Methods, Nanomaterials and Nanomechanics
     
    Selected Publications
     Abstracts
     

    H. Lu, Y. Sun, C. Pint, Y. Ganesan, F. Ding, V. N. Khabashesku, R. Hauge, B. I. Yakobson and J. Lou, "Friction and Adhesion Properties of Carbon Based Nanostructure Surfaces."  (2008)

     
     

    Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, A. Minor and J. Lou, "Design and Fabrication of In Situ Micro-device to Study Mechanical Properties of One Dimensional Nanoscale Building Blocks."  (2008)

     
     Refereed articles
     

    B. Hwang, M. Kang, S. Lee, C.R. Weinberger, P. Loya*, J. Lou, S.H. Oh, B. Kim and S.M. Han "Effect of Surface Energy on Size-dependent Deformation Twinning of Eefect-free Au Nanowires,." Nanoscale, Vol. 7(38), 15657-15664, 2015

     
     

    B. Li, G. Shi, S. Lei, Y. He, W. Gao, Y. Gong, G. Ye, W. Zhou, K. Keyshar, J. Hao, P. Dong*, L. Ge, J. Lou, J. Kono, R. Vajtai, P. Ajayan, 3D Band Diagram and Photoexcitation of 2D-3D Semiconductor Heterojunctions, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(9), 5919-5925, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02012

     
     

    B. Li, Y. He, S. Lei, S. Najmaei*, Y. Gong, X. Wang, J. Zhang, L. Ma, Y. Yang*, S. Hong, J. Hao, G. Shi, A. George, K. Keyshar, P. Dong*, L. Ge, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, Y.J. Jung, P.M. Ajayan, Scalable Transfer of Suspended Two Dimensional Single Crystals, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(8), 5089-5097, 2015.

     
     

    G. Su, V.G. Hadjiev, P.E. Loya*, J. Zhang*, S. Lei, S. Maharjan, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou and H. Peng "Chemical vapor deposition of thin crystals of layered semiconductor SnS2 for fast photodetection application." Nano Letters, Vol. 15 (1), 506-513, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/nl503857r

     
     

    H. Yamaquchi, J. Blancon, R. Kappera, S. Lei, S. Najmaei*, B. Magnum, G. Gupta, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, M. Chhowalla, J. Crochet and A. Mohite "Spatially resolved photo-excited charge carrier dynamics in phase-engineered monolayer MoS2." ACS Nano, Vol. 9 (1), 840-849, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/nn506469v

     
     

    J Wu*, L Ma, RM Yadav, Y Yang*, X Zhang, R Vajtai, J Lou, PM Ajayan, Nitrogen-Doped Graphene with Pyridinic Dominance as a Highly Active and Stable Electrocatalyst for Oxygen Reduction, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 7(27), 14763-14769, 2015

     
     

    J. Kern, A. Trügler, I. Niehues, J. Ewering, R. Schmidt, R. Schneider, S. Najmaei*, A. George, J. Lou, U. Hohenester, S. Michaelis de Vasconcellos & R. Bratschitsch, Nanoantenna-enhanced light-matter interaction in atomically thin WS2, ACS Photonics, Vol. 2(9), 1260-1265, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acsphotonics.5b00123

     
     

    J. Liang, Y. Yang*, J. Zhang*, J. Wu*, P. Dong*, J. Yuan*, G. Zhang and J. Lou, Metal Diselenide Nanoparticles as Highly Active and Stable Electrocatalyst for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Nanoscale, Vol. 7(36), 14813-14816, 2015. DOI: 10.1039/c5nr03724g

     
     

    J. Shen, Y. He, J. Wu*, C. Gao, K. Keyshar, X. Zhang, Y. Yang, M. Ye, R. Vajtai, J. Lou and P.M. Ajayan, Liquid phase exfoliation of two-dimensional materials by directly probing and matching surface tension components, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(8), 5449-5454, 2015.

     
     

    J. Wu*, R.M. Yadav, M. Liu, P. Sharma, C.S. Tiwary, L. Ma, X. Zou, X.D. Zhou, B.I. Yakobson, J. Lou and P.M. Ajayan, Achieving Highly Efficient, Selective, and Stable CO2 Reduction on Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotubes, ACS Nano, Vol. 9 (5), 5364-5371, 2015.

     
     

    J. Yuan*, J. Wu*, W.J. Hardy, P. Loya*, M. Lou, Y. Yang*, S. Najmaei*, M. Jiang*, F. Qin, K. Keyshar, H. Ji, W. Gao, J. Bao, J. Kono, D. Natelson, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, Facile Synthesis of Single Crystal Vanadium Disulfide Nanosheets by Chemical Vapor Deposition for Efficient Hydrogen Evolution Reaction, Advanced Materials, Vol. 27(37), 5605-5609, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201502075

     
     

    J. Yuan*, S. Najmaei*, Z. Zhang, J. Zhang*, S. Lei, P.M. Ajayan, B. Yakobson and J. Lou, "Photoluminescence Quenching and Charge Transfer in Artificial Hetero-Stacks of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Few-Layer Black Phosphorus." ACS Nano, Vol. 9 (1), 555-563, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/nn505809d

     
     

    J. Zhang*, J.H. Lee, J. Lou and Y.F. Gao, Size Dependent, Thermally Activated Atomic Friction, Extreme Mechanics Letters, Vol. 2, 20-24, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2015.01.005

     
     

    L Yang, NA Sinitsyn, W Chen*, J Yuan*, J Zhang*, J Lou, SA Crooker, Long-lived nanosecond spin relaxation and spin coherence of electrons in monolayer MoS2 and WS2, Nature Physics, Vol. 11(10), 830-834, 2015. DOI:10.1038/nphys3419

     
     

    L Yang, W Chen*, KM McCreary, BT Jonker, J Lou, SA Crooker, Spin Coherence and Dephasing of Localized Electrons in Monolayer MoS2, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(12), 8250-8254, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b03771

     
     

    P. Sharma, J. Wu*, R.M. Yadav, M. Liu, C.J. Wright, C.S. Tiwary, B.I. Yakobson, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan, and X.D. Zhou, Nitrogen-Doped Carbon Nanotube Arrays for High-Efficiency Electrochemical Reduction of CO2: On the Understanding of Defects, Defect Density, and Selectivity, Angewandte Chemie, Vol. 54(46), 13701-13705, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/anie.201506062

     
     

    Q. Zeng, H. Wang, W. Fu, Y. Gong, W. Zhou, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou and Z. Liu, Band Engineering for Novel Two-Dimensional Atomic Layers, Small, Vol. 11 (16), 1868-1884, 2015. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201402380

     
     

    R. Wu, D.P. Wang, V. Kumar, K. Zhou, A.W.K. Law, P.S. Lee, Z. Chen, J. Lou. "MOFs-Derived Copper Sulfides Embedded within Porous Carbon Octahedra for Electrochemical Capacitor Applications,." ChemComm, Vol. 51 (15), 3109-3112, 2015.

     
     

    R.M. Yadav, J. Wu*, R. Kochandra, L. Ma, C.S. Tiwary, L. Ge, G. Ye, R. Vajtai, J. Lou and P.M. Ajayan, Carbon Nitrogen Nanotubes as Bifunctional Electrocatalysts for High Performance Oxygen Reduction and Evolution Reactions, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 7 (22), 11991-12000, 2015. 

     
     

    S. Lei, F. Wen, B. Li, Q. Wang*, Y. Huang, Y. Gong, Y. He, P. Dong*, J. Bellah, A. George, L. Ge, J. Lou, N.J. Halas, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan, "An Optoelelectronic Memory using Two-Dimensional Materials, Nano Letters,." Nano Letters, Vol. 15 (1), 259-265, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/nl503505f

     
     

    S. Lei, F. Wen, L. Ge, S. Najmaei*, A. George, Y. Gong, W. Gao, Z. Jin, J. Lou, G. Gupta, A.D. Mohite, J. Kono, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan, N.J. Halas, An Atomically Layered InSe Avalanche Photodetector, Nano Letters, Vol. 15 (5), 3048-3055, 2015.

     
     

    S. Najmaei*, J. Yuan*, J. Zhang*, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, "Synthesis and Defect Characterization of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide." invited review, Account of Chemical Research, Vol. 48 (1), 31-40, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/ar500291j

     
     

    S. Najmaei*, J. Yuan*, J. Zhang*, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, "Synthesis and Defect Characterization of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide." invited review, Account of Chemical Research, Vol. 48 (1), 31-40, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/ar500291j

     
     

    S. Tsai, D.W. Howell, Z. Huang, H. Hsiao, Y. Lu*, K.S. Matthews, J. Lou and Sarah E. Bondos "The Effect of Protein Fusions on the Production and Mechanical Properties of Protein-based Materials, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 25 (9), 1442-1450, 2015. ." 

     
     

    Y. Gong, H. Fei, X. Zou, W. Zhou, S. Yang, G. Ye, Z. Liu*, Z. Peng, J. Lou, R. Vajtai, B.I. Yakobson, J.M. Tour and P.M. Ajayan "Boron-and Nitrogen-Substituted Graphene Nanoribbons as Efficient Catalysts for Oxygen Reduction Reaction,." Chemistry of Materials, Vol. 27 (4), 1181-1186, 2015

     
     

    Y. Gong, S. Lei, G. Ye, B. Li, Y. He, K. Keyshar, X. Zhang, Q. Wang, J. Lou, Z. Liu*, R. Vajtai, W. Zhou, P. Ajayan, Two-Step Growth of Two-Dimensional WSe2/MoSe2 Heterostructures, Nano Letters, Vol. 15(9), 6135-6141, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.5b02423

     
     

    Y. Yang*, X. Liang, W. Chen*, L. Cao*, M. Li*, B.W. Sheldon, and J. LouQuantification and Promotion of Interfacial Interactions between Carbon Nanotubes and Polymer Derived Ceramics, Carbon, Vol. 95, 964-971, 2015. DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2015.08.104

     
     

    A. Subramanian, N. Hudak, J. Huang, Y. Zhan*, J. Lou, J. Sullivan, On-chip Lithium Cells for Electrical and Structural Characterization of Single Nanowire Electrodes, Nanotechnology, Vol. 25 (26), 25640202, 2014. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/26/265402.

