Biological Engineering Science

  1. Liangliang Zhu^, Wei Zhao^, Yuan Yan^, Xiangbiao Liao^, AthanasiosBourtsalas, Yong Dan, Hang Xiao^ and Xi Chen, Interaction between mechanosensitive channels embedded in lipid membrane. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2019, in press.
  2. Xiangbiao Liao^, Xiaobing Deng^, Liangliang Zhu^, Xiaoyang Shi^, Hang Xiao^, and Xi Chen, Mechanical modeling of pimple growth. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2019, 95: 191-195.
  3. Pengfei Yang^, Fei Dang^, Xiangbiao Liao^, and Xi Chen*, Buckling morphology of an elastic ring confined in annular channel. Soft Matter, 2019, 15: 5443-5448.
  4. Pengfei Yang^, Xueru Wang^, Fei Dang^, Zhe Yang^, Zeming Liu^, Yingbo Yan, Liangliang Zhu^, Yilun Liu^, Hang Xiao^, and Xi Chen*, Elementary Slender Soft Robots Inspired by Skeleton Joint System of Animals. Soft Robotics, 2019, 6: 377-388.
  5. Liangliang Zhu^, Qiang Cui, Xiangbiao Liao^ and Xi Chen*, Gating and inactivation of mechanosensitive channel of small conductance: a continuum mechanics study. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2018, 90: 502-514.
  6. Zongqi Fang, Bin Chen^, Shiyun Lin, Wei Ye, Hang Xiao^, Xi Chen, Investigation of inner mechanism of anisotropic mechanical property of antler bone. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2018, 88: 1-10.
  7. Zixiang Tong^, Xi Chen*, Yaling He, Xiangbiao Liao^, Coarse-grained area-difference-elasticity membrane model coupled with IB-LB method for simulation of red blood cell morphology. Physica A – Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 2018, 509: 1183-1194.
  8. Langquan Shui^, Liangliang Zhu^, Yilun Liu^ and Xi Chen*, Acoustic actuators based on the resonance of an acoustic-film system applied to the actuation of soft robots. Journal of Sound and Vibration, 2018, 432: 310-326.
  9. Langquan Shui^, Liangliang Zhu^, Zhe Yang^, Yilun Liu^ and Xi Chen*, Energy efficiency of mobile soft robots. Soft Matter, 2017, 13: 8223-8233.
  10. Liangliang Zhu^, Yunteng Cao^, Yilun Liu^, Zhe Yang^, Xi Chen*, Architectures of soft robotic locomotion enabled by simple mechanical principles, Soft Matter, 2017, 13: 4441-4456.
  11. Lei Liu^, Chi Zhang, Meng Luo, Xi Chen, Dichen Li, Hualing Chen, A biologically inspired artificial muscle based on fiber-reinforced and electropneumatic dielectric elastomers, Smart Materials and Structures, 2017, 26: 085018.
  12. Xiangbiao Liao^, Junfeng Xiao^, Yong Ni, Chaorong Li, Xi Chen*, Self-Assembly of Islands on Spherical Substrates by Surface Instability, ACS Nano, 2017, 11: 2611-2617.
  13. Yilun Liu^, Mengjie Li^, Jingran Liu, Xi Chen*, Mechanism of surface wrinkle modulation for a stiff film on compliant substrate, Journal of Applied Mechanics, 2017, 84: 051011.
  14. Yunteng Cao^, Yilun Liu^, Youlong Chen^, Liangliang Zhu^, Yuan Yan^, Xi Chen*, A novel slithering locomotion mechanism for a snake-like soft robot, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2017, 99: 304-320.
  15. Liying Liu^, Xiangzhao Fu, and Xi Chen*, The transpiration and moisture absorption characteristics of officusmicrocarpa (L.) aerial roots in the south of China. Pakistan Journal of Botany, 2016, 48: 1473-1479.
  16. Pengfei Yang^, Chen Zhang^, Fei Dang^, Yuan Yan^, Yilun Liu^, and Xi Chen*, Abrupt out-of-plane edge folding of a circular thin plate: Implication for a mature Victoria regia leaf. The European Physical Journal E, 2016, 39: 1-11.
