Who we are

We are researchers at University of Illinois, dedicated to the learning and study of structure-property relationships at high spatial and time resolution, development of electron diffraction and imaging methods, and discovery of novel materials through synthesis and characterization.

In the news

Shear banding mechanism revealed in compressed nanocrystalline ceramic nanopillars. The research by Haw-Wen Hsiao and collaborators shows that shear band forms in the nanopillars through localized and cooperative granular activities involving nanocrack formation. It is published and selected as Editor's suggestion in Phyiscal Review Materials.

Group update

Aram Yoon received her Ph. D degree and now is a postdoc researcher in Department of Interface Science, Fritz Haber Institute of the Max Planck Society, Congratudlations!

Prof. Zuo and group member Aram Yoon joined group alumni meeting hosted by Dr. Jiong Zhang, Intel, at Portland, Oregon. Others at the meeting are Yu-Tsun Shao, Piyushi Vivek Deshpande and Hefei Hu.

Dr. Wenpei Gao, joined University of North Carolina State as a Faculty, congratulations!

Yu-Tsun Shao, graduated from UI and joined Cornell University, Prof. Muller's group as a Postdoc, congratulations!

Dr. Honggyu Kim, joined University of Florida as a Faculty, congratulations!

Professor Zuo, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, Materials Research Laboratory, and Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, jianzuo@illinois.edu