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Hello, my name is Conguri Grace Jin and I have been living in Lincoln since 2020. My research interest lies in the broad area of theoretical and applied mechanics motivated by practical applications in energy storage materials, additively manufactured materials, and construction materials. I am passionate about learning and teaching and feel fortunate to be doing something that I really love. My goal is to inspire and promote the learning that every single student is deserving of to help unlock their full potential. I strive to teach students how to collaborate, ask critical questions, solve problems, interpret their findings, and be resilient in the face of challenges. Conducting research is like walking in the trenches - the blind alleys, the twists and turns, and the exhilaration of discovery.

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Education

Ph.D. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Cornell University, NY, USA

Minor Degree in Applied Mathematics

Dissertation: Adhesion selectivity via complementarity

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Chung-Yuen Hui

M.S. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, AB, Canada

Thesis: Electromechanical behavior of surface-bonded piezoelectric sensors/actuators with imperfect adhesive layers

GPA: 3.9/4.0

Advisor: Prof. Xiaodong Wang

B.S. Department of Electrical Engineering, Nankai University, Tianjin, China

Academic Appointments

Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 2020--Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, State University of New York at Binghamton, 2015--2019

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Northwestern University, 2013--2015

Postdoctoral Research Associate, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, 2012--2013

Teaching Experience

Lecturer: CIVE 378 Materials of Construction (54 undergraduate students), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2021

Lecturer: CIVE 491/891 Machine Learning in Civil Engineering (11 undergraduate students and 4 graduate students), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2021

Lecturer: CIVE 491/891 Materials for Energy and Sustainability (19 undergraduate students and 6 graduate students), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Fall 2020

Lecturer: CIVE 378 Materials of Construction (63 undergraduate students), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Spring 2020

Lecturer: UNIV 101 Energy and Sustainability (19 undergraduate students), Binghamton University, Fall 2019

Lecturer: ME 303 Engineering Computational Methods (108 undergraduate students), Binghamton University, Spring 2019

Lecturer: ME 577 Mechanics in Energy Applications (22 graduate students), Binghamton University, Spring 2019

Lecturer: ME 403 Engineering Computational Methods (118 undergraduate students), Binghamton University, Fall 2018

Lecturer: ME 577 Mechanics in Energy Applications (20 graduate students), Binghamton University, Spring 2018

Lecturer: UNIV 101 Energy and Sustainability (15 undergraduate students), Binghamton University, Fall 2017

Lecturer: ME 618 Finite Element Analysis II (7 graduate students), Binghamton University, Fall 2017

Lecturer: ME 403 Engineering Computational Methods (93 undergraduate students), Binghamton University, Fall 2017

Lecturer: ME 577 Mechanics in Energy Applications (8 graduate students), Binghamton University, Spring 2017

Lecturer: ME 403 Engineering Computational Methods (89 undergraduate students), Binghamton University, Fall 2016

Lecturer: ME 580C Mechanics in Energy Applications (16 graduate students), Binghamton University, Spring 2016

Lecturer: ME 403 Engineering Computational Methods (128 undergraduate students), Binghamton University, Fall 2015

Education and Outreach Activities

So You Think You can Do FEA?

Online Course Development

Recruiting Undergraduate and High-School Researchers

Connected with Kids at Local Schools

Ask a Scientist

TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing

Community-Engaged Faculty Fellow for Teaching Excellence 2018

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications

These publications are provided to the academic community for use in teaching and research. All copyrights remain with the appropriate parties as listed in the publications themselves. Click on the Click here for PDF version of article. icon to download PDF files of the articles.

2020

45. Wuxiang Feng, Wei Wu, Congrui Jin, Dong Ding 2020 Manufacturing techniques of thin electrolyte for planar solid oxide electrochemical cells. The Electrochemical Society Interface 29, 47 Click here for PDF version of article.

44. Ali Davoodabadi, Congrui Jin, David Wood III, Timothy Singler, Jianlin Li 2020 On electrolyte wetting through lithium-ion battery separators. Extreme Mechanics Letters 40, 100960 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

43. Mengya Li, Christopher Anderson, Parker Beaupre, Congrui Jin, Jianlin Li, Ji Wu 2020 Tin asymmetric membranes for high capacity sodium ion battery anodes. Materials Today Communications 24, 100998 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

42. Ji Wu, Congrui Jin, Emilee Larson, Logan Williams 2020 Etching asymmetric germanium membranes with hydrogen peroxide for high-capacity lithium-ion battery anodes. Physica Status Solidi A: Applications and Materials Science 217, 1900963 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article. Highlighted as Cover Click here for PDF version of article.

