Zhijiang (Justin) Ye, Ph. D.

Research Highlights

Research Interests

  • Nanotribology (Atomic-scale friction, tribochemistry, frictional heating)
  • Mechanics of nanomaterials
  • Interfacial phenomena
  • MEMS/NEMS device applications
Zhijiang (Justin) Ye

Assistant Professor

310 Hughes Hall
513-529-0357
zye@MiamiOH.edu
www.miamioh.edu/ye-research

Degrees

  • Ph.D.—Mechanical Eng., University of California-Merced—2016
  • M.S.—Mechanical Eng., University of Minnesota-Twin Cities—2011
  • B.S.—Aerospace Power Engineering., Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics—2008

Related Experience

  • Lab Instructor, University of California, Merced
  • Guest Lecturer, University of California, Merced
  • Teaching Assistant, University of Minnesota-Twin cities

Honors and Awards

  • UC Merced 2015-2016 Graduate Dean’s Dissertation Fellowship, 2015.
  • 2015 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-Financed Students Abroad
  • 2015 Bobcat Fellowship Award, University of California, Merced, 2015.
  • UC Merced 2014-2015 School of Engineering Dean's Travel Award, 2015.
  • 2014 STLE Northern California Research Scholarship, 2014.
  • Student Poster Award, 2014 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL, 2014.
  • 2014 Bobcat Fellowship Award, University of California, Merced, 2014.
  • Young Tribologist Award, Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE), 2013
  • 2013 Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics (MEAM) Graduate Fellowship Award, University of California, Merced, 2013.
  • 3rd place in art zone contest of 2013 AVS 60th International Symposium and Exhibition, Long beach, CA, 2013.
  • 2013 MEAM Travel Fellowship Award, University of California, Merced, 2013.
  • Platinum Award in 2012 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers 68th Annual Meeting & Exhibition poster competition, St. Louis, Missouri, 2012.
  • Spring 2012 Graduate Division General Fellowship, University of California, Merced, 2012.
  • 1st place in 2011 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference poster competition, Los Angeles, California, 2011.
  • Winner of graphical abstract contest, September issue, Microelectronic Engineering (Journal), 2011.
  • Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Summer Fellowship, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2009.

Principal Publications

Journal Papers

  • Zhijiang Ye, Ashlie Martini, Patricia A. Thiel, Heather H. Lovelady, Keith McLaughlin, and David A. Rabson, Atomistic simulation of frictional anisotropy on quasicrystal approximate surfaces, Physical Review B, 93, 235438 (2016)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Philip Egberts, Ganghee Han, A. T. Charlie Johnson, Robert W. Carpick, and Ashlie Martini, Load-Dependent Friction Hysteresis on Graphene, ACS Nano, 10, 5161-5168 (2016)
  • Xin-Z. Liu, Zhijiang Ye, Philip Egberts, Yalin Dong, Robert W. Carpick, and Ashlie Martini, Dynamics of atomic stick-slip friction examined with atomic force microscopy and atomistic simulations at overlapping speeds, Physical Review Letters, 114, 146102 (2015)
