Jingjun "Jessie" Gu, Ph. D.

Portrait of Dr. Jingiun (Jessie) Gu

Visiting Assistant Professor

103 Benton Hall


  • Ph.D.—Mechanical Engineering, University of Vermont—2013.
  • M.S.—Material Science, Donghua University, China—2007.
  • B.S.—Polymer Materials & Engineering, Donghua University, China—1993.

Years of Service on this Faculty

  • Visiting Assistant Professor, 2015–present

Related Experience

  • Graduate Research Assistant, School of Engineering, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2008–2013.
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Engineering, The University of Vermont, Burlington, VT 2010–2012.

Principal Publications

Journal Articles

  • J. Gu and F. Sansoz, “Superplastic Deformation and Energy Dissipation Mechanism in Surface-bonded Carbon Nanofibers”, Computational Materials Science, 99, 190-194 (2015).
  • J. Gu and F. Sansoz, “Role of Cone Angle on the Mechanical Behavior of Cup-stacked Carbon Nanofibers Studied by Atomistic Simulations”, Carbon, 66, 523-529 (2014).
  • J. Gu and F. Sansoz, “An Atomistic Simulation Study of the Mechanisms and Kinetics of Surface Bond Strengthening in Thermally-treated Cone-stacked Carbon Nanofibers”, Carbon, 56, 351-357 (2013).


  • 2008 MRS Fall Meeting, in Symposium EE: Nano- and Microscale Materials--Mechanical Properties and Behavior under Extreme Environments, Boston, MA. “Mechanical Properties in Individual Carbon Nanofibers at High Temperature and High Pressure by Molecular Dynamics Simulations”.
  • 2010 MS&T conference, in Symposium Mechanical Behavior of Low Dimensional, Houston, TX. “Atomistic Simulation Study of Mechanical Properties in Cone-stacked Carbon Nanofibers under Uniform Deformation”. (Oral Presentation)

Institutional and Professional Service

  • Internship of Specialty Materials Research Center, Shanghai, China, 2006