     
     

    A.J. Kessman, J. Zhang*, S. Vasudevan, J. Lou, B.W. Sheldon, Carbon nanotube pullout, interfacial properties, and toughening in ceramic nanocomposites: mechanistic insights from single fiber pullout, Advanced Materials Interfaces, published online. DOI: 10.1002/admi.201400110

     
     

    C. Durand, X. Zhang, J. Fowlkes, S. Najmaei*, J. Lou, A.P. Li "Defect-mediated transport and electronic irradiation effect in individual domains of CVD-grown monolayer MoS2,." Journal of Vacuum Science and Technology B. Vol. 33 (2), article number 02B110, 2015Submitted

     
     

    C. Yu, J. Ma, J. Zhang*, J. Lou and Q. Li, Modulating Colloidal Particle Adhesion with Micro-Patterned Surfaces, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 6 (11), 8199-8207, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/am500887w

     
     

    C. Zhang, J. Lou, J. Song, A Cohesive Law for Interfaces in Graphene/Hexagonal Boron Nitride Heterostructure, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 115, 144308, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4870825. 

     
     

    C. Zhang, J. Lou, J. Song, A Cohesive Law for Interfaces in Graphene/Hexagonal Boron Nitride Heterostructure, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 115, 144308, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4870825. 

     
     

    D. Sharma, M. Amani, S. Najmaei*, A. Motayed, P. B. Shah, A.G. Birdwell, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, M. Dubey, Q. Li, A. V. Davydov, Effect of High-κ Dielectric Passivation on Electrical Transport and Low-Frequency Noise in Single-Layer MoS2 Devices, Nanotechnology, Vol. 25 (15), 155702, 2014. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/25/15/155702

     
     

    D. Sharma, M. Amani, S. Najmaei, A. Motayed, P. B. Shah, A.G. Birdwell, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, M. Dubey, Q. Li, A. V. Davydov "Effect of High-κ Dielectric Passivation on Electrical Transport and Low-Frequency Noise in Single-Layer MoS2 Devices." Submitted

     
     

    D. Tang, D.G. Kvashnin, S. Najmaei*, Y. Bando, K. Kimoto, P.M. Ajayan, B.I. Yakobson, P.B. Sorokin, J. Lou, D. Golberg "Nanomechanical cleavage of MoS2 atomic layers." Submitted

     
     

    D. Tang, D.G. Kvashnin, S. Najmaei*, Y. Bando, K. Kimoto, P.M. Ajayan, B.I. Yakobson, P.B. Sorokin, J. Lou, D. Golberg, Nanomechanical cleavage of MoS2 atomic layers, Nature Communications, Vol. 5, article number 3631, 2014. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4631

     
     

    F. Crowne, M. Amani, A. Birdwell, M.L. Chin, T. O’Regan, S. Najmaei*, Z. Liu*, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou and M. Dubey, Blue shift of the A exciton peak in folded monolayer 1H-MoS2, Physical Review B, in press.

     
     

    G. Shi, Y. Hanlumyuang, Z. Liu*, Y. Gong, J. Lou, R. Vajtai, P. Sharma, P.M. Ajayan, Boron Nitride – Graphene Nanocapacitor and the Origins of Anomalous Size-dependent Increase of Capacitance, Nano Letters, Vol. 14(4), 1739-1744, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nl4037824

     
     

    G. Shi, Y. Hanlumyuang, Z. Liu, Y. Gong, J. Lou, R. Vajtai, P. Sharma, P.M. Ajayan "Boron Nitride – Graphene Nanocapacitor and the Origins of Anomalous Size-dependent Increase of Capacitance." Submitted

     
     

    G. Su, V.G. Hadjiev, P.E. Loya*, J. Zhang*, S. Lei, S. Maharjan, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou and H. Peng, "Chemical vapor deposition of thin crystals of layered semiconductor SnS2 for fast photodetection application, ." Nano Letters, Vol. 15 (1), 506-513, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/nl503857r

     
     

    H. Liu, M. Si, Y. Deng, A. Neal, Y. Du, S. Najmaei*, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, P. Ye, Switching Mechanism in Single-Layer Molybdenum Disulfide Transistors: an Insight into Current Flow across Schottky Barriers, ACS Nano, Vol. 8 (1), 1031-1038, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn405916t

     
     

    H. Liu, M. Si, Y. Deng, A. Neal, Y. Du, S. Najmaei, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, P. Ye "Switching Mechanism in Single-Layer Molybdenum Disulfide Transistors: an Insight into Current Flow across Schottky Barriers." Submitted

     
     

    H. Lu*, Z. Liu* and J. Lou, Piezoresistivity Characterization of Gold Nanowires for NEMS Applications, in review

     
     

    H. Yamaquchi, J. Blancon, R. Kappera, S. Lei, S. Najmaei*, B. Magnum, G. Gupta, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, M. Chhowalla, J. Crochet and A. Mohite, "Spatially resolved photo-excited charge carrier dynamics in phase-engineered monolayer MoS2,." ACS Nano, published online. DOI: 10.1021/nn506469v

     
     

    J. Lee, P. Loya*, J. Lou and E.L. Thomas, "Extreme Dynamic Mechanical Behavior of Multilayer Graphene via Supersonic Projectile Ballistic Penetration,." Science, Vol. 346, 1092-1096, 2014. DOI: 10.1126/science.1258544

     
     

    J. Yuan*, S. Najmaei*, Z. Zhang, J. Zhang*, S. Lei, P.M. Ajayan, B. Yakobson and J. Lou, "Photoluminescence Quenching and Charge Transfer in Artificial Hetero-Stacks of Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenides and Few-Layer Black Phosphorus,." ACS Nano, published online. DOI: 10.1021/nn505809d

     
     

    J. Zhang*, J.H. Lee, J. Lou and Y.F. Gao, "Size Dependent, Thermally Activated Atomic Friction, ." Extreme Mechanics Letters, published online. DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2015.01.005

     
     

    J. Zhang*, S. Najmaei*, H. Lin and J. Lou, Molybdenum Disulfide Atomic Layers with Artificial Active Edge Sites as Transparent Counter Electrodes for Improved Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells, Nanoscale, Vol. 6, 5279-5283, 2014. DOI: 10.1039/C3NR05979K

     
     

    J. Zhang*, Y. Zhang, N. Mara, J. Lou and L. Nicola, Nanoimprinting of single crystalline gold: experiments and dislocation dynamics simulations, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 290, 301-307, 2014. DOI: 10.1016/j.apsusc.2013.11.072

     
     

    J. Zhang, S. Najmaei, H. Lin and J. Lou "Molybdenum Disulfide Atomic Layers with Artificial Active Edge Sites as Transparent Counter Electrodes for Improved Performance of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." Submitted

     
     

    J. Zhang*, Y. Zhang, N. Mara, J. Lou and L. Nicola, Nanoimprinting of single crystalline gold: experiments and dislocation dynamics simulations, Applied Surface Science, Vol. 290, 301-307, 2014.

     
     

    M. Amani, M.L. Chin, A.L. Mazzoni, R.A. Burke, S. Najmaei*, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou and M. Dubey, Growth-substrate Induced Performance Degradation in Chemically Synthesized Monolayer MoS2 Field Effect Transistors, Applied Physics Letter, Vol. 104, 203506-1-4, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4873680

     
     

    N. Perea-Lopez, Z. Lin, N. Pradhan, A. Iñiguez-Rábago, A. Elias, A. McCreary, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan, H. Terrones, L. Balicas, M. Terrones, CVD-grown Monolayered MoS2 as Effective Photo Sensor Operating at Low-Voltage, 2D Materials, Vol. 1, 011004, 2014. DOI: 10.1088/2053-1583/1/1/011004

     
     

    P. Dong*, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang*, C. Peng*, Y. Zheng, L. Li, Z. Peng, G. Ruan, H. Lin, J. Tour, J. Lou, "Graphene on Metal Grid as the Transparent Conductive Material for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell, ." Journal of Physical Chemistry C, Vol. 118(45), 25863-25868, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/jp505735j

     
     

    P. Dong*, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang*, H. Lin, R.H. Hauge, J. Tour, J. Lou, "Vertically Aligned Carbon nanotubes/Graphene Hybrid Electrode as a TCO- and Pt-free flexible Cathode for Solar Cell Applications,." Journal of Materials Chemistry , Vol. 2 (2014) : 20902-20907.


    10.1039/C4TA05264A
     
     

    P. Dong, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang, C. Peng, Y. Zheng, L. Li, Z. Peng, G. Ruan, H. Lin, J. Tour, J. Lou "Graphene on Metal Grid as the Transparent Conductive Material for Dye Sensitized Solar Cell ." Submitted

     
     

    P. Zhang*, L. Ma, F. Fan, Z. Zeng, C. Peng*, P.E. Loya*, Z. Liu*, Y. Gong, J. Zhang*, X. Zhang, P.M. Ajayan, T. Zhu, and J. Lou, Fracture Toughness of Graphene, Nature Communications, Vol. 5, article number 3782, 2014. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4782

     
     

    P. Zhang, L. Ma, F. Fan, C. Peng, P.E. Loya, Z. Liu, Y. Gong, J. Zhang, X. Zhang, P.M. Ajayan, T. Zhu, and J. Lou "Fracture Toughness of Graphene." Submitted

     
     

    P.E. Loya*, Y.Z. Xia, C. Peng*, H. Bei, P. Zhang*, J. Zhang*, E.P. George , Y.F. Gao and J. Lou, Yield strength dependence on strain rate of molybdenum-alloy nanofibers, Applied Physics Letter, Vol. 104, 251909, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4885377

     
     

    Q. Zeng, H. Wang, W. Fu, Y. Gong, W. Zhou, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou and Z. Liu, "Band Engineering for Novel Two-Dimensional Atomic Layers,." Small, published online.

