• Papers

    Refereed journal papers

    • SZ. 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, Vol. 13 (6), 2777-2781, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/nl4010089
    • 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, Vol. 5 (19), 9501-9507, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/am402221u
    • 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, Vol. 103, 093102-1-4, 2013. DOI: 10.1063/1.4819337
    • 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, Vol. 5 (20), 9758-9763, 2013. DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02567E
    • 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, Vol. 13 (6), 2777-2781, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/nl4010089
    • 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, Vol. 13 (6), 2640-2646, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/nl400778q
    • 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, Vol. 13 (6), 2615-2622, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/nl4007479
    • 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, Vol. 12, 754-759, 2013. DOI: 10.1038/NMAT3673
    • 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, Vol. 6, 2003-2019, 2013. DOI: 10.1039/C3EE40296G
    • 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, Vol. 102, 193107-1-4, 2013. DOI: 10.1063/1.4804546
    • N. Kumar, S. Najmaei*, Q. Cui, F. Ceballos, P.M. Ajayan, J. Lou, and H. Zhao, Second harmonic microscopy of monolayer MoS2, Physical Review B, Vol. 87, 161403-1-6, 2013. (Editor's Suggestions)
    • 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, Vol. 8(2), 119-124, 2013. DOI: 10.1038/NNANO.2012.256
    • 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, Vol. 102, 083102-1-5, 2013. DOI: 10.1063/1.4793481
    • 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, Vol. 7(1), 58-64, 2013. DOI: 10.1021/nn3015882.
    • 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, Vol. 15(4), 250-256, 2013. DOI: 10.1002/adem.201200169
    • 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, Vol. 22, 22756-22762, 2012. DOI: 10.1039/C2JM35095E
    • J. Zhang*, W. Lu, J.M. Tour and J. Lou, Nanoscale Frictional Characteristics of Graphene Nanoribbons, Applied Physics Letter, Vol. 101, 123104-1-5, 2012. DOI: 10.1063/1.4752724
    • Z. Jia, C. Peng*, J. Lou and T. Li, A Map of Buckling-driven Failure Modes of Substratesupported Thin Brittle Films, Thin Solid Films, Vol. 520 (21), 6576-6580, 2012. DOI: 10.1016/j.tsf.2012.07.011
    • 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, Vo. 24, 4878-4895, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201201792
    • 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, Vol. 22(19), 4070-4077, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201200593
    • 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, Vol. 3, article number 879, 2012. DOI:10.1038/ncomms1833
    • 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, Vol. 2, article number 368, 2012. DOI: 10.1038/srep00368
    • C. Peng, Y. Zhan, and J. Lou, Size Dependent Fracture Modes Transition in Copper Nanowires, Small, Vol. 8 (12), 1889-1894, 2012. DOI: 10.1002/smll.201101911
    • 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, Small, Vol. 8 (7), 966-971, 2012. DOI:10.1002/smll.201102654
    • C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu and J. Lou, Size Dependent Mechanical Properties of Single Crystalline Nickel Nanowires, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol. 111, 063524-1-6, 2012.
    • 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, Vol. 100, 013106-1-4, 2012. DOI:10.1063/1.3673907.
    • T.N. Narayanan, Z. Liu, P.R. Lakshmy, W. Gao, Y. Nagaoka, D.S. Kumar, J. Lou, R. Vajtai1 and P.M. Ajayan, Synthesis of Reduced Graphene Oxide-Fe3O4 Multifunctional Freestanding Membranes and Its Temperature Dependent Electronic Transport Properties, Carbon, Vol. 50 (3), 1338-1345, 2012. DOI:10.1016/j.carbon.2011.11.005.
    • Y. Lu, J. Song, J. Huang and J. Lou, Surface Dislocation Nucleation Mediated Deformation and Ultrahigh strength in Sub-10nm Gold Nanowires, Nano Research, Vol. 4 (12), 1261-1267, 2011. DOI 10.1007/s12274-011-0177-y.