41. Zhen Yang, Congrui Jin, Tian Tang 2020 Asymmetric complementary interface for directional adhesion. International Journal of Solids and Structures 191-192, 110-121 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

40. Katherine Zhang, Wuxiang Feng, Congrui Jin 2020 Protocol effectively measuring the swelling rate of hydrogels. MethodsX 7, 100779 Click here for PDF version of article.

39. Congrui Jin, Zhen Yang, Jianlin Li, Yijing Zheng, Wilhelm Pfleging, Tian Tang 2020 Bio-inspired interfaces for easy-to-recycle lithium-ion batteries. Extreme Mechanics Letters 34, 100594 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

2019

38. Ali Davoodabadi, Jianlin Li, Hui Zhou, David Wood III, Timothy Singler, Congrui Jin 2019 Effect of calendering and temperature on electrolyte wetting in lithium-ion battery electrodes. Journal of Energy Storage 26, 101034 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

37. Ji Wu, Christopher Anderson, Parker Beaupre, Shaowen Xu, Congrui Jin, Anju Sharma 2019 Co-axial fibrous silicon asymmetric membranes for high-capacity lithium-ion battery anode. Journal of Applied Electrochemistry 49, 1013-1025 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

36. Ali Davoodabadi, Jianlin Li, Yongfeng Liang, David Wood III, Timothy Singler, Congrui Jin 2019 Analysis of electrolyte imbibition through lithium-ion battery electrodes. Journal of Power Sources 424, 193-203 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

35. Rakenth Menon, Jing Luo, Xiaobo Chen, Hui Zhou, Zhiyong Liu, Guangwen Zhou, Ning Zhang, Congrui Jin 2019 Screening of fungi for potential application of self-healing concrete. Scientific Reports 9, 2075 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

2018

34. Congrui Jin, Rui Yu, Zhonghe Shui 2018 Fungi: a neglected candidate for the application of self-healing concrete. Frontiers in Built Environment 4, 62 Click here for PDF version of article.

33. Wenbin Kan, Bo Chen, Congrui Jin, Hui Peng, Junpin Lin 2018 Microstructure and mechanical properties of a high Nb-TiAl alloy fabricated by electron beam melting. Materials and Design 160, 611-623 Click here for PDF version of article.

32. Congrui Jin and Ning Zhang 2018 Fungi-mediated self-healing concrete for sustainable and resilient infrastructure. Journal of the Homeland Defense & Security Information Analysis Center 5, 16-20 (Invited Article) Click here for PDF version of article.

31. Ali Davoodabadi, Jianlin Li, Yongfeng Liang, Robert Wang, Hui Zhou, David Wood III, Timothy Singler, Congrui Jin 2018 Characterization of surface free energy of composite electrodes for lithium-ion batteries. Journal of the Electrochemical Society 165, A2493-A2501 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

30. Ji Wu, Congrui Jin, Johnson Nathan, Moses Kusi, Jianlin Li 2018 Micron-size silicon monoxide asymmetric membranes for highly stable lithium ion battery anode. ChemistrySelect 3, 8662-8668 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

29. Zhefei Jin, Weixin Li, Congrui Jin, James Hambleton, Gianluca Cusatis 2018 Anisotropic elastic, strength, and fracture properties of Marcellus shale. International Journal of Rock Mechanics and Mining Sciences 109, 124-137 Click here for PDF version of article.

28. Jing Luo, Xiaobo Chen, Jada Crump, Hui Zhou, David Davies, Guangwen Zhou, Ning Zhang, Congrui Jin 2018 Interactions of fungi with concrete: significant importance for bio-based self-healing concrete. Construction & Building Materials 164, 275-285 Click here for PDF version of article. Featured in BBC Science in Action, NBC News, MIT Technology Review, Univision, Newsweek, Daily Mail, Siliconrepublic, IFLScience, New Atlas, Press & Sun-Bulletin, and Digital Trends, etc. Total circulation: Over 75.8 million .