     
     

    R. Kappera, D. Voiry, S.E. Yalcin, W. Jen, M. Acerce, S. Torrel, B. Branch, S. Lei, W. Chen*, S. Najmaei*, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan, G. Gupta, A. Mohite and M. Chhowalla, Metallic 1T Phase Source/Drain Electrodes for Field Effect Transistors from CVD MoS2, APL Materials, Vol. 2, 092516, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4896077

     
     

    R. Wu, D.P. Wang, V. Kumar, K. Zhou, A.W.K. Law, P.S. Lee, Z. Chen, J. Lou, "MOFs-Derived Copper Sulfides Embedded within Porous Carbon Octahedra for Electrochemical Capacitor Applications, ." ChemComm, accepted.Submitted

     
     

    R. Wu, X. Qian, K. Zhou, J. Wei, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan, Porous Spinel ZnxCo3-xO4 Hollow Polyhedra Templated from Bimetallic Zeolitic Imidazolate Frameworks for High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries, ACS Nano, Vol.  8(6), 6297-6303, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn501783n      

     
     

    S. Ghosh, S. Najmaei*, S. Kar, R.Vajtai, J. Lou, N.R.Pradhan, L. Balicas, P. M. Ajayan and S. Talapatra, Universal ac Conduction in Large Area Atomic Layers of CVD Grown MoS2, Physical Review B, Vol. 89 (12), 125422, 2014. DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevB.89.125422

     
     

    S. Lei, A. Sobhani, F. Wen, A. George, Q. Wang, Y. Huang, P. Dong*, B. Li, S. Najmaei*, J. Bellah, G. Gupta, A.D. Mohite, L. Ge, J. Lou, N.J. Halas, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan, "Ternary CuIn7Se11: Towards Ultra-Thin Layered Photodetectors and Photovoltaic Devices, ." Advanced Materials,, 26 (45) (2014) : 7666-7672,.


    DOI: 10.1002/adma.201403342
     
     

    S. Lei, F. Wen, B. Li, Q. Wang*, Y. Huang, Y. Gong, Y. He, P. Dong*, J. Bellah, A. George, L. Ge, J. Lou, N.J. Halas, R. Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan, "An Optoelelctronic Memory using Two-Dimensional Materials,." Nano Letters, Vol. 15 (1), 259-265, 2015. DOI: 10.1021/nl503505f

     
     

    S. Lei, L. Ge, S. Najmaei*, A. George, R. Kappera, J. Lou, M. Chhowalla, H. Yamaguchi, G. Gupta, R. Vajtai, A. Mohite, P.M. Ajayan, Evolution of the Electronic Band Structure and Efficient Photo-detection in Atomic Layers of InSe, ACS Nano, Vol. 8 (2), 1263-1272, 2014.

     
     

    S. Lei, L. Ge, S. Najmaei*, A. George, R. Kappera, J. Lou, M. Chhowalla, H. Yamaguchi, G. Gupta, R. Vajtai, A. Mohite, P.M. Ajayan, Evolution of the Electronic Band Structure and Efficient Photo-detection in Atomic Layers of InSe, in review.

     
     

    S. Najmaei*, A. George, X. Zou,  D. Er, J. Li, Z. Jin, W. Gao, Q. Zhang, S. Park*, L. Ge, S. Lei, J. Kono, V.B. Shenoy, B.I. Yakobson, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, Tailoring the physical properties of molybdenum disulphide monolayers by control of interfacial chemistry, Nano Letters, Vol. 14(3), 1354-1361, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nl404396p

     
     

    S. Najmaei*, A. Mlayah, A. Arbouet, C. Girard, J. Leotin and J. Lou, "Plasmonic Pumping of Excitonic Photoluminescence in Hybrid MoS2-Au Nanostructures,." ACS Nano, Vol. 8 (12), 12682-12689, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn5056942

     
     

    S. Najmaei*, J. Yuan*, J. Zhang*, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, "Synthesis and Defect Characterization of Two-Dimensional Molybdenum Disulfide,." invited review, Account of Chemical Research, published online. DOI: 10.1021/ar500291j

     
     

    S. Najmaei*, M. Amani, M.L. Chin, Z. Liu*, A.G. Birdwell, T.P. O’Regan, P.M. Ajayan, M. Dubey, J. Lou, Electrical Transport Properties of Polycrystalline Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide, ACS Nano, Vol. 8(8), 7930-7937, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn501701a

     
     

    S. Najmaei, A. George, X. Zou, D. Er, J. Li, Z. Jin, W. Gao, Q. Zhang, S. Park, L. Ge, S. Lei, J. Kono, V.B. Shenoy, B.I. Yakobson, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou "Tailoring the Physical Properties of Molybdenum Disulphide Monolayers by Control of Interfacial Chemistry." Submitted

     
     

    S. Najmaei, M. Amani, M.L. Chin, Z. Liu, A.G. Birdwell, T.P. O’Regan, P.M. Ajayan, M. Dubey, J. Lou "The Role of Grain Boundaries in Transport Properties of Molybdenum Disulfide Atomic Layers." Submitted

     
     

    S. Tsai, D.W. Howell, Z. Huang, H. Hsiao, Y. Lu*, K.S. Matthews, J. Lou and Sarah E. Bondos "The Effect of Protein Fusions on the Production and Mechanical Properties of Protein-based Materials." Advanced Functional Materials, accepted. (2014) Submitted

     
     

    Sobhani, A. Lauchner, S. Najmaei*, C. Ayala-Orozco, F. Wen, J. Lou and N. J. Halas, Enhancing the Photocurrent and Photoluminescence of CVD-Grown Single Crystal Monolayer MoS2 with Resonant Plasmonic Nanoshells, Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 104, 031112-1-4, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4862745

     
     

    Sobhani, A. Lauchner, S. Najmaei, C. Ayala-Orozco, F. Wen, J. Lou and N. J. Halas "Enhancing the Photocurrent and Photoluminescence of CVD-Grown Single Crystal Monolayer MoS2 with Resonant Plasmonic Nanoshells ." Submitted

     
     

    X. Wang, Y Gong, G. Shi, W. L. Chow, K. Keyshar, G. Ye, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, Z. Liu*, E. Ringe, B. K. Tay, P. M. Ajayan, Chemical Vapor Deposition Growth of Crystalline Monolayer MoSe2, ACS Nano, Vol. 8(5), 5125-5131, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn501175k 

     
     

    Y. Deng, Z. Luo, N.J. Conrad, H.Liu, Y. Gong, S. Najmaei*, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, X. Xu, and P.D. Ye, Black Phosphorus-Monolayer MoS2 van der Waals Heterojunction P-N Diode, ACS Nano, Vol. 8(8), 8292-8299, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nn5027388

     
     

    Y. Ganesan*, H. Salahshoor, C. Peng*, V. Khabashesku, J. Zhang*, N. Rahbar and J. Lou, Fracture toughness of the sidewall fluorinated carbon nanotube-epoxy interface, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 105, 224305, 2014. DOI: 10.1063/1.4881882

     
     

    Y. Ganesan, H. Salahshoor, C. Peng, V. Khabashesku, J. Zhang, N. Rahbar and J. Lou "Effect of Sidewall Fluorination on Adhesion at the Carbon Nanotube-Epoxy Interface." Submitted

     
     

    Y. Gong, G. Shi, Zhuhua Zhang, W. Zhou, Jeil Jung, W. Gao, L. Ma, Y. Yang, S. Yang, G. You, R. Vajtai, Q. Xu, A. H. MacDonald, B.I. Yakobson, J. Lou, Z. Liu*, P.M. Ajayan, Direct Chemical Conversion of Graphene to Boron- and Nitrogen- and Carbon-containing Atomic Layers, Nature Communication, Vol. 5, article number 3193, 2014. DOI: 10.1038/ncomms4193

     
     

    Y. Gong, J. Lin, X. Wang, G. Shi, S. Lei, Z. Lin, X. Zou, G. Ye, R. Vajtai, B.I. Yakobson, H. Terrones, M. Terrones, B.K. Tay, J. Lou, S.T. Pantelides, Z. Liu*, W. Zhou, P.M. Ajayan, "Vertical and In-plane Heterostructures from WS2/MoS2 Monolayers, ." Nature Materials, , 13 (2014) : 1135-1142.


    10.1038/nmat4091
     
     

    Y. Gong, Z. Liu*, A.R. Lupini, G. Shi, J. Lin, S. Najmaei*, Z. Lin, A. Elías, A. Berkdemir, G. You, H. Terrones, M. Terrones, R. Vajtai, S.T. Pantelides, S.J. Pennycook, J. Lou, W. Zhou, P.M. Ajayan, Band Gap Engineering and Layer-by-Layer Mapping of Selenium-doped Molybdenum Disulfide, Nano Letters, Vol. 14 (2), 442-449, 2014. DOI: 10.1021/nl4032296

     
     

    Y. Gong, Z. Liu*, A.R. Lupini, G. Shi, J. Lin, S. Najmaei*, Z. Lin, A. Elías, A. Berkdemir, G. You, H. Terrones, M. Terrones, R. Vajtai, S.T. Pantelides, S.J. Pennycook, J. Lou, W. Zhou, P.M. Ajayan, Band Gap Engineering and Layer-by-Layer Mapping of Selenium-doped Molybdenum Disulfide, in revision.

