Zhenhai Xia | Department of Chemistry
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Zhenhai Xia

Professor (joint appointment with Materials Science & Engineering)
(940) 369-5805
Discovery Park E104

Our research is focused on the understanding of basic principles that control mechanical properties and behaviors of materials. We study polymeric, metallic and ceramic materials in composite and thin film forms, peripheral nerves, and the materials mimicking biological materials such as gecko by combining experiment with theory and computation.

The Current topics:

Ceramic, metal, and polymer matrix micro-/nano-composites

Multifunctional materials for sensing and damage detection

Materials for clean energy (fuel cells)

Bio-inspired and bio-mimetic materials

Characterization and biomechanics of biological materials (e.g. nerves)

Multiscale/multi-physics modeling and simulation

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