Seminars & Presentations

Niu Research Group

INVITED AND KEYNOTE TALKS
  1. Niu, X., Zijian Yao and Hao Zhang (Invited), “Atomistic Simulation Study on Ultrasound-Driven Aggregation Mechanism of Ceramic Nanoparticles”, World Congress in Computational Mechanics in 2018 (WCCMXIII) and the 2nd Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics (PANACM II), New York, NY, USA, July 24, 2018
  2. Niu, X. (Invited), “Bio-inspired Design of Failure-resistant Interphases”, 2018 Workshop of Solid Mechanics and Multidisciplinary Frontiers (固体力学与多学科交叉前沿研讨会), Beijing Tang Yun Conference Resort, Beijing, China, July 04, 2018
  3. Niu, X. (Keynote), “Ultrasound Driven Coalescence of Zirconia Nanoparticles – a Molecular Dynamics Study”, Nano 2018 -- XIV International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China, June 28, 2018
  4. Niu, X. (Invited), “Extracting Hyperelastic Constitutive Parameters by Solving Inverse Indentation Problems”, International Conference on Applied Mathematics (ICAM) 2018, City University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong SAR, China, June 06, 2018
  5. Niu, X., "A Novel Method to Assemble Nanoparticles for Application of Nano Medicine", Department of Precision Instrument, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Sep 14, 2016
  6. Niu, X., "Bio-inspired Design of Functionally Graded Nanocomposites and Their Nanoreinforcements", Gordon Research Conference: Structural Nanomaterials - Interfacial and Surface Effects on Structural Nanomaterial Properties, The Chinese University of  Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jul 10-15, 2016
  7. Niu, X., "Mechanical Behavior of Biological and Biomedical Structures", 2016 Tongji University International Forum for Young Scholars in Mechanics, Tongji University, Shanghai, China, Feb 20-21, 2016
  8. Niu, X., "Mechanical Behavior of Biological and Bio-inspired Structures", 2nd International Symposium of Frontiers in Applied Mechanics, Xi’an, China, Nov 7-10, 2015
  9. Niu, X., "Bio-inspired Design of Tough and Light Nanocomposite", Biomedical Engineering (BME) International Conference 2014, Hong Kong, Dec 4-6, 2014
  10. Niu, X., "Contact Damage of Biomimetic and Biomedical Structures", Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China, Jan 6, 2014
  11. Niu, X., "Contact Damage of Biomimetic Dental Structures", Institute of Solid Mechanics at Department of Engineering Mechanics and Applied Mechanics Laboratory of Ministry of Education of People’s Republic of China, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, Jan 3, 2014
  12. Niu, X., "Multi-scale Contact Damage in Dental Multilayers", The Collaborative Conference on Materials Research (CCMR) 2013, Jeju, Korea, Jun 24-29, 2013
  13. Niu, X., "Failure Mechanism of Dental Multilayers", The 13th International Conference on Fracture, Beijing, China, Jun 16-21, 2013
  14. Niu, X., "Contact Damage of Biomimetic Dental Structures", Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Hong Kong, Nov 23, 2012
  15. Niu, X., "Bio-inspired Design of Dental Structures", Department of Mechanical Engineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Nov 8, 2012
  16. Niu, X., "Contact Damage of Dental Multilayers", Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mar 30, 2011
  17. Niu, X., "Contact Damage of Dental Multilayers", New York University, College of Dentistry, Department of Biomaterials and Biomimetics, New York, New York, Dec 19, 2008​​


RECENT PRESENTATIONS (presenter underlined)

  1. Zhan, Y. and Niu, X., "Derivation of Conical Indentation Model for Hyperelastic Materials Assisted by Dimensional Analysis and Finite Element Analysis", World Congress in Computational Mechanics in 2018 (WCCMXIII) and the 2nd Pan American Congress on Computational Mechanics (PANACM II), New York, NY, USA, July 24, 2018
  2. Niu, X., "Bioinspired Design of Failure-resistant Interphases", 2018 Tsinghua Mechanics Workshop and Celebration for 60th Anniversary of Department of Engineering, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, July 03, 2018
  3. Zhan, Y., Chen, K. and Niu, X., "Reading of Hyperelastic Materials Parameters Obtained from AFM-Assisted Indentation on Soft Matters", Nano 2018 -- XIV International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China, June 29, 2018
