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Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Engineering, Brown University


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Advisor: Dr. Vikas Srivastava


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Cell mechanics
Soft materials
Nonlinear structural mechanics
Escape dynamics
Numerical methods and continuation
Biological growth
Continuum mechanics

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VIRGINIA TECH, PH.D., ENGINEERING MECHANICS                             2020

HUNAN UNIVERSITY, M.S., SOLID MECHANICS                                       2015

Advisor: Prof. Yiming Fu
Thesis: Nonlinear mechanical analysis for functionally graded and fiber-metal laminated
structures with temperature variation.


Advisor: Prof. Yiming Fu
Thesis: Postbuckling and nonlinear vibration of core-shell nanowires with weak interfaces.


* for the corresponding author;  169 citations, h-index 9 [Google]

13. Zhong J*., Ross S.D. [2020] Geometry of escape and transition dynamics in the presence of dissipative and gyroscopic forces in two degree of freedom systems, Communications in Nonlinear Science and Numerical Simulation, 82: 105033. [Full paper]

12. Zhong J*., Virgin L.N., Ross S.D. [2018] A tube dynamics perspective governing stability transitions: an example based on snap-through buckling, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 149: 413-428. [Full paper]

11. Chen Y., Fu Y.*, Zhong J.*, Tao C. [2017] Nonlinear dynamic responses of fiber-metal laminated beam subjected to moving harmonic loads resting on tensionless elastic foundation. Composites Part B: Engineering, 131: 253259. [Full paper]

10. Chen Y.*, Fu Y., Zhong J., Li Y. [2017] Nonlinear dynamic responses of functionally graded tubes subjected to moving load based on a refined beam model, Nonlinear Dynamics, 88 (2): 14411452. [Full paper]

9. Zhong J.*, Fu Y., Wan D., Li Y. [2016] Nonlinear bending and vibration of functionally graded tubes resting on elastic foundations in thermal environment based on a refined beam model, Applied Mathematical Modelling, 40 (17-18): 76017614. [Full paper]

8. Zhong J.*, Fu Y., Chen Y., Li Y. [2016] Analysis of nonlinear dynamic responses for functionally graded beams resting on tensionless elastic foundation under thermal shock, Composite Structures, 142: 272277. [Full paper]

7. Fu Y., Zhong J.*, Shao X., Tao C. [2016] Analysis of nonlinear dynamic stability for

carbon nanotube-reinforced composite plates resting on elastic foundations, Mechanics of Advanced Materials and Structures, 23 (11)1284-1289. [Full paper]

6. Zhong J.*, Fu Y., Tao C. [2015] Linear free vibration in pre/post-buckled states and nonlinear dynamic stability of lipid tubules based on nonlocal beam model, Meccanica 51,(6): 14811489. [Full paper]

5. Fu Y. Zhong J.*, Shao X., Chen Y. [2015] Thermal postbuckling analysis of functionally graded tubes based on a rened beam model, International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 96-97: 58-64. [Full paper]

4. Fu Y., Zhong J.* [2014] Nonlinear free vibration of coreshell nanowires with weak interfaces based on a rened nonlocal theory, Acta Mechanica, 5: 13691377. [Full paper]

3. Fu Y., Chen Y., Zhong J. [2014] Analysis of nonlinear dynamic response for delaminated bermetal laminated beam under unsteady temperature eld, Journal of Sound and Vibration, 22: 58035816. [Full paper]

2. Fu Y., Zhong J.* [2014] Analysis of nonlinear dynamic stability of single-walled carbon nanotubes in thermal environments. Micro & Nano Letters, 3:175 - 179. [Full paper]

1. Fu Y., Zhong J.*, Chen Y., [2014] Thermal postbuckling analysis of bermetal laminated plates including interfacial damage, Composites Part B: Engineering, 56: 358364. [Full paper]

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