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Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids
Interaction of nanoparticles (NPs) with cell membrane is a crucial issue in studying drug delivery, photodynamic therapy system and cytotoxicity. Single NP with relatively small size cannot be fully
Shape insensitive optimal adhesion of nanoscale fibrillar structures.
  • Huajian Gao, H. Yao
  • Physics
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences…
  • 25 May 2004
The robust design of optimal adhesion at nanoscale provides a plausible explanation for the convergent evolution of hairy attachment systems in biology.
Weakening mechanisms of the serpulid tube in a high-CO2 world.
The FEA results demonstrated how a simulated predator attack may affect the structure with different structural and mechanical properties and consequently shift the stress development and distribution in the tubes, causing a more concentrated stress distribution and therefore leading to a lower ability to withstand attacks.
Protection mechanisms of the iron-plated armor of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent gastropod
  • H. Yao, M. Dao, C. Ortiz
  • Materials Science
    Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
  • 19 January 2010
New materials and mechanical design principles of the iron-plated multilayered structure of the natural armor of Crysomallon squamiferum, a recently discovered gastropod mollusc from the Kairei Indian hydrothermal vent field, are reported, which is unlike any other known natural or synthetic engineered armor.
Bio-inspired interfacial strengthening strategy through geometrically interlocking designs.
Optimal shapes for adhesive binding between two elastic bodies.
  • H. Yao, Huajian Gao
  • Biology, Engineering
    Journal of colloid and interface science
  • 15 June 2006