     
     

    Y. Kang, S. Najmaei*, Z. Liu*, Y. Bao, Y. Wang, X. Zhu, P.M. Ajayan, N.J. Halas, P. Nordlander, J. Lou, Z. Fang, "Plasmonic Hot Electron Induced Structural PhaseTransition in Monolayer MoS2, ." Advanced Materials, 26 (37) (2014) : 6467-6471.


    10.1002/adma.201401802
     
     

    Z. Liu*, M. Amani, S. Najmaei*, Q. Xu, X. Zou, W. Zhou, T. Yu, C. Qiu, A. G. Birdwell, F. J. Crowne, R. Vajtai, B. I. Yakobson, Z. Xia, M. Dubey, P. M. Ajayan, and J. Lou, "Strain and Structure Heterogeneity in MoS2 Atomic Layers Grown by Chemical Vapor Deposition, ." Nature Communications,, Vol. 5, article number 5246, (2014.)


    DOI: 10.1038/ncomms6246
     
     

    C. Peng, Y. Zhong, Y. Lu, S. Narayanan, T. Zhu and J. Lou "Strain Rate Dependent Mechanical Properties in Single Crystalline Nickel Nanowires." Applied Physics Letter, 102 (2013) : 083102-1-5.

     
     

    C. Peng, Z. Jia, H. Neilson, T. Li and J. Lou "In Situ Electro-Mechanical Experiments and Mechanics Modeling of Fracture in Indium Tin Oxide-based Multi-layer Electrodes." Advanced Engineering Materials, 15(4) (2013) : 250-256.

     
     

    F. Hao, P. Dong, Q. Luo, J. Li, J. Lou and H. Lin "Recent Advances in Alternative Cathode Materials for Iodine-Free Dye-sensitized Solar Cells." Energy and Environmental Science, 6 (2013) : 2003-2019.

     
     

    H. Liu, M. Si, S. Najmaei, A. Neal, Y. Du, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, P. Ye "Statistical Study of Deep Sub-Micron Dual-Gated Field-Effect Transistors on Monolayer CVD Molybdenum Disulfide Films." Nano Letters, 13 (6) (2013) : 2640–2646.

     
     

    J. Zhang, Y. Sun, H. Lu, L. Ci, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Humidity Effects on Anisotropic Nanofriction Behaviors of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Carpets." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 5 (19) (2013) : 9501–9507.

     
     

    M. Amani, M.L. Chin, G. Birdwell, T. O’Regan, S. Najmaei, Z. Liu, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou and M. Dubey "Electrical Performance of Monolayer MoS2 Field-effect Transistors Prepared by Chemical Vapor Deposition." Applied Physics Letter, 102 (2013) : 193107-1-4.

     
     

    N. Kumar, S. Najmaei, Q. Cui, F. Ceballos, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, and H. Zhao "Second Harmonic Miroscopy of Monolayer MoS2." Physical Review B, 87 (2013) : 161403-1-6.

     
     

    N.A. Lanzillo, A.G. Birdwell, M. Amani, F.J. Crowne, P.B. Shah, S. Najmaei, Z. Liu, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, M. Dubey, S.K. Nayak and T.P. O’Regan "Temperature-dependent Phonon Shifts in Monolayer MoS2." Applied Physics Letters, 103 (2013) : 093102-1-4.

     
     

    S. Lei, L. Ge, Z. Liu, S. Najmaei, G. Shi, G. You, J. Lou, R.Vajtai, P.M. Ajayan "Synthesis and Photoresponse of Large GaSe Atomic Layers." Nano Letters, 13 (6) (2013) : 2777–2781.

     
     

    S. Najmaei, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Quantitative Analysis of the Temperature Dependency in Raman Active Vibrational Modes of Molybdenum Disulfide Atomic Layers." Nanoscale, 5 (20) (2013) : 9758 – 9763.

     
     

    S. Najmaei, Z. Liu, W. Zhou, X. Zou, G. Shi, S. Lei, B.I. Yakobson, J. Idrobo, P. M. Ajayan and J. Lou, "Vapor Phase Growth and Grain Boundary Structure of Molybdenum Disulfide Atomic Layers." Nature Materials, 12 (2013) : 754–759.

     
     

    W. Zhou, X. Zou, S. Najmaei, Z. Liu, Y. Shi, J. Kong, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan, B.I. Yakobson, J.C. Idrobo "Intrinsic Structural Defects in Monolayer Molybdenum Disulfide." Nano Letters, 13 (6) (2013) : 2615–2622.

     
     

    Y. Gong, G. Shi, W. Zhou, Z. Liu*, W. Gao, L. Ma, S. Yang, G. You, R. Vajtai, J. Lou, P.M. Ajayan, Direct Chemical Conversion of Graphene to h-BN and h-BNC, Nature Communication, accepted.

     
     

    Z. Liu, L. Ma, G. Shi, W. Zhou, Y. Gong, S. Lei, X. Yang, J. Zhang, J. Yu, K. P. Hackenberg, A. Babakhani, J. Idrobo, R. Vajtai, J. Lou and P. M. Ajayan "In-plane Heterostructures of Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Control Domain Sizes." Nature Nanotechnology, 8(2) (2013) : 119-124.

     
     

    Z. Liu, Y. Gong, W. Zhou, L. Ma, J. Yu, J.C. Idrobo, R. Vajtai1, J. Jung, A.H. MacDonald, J. Lou and Pulickel M. Ajayan "Ultrathin High Temperature Oxidation Resistant Coatings of Hexagonal Boron Nitride." Nature Communications, 4 (2013)

     
     

    Z. Yan, L. Ma, Y. Zhu, I. Lahiri, M. Hahm, Z. Liu, S. Yang, C. Xiang, W. Lu, Z. Peng, Z. Sun, C. Kittrell, J. Lou, W. Choi, P.M. Ajayan and J.M. Tour "3D Metal-graphene-nanotube Multifunctional Hybrid Materials." ACS Nano, 7(1) (2013) : 58-64.

     
     

    C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu and J. Lou "Size Dependent Mechanical Properties of Single Crystalline Nickel Nanowires." Journal of Applied Physics, 111 (2012) : 063524-1-6.

     
     

    C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu and J. Lou "Size Dependent Mechanical Properties of Single Crystalline Nickel Nanowires." Virtual Journal of Nanscale Science & Technology, 25(15) (2012/April 9)

     
     

    C. Peng, Y. Zhan, and J. Lou "Size Dependent Fracture Modes Transition in Copper Nanowires." Small, 8 (12) (2012) : 1889-1894.

     
     

    C. Peng, Y. Zhong, Y. Lu, S. Narayanan, T. Zhu and J. Lou "Strain Rate Dependent Mechanical Properties in Single Crystalline Nickel Nanowires." Submitted

     
     

    C. Peng, Z. Jia, H. Neilson, T. Li and J. Lou " In Situ Electro-Mechanical Experiments and Mechanics Modeling of Fracture in Indium Tin Oxide-based Multi-layer Electrodes." Advanced Engineering Materials

     
     

    F. Hao, P. Dong, J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, P. Loya, R.H. Hauge, J. Li, J. Lou and H. Lin "High Electrocatalytic Activity of Vertically Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes towards Sulfide Redox Shuttles." Scientific Reports, 2 (Article # 368)

     
     

    F. Hao, Z. Wang, Q. Luo, X. Wang, J. Li, J. Lou, J.P. Wang, S.S. Fan, K. Jiang, H. Lin "Highly Catalytic Cross-Stacked Superaligned Carbon Nanotube Sheets for Iodine-Free Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." Journal of Materials Chemistry, 22 (2012) : 22756-22762.

     
     

    J. Zhang*, P. Loya*, C. Peng*, V. Khabashesku and J. Lou "Quantitative In-situ Mechanical Characterization of Effects of Chemical Functionalization on Individual Carbon Nanofibers." Advanced Functional Materials (2012)

     
     

    J. Zhang, W. Lu, J.M. Tour and J. Lou "Nanoscale Frictional Characteristics of Graphene Nanoribbons." Applied Physics Letter, 101: 123104-1-5.

     
     

    J. Zhang, Y. Zhang, N. Mara, L. Nicola and J. Lou "Nanoimprinting of Single Crystalline Gold: Experiments and Dislocation Dynamics Simulations." Submitted

     
     

    L. Song, Z. Liu, A.L.M. Reddy, N. T. Narayanan, J. Taha-Tijerina, J. Peng, G. Gao, J. Lou, R. Vajtai and P.M. Ajayan "Binary and Ternary Atomic Layers Built from Carbon, Boron and Nitrogen, Advanced Materials." Advanced Materials, 24: 4878-4895.

     
     

    S. Najmaei, Z. Liu, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Thermal Effects on the Characteristic Raman Spectrum of Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) of Varying Thicknesses." Applied Physics Letter, 100 (2012) : 013106-1-4.

     
     

    S. Najmaei, Z. Liu, W. Zhou, X. Zou, G. Shi, S. Lei, B.I. Yakobson, J. Idrobo, P. M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Vapor Phase Growth and Grain Boundary Structure of Molybdenum Disulfide Atomic Layers." Submitted

     
     

    T.N. Narayanan, Z. Liu, P.R. Lakshmy, W. Gao, Y. Nagaoka, D.S. Kumar, J. Lou, R. Vajtai, and P.M. Ajayan "Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide–Fe3O4 Multifunctional Freestanding Membranes and Its Temperature Dependent Electronic Transport Properties." Carbon, 50 (3): 1338-1345.

     
     

    Y. Zhan, Z. Liu, S. Najmaei, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Large Area Vapor Phase Growth and Characterization of High Quality MoS2 Atomic Layers on SiO2." Small, 8 (7): 966-971.

