Postdoctoral Research Associate

School of Engineering, Brown University

Contact: jun_zhong@brown.edu

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Advisor: Dr. Vikas Srivastava




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




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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