- Atomic layer deposition techniques for surface functionalization and fabrication of layered nanostructures;
- Synthesis and characterization of advanced nanomaterials for energy conversion and storage;
- Investigation of pore-structure tunability and ion-transportation phenomena;
- Microscale mechanical characterization using nanoindentation and related techniques.
Selected (Recent) Publications
J Ye, Y Wang, T W Barbee, A Hamza. Orientation-dependent hardness and strain rate sensitivity in nanotwin copper.
J Ye, J P Chu, Y C Chen, Q Wang, Y Yang. Hardness, yield strength, and plastic flow in thin film metallic-glass.
J Ye, J Lu, C T Liu, Q Wang, Y Yang. Atomistic free-volume zones and inelastic deformation of metallic glasses.
J Ye, J Lu, Y Yang, P K Liaw. Study of the intrinsic ductile to brittle transition mechanism of metallic glasses.