2017

27. Congrui Jin 2017 Comment on “Nanoindentation models and Young’s modulus of monolayer graphene: A molecular dynamics study” [Appl. Phys. Lett. 102, 071908 (2013)]. Applied Physics Letters 110, 176101 Click here for PDF version of article.

26. Ji Wu, Ian Byrd, Congrui Jin, Jianlin Li, Hao Chen, Tyler Campa, Ryan Bujol, Anju Sharma, and Hanlei Zhang 2017 Reinvigorating reverse osmosis membrane technology to stabilize V2O5 lithium ion battery cathode. ChemElectroChem 4, 1181-1189 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

25. Weixin Li, Roozbeh Rezakhani, Congrui Jin, Xinwei Zhou, Gianluca Cusatis 2017 A multiscale framework for the simulation of the anisotropic mechanical behavior of shale. International Journal for Numerical and Analytical Methods in Geomechanics 41, 1494-1522 Click here for PDF version of article.

24. Congrui Jin, Ali Davoodabadi, Jianlin Li, Yanli Wang, and Timothy Singler 2017 Spherical indentation of a freestanding circular membrane revisited: analytical solutions and experiments. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 100 85-102 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

23. Congrui Jin and Donna Ebenstein 2017 Nanoindentation of compliant materials using Berkovich tips and flat tips. Journal of Materials Research 32, 435-450 Click here for PDF version of article.

22. Congrui Jin, Marco Salviato, Weixin Li, and Gianluca Cusatis 2017 Elastic microplane formulation for transversely isotropic materials. Journal of Applied Mechanics 84, 011001 Click here for PDF version of article.

2016

21. Congrui Jin, Zhixin Wang, Alex Volinsky, Asma Sharfeddin, Nathan Gallant 2016 Mechanical characterization of crosslinking effect in polydimethylsiloxane using nanoindentation. Polymer Testing 56, 329-336 Click here for PDF version of article.

20. Congrui Jin, Danial Sharifikia, Matthew Jones, and Shahrzad Towfighian 2016 On the contact behavior of micro-/nano-structured interface used in vertical-contact-mode triboelectric nanogenerators. Nano Energy 27, 68-77 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

19. Ji Wu, Hao Chen, Ian Byrd, Shavonne Lovelace, and Congrui Jin 2016 Fabrication of SnO2 asymmetric membranes for high performance lithium battery anode. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 8, 13946-13956 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

18. Congrui Jin and Qichao Qiao 2016 Deformation of pyramidal PDMS stamps during microcontact printing. Journal of Applied Mechanics 83 071011 Click here for PDF version of article.

17. Congrui Jin 2016 Numerical investigation of indentation tests on a transversely isotropic elastic material by power-law shaped axisymmetric indenters. Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology 30 1223-1242 Click here for PDF version of article.

16. Congrui Jin, Nicola Buratti, Marco Stacchini, Marco Savoia and Gianluca Cusatis 2016 Lattice Discrete Particle Modeling of fiber reinforced concrete: experiments and simulations. European Journal of Mechanics A/Solids 57 85-107 Click here for PDF version of article.

2008-2015

15. Congrui Jin and Markus Lazar 2015 A note on Lorentz-like transformations and superluminal motion. Journal of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics (ZAMM) 95 690-694 Click here for PDF version of article.

14. Congrui Jin, Anand Jagota and Chung-Yuen Hui 2013 Structure and energetics of dislocations at a micro-structured complementary interface govern adhesion. Advanced Functional Materials 23 3452-3462 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article. Highlighted as Frontispiece Click here for PDF version of article.

13. Congrui Jin 2012 On the estimation of dynamic mass density of random composites. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 132 615-620 Click here for PDF version of article.

12. Congrui Jin, Krishnacharya Khare, Shilpi Vajpayee, Shu Yang, Anand Jagota and Chung-Yuen Hui 2011 Adhesive contact between a rippled elastic surface and a rigid spherical indenter: from partial to full contact. Soft Matter 7 10728-10736 Click here for PDF version of article. Supplementary Info Click here for PDF version of article.

