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Refereed journal papers 



  1. Yaoyu Wang, Chenqi Yi, Wenxiang Tian, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, “Nanoscale 3D Spatial Direct Writing of Metals and Alloys Enabled by Two-Photon Decomposition and Ultrafast Optical Trapping”, Nature Materials, accepted, (2024)

  2. Shuyuan Qu, Chenqi Yi, Qin Zhao, Yueqi Ni, Simin Ouyang, Haoning Qi, Gary J. Cheng*, Yufeng Zhang*, Single-cell synchro-subtractive-additive nanoscale surgery with femtosecond lasers, Nano Letters, (2024)

  3. Senlin Rao, Wendi Yi, Jun Yuan, Haoqing Jiang, Shuai Wang, Gary J. Cheng, “Advancing Laser Micropropulsion: High-Performance with MOF-derived Carbon-encapsulated-Nano-Metal Composites”, Matter, (2024). In press.
  4. Jin Xu, Haoqing Jiang, Lingfeng Wang, Xingtao Liu, Huai Zheng, Licong An, Gary J. Cheng, "Revolutionlizing Plasmonic Platform via Magnetic Field-Assisted Confined Ultrafast Laser Deposition of High-Density, Uniform, and Ultrafine Nanoparticle Arrays", International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, (2024), in press. 

  5. Shizhuo Zhang, Senglin Rao, Yunfan Li, Shuai Wang, Dingyue Sun, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Laser-Forged Transformation and Encapsulation of Nanoalloys: Pioneering Robust Wideband Electromagnetic Wave Absorption and Shielding from GHz to THz", International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, (2024), in press.
  6. Xu, Y., Rao, S., Wendi, Y., Junchao, Y., Liu, F. and Cheng, G.J., 2024. Revolutionizing protective materials: Ultrahigh peak viscosity through MOF-enhanced shear thickening fluid for advanced soft body armor. Applied Materials Today, 37, p.102126.
  7. Guo, D., Lei, X., Chen, H., Yi, L., Li, Y., Zhao, Y., Liu, F. and Cheng, G.J., 2024. Highly Flexible and Sensitive Pressure Sensor: Fabrication of Porous PDMS/Graphene Composite via Laser Thermoforming. Advanced Sensor Research, p.2300165.
  8. F. Yin, P. Han, Q. Han, H. Wang, L. Hua, G.J. Cheng, Ultrastrong gradient M50 bearing steel with lath-shape nano-martensite by ultrasonic shot peening and its enhanced wear resistance at elevated temperature, Materials & Design, 2024, 112786,



  1. Chenqi Yi, Shuyuan Qu, Haoning Qi, Yufeng Zhang, Gary J. Cheng, "Optical force brush enabled free space painting of 4D functional structures", Science Advances, (2023). in press. DOI:10.1126/sciadv.adg0300 

  2. Huanrui Yang, Ming Peng, Wendi Yi, Haoqing Jiang, Gary J. Cheng, "Oriented Perovskite Film from Laser Recrystallization in Magnetic Field", Advanced Materials, (2023), DOI:10.1002/adma.202303635. 
  3. Licong An, Danilo de Camargo Branco, Xingtao Liu, Haoqing Jiang, Mingyi Wang, Jin Xu, Ruifang Zhang, Wenzhuo Wu, Gary J. Cheng, "Pulsed Laser Enabled Liquid-Solid Transfer for Scalable Printing of Two-Dimensional Metal Oxide Thin Film", Matter, (2023), Vol.6(4), p.1203-1216. DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2023.01.021

  4. Meng-Nan Zhu, Haoqing Jiang,Bo-Wen Zhang, Min-Rui Gao, Peng-Fei Sui, Renfei Feng, Karthik Shankar, Steven Bergens, Gary J. Cheng*, Jing-Li Luo*, "Nanosecond Laser Confined Bismuth Moiety with Tunable Structures on Graphene for Carbon Dioxide Reduction", ACS Nano (2023).

  5. Danilo de Camargo Branco, Eshan Ganju, Licong An, Nikhilesh Chawla, and Gary J. Cheng, "Elucidating the Role of Pulse Shaping on Defects Formation in High-Purity Aluminum Fabricated by Powder Bed Fusion", Additive Manufacturing, (2023).