  4.  Zhan, Y. and Niu, X., "Effect of Nanoparticle/polymer Interphase on Visco-hyperelastic Behavior of Nanocomposite Hydrogels", Nano 2018 -- XIV International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China, June 29, 2018
  5. Zhan, Y., Yan Ting Chan, Tsz Ling Wong, Tak Mei Yiu, Wai Shan Chan, Wing Tung Leung, See Chai Tse, Wing Long Yip and Niu, X., "3D Printed Hydrogel-elastomer Hybrids with Enhanced Mechanical Integrity and Minimized Chemical Treatement", Nano 2018 -- XIV International Conference on Nanostructured Materials, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong SAR, China, June 26, 2018
  6. Zhan, Y., Yan Ting Chan, Tsz Ling Wong, Tak Mei Yiu, Wai Shan Chan, Wing Tung Leung, See Chai Tse, Wing Long Yip and Niu, X., "A Hydrogel-Elastomer Hybrid Fabricated via 3D Printing", poster presentation on Gordon Research Conference: Advanced Health Informatics: Convergence: Integrating Informatics with Sensing, Imaging and Robotics for Health, Sha Tin, Hong Kong SAR, China, June 18-22, 2017
  7. Pan, Y., Zhan, Y., Ji, H., Niu, X. and Zhong, Z., "Can Hyperelastic Material Parameters be Uniquely Determined from Indentation Experiment?", The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017 (CCTAM 2017), Beijing, China, August 16, 2017
  8. Wang, Y. and Niu, X., "Nanoindentation Investigation on the Superficial Elastic Modulus of Rat Liver at Vicinity Temperature of 8 to 22˚C", The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017 (CCTAM 2017), Beijing, China, August 16, 2017
  9. Yao, Z. and Niu, X., "Ultrasound Driven Aggregation of Ceramic Nanoparticles", The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017 (CCTAM 2017), Beijing, China, August 15, 2017
  10. Zhan, Y and Niu, X., "Strain Rate Dependent Hyperelastic Stress-stretch Behavior of a Silica Nanoparticle Reinforced Poly (ethylene glycol) diacrylate Nanocomposite Hydrogel", The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics 2017 (CCTAM 2017), Beijing, China, August 15, 2017
  11. Ji, H. and Niu, X., "Bioinspired Design of Fracture Resistant Dental Composite", poster presentation on Gordon Research Conference: Nano-Mechanical Interfaces - The Nexus of Bio-, Nano-, Architecture, and Mechanics of Interfaces, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Aug 2, 2017
  12. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y., Zhong, Z., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Strain Rate Dependent Hyperelastic Stress-stretch Behavior of a Silica Nanoparticle Reinforced Poly (ethylene glycol) Diacrylate Nanocomposite Hydrogel", poster presentation on Gordon Research Conference: Nano-Mechanical Interfaces - The Nexus of Bio-, Nano-, Architecture, and Mechanics of Interfaces, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Aug 2, 2017
  13. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y., Chen, B., Zhong, Z., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Effect of Nanoparticle/polymer Interphase on Visco-hyperelastic Behaviour of Nanocomposite Hydrogels", The 8th World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE) World Congress on Bioengineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Aug 2, 2017
  14. Niu, X., "Bio-inspired Design of Dental Multilayers", The 8th World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE) World Congress on Bioengineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Jul 31, 2017
  15. Yao, Z., Zhang, H., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "A Novel Method to Assemble Nanoparticles for Application of Nano Medicine – A molecular dynamics study", The 8th World Association for Chinese Biomedical Engineers (WACBE) World Congress on Bioengineering, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Jul 31, 2017
  16. Wang, Y. and Niu, X., "Diameter Effect on Mechanical Behavior of Human Hair", The 21th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM) in conjunction with The 13th Jiangsu-Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Applications, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, April 8, 2017
  17. Wang, Y. and Niu, X., "Elastic Modulus of Rat Liver from 8 to 22°C", The 21th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM) in conjunction with The 13th Jiangsu-Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Applications, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, April 8, 2017