  • Zhijiang Ye and Ashlie Martini, Atomic Friction at Exposed and Buried Graphite Step Edges: Experiments and Simulations, Applied Physics Letters, 106, 231603 (2015)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Otero-de-la-Roza, Erin R. Johnson and Ashlie Martini, Oscillatory Motion in Layered Materials: Graphene, Boron Nitride, and Molybdenum Disulfide, Nanotechnology, 26, 165701 (2015)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Otero-de-la-Roza, Erin R. Johnson and Ashlie Martini, Oscillatory Motion in Layered Materials: Graphene, Boron Nitride, and Molybdenum Disulfide, Nanotechnology, 26, 165701 (2015)
  • Zhijiang Ye and Ashlie Martini, Atomistic simulation of the load dependence of nanoscale friction on suspended and supported graphene, Langmuir, 30, 14707 (2014)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Alberto Otero-de-la-Roza, Erin R. Johnson and Ashlie Martini, The role of roughness-induced damping in the oscillatory motion of bilayer graphene, Nanotechnology, 25, 425703 (2014)
  • Jairo A. Diaz, Zhijiang Ye, Xiawa Wu, Ashlie Martini, Jeffrey P. Youngblood and Robert J. Moon, Thermal Conductivity of Self-organized and Shear-oriented Cellulose Nanocrystal Films, Biomacromolecules, 15, 4096-4101 (2014)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Hyeong Moon, Min Hwan Lee and Ashlie Martini, Size and load dependence of nanoscale electric contact resistance, Tribology International, 71, 109-113 (2014)
  • Xiaoli Hu, Chris Tourek, Zhijiang Ye, Sriram Sundararajan and Ashlie Martini, Structural and Chemical Evolution of the Near-Apex Region of an Atomic Force Microscope Tip Subject to Sliding, Tribology Letters, 53, 181-187 (2014)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Alberto Otero-de-la-Roza, Erin R. Johnson and Ashlie Martini, Effect of tip shape on atomic-friction at graphite step edges, Applied Physics Letters, 103, 081601 (2013)-Journal Cover Page Article
  • Philip Egberts, Zhijiang Ye, Xin Liu, Yalin Dong, Ashlie Martini, and Robert W. Carpick, Environmental dependence of atomic-scale friction at graphite surface steps, Physical Review B, 88, 035409 (2013)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Chun Tang, Yalin Dong and Ashlie martini, Variation of Friction with Number of Graphene Layers, Tribology & Lubrication Technology, 69, 19-21, (2013)
  • Mathieu Luisier, Timothy Boykin, Zhijiang Ye, Ashlie Martini, Gerhard Klimeck, Neerav Kharche, Xueping Jiang and Saroj Nayak, Investigation of ripple-limited low-field mobility in large-scale graphene nanoribbons, Applied Physics Letters, 102, 253506 (2013)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Chun Tang, Yalin Dong and Ashlie Martini, Role of Wrinkle Height in Friction Variation with Number of Graphene Layers, Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 116102 (2012)
  • Yalin Dong, Xin Z. Liu, Philip Egberts, Zhijiang Ye, Robert W. Carpick and Ashlie Martini, Correlation Between letters,50, 49-57 (2012)
  • Dongjin Lee, Zhijiang Ye, S. A. Campbell and T. Cui, Suspended and Highly Aligned Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Structures Using Microfluidic Template, Sensor and Actuators A, 188, 434-441 (2012)
  • Zhijiang Ye, D. Lee, S. A. Campbell and T. Cui, Thermally Enhanced single-walled carbon nanotube microfluidic alignment, Microelectronic Engineering, 88, 2919-2923 (2011)
  • Min-Woo Jang, Chia-Ling Chen, Walter E Partlo, Shruti R Patil, Dongjin Lee, Zhijiang Ye, David Lilja, T. A. Taton, Tianhong Cui and Stephen A. Campbell, A Pure Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Based 3-Terminal MEMS Switch, Applied Physics Letters 98, 073502 (2011)