    • 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, Vol. 11 (12), 5117?122, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/nl201910j.
    • Y. Lu, J. Song, J. Huang and J. Lou, Fracture of Sub-20nm Ultrathin Gold Nanowires, Advanced Functional Materials, Vol. 21 (20), 3982?989, 2011. DOI: 10.1002/adfm.201101224.
    • 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, Vol. 3 (8), 3157?161, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/am200659y.
    • Y. Lu and J. Lou, Quantitative In-situ Nanomechanical Characterization of Metallic Nanowires, JOM, Vol. 63, no. 9, 35-42, 2011.
    • 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, Vol. 27 (16), 10035?0040, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/la2010024.
    • Y. Lu, C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, J. Huang and J. Lou, Quantitative In situ TEM Tensile Testing of an Individual Nickel Nanowire, Nanotechnology, Vol. 11 (5), Vol. 22, 355702-1-6, 2011.
    • 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, Vol. 109, 103530-1-7, 2011.
    • Y. Zhan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, and J. Lou, Solvothermal Synthesis and Mechanical Characterization of Single Crystalline Copper Nanorings, Journal of Crystal Growth, Vol. 325 (1), 76-80, 2011. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcrysgro.2011.04.031
    • 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, Vol. 11 (5), 2032?037, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/nl200464j.
    • 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, Vol. 3 (2), 129-134, 2011. DOI: 10.1021/am1011047.
    • 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.
    • 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, Vol. 4 (12), 7637-7643, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/nn102372w
    • Z. Huang*, Y. Lu*, 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, Vol. 11 (12), 3644?651, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/bm1010992 (*: contribute equally).
    • 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, Vol. 4 (10), 6228-6234, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/nn101861n
    • L. Song, L. Ci, H. Lu, P.B. Sorokin, C. Jin, J. Ni, A.G. Kvashnin, D.G. Kvashnin, J. Lou, B.I. Yakonbson and P.M. Ajayan, Large Scale Growth and Characterization of Atomic Hexagonal Boron Nitride Layers , Nano Letters, Vol. 10 (8), 3209-3215, 2010. DOI: 10.1021/nl1022139.
    • 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, Vol. 19 (3), 675-682, 2010.
    • Y. Lu, J. Huang, C. Wang, S. Sun and J. Lou, Cold Welding of Ultra-thin Gold Nanowires, Nature Nanotechnology, Vol. 5, 218-224, 2010. DOI: 10.1038/nnano.2010.4
    • 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, 2577-2582, 2010.
    • 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, 47-54, 2010.
    • F. Landolsi, F. Ghorbel, J. Lou, H. Lu and Y. Sun, Nanoscale Friction Dynamic Modeling, Journal of Dynamic Systems, Measurement and Control, Vol. 131, 061102-1-7, 2009.
    • 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, Vol. 10, 829-837, 2009.
    • Y. Ganesan and J. Lou, Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Matrix Nanocomposites An Unfolding Story of Interface, JOM, Vol. 61, no. 1, 32-38, 2009.
    • 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, 203115-1-3, 2008. (Published also in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, Vol. 17, Issue 23, June 9, 2008; http://www.vjnano.org)
    • 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, 1294-1301, 2008.
    • Y. Gao and J. Lou, Dislocation Nucleation and Pileup under a Wedge Contact at Nanoscale, Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2008, Article ID 380961, 1-5, 2008.
    • J. Lou and K.-S. Kim, Effects of Interface on Nano-friction Study of VAMWNT Arrays, Materials Science and Engineering A, Vol. 483-484, 664-667, 2008.
    • 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, 223-226, 2008.
    • Y. Yang, S. Allameh, J. Lou, B.I. Imasogie, B. Boyce, and W.O. Soboyejo, Fatigue of LIGA Ni Micro-Electro-Mechanical System Thin Films, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions A, Vol. 38 (2), 2340-2348, 2007.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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, 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.