     
     

    Z. Jia, C. Peng, J. Lou and T. Li "A Map of Buckling-driven Failure Modes of Substrate-supported Thin Brittle Films." Thin Solid Films, Vol. 520 (21) (2012) : 6576-6580.

     
     

    Z. Liu, L. Ma, G. Shi, W. Zhou, Y. Gong, S. Lei, X. Yang, J. Zhang, J. Yu, K. P. Hackenberg, A. Babakhani, J. Idrobo, R. Vajtai, J. Lou and P. M. Ajayan, In-plane Heterostructures of Graphene and Hexagonal Boron Nitride with Control Domain Sizes, Nature Nanotechnology, published online. DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2012.256

     
     

    Z. Liu, Y. Zhan*, S. Moldovan, M. Gharbi, L. Song, G. Shi, L. Ma, S. Zhao, J. Huang, R. Vajtai, F. Banhart, P. Sharma, J. Lou and P. M. Ajayan "Anomalous High Capacitance in a Coaxial Single Nanowire Capacitor." Nature Communication, 3( Article 879) (2012)

     
     

    Z. Yan, L. Ma, Y. Zhu, I. Lahiri, M. Hahm, Z. Liu, S. Yang, C. Xiang, W. Lu, Z. Peng, Z. Sun, C. Kittrell, J. Lou, W. Choi, P.M. Ajayan and J.M. Tour "3D Metal-graphene-nanotube Multifunctional Hybrid Materials." Submitted

     
     

    C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu and J. Lou "Size Dependent Mechanical Properties of Single Crystalline Nickel Nanowires." Submitted

     
     

    C. Peng, Y. Zhan, and J. Lou "Size Dependent Fracture Modes Transition in Copper Nanowires." Submitted

     
     

    C. Peng, Z. Jia, D. Bianculli, T. Li and J. Lou "In Situ Electro-mechanical Experiments and Mechanics Modeling of Tensile Cracking in Indium Tin Oxide Thin Films on Polyimide Substrates." Journal of Applied Physics, 109 (2011) : 103530-1-7.

     
     

    H. Lu, J. Zhang and J. Lou, Localized Characterization of Chemical Functionalization Effects on Adhesion Properties of SWNT, Journal of Nanomaterials, Volume 2011, Article ID 145148, 1-5, 2011. DOI:10.1155/2011/145148

     
     

    J. Ma, Y. Sun, K. Gleichauf, J. Lou and Q. Li "Nanostructure on Taro Leaves Resists Fouling by Colloids and Bacteria under Submerged Conditions." Langmuir, 27 (16): 10035–10040.

     
     

    P. Dong*, C. Pint, M. Hainey*, F. Mirri, Y. Zhan*, J. Zhang, M. Pasquali, R.H. Hauge, R. Verduzco, M. Jiang, H. Lin and J. Lou, "Vertically Aligned Single Wall Carbon Nanotubes as Low-cost and High Electrocatalytic Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 3 (8) (2011) : 3157–3161.

     
     

    S. Najmaei, Z. Liu, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Thermal effects on the Characteristic Raman Spectrum of Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) of Varying Thicknesses." Submitted

     
     

    T.N. Narayanan, Z. Liu, P.R. Lakshmy, W. Gao, Y. Nagaoka, D.S. Kumar, J. Lou, R. Vajtai and P.M. Ajayan "Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide–Fe3O4 Multifunctional Freestanding Membranes and Its Temperature Dependent Electronic Transport Properties."  (2011) In Press

     
     

    Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, P. Loya, P. Moloney, E. Barrera, J. Tour, B. Yakobson, R. Ballarini and J. Lou "Interface Toughness of MWNT Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3 (2) (2011) : 129-134.

     
     

    Y. Lu and J. Lou "Quantitative In-situ Nanomechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." JOM, 63, no. 9 (2011) : 35-42.

     
     

    Y. Lu*, J. Song, J. Huang and J. Lou, "Surface Dislocation Nucleation Mediated Deformation and Ultrahigh strength in Sub-10nm Gold Nanowires." Nano Research (2011)

     
     

    Y. Lu, C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, J. Huang and J. Lou "Quantitative In situ TEM Tensile Testing of an Individual Nickel Nanowire ." Nanotechnology, 22 (2011) : 355702-1-6.

     
     

    Y. Lu, J. Song, J. Huang and J. Lou "Fracture of Sub-20nm Ultrathin Gold Nanowires." Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (20) (2011) : 3982–3989.

     
     

    Y. Zhan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, and J. Lou "Solvothermal Synthesis and Mechanical Characterization of Single Crystalline Copper Nanorings." Journal of Crystal Growth, 325 (1) (2011) : 76-80.

     
     

    Y. Zhan, Z. Liu, S. Najmaei, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Large Area Vapor Phase Growth and Characterization of High Quality MoS2 Atomic Layers on SiO2 Substrate." Submitted

     
     

    Z. Jia, C. Peng, J. Lou and T. Li "A Map of Buckling-driven Failure Modes of Substrate-supported Thin Brittle Films." Submitted

     
     

    Z. Liu, L. Hu, J. Liu, C. Qiu, H. Zhou, D. Hashim, G. Shi, C. Peng*, S. Najmaei, L. Sun, J. Lou, and P. M. Ajayan "Correlation Between Droplet-Induced Strain Actuation and Voltage Generation in Single-Wall Carbon Nanotube Films." Nano Letters (2011)

     
     

    Z. Liu, L. Song, S. Zhao, J. Huang, L. Ma, J. Zhang, J. Lou and P.M. Ajayan "Direct Growth of Graphene/h-BN Stacked Layers." Nano Letters, 11 (5), (2011) : 2032–2037.

     
     

    Z. Liu, Y. Zhan, S. Moldovan, M. Gharbi, L. Song, G. Shi, L. Ma, S. Zhao, J. Huang, R. Vajtai, F. Banhart, P. Sharma, J. Lou and P. M. Ajayan "Anomalous High Capacitance in a Coaxial Single Nanowire Capacitor."  (2011) Submitted

     
     

    F. Landolsi, H. Lu, Y. Sun, F. Ghorbel and J. Lou "Regular and Reverse Nanoscale Stick-slip Behaviors: Modeling and Experiments." Applied Surface Science, Vol. 256 (2010) : 2577-2582.

     
     

    H. Lu, J. Zhang and J. Lou "Localized Characterization of Chemical Functionalization Effects on Adhesion Properties of SWNT." Journal of Nanomaterials (2010) In Press

     
     

    L. Song, L. Ci, H. Lu, P.B. Sorokin, C. Jin, J. Ni, A.G. Kvashnin, D.G. Kvashnin, J. Lou, B.I. Yakobson and P.M. Ajayan "Large Scale Growth and Characterization of Atomic Hexagonal Boron Nitride Layers." Nano Letters, 10 (8) (2010) : 3209-3215.

     
     

    L. Zhang, T. Petit, Y. Lu, B. Kratochvil, K. Peyer, R. Pei, J. Lou and B. Nelson "Controlled Propulsion and Cargo Transport of Rotating Nickel Nanowires near a Patterned Solid Surface." ACS Nano, 4 (10) (2010) : 6228-6234.

     
     

    Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, L. Ci, A. Srivastava, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Effects of Nitrogen Doping on the Mechanical Properties of Carbon Nanotubes." ACS Nano, 4 (12) (2010) : 7637-7643.

     
     

    Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, P. Loya, P. Moloney, E. Barrera, J. Tour, B. Yakobson, R. Ballarini and J. Lou "Interface Toughness of MWNT Reinforced Epoxy Nanocomposites." ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces (2010) In Press

     
     

    Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini and J. Lou "Development and Application of a Novel Micro-fabricated device for In Situ Tensile Testing of 1-D Nanomaterials." Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems,, 19 (3) (2010) : 675-682.

     
     

    Y. Lu, J. Huang, C. Wang, S. Sun and J. Lou "Cold Welding of Ultra-thin Gold Nanowires." Nature Nanotechnology, 5 (2010) : 218-224.

     
     

    Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan and J. Lou "A Multi-step Method for In Situ Mechanical Characterization of 1-D Nanostructures Using a Novel Micromechanical Device." Experimental Mechanics, 50 (2010) : 47-54.

     
     

    Z. Huang, Y. Lu1,, R. Majitha, J. Shah, K. Messiner, K.S. Matthews, S.E. Bondos and J. Lou "Size Dictates Mechanical Properties For Fibers Self-assembled By the Drosophila transcription factor Ultrabithorax." Biomacromolecules, 11 (12) (2010) : 3644–3651.

     
     

    A.M. Greer, Z. Huang, A. Oriakhi, Y. Lu, J. Lou, K.S. Matthews and S. Bondos "The Drosophila Transcription Factor Ultrabithorax Self-Assembles into Protein-Based Biomaterials with Multiple Morphologies." BIOMACROMOLECULES, 10:4 (2009) : 829-837 .

     
     

    F. Landolsi, F. Ghorbel, J. Lou, H. Lu and Y. Sun "Nanoscale Friction Dynamic Modeling." Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 131 (2009)

     
     

    Ganesan Y, Lou J "The Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites: An Unfolding Story of Interface." Journal of Metals, 61:1 (2009) : 32-38.

     
     

    Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan and J. Lou "A Multi-step Method for In Situ Mechanical Characterization of 1-D Nanostructures Using a Novel Micromechanical Device." Experimental Mechanics, Vol. 50 (2010) : 47-54.In Revision

     
     

    H. Lu, J. Goldman, F. Ding, Y. Sun, V. Khabashesku, B. Yakobson and J. Lou "Friction and Adhesion Properties of Vertically Aligned Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays and Fluoro-Nanodiamond Films." Carbon, Vol. 46 (2008) : 1294-1301.

