Education

Ph.D. 2006, Engineering Science, Harvard University (Cambridge, MA, USA)

M.S. 2002, Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

Dual B.S. 2000, Engineering Mechanics, Computer Science, Tsinghua University (Beijing, China)

Academic Experience

May 2018 - Present       Professor, Department of Mechanics and Aerospace Engineering, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

June 2018 - Present      Professor (joint appointment), Global Station for Soft Matter, Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

May 2018 - Present      Affiliate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

June 2014 - April 2018    Associate Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

April 2016 - May 2018     Associate Professor (joint appointment), Global Station for Soft Matter, Global Institution for Collaborative Research and Education, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

June 2015 - August 2015    Specially Appointed Associate Professor, Faculty of Advanced Life Science, Hokkaido University, Sapporo, Japan

July 2008 - May 2014   Assistant Professor, Department of Aerospace Engineering, Iowa State University, Ames, IA, USA

June 2006 - June 2014   Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA

Selected Publications

  • J. Wang, N. Z. Chao, W. Hong, and Z. L. Wu, Cooperative deformations of periodically patterned hydrogels, Science Advances3(9), e1700348 (2017).
  • Feng, Z. Ma, J. V. MacArthur, C. J. Giuffre, A. F. Bastawros, and W. Hong, Highly Stretchable Double-Network Composite. Soft Matter 12, 8999-9006 (2016).
  • Gao and W. Hong, Phase-field model for two-phase lithiation of silicon, J. Mech. Phys. Solids 94, 18-23 (2016).
  • Hong, A kinetic model for anisotropic reactions in amorphous solids” Extreme Mech. Lett., 2, 46-51 (2015).
  • C. Pitike and W. Hong Phase-field model for dielectric breakdown in solids. J. Appl. Phys. 115, 044101 (2014).
  • Huang, A. Mohla, W. Hong, A. F. Bastawros, and X.-Q. Feng, Magnetorheological brush - a soft structure with highly tuneable stiffness. Soft Matter 10, 1537 (2014).
  • Hong and X. Wang, A phase-field model for systems with coupled large deformation and mass transport. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 61, 1281-1294 (2013).
  • Wang and W. Hong, “Delayed fracture in gels”. Soft Matter 8, 8171-8178 (2012).
  • Wang and W. Hong, Pseudo-elasticity of double network gels, Soft Matter, 7, 8576-8581 (2011).
  • Hong, Modeling viscoelastic dielectrics. J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 59, 637-650 (2011).
  • Hong, X. Zhao, and Z. Suo, Large deformation and electrochemistry of polyelectrolyte gels. J. Mech. Phys. Solids 58, 558-577 (2010).
  • Hong, X. Zhao, and Z. Suo, Formation of creases on the surfaces of elastomers and gels. Appl. Phys. Lett. 95, 111901 (2009).
  • Hong, X. Zhao, J. Zhou, and Z. Suo, “A theory of coupled diffusion and large deformation in polymeric gels”, J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 56, 1779-1793 (2008).

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