Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Purdue School of Engineering and Technology

Shengfeng Yang

  • Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Shengfeng Yang

SL 260G
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  • University of Florida, Mechanical Engineering, Ph.D., 12/2014
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Solid Mechanics, M.S., 06/2010
  • Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Engineering Mechanics, B.S., 06/2008

Professional Experience

  • Post-Doctoral Researcher: University of California, San Diego, 3/2015 - 7/2017

Selected Publications

  • T. Hu†, Shengfeng Yang† (Co-First Author), N. Zhou, Y. Zhang, J. Luo, Role of disordered bipolar complexions on the sulfur embrittlement of nickel general grain boundaries, Nature Communications, 2018; 9,2764 (†: contributed equally), 7/2018
  • Shengfeng Yang, N Zhou, H Zheng, SP Ong, J Luo. First-order interfacial transformations with a critical point: Breaking the symmetry at a symmetric tilt grain boundary. Physical Review Letters 2018; 120, 085702, 2/2018
  • X Chen, W Li, L Xiong, Y Li, Shengfeng Yang, Z Zheng, DL McDowell, Y Chen. Ballistic-diffusive phonon heat transport across grain boundaries. Acta Materialia 2017; 136, 355-365, 2/2017
  • H Wang and Shengfeng Yang. Modeling and analysis of the thermal effects of a circular bimorph piezoelectric actuator. Applied Optics 2016; 55(4), 873-878, 8/2016
  • N Zhang, Shengfeng Yang, L Xiong, Y Hong, and Y Chen. Nanoscale toughening mechanism of nacre tablet. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials 2016; 53, 200-209, 2/2016
  • Shengfeng Yang and Youping Chen. Concurrent Atomistic-Continuum Simulation of Defects in Polyatomic Ionic Materials, In: Multiscale Modeling for Nanomechanics, Springer, 2016, 2/2016
  • Shengfeng Yang, and Y Chen. Concurrent atomistic and continuum simulation of bi-crystal strontium titanate with tilt grain boundary, Proceedings of The Royal Society A 2015; 471, 20140758 , 11/2015
  • Shengfeng Yang, N Zhang, and Y Chen. Concurrent atomistic–continuum simulation of polycrystalline strontium titanate. Philosophical Magazine 2015; 95(24), 2697-2716, 7/2015
  • Z Zheng, X chen, B Deng, A Chernatynskiy, Shengfeng Yang, L Xiong, and Y Chen. Phonon thermal transport through tilt grain boundaries in strontium titanate. Journal of Applied Physics 2014; 116, 073706, 8/2014
  • Shengfeng Yang, L Xiong, Q Deng, and Y Chen. Concurrent atomistic and continuum simulation of strontium titanate. Acta Materialia 2013; 61(1), 89-102 , 8/2013


Computational Mechanics; Multiscale-Multiphysics Modeling and Scientific Computing with a Particular Focus on the Thermo-Mechanical and Dynamical Properties of Materials


Multiscale Methodology Development; Interfaces in Metallic alloys and Oxide Ceramics; Defects in Materials; Design of Energy Conversion and Storage Materials through Modeling and Simulation; Study of Exceptional Properties of Biological Materials; Mechanical Behavior of Materials