    • 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
    • W.O. Soboyejo, W. Shen, J. Lou, C. Mercer, V. Sinha and A.B.O. Soboyejo,A probabilistic framework for the modeling of fatigue in cast lamellar gamma-based titanium aluminides, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 36, Issues 1-2, 177-197, 2004.
    • J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, T. Buchheit, D. Yang and W.O. Soboyejo, Nanoindentation study of plasticity length scale effects in LIGA Ni microelectromechanical systems 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, Special Issue, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 38, 4129-4135, 2003.
    • J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, T. Buchheit, D. Yang and W.O. Soboyejo, A nano-indentation study on the plasticity length scale effects in LIGA Ni MEMS structure, Special Issue, Journal of Materials Science, Vol. 38, 4137-4143, 2003.
    • P. Shrotriya, S.M. Allameh, J. Lou, T. Bucheit and W.O. Soboyejo, On the Measurement of the Plasticity Length-Scale Parameter in LIGA Nickel Foils, Mechanics of Materials, Vol. 35, Issues 3-6, 233-243, 2003.
    • J. Lou, K. Bhalerao, A.B.O. Soboyejo and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of Fracture Initiation and Resistance-Curve Behavior in Concrete, Cement and Concrete Composites, Vol. 25, Issue 6, 599-605, 2003.
    • 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.
    • W.O. Soboyejo, W. Shen, J. Lou, C. Mercer, V. Sinha and A.B.O. Soboyejo, A probabilistic framework for the modeling of fatigue in a lamellar XD (TM) gamma titanium aluminide alloy, International Journal of Fatigue, Vol. 24, 69-81, 2002.
    • 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.
    • C. Mercer, J. Lou, S. Allameh and W.O. Soboyejo, Effects of Temperature on Fatigue Crack Growth in Cast Lamellar Gamma-based Titanium Aluminide Intermetallics, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions A, Vol. 32 (11), 2781-2794, 2001.
    • 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.
    • C. Mercer, J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of Fatigue Crack Growth in a Cast Lamellar Ti-48Al-2Cr-2Nb Alloy, Materials Science and Engineering, Vol. A284, 235-245, 2000.

    Editorials and comments

    • J. Lou and J. Wang, Nanomechanics and Nanostructructured Multifunctional Materials: Experiments, Theories and Simulations, Journal of Nanomaterials, Vol. 2008, Article ID 408606, 2008.
    • J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, Discussion of "An Investigation of the Effects of Loading Rate on Resistance-Curve Behavior in Cast Lamellar Gamma-Based Titanium Aluminides" - Authors' reply, Metallurgical & Materials Transactions A, Vol. 32 (8), 2138-2139, 2001.
  • Book chapters

    Book chapters

    • J. Lou, Mechanical Characterization of Thin Film Materials for MEMS Devices, Advanced Structural Materials: Properties, Design Optimization and Applications, W.O. Soboyejo and T.S. Srivatsan, Editors, Taylor and Francis Group, 35-63, 2007.
    • J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, S. Allameh , T. Buchheit, and W.O. Soboyejo, On the Role of Plasticity Length Scale Parameters in Multi-Scale Modeling, Trends in Nanoscale Mechanics, V.M. Harik and M.D. Salas, Editors, The Netherlands, 147-166, 2003.