  6. Jin Xu, Sen Xiang, Chenqi Yi, Xingtao Liu, Licong An, Ziyu Wang, Haoqing Jiang, Gary J. Cheng, "Green Production of Planar Aligned Dense 2D Nano-oxides on CNT paper by Ultrafast Laser Induced High-Pressure Photochemistry for Stable High-rate LIB Anodes", Energy Material Advances, 4:0013 (2023),

  7. X Huang, L Zhang, L Tong , Z Li, Z Peng, R Lin, K-H Xue, H Dai, H Cheng, DC Branco, J-B Xu, J-B Han, GJ Cheng, X Miao, L Ye, "Manipulating Exchange Bias in 2D Magnetic Heterojunction for High-performance Robust Memory Applications", Nature Communication, 14: 2190 (2023).

  8. Rao, S., Xu, Y., Yuan, J., Liu, F., Wang, S., Jiang, H. and Cheng, G.J., “MOFs for Ultrahigh Efficiency Pulsed Laser Micropropulsion”, Advanced Materials, (2023), p.2306228.

  9. Wendi Yi, Ruohan Yu, Haoqing Jiang, Jinsong Wu, Gary J. Cheng, “Unveiling the Synergistic Potential of Laser Chemical Solid-Phase Deposition of Atomic Platinum-Metal Layer on 2D Materials for Bifunctional Catalysts”, Advanced Functional Materials (2023), DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202308575.  

  10. Shizhuo Zhang, Jun Yuan, Shuai Wang, Yunfan Li, Yuhang Xu, Dingyue Sun, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, “Synergistic Multilevel Sieving Membranes: Integrating Cellular Graphene Skeleton with Continuous MOFs Nanolayer for Superior Multiphase Water Separation”, Advanced Functional Materials (2023), DOI: 10.1002/adfm.202307571

  11. Dingyue Sun, Ming Peng, Taijin Wang, Longju Yi, Shizuo Zhang, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Leflunomide: a versatile additive for defect reduction, enhanced optoelectronic properties and environmental stability of perovskite films", (2023), Nano Research.

  12. Gautam, S., McBride, J., Scougale, W.R., Samarawickrama, P.I., de Camargo Branco, D., Yang, P., Fu, Z., Wang, W., Tang, J., Cheng, G.J. and Ackerman, J., 2023. "Controllable superconducting to semiconducting phase transition in topological superconductor 2M-WS2",  2D Mater. 11 015018 DOI:10.1088/2053-1583/ad10bb

  13. F Yin, S Ma, S Hu, L Xie, Y Liu, L Hua, GJ Cheng, "Understanding the microstructure evolution and mechanical behavior of titanium alloy during electrically assisted plastic deformation process", Materials Science and Engineering A (2023), 

  14. D Sun, J Yuan, T Wang, M Peng, S Zhang, S Rao, F Liu, GJ Cheng, "Enhanced performance in perovskites films by defect engineering and charge carrier transportation via pulsed laser doping of 2D MoS2", Sustainable Materials and Technology, (2023).

  15. Sen Xiang, Xingtao Liu, Licong An, Haozheng Qu, Gary J. Cheng, "Nanoengineered Laser Shock Processing via Pulse Shaping for Nanostructuring in Metals: Multiscale simulations and experiments", Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, (2023), DOI:10.1115/1.4062234. 

  16. Prashant Kumar, Qiong Nian, Guoping Xiong, Timothy S. Fisher and Gary J. Cheng, "Laser engineering of heterostructured graphitic petals on carbon nanotubes forests for robust thermal interface capable of swift heat transfer", Materials Advances, (2023). DOI: 10.1039/D3MA00134B

  17. Yi, J., Wan, L., Shu, T., Zhang, X., Liu, F. and Cheng, G.J., "Unleashing Multi-Scale Mechanical Enhancement in NiTi Shape Memory Alloy via Annular Intra-Laser Deposition with Homogenized Ti2Ni Nanoprecipitates", Acta Materialia, (2023), p.119418.

  18. DC Branco, GJ Cheng, "A strategy for 2D MXenes as thermal management materials by laser shock Nanoshaping", Journal of Physics: Materials (2023). DOI: 10.1088/2515-7639/acef96

  19. T Shu, N Hu, F Liu, GJ Cheng, "Nanoparticles induced intragranular and dislocation substructures in powder bed fusion for strengthening of high-entropy-alloy", Materials Science and Engineering A, (2023).



