Yu Zhang, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics

Email: yz21@nyu.edu

BS 1986 (Physics), Shanghai Normal University, Shanghai, China; MS 1997 (Condensed Matter Physics), La Trobe University, Victoria, Australia; PhD 2002 (Materials Science and Engineering), Monash University, Victoria, Australia

Research Interests: Functionally graded ceramic structures with improved damage resistance and functionalities for dental and orthopedic applications • Damage accumulation in biomechanical structures—dental and orthopedic prostheses • Relationship between microstructures and mechanical properties of ceramics • Biodegradable ceramic/polymer scaffolds for bone regeneration • Ceramics processing

Representative publications

Kim JW, Kim JH, Thompson VP, Zhang Y (2007). Sliding Contact Fatigue Damage in Layered Ceramic Structures. Journal of Dental Research 86[11]:1046-50.

Lawn BR, Bhowmick S, Bush MB, Qasim T, Rekow ED, Zhang Y (2007). Failure Modes in Ceramic-Based Layer Structures: A Basis for Materials Design of Dental Crowns. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 90[6]:1671-83.

Kim B, Zhang Y, Pines M, Thompson VP (2007). Fracture of Porcelain Veneered Structures in Fatigue, Journal of Dental Research 86[2]:142-6.

Zhang Y, Xu HHK (2006). Effects of Synergistic Reinforcement and Absorbable Fiber Strength on Hydroxyapatite Bone Cement. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 75[4]:832-40.

Zhang Y (2006). Silicon Nitride and Silicon Carbide Based Ceramics in Ceramic Matrix Composites. Edited by I. M. Low.

Zhang Y, Cheng YB (2006). Use of HEMA in Gelcasting of Ceramics: A Case Study on Fused Silica. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 89[9]:2933-5.

Zhang Y, Bhowmick S, Lawn BR (2005). Competing Fracture Modes in Brittle Materials Subject to Concentrated Cyclic Loading in Liquid Environments: Monoliths. Journal of Materials Research 20[8]:2021-9.

Zhang Y, Song JK, Lawn BR (2005). Deep Penetrating Conical Cracks in Brittle Layers from Hydraulic Cyclic Contact. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research—Part B Applied Biomaterials 73B: 186-93.

Zhang Y, Lawn BR (2005). Fatigue Sensitivity of Y-TZP to Microscale Sharp-Contact Flaws. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research—Part B Applied Biomaterials 72B: 388-92.

Zhang Y, Cheng YB, Lathabai S, Hirao K (2005). Erosion Response of Highly Anisotropic Silicon Nitride. Journal of the American Ceramic Society 88[1]:114-20.

Zhang Y, Lawn BR, Rekow ED, Thompson VP (2004). Effect of Sandblasting on the Long-Term Performance of Dental Crowns. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research—Part B Applied Biomaterials 71B[2]: 381-6.

Zhang Y, Pajares A, Lawn BR (2004). Fatigue and Damage Tolerance of Y-TZP Ceramics in Layered Biomechanical Systems. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research—Part B Applied Biomaterials 71B[1]: 166-71.

Zhang Y, Lawn BR (2004). Long-term Strength of Ceramics for Biomechanical Applications. Journal of Biomedical Materials Research—Part B Applied Biomaterials 69B: 166-72.

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