  18. Yao, Z., Lu, J. and Niu, X., " Role of Particle Primary Aggregation on the Mechanical Properties of Particle Reinforced Polymer Composites", The 21th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM) in conjunction with The 13th Jiangsu-Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Applications, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, April 8, 2017
  19. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y., Chen, B., Lu, J., Zhong, Z. and Niu, X., " Effect of Nanoparticle/polymer Interphase on Visco-hyperelastic Behavior of Nanocomposite Hydrogels", The 21th Annual Conference of Hong Kong Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (HKSTAM) in conjunction with The 13th Jiangsu-Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Applications, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong, April 8, 2017
  20. Chen, B., Ji, H., Wang, Y., Yao, Z., Lu, J. and Niu, X., “Enhanced Failure Strength of Ceramic/Polymer Composite Multilayer through a Bioinspired Micro-Interface”, 2016 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Nov 27 - Dec 2, 2016
  21. Chen, B., Ji, H., Wang, Y., Yao, Z., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Structural Design of Dental Nanocomposite", Poster presentation on 2016 Structural Nanomaterials Gordon Research Conference - Interfacial and Surface Effects on Structural Nanomaterial properties, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jul 10-15, 2016
  22. Wang, Y., Zhan, Y., Zhang, L.Y., Feng, X-Q, Yao, Z., Chen, B., Man, S.Y., Cheung, L.S. and Niu, X., "Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Liver and Human Hair", Poster presentation on 2016 Structural Nanomaterials Gordon Research Conference - Interfacial and Surface Effects on Structural Nanomaterial properties, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jul 10-15, 2016
  23. Yao, Z., Chen, B., Lu, J., and Niu, X., "Investigations of the Stiffening Effect of Randomly Aggregated Clusters in Nanocomposites", Poster presentation on 2016 Structural Nanomaterials Gordon Research Conference - Interfacial and Surface Effects on Structural Nanomaterial properties, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jul 10-15, 2016
  24. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y., Zhong, Z., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Rate-dependent Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior of Nanocomposite Hydrogels", Poster presentation on 2016 Structural Nanomaterials Gordon Research Conference - Interfacial and Surface Effects on Structural Nanomaterial properties, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Jul 10-15, 2016
  25. Yao, Z., Zhang, H., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Ultrasound Driven Nanoparticle Coalescence - A Molecular Dynamics Study", the 20th Annual Conference of HKSTAM 2016 in conjunction with the 12th Shanghai - Hong Kong Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, April 9, 2016
  26. Chen, B., Ji, H., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Bio-Inspired Design of Polymeric Composite Adhesive", 2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2015
  27. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y., Lu, J., Zhong, Z. and Niu, X., "Time-Dependent Mechanical Property of Nanocomposite Hydrogel", 2015 MRS Fall Meeting & Exhibit, Boston, Massachusetts, USA, Nov 29 - Dec 4, 2015
  28. Bian, J., Zhang, H., Wang, G.F. and Niu, X., "Mechanical Behaviors of Metallic Nanoparticles and Nanopillars", The Chinses Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CCTAM2015), Shanghai, Aug 15-18, 2015
  29. Chen, B., Ji, H. and Niu, X., "Mechanical Behavior of Dental Restorative Structures", The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CCTAM2015), Shanghai, Aug 15-18, 2015
  30. Wang, Y.L., Zhang, L.Y., Chen, B., Feng, X.Q. and Niu, X.R., "Multi-scale Mechanical Behaviors of Rat Liver", The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CCTAM2015), Shanghai, Aug 15-18, 2015
  31. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y., Zhong, Z. and Niu, X., "A Convenient Method to Characterize and Model Rate-dependent Nonlinear Mechanical Behavior of Tough Hydrogels", The Chinese Congress of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics (CCTAM2015), Shanghai, Aug 15-18, 2015