  • Conf. proceedings

    Conference proceedings

    • S.E. Bondos, Z. Huang, Y. Lu, J. Patterson, K.S. Matthews, J. Lou and K. Bayless, The Transcription Factor Ultrabithorax Forms Extensible, Hierarchically Ordered Assemblies that are Readily Functionalized by Gene Fusion, Biophysical Journal, Vol. 102 (3), 717A, 2012
    • 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, MRS Proceeding, 2011
    • 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, IEEE International Conference on Nano/Molecular Medicine and Engineering (4th IEEE-NANOMED), 2010 ?Best Paper Award
    • 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, Joint IEEE Nanotechnology Materials and Devices Conference and 1st IEEE International Symposium on Energy, Environment, Safety and Security, 2010 (invited paper)
    • 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, Proc. of SPIE Vol. 7683, 76830B-1-11, 2010 (invited paper)
    • L.A. Jauregui, H. Lu, J. Lou and Y.P. Chen, Towards NEMS Fluid Sensors Based on Suspended Nanomaterials, MRS proceeding, Vol. 1222, DD05-31, 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, IEEE-NANO Conf., 9, 586-589, 2009
    • 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, Proceedings of 2009 NSF Engineering Research and Innovation Conference, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2009
    • Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, H. Lu and J. Lou, In Situ Mechanical Characterizations of One Dimensional Nanoscale Building Blocks Using Microfabricated Devices, IEEE-NANO Conf. Proc., 8, 783-786, 2008
    • J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, T. Buchheit and W. O. Soboyejo, Cyclic Micro-Bending and Plasticity Length Scales in LIGA Nickel MEMS Structures, Proceedings of The John Knott Symposium, W. O. Soboyejo, J. J. Lewandowski and R. O. Ritchie, Editors, TMS, Warrendale, PA, 329-333, 2002.
    • A.A. Elmustafa, J. Lou, W.O. Soboyejo, D.S. Stone, Bilinear Behavior in the Indentation Size Effect: Consequences in Strain Gradient Plasticity, Surface Engineering 2002--Synthesis, Characterization and Applications, A. Kumar et. al, Editors, MRS, Warrendale, PA, Vol. 750, Y1.7.1-Y1.7.6, 2002.
    • J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, S. Allameh, N. Yao, T. Buchheit and W.O. Soboyejo, Plasticity Length Scale in LIGA Nickel MEMS Structures, Proc. Materials Science of MEMS Devices IV, A. A. Ayon et. al, Editors, MRS, Warrendale, PA, Vol. 687, 41-46, 2001. (Ranked No. 7 of the most download paper in the year of 2002 380 downloads)
    • J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of the Effects of Loading Rate on Resistance-Curve Behavior and Toughening in Cast Lamellar XDTM Gamma Alloy, TMS Fall Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct 8-12, 2000.
    • J. Lou, C. Mercer and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of the Effects of Temperature on Fatigue Crack Growth in Cast Lamellar XDTM Gamma Alloy, TMS Fall Meeting, St. Louis, Missouri, Oct 8-12, 2000.
    • J. Lou, C. Mercer and W.O. Soboyejo, An Investigation of the Combined Effects of Crack-Tip Deformation and Oxide-Induced Closure on Fatigue Crack Growth in a Ti-47Al-2Mn-2Nb + 0.8 Vol. % TiB2 gamma Titanium Alloy, High-Temperature Ordered Intermetallic Alloys IX, J. H. Schneibel et. al, Editors, MRS, Warrendale, PA, Vol. 646, N1.7.1-N1.7.6, 2000.
  • Patents

    Patents

    • J. Lou and Y. Zhan, "Solvothermal Method to Synthesize Single Crystalline Copper Nano Rings", US patent issued June 2013, #8460428.
    • J. Lou, Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu and C. Peng, "Novel Micromechanical Devices for In-situ Characterizations of One Dimensional Nanomaterials", US patent issued Nov. 2011, #8058613.