     
     

    J. Lou and K.-S. Kim "Effects of Interface on Nano-friction Study of VAMWNT Arrays." Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 483-484, (2008) : 664-667.

     
     

    J. Lou, H. Lu, J. Goldman, F. Ding and B.I. Yakobson "Mesoscale Reverse Stick-slip Nanofriction Behavior of Vertically Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Superlattices." Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Vol. 17, Issue 23,: June 9, 2008;.

     
     

    J. Lou, H. Lu, J. Goldman, F. Ding and B.I. Yakobson, "Mesoscale Reverse Stick-slip Nanofriction Behavior of Vertically Aligned Multiwalled Carbon Nanotube Superlattices." Applied Physics Letter, Vol. 92 (2008) : 203115-1-3.

     
     

    J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, T. Buchheit and W. O. Soboyejo, "In Situ Mechanical Characterizations of One Dimensional Nanoscale Building Blocks Using Microfabricated Devices." IEEE-NANO Conf. Proc, 8, (2008) : 783-786.

     
     

    Y. Ganesan and J. Lou "Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites ¿ An Unfolding Story of Interface." JOMIn Revision

     
     

    Y. Gao and J. Lou "Dislocation Nucleation and Pileup under a Wedge Contact at Nanoscale." Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2008, Article ID 380961 (2008) : 1-5.

     
     

    Z. Xia, J. Lou and W.A Curtin "A Multi-scale Experiment on the Tribological Behavior of Aligned Carbon Nanotube/ceramic Composites." Scripta Materialia, Vol. 58 (2008) : 223-226.

     
     J. Lou, K. Bhalerao, A.B.O. Soboyejo and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of the effects of mix strength on the fracture and fatigue behavior of concrete mortar, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 41, 6973-6977, 2006.
     
     J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, S. Allameh, T. Buchheit and W.O. Soboyejo, "Strain Gradient Plasticity Length Scale Parameters for LIGA Ni MEMS Thin Films", Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 441 299-307, 2006
     
     Y. Yang, B.I. Imasogie, S. Allameh, B. Boyce, K. Lian, J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, Mechanisms of Fatigue in LIGA Ni MEMS Thin Films, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 444, 39-50, 2007.
     
     Z. Zong, J. Lou, O.O. Adewoye, A.A. Elmustafa, F. Hammad and W.O. Soboyejo, "Indentation Size Effects in the Nano and Microhardness of FCC Single Crystal Metals", Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 434, 178-187, 2006
     
     J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of the Effects of Loading Rate on Resistance-Curve Behavior in Cast Lamellar Gamma-Based Titanium Aluminides, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions A, Vol. 32 (2), 325-337, 2001
     
     J. Lou, C. Mercer and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of the Effects of Temperature on Fatigue Crack Growth in a Cast Lamellar Ti-45Al-2Mn-2Nb+0.8 vol.% TiB2 Alloy, Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. A319, 618-624, 2001
     
     J. Lou, F. Ye, M. Li and W.O. Soboyejo, Ductile Layer Toughening of Brittle Intermetallic Composites, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 37, 3023-3034, 2002.
     
     J. Lou, P. Shrotriya and W.O. Soboyejo, A Cyclic Micro-bend Study of LIGA Ni Thin Films for MEMS Applications, ASME Journal of Engineering Materials and Technology, Vol. 127, No. 1, 16-22, 2005.
     
     J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, T. Buchheit, D. Yang and W.O. Soboyejo, A Nano-Indentation Study on the Plasticity Length Scale Effects of LIGA Ni MEMS Structures, Journal of Materials Research, Vol. 18, No. 3, 719-728, 2003.
     
     J. Lou, S. Allameh, T. Buchheit and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of the Effect of Thickness on Mechanical Properties of LIGA Ni MEMS Structures, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 38, 4129-4135, 2003.
     
     S. Allameh*, J. Lou*, F. Kavishe and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of Fatigue in LIGA Ni MEMS Thin Films, Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. A371, 256-266, 2004. * Contribute Equally
     
     Articles
     

    Yang Y (Yang, Y.), Allameh S (Allameh, S.), Lou J (Lou, J.), Imasogie B (Imasogie, B.), Boyce BL (Boyce, B. L.), Soboyejo WO (Soboyejo, W. O.) "Fatigue of LIGA Ni micro-electro-mechanical system thin films." METALLURGICAL AND MATERIALS TRANSACTIONS A-PHYSICAL METALLURGY AND MATERIALS SCIENCE, 38A (13) (SEP 2007) : 2340-2348.

     
     Book chapters
     

    Y. Lu, J. Lou "'Gold Nanorod' for "Drug Delivery: Technology and Applications." Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology (2012) : 962-968.

     
     J.Lou, Mechanical Characterization of Thin Film Materials for MEMS Devices, Advanced Structural Materials: Properties, Design Optimization and Applications, W.O. Soboyejo, Editor, Taylor and Francis Group, in press, 2006.
     
     Refereed conference papers
     

    Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, L. Ci, V. Khabashesku, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou "Effect of Sidewall Fluorination on the Mechanical Properties of Catalytically Grown Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes." , 1284 (2011) : 157-162.

     
     

    A. Subramanian, J.P. Sullivan, J. Huang, N. Hudak, Y. Zhan*, J. Lou and C.M. Wang "On-chip Electrochemistry: A Nanofabricated Platform for Single Nanowire Battery Electrochemistry."  (2010)

     
     

    J.P. Sullivan, J. Huang, M.J. Shaw, A. Subramanian, N. Hudak, Y. Zhan*, and J. Lou "Understanding Li-ion battery processes at the atomic- to nano-scale." , 7683: 76830B-1-11.

     
     

    L. Zhang, T. Petit, K.E. Peyer, B.E. Kratochvil, J. Zhang, J. Lou and B.J. Nelson "Noncontact and Contact Micromanipulation Using a Rotating Nickel Nanowire."  (2010)

     
     

    J. Lou, R. Ballarini and B. Yakobson "In situ Localized Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Interfaces in Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites using Novel Micromechanical Devices."  (2009)

     
     

    L. Zhang, Y. Lu, L. Dong, R. Pei, J. Lou, B.E. Kratochvil and B.J. Nelson "Noncontact Manipulation of Ni Nanowires Using a Rotating Magnetic Field."  (2009) : 586-589.

     
    Presentations
     Conference abstracts
     

    "W. Chen*, A. George, X. Zou, B. I. Yakobson, P. M. Ajayan, J. Lou, Tunable friction of monolayer MoS2 by control of interfacial chemistry, Society of Engineering Science, College Station, TX, 2015."

     
     

    "Strain Rate Sensitivity of BCC Mo-Alloy Nanofibers." MS&T Conference, Montreal, Canada. (2013)

     
     

    "Dual-Gate MOSFETs on Monolayer CVD MoS2 Films." IEEE Device Research Conference, Notre Dame, IN. (2013)

     
     

    "Micro-Mechanical Device-Based In Situ Nanomechanics Studies of 1-D Nanomaterials." IEEE-Nano Conference, Beijing, China. (2013)

     
     

    "Quantitative In-situ Tensile Testing of Suspended Graphene." SES Meeting, Providence, RI. (2013)

     
     Invited Papers
     

    "Synthesis and Defects Characterization of Two-Dimensional Materials, ICQM Summer School 2015: Two Dimensional Materials, Synthesis Fundamental Properties & Device Application, Int'l Center for Quantum Materials (ICQM), Beijing, China.." (July 2015)

     
     

    "Synthesis, Characterization and Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials, Graphene 2015, Bilbao, Spain. ." (March 2015)

     
     

    "Synthesis, Characterization and Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials, Institute of Fundamental and Frontier Sciences, University of Electronic Science and Technology of China, Chengdu, China.." (July 2015)

     
     

    "Synthesis, Characterization and Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials, International Symposium on Physics and Device Applications of 2D Materials, Nanjing, China.." (July 2015)

     
     

    "Synthesis, Characterization and Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA.." (April 2015)

     
     

    "The Emergence of Multifunctional Two-Dimensional Materials-Beyond Electronics, GrapChina 2015, Qingdao, China.." (October 2015)

     
     

    "Two-Dimensional Transition Metal Dichalcogenides (TMDs) Atomic Layers for Energy Applications, MacGraph Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.." (May 2015)

     
     Invited Talks
     

    "Exploring Structure-Property-Application Relationship at the Nanoscale." New Professors Lecture, School of Engineering, Rice University, ( September 2012)

     
     

    "Fracture Study of Low Dimensional Nanomaterials." Gordon Research Conference on Thin Film & Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, Waterville, ME. (July 2012)

     
     

    "Large Area Vapor Phase Growth and 2D Engineering of Atomic Layers." NSF/AFOSR Workshop on 2D Materials and Devices Beyond Graphene, Arlington, VA. (May, 2012) With Z. Liu, S. Najmaei, Y. Zhan, P.M. Ajayan

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Investigation of Fracture Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires." Symposium SS Quantitative In Situ Electron Microscopy, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (November 2012)

     
     

    "Synthesis, Characterization and Application of Two-dimensional MoS2 Atomic Layers, Graphene and Related Materials Focus Topic,." AVS 59th International Symposium & Exhibition, Tampa, FL. (November, 2012)

     
     

    J. Lou, Probing Size Dependent Mechanical Properties of Metallic Nanowires, International Conference on Mechanical Properties of Materials (ICMPM-2011), Hangzhou, China, June, 2011

     
     

    Y. Lu, J. Song, J. Huang and J. Lou, Quantitative In Situ Fracture Study of Metallic Nanowires, Plasticity 2011, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January, 2011

     
     

    "

    Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires

    ." Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ. (April, 2010)

     
     

    "

    Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires 

    ." Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, MD. (December, 2010)

     
     

