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  • PhD (1995), Nuclear Engineering, University of California at Los Angeles

Research & Scholarship Interests

Growth of nanorods using theoretical formulations, experiments, and atomistic simulations; mechanics and radiation damage of nanostructured materials using atomistic stimulations
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Honors & Awards

  • Fellow (2015), Society of Engineering Science (SES)
  • Hseu Shen Tsien Engineering Science Lecture (2015), Institute of Mechanics of Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Fellow (2014), American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
  • Research Excellence Award (2012), Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award (2012), School of Engineering, University of Connecticut
  • Elected Membership (2011) of Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering
  • Royal Society of London KTP Visiting Professorship (2010)
  • Connecticut Clean Energy Fund Endowed Professorship in Sustainable Energy (2009-2013)
  • School of Engineering Research Excellence Award (2007), Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Performance in Research and Scholarship (2002), Hong Kong Polytechnic University

Teaching Interests

  • Solid mechanics - statics and dynamics
  • Computational engineering science

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • American Society of Materials International
  • American Society of Mechanical Engineers International (elected Fellow)
  • Chinese Mechanical Engineering Society (elected Senior Member)
  • Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering (elected Member)
  • Materials Research Society
  • Society of Engineering Science (elected Fellow)
  • US Association for Computational Mechanics

Selected Publications

  • X. B. Niu, S. P. Stagon, Hanchen Huang, J. K. Baldwin, and A. Misra, "Smallest Metallic Nanorods Using Physical Vapor Deposition", Physical Review Letters 110, 136102 (2013); this paper has been chosen as "Editors’ Suggestion", highlighted at the front page of, highlighted as "Synopsis in Physics", and featured in UConn Today.
  • H. Huang, H. van Swygenhoven, Atomistic Simulations of Mechanics of Nanostructures, MRS Bulletin, 34(3), 2009, 160-163
  • L.G. Zhou, H. Huang, A Characteristic Length Scale of Nanorods Diameter during Growth, Physical Review Letters, 101(26), 2008, 266102
  • H. Huang, Insight: Multiscale Modeling and Simulation, Sandia Technology, 2007, 8-9
  • J. Wang, H. Huang, S.V. Kesapragada, D. Gall, Growth of Y-shaped Nanorods through Physical Vapor Deposition, Nano Letters, 5(12), 2005, 2505-2508
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