  17. Zhe  Yang^, Liangliang Zhu^, Botong Li^, Shuocheng Sun^, Youlong Chen^, Yuan Yan^, Yilun Liu^ and Xi Chen*, Mechanical design and analysis of a crawling locomotion enabled by a laminated beam. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 2016, 8: 88-95.
  18. Liangliang Zhu^, Jiazhong Wu^, Ling Liu^, Yilun Liu^, Yuan Yan^, Qiang Cui, and Xi Chen*, Gating mechanism of mechanosensitive channel of large conductance: a coupled continuum mechanical-continuum solvation approach. Biomechanics and Modeling in Mechanobiology, 2016, 15: 1557-1576.
  19. Hang Xiao^ and Xi Chen*, A mechanical model of overnight hair curling. The European Physical Journal E, 2015, 38: 1-8.
  20. Junfeng Xiao^ and Xi Chen*, Buckling morphology of an elastic beam between two parallel lateral constraints: implication for a snake crawling between walls. Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 2013, 10: 20130399.
  21. Liangliang Zhu and Xi Chen*, Mechanical Analysis of Eyelid Morphology. Acta Biomaterialia, 2013, 9: 7968-7976.
  22. Jiazhong Wu and Xi Chen*, Buckling Patterns of Conical Thin Film/Substrate Systems. Journal of Physics D, 2013, 46: 155306.
  23. Bin Chen^, Z. L. Zhang, Xi Chen, Q. Yuan and D. G. Yin, Parallel Micro/Nano-Structure of a Cheek Tooth, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2013, 42: 859-862.
  24. Bin Chen^, Z. L. Zhang, Xi Chen, Q. Yuan and D. G. Yin, Fiber rounding hole microstructure of bone and biomimetic research, Rare Metal Materials and Engineering, 2013, 42: 638-641.
  25. Bin Chen^, Dagang Yin, Xi Chen, Quan Yuan and Zhiliang Zhang, Nanostructural mechanism of toughness of crab carapace, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, 2013, 10: 1436-1440.
  26. Bin Chen^, D. G. Yin, J. H. Fan, Xi Chen, Q. Yuan, and Z. L. Zhang, Fibre helicoidally rounding hole of tumblebug’s elytra and extrusion strength of biomimetic composite, Materials Research Innovations, 2013, 17: 17-21.
  27. Yuan Yan^, Binglei Wang^, Jie Yin^, Tiejun Wang and Xi Chen*, Spontaneous Wrinkling Pattern of a Constrained Thin Film Membrane. Applied Physics A, Rapid Communication, 2012, 107: 761-767.
  28. Hang Xiao^ and Xi Chen*, Modeling and simulation of curled dry leaves. Soft Matter, 2011, 7: 10794 - 10802. This paper is No.1 most read papers on Soft Matter in October 2011
  29. Baoxing Xu^ and Xi Chen*, The role of stress on the formation and selection of human hair curly pattern. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 2011, 4: 212-221.
  30. Jie Yin^ and Xi Chen*, Bucking Patterns of Thin Films on Compliant Substrates: Effect of Plasticity. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2011, 44: 045401.
  31. Xi Chen* and Jie Yin^, Buckling Patterns of Thin Films on Curved Compliant Substrates with Applications to Morphogenesis and Three-Dimensional Micro-Fabrication. Soft Matter, invited review paper, 2010, 6: 5667 - 5680. This paper is one of the top 10 most accessed/read papers on Soft Matter in 2010.
  32. Jie Yin^ and Xi Chen*, Elastic buckling of gradient thin films on compliant substrates. Philosophical Magazine Letters, 2010, 90: 423-433.
  33. Jie Yin^ and Xi Chen*, Buckling of anisotropic films on cylindrical substrates: insights for self-assembly fabrication of 3D helical gears. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 2010, 43: 115402.
  34. Jie Yin^, Greg Gerling, and Xi Chen*, Mechanical Modeling of Wrinkled Fingertip Immersed in Water. Acta Biomaterialia, 2010, 6: 1487-1496.
  35. Jie Yin^, Eyal Bar-Kochba, and Xi Chen*, Mechanical Self-Assembly Fabrication of Gears. Soft Matter, 2009, 5: 3469 - 3474. The work was reported by Royal Society of Chemistry (07/20/2009) as a featured highlight on Chemical technology news. Quote in the news “It's a new way of thinking about how we use materials to build gears”. This work was also highlighted by the popular website of NewScientist, with quote “this is the first demonstration of building gears with this type of self-assembly”, by Popsci, by Today’s Machining World, by Technologijos. The work was also highlighted on the website of Soft Matter, and it was “one of the most highly read articles published in Soft Matter during 2009”.
