Faculty Directory
Zhiwei Cui

Research Assistant Professor

Contact

2145 Sheridan Road
Tech M411
Evanston, IL 60208-3109

Email Zhiwei Cui

Departments

Mechanical Engineering

Education

PhD Harbin Institute of Technology, China (2010)

MS Harbin Institute of Technology, China (2005)

BS Harbin Institute of Technology, China (2003)


Research Interests

Dr. Cui’s research goal is to develop multi-scale framework of new materials, including polymer materials, fuel cells and batteries by both micro- and macroscopic methods. Current research topics mainly focus on algorithm exploration for molecular dynamics simulation, potential function (force field) development, continuum mechanics modeling, optimization algorithm, theory and applications, multi-scale simulation.

Selected Publications

    Shaorui Yang, Zhiwei Cui, Jianmin Qu, “A Coarse-Grained Model for Epoxy Molding Compound”, 2014, The Journal of Physical Chemistry B, Vol 118, pp 1160.

    Zhiwei Cui, Feng Gao, Jianmin Qu, “Two-Phase vs. Two-Stage vs. Multi-Phase Lithiation Kinetics in Silicon”, 2013, Applied Physics Letters, Vol 103, pp 143901.

    Zhiwei Cui, L. Catherine Brinson, “Thermomechanical Properties and Deformation of Coarse-Grained Models of Hard/Soft Polymer”, 2013, Physical Review E, Vol 88, pp 22602.

    Zhiwei Cui, Feng Gao and Jianmin Qu, “Interface-Reaction Controlled Diffusion in Binary Solids with Applications to Lithiation of Silicon in Lithium Ion Batteries”, 2013, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol 61, pp. 293.

    Zhiwei Cui, Yi Sun and Jianmin Qu, “Molecular dynamics simulation of reduced CeO2”, 2012, Solid State Ionics, Vol 226, pp. 24.

    Zhiwei Cui, Feng Gao and Jianmin Qu, “A Finite Deformation Stress-Dependent Chemical Potential and its Applications to Lithium Ion Batteries”, 2012, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 60, pp. 1280.

    Zhiwei Cui, Feng Gao, Zhihua Cui and Jianmin Qu, “A Second Nearest-Neighbor Embedded Atom Method Interatomic Potential for Li-Si Alloys”, 2012, Journal of Power Sources, Vol. 207, pp. 150.

    Jun Li, Yi Sun, Zhiwei Cui, Fanlin Zeng, “Least square method for the calculation of elastic constants”, 2011, Computer Physics Communications, Vol. 182, pp. 1447.

    Zhiwei Cui, Yi Sun, Yunjun Chen, Jianmin Qu, “Semi-ab initio interionic potential for gadolinia-doped ceria”, 2011, Solid State Ionics, Vol. 187, pp. 8.

    Zhiwei Cui, Yi Sun, Jun Li and Jianmin Qu, “Combination method for the calculation of elastic constants”, 2007, Physical Review B, Vol. 75, pp. 214101.