Zhiwen Gao

Name: Zhiwen Gao
Date of Birth:11.20. 1978
Institution:College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University
Address:222 Tinashe Road, Lanzhou 730000, China
Fax: +86-931-891-4561
Sep 2002-Dec 2008 Ph.D. in Solid Mechanics, School of Civil Engineering and Mechanics, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China Supervisor: Prof. Youhe Zhou
Sep 1998-Sep 2002 B.S. in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, Department of Mechanics,Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Jan 2009-present Associate Professor, College of Civil Engineering and Mechanics,
Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China
Oct 2015-Oct 2016 Visiting scholar, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
Sep 2009- Sep 2010 Postdoctor, School of Materials Science and Engineering,
Yonsei University, Seou1, Korea
Research Areas
Solid Mechanics, Computational mechanics, Multi-field coupling
Visiting Positions
Members and Activities
Main Courses
Research Grants

2018-2021 Research on interfacial fracture and quench in the nonhomogeneous superconducting thin film-matrix system, NSFC, PI

   2013-2016 Research on quench and magnetic-thermal-mechanics coupling analysis of inhomogeneous high-Tc superconductor, NSFC, PI

2010-2012 Fracture behavior of high-Tc superconductor in time-varying electromagnetic field, NSFC, PI

Refereed Publications


 Xueyi LiLang JiangHao WuZhiwen Gao, The magnetostriction in a superconductor-magnet system under non-uniform magnetic field,  Physica C: Superconductivity and its applications, 2017.2.1, 534: 50-54


Zhiwen Gao, Yanfei Gao, Why do receptorligand bonds in cell adhesion cluster into discrete focal-adhesion sites?Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2016, (95): 557-574.

Zhiwen Gao, Wei Zhang, Yanfei Gao, Scale dependence of interface dislocation storage governing the frictional sliding of single asperitiesModeling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 2016, (24), 065010.

Zhiwen Gao, Zhiye Zheng, Effects of the interfacial transition on the giant magnetostriction in a superconductor-substrate structure, IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 2016, 26(2),8400605 .


Zhiwen Gao, Youhe Zhou, Fracture analysis of a transversely isotropic high temperature superconductor strip based on real fundamental solutionsPhysica C, 2015, 511: 4-9.

Zhiwen Gao, Zhiye Zheng, Xueyi LiFracture problem of a nonhomogeneous high temperature superconductor slab based on real fundamental solutionsPhysica C20155195~12.

 Zhiwen Gao, Youhe Zhou, A magneto-mechanical fully coupled model for giant magnetostriction in high temperature superconductor, Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica2015, 28(4)1-7.


Zhiwen Gao, Youhe Zhou, Dynamic stress intensity factors of mode-I crack in high temperature superconductor, Physica C-Superconductivity and Its Applications, 2013, 495: 169-173.

Zhiwen Gao, Kangyong Lee , Youhe Zhou, Crack–inclusion problem for a long rectangular slab

of superconductor under an electromagnetic force. Computational Materials Science, 50

(2010), 279-282.

Zhiwen Gao, Youhe Zhou, Xiaojing Zheng, Monte Carlo simulation of the electromagnetic

wave propagation in the duststorm. Science in China Series G: Mechanics & Astronomy,

51(2008), 1-9.

Zhiwen Gao, Youhe Zhou, Crack growth for a long rectangular slab of superconducting

trapped-field magnets. Superconductor Science and Technology, 21 (2008), 095010(1-5).

Zhiwen Gao, Youhe Zhou, Fracture behaviors induced by thermal stress in an anisotropic half plane superconductor. Physics Letters A, 372 (2008), 5261-5264.