    "Cold Welding of Ultrathin Gold Nanowires." Symposium on Controlled Processing of Nanoparticle-based Materials and Nanostructured Films MS&T conference,, Houston, TX, . (October, 2010) With Y. Lu, J. Huang, C. Wang, and S. Sun

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology,, Atlanta, GA. (May, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Alloying Behavior and Design Group, Materials Science & Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Lab, Knoxville, TN. (July, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." The Advanced Materials and Process Engineering Laboratory (AMPEL), University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada. ( November, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. (April, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas, Denton, TX. (March, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (February, 2010)

     
     

    "Energy, Nanomaterials and Nanotechnologies: A Young Materials Scientist’s Perspective." ExxonMobil Upstream Research Company, Houston, TX. (November, 2006)

     
     Lectures
     

    "Hybrid Graphene Films as High-Performance and Stable Transparent Electrodes in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With P. Dong, Y. Zhu, J. Zhang, J.M. Tour

     
     

    "Developing Nanomaterials enabled Dye-sensitized Solar Cells." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With P. Dong, F. Hao, J. Zhang, R.H. Hauge, H. Lin

     
     

    "Effects of Tensile Strain on Molecular Structure and Electrical Properties of Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Thin Films." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With S. Najmaei

     
     

    "Fracture Behaviors of Metal Nanowires: Ductile or Brittle?." 49th Annual Technical Conference of Society of Engineering Science, SES-2012, Atlanta, GA. (2012)

     
     

    "In Situ Electromechanical Experiments and Mechanics Modeling of Fracture in Indium Tin Oxide-Based Multilayer Electrodes." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With Z. Jia, T. Li, C. Peng, H. Neilson

     
     

    "In situ Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanofibers with Different Functional Groups." MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (2012) With J. Zhang, P. Loya, C. Peng, V. Khabashesku

     
     

    "In situ Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanofibers with Different Functional Groups." 49th Annual Technical Conference of Society of Engineering Science, SES-2012, Atlanta, GA. (2012) With J. Zhang, P. Loya, C. Peng, V. Khabashesku

     
     

    "In-situ SEM and TEM Tensile Testing of Metal Nanowires." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With P. Loya, C. Peng, J. Zhang, A. Minor, H. Bei, E. George

     
     

    "Mechanical Deformation and Failure of Carbon Nanofibers with Different Functional Groups." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With J. Zhang, P. Loya, C. Peng, V. Khabashesku

     
     

    "Mechanical Properties of Proteins Consisting of Varied Structure." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With S. Najmaei, J. Patterson, H.J Qi, S.E. Bondos

     
     

    "Probing Size Dependent Mechanical Properties of Metallic Nanowires." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE12), Houston, TX. (2012) With Y. Lu

     
     

    Development and Application of a Novel Micro-fabricated device for In Situ Tensile Testing of 1-D Nanomaterials." NanoMeasure Conference, Krakow, Poland. (2010) With Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, and H. Lu

     
     

    "An in situ SEM Study of Size Dependent Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires using a Novel Micromechanical Device." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With C. Peng, Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan, Y. Zhan

     
     

    "An in situ SEM Study of Size Dependent Mechanical Behaviors of Nickel Nanowires using a Novel Micromechanical Device." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With C. Peng, Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan, and Y. Zhan

     
     

    "Anisotropic Nanaofriction Behavior of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Carpet." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With J. Zhang*, Y. Sun, H. Lu, L. Ci, and P.M. Ajayan

     
     

    "Effect of Sidewall Functionalization and Nitrogen Doping on the Deformation and Failure Mechanisms of Individual Catalytically Grown Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (2010) With Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, L. Ci, V. Khabashesku, and P.M. Ajayan

     
     

    "Electromechanical Coupling Behaviors of Suspended Low Dimensional Materials and Applications to Sensing." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With H. Lu, L. Song, and P.M. Ajayan

     
     

    "Electromechanical coupling behaviors of suspended low dimensional materials and applications to sensing." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With H. Lu, L. Song, and P.M. Ajayan

     
     

    "In Situ Quantitative Localized Characterization of the Interfaces in Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites." MS&T Conference, Houston, TX. (2010) With Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, R. Ballarini, and B. Yakobson

     
     

    "In Situ Quantitative Mechanical Characterization for Carbon Nanotube Composites Developments." Lockheed Martin /CONTACT Program Joint Technical Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX. (2010)

     
     

    "In Situ Quantitative Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Matrix Interface and Individual Carbon Nanotube." 2010 Rice-Tsinghua Nanomaterials Workshop, Rice University, Houston, TX. (2010)

     
     

    "In Situ Scanning Electron Microscopy Study of Mechanical Deformation in Metallic Nanowires and Nanorings." MS&T Conference, Houston, TX. (2010) With C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Zhan, and Y. Lu

     
     

    "In situ Nanomechanical Testing of Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes." MS&T Conference, Houston, TX. (2010) With Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, L. Ci, and P.M. Ajayan

     
     

    "In-situ Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotube Matrix Interfaces  using Novel Micromechanical Devices." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE10), Vancouver, Canada. (2010) With Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, R. Ballarini, and B. Yakobson

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Houston, Houston, TX. (February, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University. (April, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of North Texas. (March, 2010)

     
     

    "Quantitative Localized Characterization of Strength of Carbon Nanotubes and Interfaces in Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini, and B.I. Yakobson

     
     

    "Quantitative Localized Characterization of Strength of Carbon Nanotubes and Interfaces in Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini, and B.I. Yakobson

     
     

    "Size Dictates Mechanical Properties For Fibers Self-assembled By the Drosophila transcription factor Ultrabithorax." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE10), Vancouver, Canada. (2010) With Z. Huang, Y. Lu, R. Majitha, J. Shah, K. Messiner, K.S. Matthews, and S.E. Bondos

     
     

    "Synthesis and Characterization of Single Crystalline Metal Nanowire Rings." TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA. (2010) With Y. Zhan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, and H. Lu

     
     

    "Brittle and Ductile Fracture of Gold nanowires: A Quantitative In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Study ." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (2009) With Y. Lu, J. Huang and J. Lou

     
     

    "CONTACT – Nanotechnology for Space Applications ." National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS), Henderson, NV. (2009) With J. Agee, A. Chow, J. Lou, Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan and H. Lu

     
     

    "Effect of Surface Topograhpy on Adhesion of Colloids and Bacteria." ACS Meeting, New York, NY. (2009) With J. Ma, H. Lu, J. Lou and Q. Li

     
     

    "Functionalization and Patterning of Chimeric Protein-based Materials ." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (2009) With Z. Huang, Y. Lu, J. Shah, K.S. Matthews, J. Lou and S.E. Bondos

     
     

    "In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Shenyang National Laboratory for Materials Science, Institute of Metal Research, Chinese Academy of Science, Shenyang, China, . (April, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Natural Science, University of Houston – Downtown Campus, Houston, TX. (June, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong,. (May, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Kunming University of Science and Technology, Kunming, China. (May, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Mechanical Engineering, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, . (May, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires ." Plasticity 2009, St. Thomas. (January, 2009) With Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan, J. Ye, A. Minor, J. Huang and J. Lou

     
     

    "In situ Testing Methods for Mechanical Characterization of Materials at the Nanoscale ." Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, . (April, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "Liquid-phase Exfoliation of Graphite and CVD Methods to Prepare Graphene." European Congress and Exhibition on Advanced Materials and Processes (EUROMAT09) , Glasgow, UK. (2009) With Y. Zhan and J. Lou

     
     

    "Probing Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires by In Situ Methods." Materials Department, Southwest Research Institute, San Antonio, TX. (September, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, University of Texas, Austin, TX. (November, 2009) With J. Lou

     
     

    "Room-Temperature Welding of Ultrathin Gold Nanowires by Direct Mechanical Contact ." MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (2009) With Y. Lu, F. Ding, J. Huang, S. Peng, S. Sun and J. Lou

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of In Situ Micro-device to Study Mechanical Properties of One Dimensional Nanoscale Building Blocks." NNIN (National Nanotechnology Infastructure Network) Annual Meeting, Stanford University. (April, 2008) With J. Lou

     
     

    "Design and Fabrication of In Situ Micro-devices to Study Interfacial Properties for CNT Reinforced Nanocomposites." Air Force Research Lab, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. (March, 2008) With J. Lou

     
     

    "In situ Testing Methods for Characterization of Materials at the Nanoscale." Institute for Micro and Nanosystems, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. (May 2006) With J. Lou

     
     

    "Nanofriction Study of Carbon Based Nanostructured Surfaces." TU- Delft, Department of Mechanical, Maritime and Materials Engineering, TU- Delft, Netherlands. (June, 2008) With J. Lou

     
     

    "Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays and Fluoro-Nanodiamond Thin Films." Institute for Micro and Nanosystems, ETH-Zurich, Switzerland. (May, 2008) With J. Lou

     
     Other
     

    "Effects of Interfaces on Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays." International Conferences on Strength of Materials (ICSMA-14), Xian, China. (June, 2006) With K.-S. Kim

     
     

    "Reverse Stick-slip Behaviors in Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays." ASME Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. (November, 2006) With F. Ding, B. Yakobson, K.-S. Kim

     
     J. Lou, Q. Li, A. Yin, J. Xu and K.-S. Kim, Frictional behavior of of vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube arrays, ASME Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2005
     
     Z. Xia, J. Lou, W. Ni, H. Li, W.A. Curtin, K.-S. Kim, B.W. Shelton, Y.T. Cheng, Tribological Testing and Analysis of Highly-Ordered Carbon Nanotube/Ceramic composites, ASME Annual Conference, Orlando, FL, 2005
     
     Posters
     

    "Size Dependent Fracture Modes Transition in Copper Nanowires." MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (2012) With C. Peng, Y. Zhan

     
     