  • Presentations

    Conference Presentations and Extended Abstracts

    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, J. Zhang, L. Ci, V. Khabashesku, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, Effect of Nitrogen Doping and Sidewall Fluorination on Mechanical Properties of Catalytically Grown Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotubes, ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011, Chicago, IL, 2011
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, P. Loya, R. Ballarini, B. Yakobson and J. Lou, Quantitative In Situ Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube/Epoxy Interfaces, ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011, Chicago, IL, 2011
    • Z. Huang, Y. Lu, J. Shah, K.S. Matthews, S.E. Bondos and J. Lou, Size and Chimeric Effects on Mechanical Properties of Ubx Self-assembled Protein Fibers, ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference, McMAT-2011, Chicago, IL, 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
    • 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
    • Y. Lu, J. Song, J. Huang and J. Lou, Quantitative In Situ Fracture Study of Metallic Nanowires, Plasticity 2011, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, January, 2011
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, L. Ci, V. Khabashesku, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, 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
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, R. Ballarini, B. Yakobson and J. Lou, In Situ Quantitative Localized Characterization of Interfaces in Multi-wall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Polymer Nanocomposites, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2010 (Poster)
    • Z. Huang, Y. Lu, 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,ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE10), Vancouver, Canada, 2010
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, R. Ballarini, B. Yakobson and J. Lou, 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
    • Y. Lu, J. Huang, C. Wang, S. Sun and J. Lou, Cold Welding of Ultrathin Gold Nanowires,Symposium on Controlled Processing of Nanoparticle-based Materials and Nanostructured Films, MS&T conference, Houston, TX, October, 2010
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, L. Ci, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, In situ Nanomechanical Testing of Multi-wall Carbon Nanotubes,MS&T Conference, Houston, TX, 2010
    • C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Zhan, Y. Lu and J. Lou, In Situ Scanning Electron Microscopy Study of Mechanical Deformation in Metallic Nanowires and Nanorings,MS&T Conference, Houston, TX, 2010
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, R. Ballarini, B. Yakobson and J. Lou, In Situ Quantitative Localized Characterization of the Interfaces in Multi-Wall Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites,MS&T Conference, Houston, TX, 2010
    • P. Dong, M. Hainey, X. Jiao, Y. Zhan, Y. Ganesan, H. Lin and J. Lou, Fabrication and Characterization of Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells with Aligned One-dimensional Nanomaterials,MS&T Conference, Houston, TX, 2010 (Poster)
    • J. Lou, In Situ Quantitative Mechanical Characterization for Carbon Nanotube Composites Developments,Lockheed Martin / CONTACT Program Joint Technical Symposium, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2010
    • J. Lou, In Situ Quantitative Mechanical Characterization of Carbon Nanotube Matrix Interface and Individual Carbon Nanotube,2010 Rice-Tsinghua Nanomaterials Workshop, Rice University, Houston, TX, 2010
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu, H. Lu and J. Lou*, Development and Application of a Novel Micro-fabricated device for In Situ Tensile Testing of 1-D Nanomaterials, NanoMeasure Conference, Krakow, Poland, 2010
    • Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini, B. Yakobson and J. Lou*, Localized Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotube Matrix Interfaces using Novel Micromechanical Devices, Nanotechnology for Defense Conference, Atlanta, GA 2010 (Poster)
    • C. Peng, Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan, Y. Zhan and J. Lou, An in situ SEM Study of Size Dependent Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires using a Novel Micromechanical Device, TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2010
    • Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini, B.I. Yakobson and J. Lou, Quantitative Localized Characterization of Strength of Carbon Nanotubes and Interfaces in Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites, TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2010
    • Y. Zhan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, and J. Lou, Synthesis and Characterization of Single Crystalline Metal Nanowire Rings, TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2010
    • H. Lu, L. Song, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, Electromechanical coupling behaviors of suspended low dimensional materials and applications to sensing, TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2010
    • J. Zhang, Y. Sun, H. Lu, L. Ci, P.M. Ajayan and J. Lou, Anisotropic Nanaofriction Behavior of Aligned Carbon Nanotube Carpet, TMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA, 2010
    • Y. Lu, J. Huang and J. Lou, Brittle and Ductile Fracture of Gold nanowires: A Quantitative In Situ Transmission Electron Microscopy Study, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2009
    • Z. Huang, Y. Lu, J. Shah, K.S. Matthews, J. Lou and S.E. Bondos, Functionalization and Patterning of Chimeric Protein-based Materials, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2009
    • C. Peng, Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, Y. Zhan and J. Lou, An In Situ Scanning Electron Microscopy Study of Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Nanowires, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2009 (Poster)
    • Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, C. Peng, H. Lu, R. Ballarini, B. Yakobson and J. Lou, Localized Characterization of Carbon Nanotubes and Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites using Novel Micromechanical Devices, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2009 (Poster)
    • Z. Huang, Y. Lu, J. Shah, K.S. Matthews, S.E. Bondos, and J. Lou, Size dictates mechanical properties for fibres self-assembled by the Drosophila Hox transcription factor Ultrabithorax, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2009 (Poster)
    • L.A. Jauregui, H. Lu, J. Lou and Y.P. Chen, Towards NEMS Fluid Sensors Based on Suspended Nanomaterials, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2009 (Poster)
    • Y. Zhan and 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
    • Y. Ganesan, C. Peng, Y. Lu and J. Lou, Probing Interfaces of Carbon Nanotube Reinforced Nanocomposites Using Novel In Situ Methods, CONTACT Review Meeting, Edinburg, TX, 2009 (Poster, won first prize in poster competition)
    • H. Lu, E.V. Barrera and J. Lou, Effects of Functional Groups on Adhesion Forces between AFM Probes and Single Walled Carbon Nanotubes, CONTACT Review Meeting, Edinburg, TX, 2009 (Poster)
    • J. Agee, A. Chow, J. Lou, Y. Lu, Y. Ganesan and H. Lu, CONTACT Nanotechnology for Space Applications, National Space and Missile Materials Symposium (NSMMS), Henderson, NV, 2009
    • J. Ma, H. Lu, J. Lou and Q. Li, Effect of Surface Topograhpy on Adhesion of Colloids and Bacteria, ACS Meeting, New York, NY, 2009
    • Y. Lu, F. Ding, J. Huang, S. Peng, S. Sun and J. Lou, Room-Temperature Welding of Ultrathin Gold Nanowires by Direct Mechanical Contact, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2009
    • 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, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE08), Boston, MA, 2008
    • Y. Ganesan, Y. Lu, J. Ye, A. Minor, R. Ballarini and J. Lou, A Simple In Situ Micro-device to Study Mechanical Properties of One Dimensional Nanoscale Building Blocks, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE08), Boston, MA, 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, TMS Spring Meeting, New Orleans, LA, 2008
    • H. Lu, Y. Sun, K. Gleichauf, J. Ma, Q. Li and J. Lou, Design and Localized Characterization of Synthetic Nanostructured Surfaces for Biofouling Preventions, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE07), Seattle, WA, 2007
    • Y. Lu, H. Lu and J. Lou, Fabrication and Nanomechanical Characterization of Ni and Au Nanowires for Sensor Applications, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE07), Seattle, WA, 2007
    • H. Lu, J. Goldman, Y. Ganesan, R. Ballarini, J. Zhu and J. Lou, Localized Characterization of SWNT-Matrix Interface, NIST Workshop on Materials Characterization for Nanoscale Reliability, Boulder, CO, 2007
    • J. Goldman, H. Lu, F. Ding, Y. Sun, V. Khabashesku and J. Lou, Nanomechanical Characterizations of Interfacial Interactions, ASME Applied Mechanics and Materials Conference (McMat 07), Austin, TX, 2007