  32. Yao, Z., Hu, Y.L., Chen, B., Wang, Y.Y., Zhang, H., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Ceramics Nano Interface Induced by Ultrasound", Poster presentation on Gordon Research Conference: Nano-Mechanical Interfaces, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Jul 19-24, 2015
  33. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y., Lu, J., Zhong, Z. and Niu, X., "Particle/polymer Interface Effect in Rate-dependent Mechanical Behaviors of Nanocomposite Hydrogels", Poster presentation on Gordon Research Conference: Nano-Mechanical Interfaces, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Jul 19-24, 2015
  34. Bian, J., Wang, G.F., Zhang, H. and Niu, X., "Atomistic Deformation Mechanisms in Copper Nanospheres", The 19th HKSTAM Annual Conference in conjunction with The 11th Jiangsu-HK Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mar 28, 2015
  35. Chen, B., Zhang, Q. and Niu, X., "Indentation Size Effect of Ceramic Particle Reinforced Polymeric Nanocomposites", The 19th HKSTAM Annual Conference in conjunction with The 11th Jiangsu-HK Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mar 28, 2015
  36. Zhan, Y., Pan, Y.H., Zhong, Z. and Niu. X., (Best Student Presentation Award)"Poro-Visco-Hyperelastic Modeling of Hydrogel Composites", The 19th HKSTAM Annual Conference in conjunction with The 11th Jiangsu-HK Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Clear Water Bay, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mar 28, 2015
  37. Chen, B., Ji, H., Lu, J. and Niu, X., (Best Student Paper Competition Awarded - Merit)"Biomimetic Design of Crack Resistant Dental Restorative", Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BME) 2014, Hong Kong, Dec 4-6, 2014
  38. Niu, X. (Keynote Speaker),"Bio-inspired Design of Tough and Light Nanocomposite", Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BME) 2014, Hong Kong, Dec 4-6, 2014
  39. Wang, Y., Chen, B., Niu, X.,  "Multi-scale Mechanical Behaviors of Human Hair", Biomedical Engineering International Conference (BME) 2014, Hong Kong, Dec 4-6, 2014
  40. Chen, B., Du, J., Yao, Z., Wang, Y. and Niu, X., "Viscosity Related Failure Mechanism of Biomimetic Multilayers", The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods, Cambridge, England. Jul 28-30, 2014
  41. Yao, Z., Zhang, H., Hu, Y., Wang, H., Liu, J., Chen, B., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Molecular dynamic simulation on collision induced cold welding in ceramic nanoparticles", The 5th International Conference on Computational Methods, Cambridge, England. Jul 28-30, 2014
  42. Chen, B., Ding, Y., Du, J., Wang, Y., Yang, Y., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Contact Damage in Biomimetic Multilayer Structures", Structural Nanomaterials, Gordon Research Conference, Hong Kong, Jul 20-25, 2014
  43. Yao, Z., Zhang, H., Hu, Y., Liu, J., Chen, B., Wang, Y., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Multi-scale Simulation of Nanoparticle Reinforced Polymeric Composites", Structural Nanomaterials, Gordon Research Conference, Hong Kong, Jul 20-25, 2014
  44. Chen, B., Hu, Y., Wang, Y., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Indentation Size Effect of Nanoparticle Reinforced Polymer Composites for Bio-inspired Functional Gradient Dental Multilayers", 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, USA, Jun 12, 2014
  45. Chen, B., Hu, Y., Wang, Y.Y. and Niu, X."Bio-inspired Design of Dental Composites", 1st International Conference on Mechanics of Composites, Stony Brook University, Long Island, NY, USA, Jun 12, 2014
  46. Wang, Y., Liu, G., Yao, Z., Chen, B., Hu., Y. and Niu, X., "Temperature Effects on Mechanical Behavior of Rat Liver and PDMS/Nano-Ceramic Composites", 2014 MRS Spring Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA, Apr 22, 2014
  47. Chen, B., Hu, Y., Wang, Y., Lu, J. and Niu, X., "Indentation Size Effect in Polymeric Dental Composite", The 18th HKSTAM Annual Conference in conjunction with The 10th Shanghai-HK Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mar 15, 2014
  48. Ding, Y., Wang, G., Chen, B. and Niu, X., "Fatigue Behaviour of Dental Multilayer Structure", The 18th HKSTAM Annual Conference in conjunction with The 10th Shanghai-HK Forum on Mechanics and Its Application, City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon, Hong Kong, Mar 15, 2014