    "Vertically Aligned Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes as Low-cost and High-electrocatalytic Counter Electrode for Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells." MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA. (2012) With P. Dong, J. Zhang, C.L. Pint, M. Hainey, Y. Zhan, R.H. Hauge, H. Lin

     
     

    "Fabrication and Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Aligned One-dimensional Nanomaterials." MS&T Conference, Houston, TX. (2010) With P. Dong, M. Hainey, X. Jiao, Y. Zhan, Y. Ganesan, and H. Lin

     
     

    "In Situ Quantitative Localized Characterization of Interfaces in Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. ( 2010) With Y. Ganesan. C. Peng, Y. Lu, R. Ballarini, and B. Yakobson

     
     

    "Localized Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotube Matrix Interfaces using Novel Micromechanical Devices." Nanotechnology for Defense Conference, Atlanta, GA . (2010) With Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini, and B. Yakobson

     
     

    "An In Situ Scanning Electron Microscopy Study of Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (2009 ) With C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, Y. Zhan and J. Lou

     
     

    "Effects of Functional Groups on Adhesion Forces between AFM Probes and Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes." CONTACT Review Meeting, Edinburg, TX. (2009) With H. Lu, E.V. Barrera and J. Lou

     
     

    "Localized Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites using Novel Micromechanical Devices." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. (2009) With Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini, B. Yakobson and J. Lou

     
     

    "Probing Interfaces of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites Using Novel In Situ Methods, ." CONTACT Review Meeting, Edinburg, TX, . (2009) With Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu and J. Lou

     
     

    "Size dictates mechanical properties for fibres self-assembled by the Drosophila Hox transcription factor Ultrabithorax." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA. ( 2009) With Z. Huang, Y. Lu, J. Shah, K.S. Matthews, S.E. Bondos, and J. Lou

     
     

    "Towards NEMS Fluid Sensors Based on Suspended Nanomaterials." MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA . (2009) With L.A. Jauregui, H. Lu, J. Lou and Y.P. Chen

     
     

    "Quantitative Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays." Gordon Conference on Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, Waterville, ME. (July, 2006) With K.-S. Kim

     
     Seminar Speaker
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Investigation of Fracture Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires." Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Champaign, IL. ( January 2013)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Investigation of Fracture Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires." The Mork Family Department of Chemical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Southern California,, Los Angeles, CA. ( January 2013)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." School of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, Shanghai, China. (June 2012)

     
     

    "Large Area Vapor Phase Growth, Characterization and Application of Two-dimensional Atomic Layers Beyond Graphene." Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, University of Houston, (October 2012)

     
     

    "Mechanical Deformation and Failure of Low Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials." Shanghai Institute of Mechanics and Applied Mathematics, Shanghai University, Shanghai, China. (June 2012)

     
     

    "Quantitative In Situ Characterization of Metallic Nanowires." School of Materials Science and Engineering, Beijing Institute of Technology, Beijing, China. (June 2012)

     
     

    J. Lou, Mechanical Characterization of Low Dimensional Nanomaterials, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July, 2011

     
     

    Y. Lu, C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, J. Huang and J. Lou, Probing Size Dependent Mechanical Properties of Metallic Nanowires in Tension, Symposium on Advances in Mechanics of One-Dimensional Micro/Nano Materials, TMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2011

     
     

    J. Lou, Quantitative In Situ Fracture Study of Metallic Nanowires, School of Materials Science and Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, June 2011

     
     

    Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, P. Loya and J. Lou, Quantitative In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Interface and Individual Carbon Nanotube using Novel Micromechanical Devices, Symposium on Size Effects in Mechanical Behavior, TMS Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, March, 2011

     
     

    J. Lou, Quantitative In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Interface, Graduate School of EEWS (Energy Environment Water Sustainability), Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST), Daejeon, Korea, June 2011

     
     

    J. Lou, In Situ Electro-mechanical Characterization of Flexible Electronics, Department of Nano-mechanics, Korean Institute of Machinery and Materials (KIMM), Daejeon, Korea, June 2011

     
     J. Lou, Explore the Mechanical Behavior of Materials: form Micro- to Nano-Scales, Seminar speaker, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Drexel University, May, 2004
     
     Session Chair
     

    "Nanostructured Materials." ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE06), Chicago, IL. (November, 2006)

     
     Workshops
     

    "Quantitative in-situ Mechanical Characterization of Low Dimensional Carbon Nanomaterials, 1stInternational Workshop on Engineering and Applications of Nanocarbon Materials, Jinan, China

     ." (February 2015)

     
     

    Synthesis, Characterization and 2D Engineering of Atomic Layers, Workshop of Low Dimensional Nanomaterials, A*STAR Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology (SIMTech), Singapore, February, 2013

     
     

    Multifunctional Two-Dimensional Materials, Texas Materials Modeling Network (TXMMN) Annual Workshop, Houston, TX, December 2013

     
     

    J. Lou, In Situ Quantitative Mechanical Characterization of Low Dimensional Nanomaterials, Brown-KIMM Workshop, Brown University, Providence, RI, August, 2011

     
    Editorial Positions
     Member of the Editorial Board, Applied Materials Today, Elsevier, 2015 – present. (2015 - 2015)

     Member of the Editorial Board, Frontiers of Nanoscience and Nanotechnolgy, Oat, 2015 – present . (2015 - 2015)

    Supervised Theses & Dissertations
     Mingqin Wu, MS-Thesis “Modeling of Carbon Nanotube Array Separation in Electrolytes and by Chemical Functionalization”. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Grace Rojas, MS-Thesis “Processing and Evaluation of a Carbon Fiber Epoxy Composite Reinforced In the Interlaminar Region With Carbon Nanotubes and Nanofibers”. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jeremy Gernand, MS-Thesis “Design of a Methanol to Hydrogen Microreformer for Fuel Cell Applications”. (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Indra Tjahjono, MS-Thesis "An Analytical Model for Near Infrared Light Heating of a Slab by Embedded Gold Nanoshells". (2006) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Pei Dong, Doctor of Philosophy Nanomaterials Enabled Dye-sensitized Solar Cells . (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Ming Hua, Doctor of Philosophy Computer simulations on Mechanical and electrical properties of nanoscale materials. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Yuanyue Liu , PhD “Computational Study of Synthesis, Structure, Property and Applications of Low Dimensional Materials”. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Andres Rodela , PhD “Evaluation of Cold Spray Processing as a Novel Approach of Fabricating Bulk Nanocrystalline Al Alloys”. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Emily McCarthy, PhD “Application of Compact, Geometrically Complex Shape Memory Alloy Devices for Seismic Enhancement of Highway Bridge Expansion Joints”. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Daniel Hashim , PhD “Carbon Nanotube Doping Procedures for Three-Dimensional Macro-Structures and Gallium-Nitride Functionalization”. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Zhenjia Gao , PhD “Computational Framework for the Analysis of Hybrid Masonry Systems Using an Improved Non-local Technique”. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Peng Zhang, Master of Science Mechanical Characterizations of Two-Dimensional Materials. (2014) (Thesis Director)

     Jianxin Lu , PhD “Simulations of Carbon Nano-Structures for High-strength Composites, Thermal Transport, and Hydrogen Storage”. (2014) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Sina Najmaei, PhD Synthesis and Defect Engineering in Molybdenum Disulfide (MoS2) Atomic layers. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Phillip Edward Loya, PhD Nanomechanical Characterization of 1D Nanomaterials for Structure and Energy Applications. (2015) (Thesis Committee Member)

     Jing Zhang, PhD NA. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Weibing Chen, PhD NA. (2016) (Thesis Director)

     Emily Hacopian, PhD NA. (2017) (Thesis Director)

     Siwei Gao, MMSNE NA. (2018) (Thesis Director)

     Jiangtan Yuan, PhD NA. (2018) (Thesis Director)

     Jin Zehua, PhD NA. (2019) (Thesis Director)

     Hsinhan Tsai, PhD NA. (2019) (Thesis Director)

     Peter Owuor, PhD NA. (2019) (Thesis Director)

     Emily Yedinak, PhD NA. (2019) (Thesis Director)

     Shua Jia, PhD NA. (2020) (Thesis Co-Director)

     Atakan Tamer, Ph.D. Probabilistic Determination of Thermal Conductivity and cyclic Behavior of Nanocomposites via Multi-Phase Homogenization. (Thesis Committee Member)

     Ciyuan Qiu, Ph.D. Silicon Photonic Devices for Optical Computing. (Thesis Committee Member)

    Awards, Prizes, & Fellowships
     Charles Duncan, Jr. Award for Outstanding Academic Achievement, Rice Deans (spring 2015)

     Hamill IBB Innovations Award, Rice University (April 2015)

     TMS MPMD Young Leader Professional Development Award, (2013)

     Selected Attendee, National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Frontiers of Engineering Education (FOEE) Symposium

     ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award , Oak Ridge Associated Universities (2007)

     NSF Summer Institute Fellowship, (August, 2006)

     Travel grant from the Gordon Conference Chair's Fund, the Gordon Conference Chair's Fund (July, 2004)

    Positions Held
     Member, Materials Research Society (MRS). (2013 - 2014)

     Member, Biomaterials Committee and Nanomaterials Committee, The Minerals, Metal & Materials Society (TMS). (2013 - 2014)

     Member, Multifunctional Materials Committee and Electronic Materials Committee, American Society for Mechanical Engineeris (ASME). (2013 - 2014)

     Associate Chair, Dept of Materials Science & NanoEngineering, Rice University. (2013 - 2015)

     Member, American Society for Materials (ASM International). (2013 - 2014)

     Professor, Dept of Materials Science & NanoEngineering and Chemistry, Rice University. (2015 - 2015)

     Associate Chair, Dept of Materials Science & NanoEngineering, Rice University. (2013 - 2013)

     Member, American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE). (2013 - 2014)