    • H. Lu, J. Goldman, Y. Ganesan, T. Misra and J. Lou, Tuning Adhesion Force with Micro- and Nano-Scale Surface Patterns, NSF CBEN Site Visit, Houston, TX, 2007 (Poster)
    • J. Goldman, S. Powell, D. Falck and J. Lou, In situ Nano Fatigue Tester, Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, 2007 (Poster)
    • J. Goldman, H. Lu and J. Lou, Nanotribology of Nanodiamond and Carbon Nanotube Arrays in Air and Dry Nitrogen, Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, 2007 (Poster)
    • T. Misra, Y. Genasan and J. Lou, Fabrication of Highly Ordered Nanochannel Arrays in Anodized Aluminum, Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, 2007 (Poster)
    • K. Choy, P. Loos and J. Lou, Characterization of Metallic Thin Films on Polymer Substrates for Flexible Electronics Applications, Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium, Houston, TX, 2007 (Poster)
    • H. Lu, J. Goldman, J. Zhu and J. Lou, Localized Characterization of Effects of Chemical Functionalization on SWNT-Matrix Interface, Nanomaterials for Defense Applications Symposium, San Diego, CA, 2007 (Poster)
    • J. Lou, K.-S. Kim, F. Ding and B. Yakobson, Quantitative Nano-friction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays, US Air Force -Taiwan Nanoscience Workshop, Houston, TX, 2007 (Poster)
    • J. Lou, F. Ding, B.I. Yakobson, and K.S. Kim, Reverse Stick-slip Behaviors in Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE06), Chicago, IL, 2006
    • J. Lou and K.-S. Kim, Quantitative Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays, Gordon Conference on Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, Waterville, ME, 2006 (Poster)
    • J. Lou and K.-S. Kim, Effects of Interfaces on Nanofriction Study of Vertically Aligned Multi-Walled Carbon Nanotube Arrays, International Conferences on Strength of Materials (ICSMA-14), Xi'an, China, 2006
    • 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 International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE05), Orlando, FL, 2005
    • J. Lou, Q. Li, A. Yin, J. Xu and K.-S. Kim, Frictional behavior of of vertically aligned multi-walled carbon nanotube arrays, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE05), Orlando, FL, 2005
    • J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, An Experimental Study of Length Scale Effects in Plasticity for Ni Thin Films, MRS Fall Meeting, Boston, MA, 2004
    • J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, A Cyclic Micro-bend Study on LIGA Ni MEMS Thin Films, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE04), Anaheim, CA, 2004
    • J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, An Experimental Study of Plasticity at Micron and Sub-micron Scales for Ni Thin Films, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE04), Anaheim, CA, 2004
    • J. Lou and W.O. Soboyejo, A Micro-bend Study of Length Scale Effects in Plasticity for LIGA Ni MEMS Thin Films, Gordon Conference on Thin Film and Small Scale Mechanical Behavior, Waterville, ME, 2004 (Poster)
    • J. Lou and K._S. Kim, Machinability of Aluminum by Carbon Nanotube Arrays, General Motors Corporation Research Center, Warren, Michigan, August, 2004.
    • J. Lou, Z. Zong, E. Bittencourt, A. Needleman, A. Widjaja, E. van der Giessen and W.O. Soboyejo, Multi-scale contact-induced plasticity in Ni thin films: Experiments and Models, MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, 2003.
    • J. Lou, Z. Zong, P. Shrotriya, T. Buchheit and W.O. Soboyejo, Nanoindentation size effects in Ni thin films, MRS Fall Meeting Conference, Boston, MA, 2002. (Poster)
    • J. Lou, F. Kavishe, P. Shrotriya, T. Buchheit and W.O. Soboyejo, Fatigue of LIGA Ni MEMS Structures, ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress and Exposition (IMECE02), New Orleans, LA, 2002.
    • J. Lou, P. Shrotriya, Z. Zong, S. Allameh and W.O. Soboyejo, Multi-Scale Modeling of Size Effects Due to Strain Gradient Plasticity in Ni MEMS Structures: Experiments and Theoretical Framework, Workshop on Strain-Gradient Plasticity and Discrete Dislocations: Theory and Experiment, Mort Gurtin, Alan Needleman and J. W. Hutchinson, Organizers, Pittsburgh, August 15-17, 2002.
    • J. Lou, P. Shrotriya and W.O. Soboyejo, On The Role of Plasticity Length Scale Parameters in Multi-Scale Modeling of LIGA NI MEMS Structures, Symposium on Nanostructures and Nanomechanics, 14th National Symposium on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Blacksburg, VA, June, 2002.