11. Congrui Jin, Anand Jagota and Chung-Yuen Hui 2011 An easy-to-implement numerical simulation method for adhesive contact problems involving asymmetric adhesive contact. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 44 405303 Click here for PDF version of article.

10. Congrui Jin, Ying Bai, Anand Jagota and Chung-Yuen Hui 2011 Adhesion selectivity by electrostatic complementarity. II. Two-dimensional analysis. Journal of Applied Physics 110 054903 Click here for PDF version of article.

9. Ying Bai, Congrui Jin, Anand Jagota and Chung-Yuen Hui 2011 Adhesion selectivity by electrostatic complementarity. I. One-dimensional stripes of charge. Journal of Applied Physics 110 054902 Click here for PDF version of article.

8. Congrui Jin and Xiaodong Wang 2011 Analytical modeling of the electromechanical behaviour of surface-bonded piezoelectric actuators including the adhesive layer. Engineering Fracture Mechanics 78 2547-2562 Click here for PDF version of article.

7. Congrui Jin and Xiaodong Wang 2011 The effect of adhesive layers on the dynamic behavior of surface-bonded piezoelectric sensors with debonding. Journal of Intelligent Material Systems and Structures 22 655-670 Click here for PDF version of article.

6. Congrui Jin and Xiaodong Wang 2010 The effect of imperfect bonding layer on the electromechanical behaviour of surface-bonded piezoelectric sensors. Journal of Mechanics and MEMS 2 33-54 Click here for PDF version of article.

5. Congrui Jin, Xiaodong Wang and Mingjian Zuo 2010 The dynamic behaviour of surface-bonded piezoelectric actuators with debonded adhesive layers. Acta Mechanica 211 215-235 Click here for PDF version of article.

4. Congrui Jin 2009 Theoretical study of mechanical behavior of thin circular film adhered to a flat punch. International Journal of Mechanical Sciences 51 481-489 Click here for PDF version of article.

3. Congrui Jin 2008 Analysis of energy release rate and bending-to-stretching behavior in the shaft-loaded blister test. International Journal of Solid and Structures 45 6485-6500 Click here for PDF version of article.

2. Congrui Jin and Xiaodong Wang 2008 A theoretical study of a thin film delamination using shaft-loaded blister test: Constitutive relation without delamination. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 56 2815-2831 Click here for PDF version of article.

1. Congrui Jin 2008 Large deflection of circular membrane under concentrated force. Applied Mathematics and Mechanics 29 889-896 Click here for PDF version of article.

Book Chapters

2. Weixin Li, Congrui Jin, and Gianluca Cusatis 2016 Integrated experimental and computational characterization of shale at multiple length scales. New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration, eds. Jin, C and Cusatis, G, Springer

1. Congrui Jin 2016 Experimental and numerical investigation of mechanical interactions of proppant and hydraulic fractures. New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration, eds. Jin, C and Cusatis, G, Springer

Books

1. Congrui Jin and Gianluca Cusatis, editors, 2016. New Frontiers in Oil and Gas Exploration, Springer Click here for PDF version of article.

Invited Articles

3. Congrui Jin What if Cracks in Concrete Could Fix Themselves?, TED-Ed: Lessons Worth Sharing, October 2018

2. Congrui Jin Fungi can Help Concrete Heal its Own Cracks, The Conversation, January 2018

1. Congrui Jin, Weixin Li, and Gianluca Cusatis Multiscale and Multiphysics Simulation of Hydraulic Fracturing of Gas Tight Shale, imechanica Journal Club, April 2017

Invited Seminars

19. Graduate Seminar for Department of Architecture, Technical University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany, May 28, 2021.

18. Graduate Seminar for Geotechnical and Materials Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, January 24, 2020.

17. Smart Energy Scholars Program Seminar, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, October 11, 2019.

16. Department of Civil Engineering, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, February 18, 2019.

15. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, Februray 11, 2019.

14. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Tennessee at Knoxville, Knoxville, TN, November 09, 2017.

13. Materials Science and Engineering Program Colloquium, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, September 13, 2017.

12. Sustainable Communities Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence Colloquium, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, May 11, 2017.

11. Smart Energy Transdisciplinary Areas of Excellence Colloquium, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, April 24, 2017.

10. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, April 22, 2016.

9. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, May 04, 2015. (onsite interview)

8. Department of Mechanical Engineering and Mechanics, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, April 02, 2015. (onsite interview)

7. Department of Mechanical Engineering, Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY, March 12, 2015. (onsite interview)

6. Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, February 23, 2015. (onsite interview)

5. Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Delaware, Newark, DE, February 10, 2015. (onsite interview)

4. Corporate Strategic Research, ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company, Annandale, NJ, September 13, 2013.

3. Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, September 09, 2013.

2. Mechanical Properties and Mechanics Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN, August 27, 2012.

1. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, July 24, 2012.

Service and Professional Activities

Journal Reviewer:

Journal of Geophysical Research -- Solid Earth

ASCE Journal of Engineering Mechanics

Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids

RSC Advances

Energy & Environmental Science

International Journal of Solid and Structures

Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics

International Journal of Mechanical Sciences

Nanotechnology

Physica Scripta

Smart Materials and Structures

Zeitschrift fuer Angewandte Mathematik und Physik (ZAMP)

Theoretical and Applied Fracture Mechanics

Journal of Mathematical Research and Applications

Biomedical Materials

Results in Physics

Extreme Mechanics Letters

Proceedings of the Royal Society A: Mathematical, Physical and Engineering Sciences

ASME Journal of Vibration and Acoustics

ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces

Journal of Optics

Journal of Electrostatics

Scientia Iranica

Materials

Journal of Materials Research

Superconductor Science and Technology

Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A

Advanced Science

Journal of Applied Physics

Tribology Letters

Materials Research Express

Advanced Engineering Materials

Soft Matter

Journal of Materials in Civil Engineering

Philosophical Magazine

Polymers

Frontiers in Microbiology

Construction & Building Materials

Mechanics of Materials

Journal of Materials Science

Journal of Testing and Evaluation

Journal of Cleaner Production

PLOS ONE

Journal of Advanced Research

Energy Technology

Metals

International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing

Molecules

Applied Sciences

Journal of Adhesion Science and Technology

Recycling

Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering

Physica E

Sensors

Editorial Board Member:

Frontiers in Chemical Engineering

Journal of Modern Mechanical Engineering and Technology

Alpenglow (Binghamton University Undergraduate Journal of Research and Creativity)

Proposal Reviewer:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

National Science Foundation

Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada

State University of New York Innovative Instruction Technology Grants

Romanian National Council for Scientific Research

Shota Rustaveli National Science Foundation of Georgia

Conference Reviewer:

2021 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

2020 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

2019 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

2018 WEPAN Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity

2018 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

2017 CMSE: Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering

2017 WEPAN Change Leader Forum

2016 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

2016 CMSE Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering

2016 ASME Conference on Smart Materials, Adaptive Structures and Intelligent

2016 WEPAN Change Leader Forum

2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition

2014 ASEE Southeastern Section Annual Conference

2014 ICBEB International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology

2014 CMSE Global Conference on Materials Science and Engineering

Assessment Committee Member:

2018 CoNECD: Collaborative Network for Engineering and Computing Diversity

Proceedings Committee Co-Chair:

2016 WEPAN Change Leader Forum Conferences & Awards

Symposium Organizer:

2015 EMI: ASCE Engineering Mechanics Institute Conference: Multiscale and Multiphysics Computational Tools for Sustainable Hydraulic Fracturing

Outstanding Student Paper Award Coordinator:

2014 AGU Fall Meeting

Session Chair:

2017 MRS Spring Meeting and Exhibit, ES6.7: Mechanics in Nano-Structure and Interface and ES6.8: Lithium Sulfur Batteries

2015 ASME International Mechanical Engineering Congress & Exposition, Track 16: Vibration, Acoustics & Wave Propagation

Membership:

American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)

Materials Research Society (MRS)

Electrochemical Society (ECS)

American Society of Engineering Education (ASEE)

Society of Women Engineers (SWE)

Women in Engineering ProActive Network (WEPAN)

Contact

Congrui Jin, Ph.D.

Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

University of Nebraska–Lincoln

362Q Whittier, 2200 Vine St., Lincoln, NE 68583-0851

Office Phone: (402) 472-7825

Email: cjin5@unl.edu