Conference Presentations

  • Zhijiang Ye, Xin-Z. Liu, Kathryn Hasz, Robert W. Carpick, and Ashlie Martini, Temperature dependence of atomic friction on two-dimensional materials, AVS 63th International Symposium &Exhibition, San Jose, CA, U.S. 2015.
  • Zhijiang Ye, Xin-Z. Liu, Robert W. Carpick, and Ashlie Martini, Temperature dependence of atomic friction on MoS2, 2015 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, U.S. 2015.
  • Zhijang Ye, David A. Rabson, Patricia A. Thiel and Ashlie Martini, Atomistic simulation of frictional anisotropy on quasicrystal approximate surfaces, 2015 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Dallas, TX, U.S. 2015. (Poster)
  • Jairo A Diaz, Zhijiang Ye, Xiawa Wu, Arden Moore, Robert J. Moon, Ashlie Martini, Dylan Boday, Jeffrey P. Youngblood, Thermal Conductivity in Cholesteric and Nematic-like Cellulose Nanocrystal Films, 2015 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S. 2015. (Poster)
  • Michael T. Stobb, Juan C. Meza, Ashlie Martini, and Zhijiang Ye, Parallel Replica Dynamics with Spatial Parallelization for a Driven System, 2015 SIAM Conference on Computational Science and Engineering, Salt Lake City, UT, U.S. 2015
  • Zhijiang Ye and Ashlie Martini, Load dependence of atomic friction on supported and suspended layered materials, 2014 Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago, IL, U.S. 2014.
  • Philip Egberts, Xin Zhou Liu, Yalin Dong, Zhijiang Ye, Ashlie Martini, and Robert W. Carpick, Velocity Dependent Atomic-Friction Interpreted using the Prandtl-Tomlinson Model, 2014 Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago, IL, U.S. 2014.
  • Zhijiang Ye, Alberto Otero-de-la-Roza, Erin R. Johnson and Ashlie Martini, Oscillatory motion of bilayer graphene, 2014 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Chicago, FL, U.S. 2014
  • Zhijiang Ye, Yalin Dong and Ashlie Martini, Accelerated Molecular Dynamics Simulations of the Velocity-Dependence of Atomic Friction, 2014 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Chicago, FL, U.S. 2014 (Poster)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Alberto Otero-de-la-Roza, Erin R. Johnson and Ashlie Martini, Oscillatory motion of bilayer graphene, 2014 Materials Research Society Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, U.S. 2014. (Poster)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Ashlie Martini, Yalin Dong, Philip Egberts, Xin Liu, Robert W. Carpick, Speed-Dependence of Atomic-Scale Friction, AVS 60th International Symposium & Exhibition, Long Beach, CA, U.S. 2013
  • Xin Z. Liu, Philips Egberts, Zhijiang Ye, Qunyang Li, Yalin Dong, Ashlie Martini and Robert W. Carpick, Adhesion and Friction Properties of Nanometer-Sized Single-Asperity Contacts: 2-D Materials and Sliding Speed Effects, ICTP Conference on Friction and Energy Dissipation in Man-made and Biological Systems, Trieste, Italy 2013
  • Ashlie Martini, Zhijiang Ye, Yalin Dong, Xin Liu, Philip Egberts, Robert W. Carpick, Speed Dependence of Atomic Friction: Experimental Measurements and Accelerated Atomistic Simulations, World Tribology Congress 2013, Torino, Italy, 2013
  • Zhijiang Ye, Yalin Dong, Chun Tang, Philip Egberts, Xin Z. Liu, Robert W. Carpick and Ashlie Martini, Investigation of Atomic-Scale Friction on Few-Layer Graphite using Molecular DynamicsSimulation, 2013 Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, U.S. 2013.
  • Xiaoli Hu, Zhijiang Ye, Chris Tourek, Sriram Sundararajan, Ashlie Martini, Modeling of Nanoscale Wear between Metals, 2013 Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI, U.S. 2013. (Poster)
  • Zhijiang Ye, Ashlie Martini, Atomic Friction at Graphite Step Edge, 2012 Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO, U.S. 2012. (Poster)
  • Philip Egberts, Xin Liu, Zhijiang Ye, Yalin Dong, Ashlie Martini, and Robert W. Carpick, Atomic Step Edge Effects on Friction, 2012 ACS Tribology Symposium.
  • Zhijiang Ye, Ashlie Martini, Atomic Friction at a Graphite Step Edge, 2011 ASME/STLE International Joint Tribology Conference, Los Angeles, CA, U.S. 2011. (Poster)
  • Min-Woo Jang, Chia-Ling Chen, Walter E Partlo III, Shruti R Patil, Dongjin Lee, Zhijiang Ye, David Lilja, T. A. Taton, Tianhong Cui and Stephen A. Campbell, Carbon Nanotube Thin Film based 3-terminal MEMS Switch For Digital Logic Applications, 6th Annual Minnesota Nanotechnology Conference, MN, U.S.2010. (Poster)

Conference Papers

  • Patil, Shruti, Min-Woo Jang, Chia-Ling Chen, Dongjin Lee, Zhijang Ye, W. E. Partlo, David J. Lilja, Stephen A. Campbell, and Tianhong Cui. Weighted area technique for electromechanically enabled logic computation with cantilever-based NEMS switches. Design, Automation & Test in Europe Conference & Exhibition (DATE), 2012, pp. 727-732. IEEE, 2012.
  • Dongjin Lee, Zijiang Ye, Stephen A. Campbell, and Tianhong Cui, Suspended Carbon Nanotube Thin Film Structures With A High Degree Of Alignment For NEMS Switch Applications, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference (TRANSDUCERS), 2011 16th International, pp. 625-628. IEEE, 2011.
  • Min-Woo Jang, Chia-Ling Chen, Walter E Partlo, Shruti R Patil, Dongjin Lee, Zhijiang Ye, David Lilja, T. A. Taton, Tianhong Cui and Stephen A. Campbell, A Three-Terminal Single-Walled Carbon Nanotube Thin Film MEMS Switch For Digital Logic Applications, Solid-State Sensors, Actuators and Microsystems Conference (TRANSDUCERS), 2011 16th International, pp. 1705-1708. IEEE, 2011.

Scientific and Professional Societies

  • Member, Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE)
  • Member, Materials Research Society (MRS)

Professional Service

  • Review Editor (2014–present), Engine and Automotive Engineering Section, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering (Journal), Nature Publishing Group.
  • Nanotribology Section Technical Committee (2015–present), Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers.
  • Session Chair, Tribology Micro & Nano Scales Session, Tribology Frontiers Conference, Chicago, Illinois, October 26-28, 2014
  • Poster Coordinator, 68th Society of Tribologist and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) Meeting & Exhibition, St. Louis, Missouri, May 5-9, 2012–2013
  • Referee service: ACS Nano, Frontiers in Mechanical Engineering, International Journal of Modern Physics B, Surface Review and Letters, Nanoscale.