  36. Jie Yin^, Xi Chen* and Izhak Sheinman, Anisotropic Buckling Patterns in Spheroidal Film/Substrate Systems and their Implications in Some Natural and Biological Systems, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2009, 57: 1470-1484.
  37. Liang Ma, Arun Yethiraj, Xi Chen* and Qiang Cui, A computational framework for mechanical response of macromolecules: application to the salt concentration dependence of DNA. Biophysical Journal, 2009, 96: 3543-3554.
  38. Yuye Tang^, Xi Chen*, Jejoong Yoo, Arun Yethiraj and Qiang Cui, Numerical simulations of patch clamp and nanoindentation experiments of mechanosensitive channels of large conductance in Escherichia coli, Experimental Mechanics, invited paper, 2009, 49: 35-46.
  39. Yuye Tang^, Jejoong Yoo, Arun Yethiraj, Qiang Cui and Xi Chen*, Mechanosensitive Channels: Insights from Continuum-Based Simulations, Cell Biochemistry and Biophysics, invited review paper, 2008, 52: 1-18. This is a top 10 article in mechanotransduction by BioMedLib.
  40. Jie Yin^, Chaorong Li, Zexian Cao, Izhak Sheinman and Xi Chen*, Stress-Driven Buckling Patterns in Spheroidal Core/Shell Structures, Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences USA, 2008, 105: 19132-19135. The work is reported by Nature as a featured story. The work was also reported as a headline news of Chinese Academy of Sciences on 12/04/2008, as well as a headline news of the website of Chinese Science News. The work was also highlighted by National Science Foundation, and LiveScience, A Research in Action.
  41. Xi Chen*, Qiang Cui, Yuye Tang^, Jejoong Yoo and Arun Yethiraj, Gating mechanisms of the mechanosensitive channels of large conductance, Part I: A Continuum Mechanics-Based Hierarchical Framework (Cover Article), Biophysical Journal, 2008, 95: 563-580. Selected by Faculty 1000 of Biology (August 2008) as “one of the most interesting papers in biology”. This is a top 10 article in mechanotransduction by BioMedLib.
  42. Yuye Tang^, Jejoong Yoo, Arun Yethiraj, Qiang Cui and Xi Chen*, Gating mechanisms of the mechanosensitive channels of large conductance, Part II: Systematic Study of Conformational Transitions (Cover Article), Biophysical Journal, 2008, 95: 581-596. This is a top 10 article in mechanotransduction by BioMedLib.
  43. Chaorong Li, Zexian Cao and Xi Chen, Transition Behavior of Buckling Modes on a Sphere, Physics, 2008, 37: 215-219.
  44. Guoxin Cao^, Xi Chen*, Chaorong Li, Ailing Ji and Zexian Cao, Self-Assembled Triangular and Labyrinth Buckling Patterns of Thin Films on Spherical Substrates. Physical Review Letters, 2008, 100: 036102. This paper is also included in the Virtual Journal of Nanoscale Science & Technology, 2008, Vol. 15. This work is reported as the headline news on the webpage of Chinese Academy of Sciences in January 2008.
  45. Yuye Tang^, Guoxin Cao^, Xi Chen*, Jejoong Yoo, Arun Yethiraj and Qiang Cui, A finite element framework for studying mechanical response of macromolecules: Application to the gating of the mechanosensitive channel MscL (Cover Article), Biophysical Journal, 2006, 91: 1248-1263. The paper was also reported in the news of NCSA.
  46. Ming F. Hsu, M. G. Nikolaides, A. D. Dinsmore, A. R. Bausch Vernita Gordon, Xi Chen, J. W. Hutchinson and D. A. Weitz, Fabrication and Characterization of Self-Assembled Shells Composed of Polystyrene Particles, Langmuir, 2005, 21: 2963-2970.
  47. Vernita Gordon, Xi Chen, John W. Hutchinson A. R. Bausch, M. Marquez, and David A. Weitz, Self-assembled inflated polymer membrane capsules Inflated by osmotic pressure, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2004, 126: 14117-14122.
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