  20. Haoqing Jiang, Xingtao Liu, Meng-Nan Zhu, Jin Xu, Licong An, Peng-Fei Sui, Jing-Li Luo, and Gary J. Cheng, "Nanoalloy Libraries from Laser Induced Thermionic Emission Reduction", Science Advances, 8, eabm6541 (2022).

  21. Licong An, Haoqing Jiang, Danilo de Camargo Branco, Xingtao Liu, Jin Xu, Gary J. Cheng, "Self-packaged High-resolution Liquid Metal Nano-patterns", Matter, (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.matt.2022.01.004.

  22. T. K. Sahu, M. Motlag, A. Bandyopadhyay, G.J. Cheng, P. Kumar, "2+δ dimensional materials via Atomistic Z-welding", Advanced Science, (2022), 2202695

  23. Guo, S., Song, C., Liu, F., Zeng, D., Yuan, H., Liu, X., Jiang, H., and Cheng, G. J., Bionic Optical Leaf for Photoreduction of CO2 from Noble Metal Atom Mediated Graphene Nanobubble Arrays. ACS nano (2021), 

  24. S. Xiang, X. Liu, R. Xu, F. Yin, G.J. Cheng, "Ultrahigh strength in lightweight steel via avalanche multiplication of intermetallic phases and dislocation", Acta Materialia, (2022), Volume 242, 1, 118436.

  25. Wendi Yi, Haoqing Jiang, Gary J. Cheng, "Mesoporous LDH Metastructure from Multiscale Assembly of Defective Nanodomains by Laser Shock for Oxygen Evolution Reaction", Small, (2022). DOI:10.1002/smll.200202403

  26. X. Huang, L. Li, S. Zhao, L. Tong, Z. Li, Z. Peng, R. Lin, L. Zhou, C. Peng, K. Xue, et al., "MOF-like 3D graphene-based catalytic membrane fabricated by one step laser scribing for robust water purification and green energy production", Nano-Micro Letters, 14, 174 (2022).

  27. Zhang, Shizhuo; Jiang, Haoqing; Wang, Shuai; Yuan, Jun; Yi, Wendi; Wang, Lifeng; Liu, Xiaowei; Liu, Feng; Cheng, Gary, "An epidermal patch with biomimetic multi-structural microfluidic channel for timeliness monitoring of sweat", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2022).

  28. Sen Xiang, Xingtao Liu, Rong Xu, Kejie Zhao, Dong Lin, Fei Yin, Gary J. Cheng, "Understanding the Role of Monolayer Graphene during Long Range Shock Strengthening of Metal-Graphene Heterostructure", Materials Science and Engineering A (2022), 

  29. Y Guo, P Qiu, S Xu, GJ Cheng, "Laser-induced microjet-assisted ablation for high-quality microfabrication", International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, (2022), (Best paper award 2022)

  30. Shifeng Li, Lijun Ma, Leiyang Wang, Bang Wu, Yuyang Cheng, Xiao Lei, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "An Ultrawideband GaAs MMIC Microstrip Directional Coupler With High Directivity and Very Flat Coupling", IEEE Transactions on Microwave Theory and Techniques ,  (2022), DOI:10.1109/TMTT.2022.3146028

  31. Tan Shu, Feng Liu, Shuai Chen, Xingtao Liu, Chen Zhang, Gary J. Cheng, "Origins of ultrafast pulse laser-induced nano straight-lines with potential application in detecting sub-surface defects in SiC wafer",  Nanomanufacturing and Metrology, (2022), in press.

  32. Shifeng Li, Lijun Ma, Leiyang Wang, Xiao Lei, Bang Wu, Feng Liu*, Gary J. Cheng*, "High Power 10-18 GHz Monolithic Limiter  Based on GaAs PIN Technology", IEEE Microwave and Wireless Components Letters, (2022), DOI:10.1109/LMWC.2022.3161152.

  33. Xi Wu, Jun Yuan, Xuan-qi Guo, Li-jun Ma, Guo-qiang Wu*, Gary J. Cheng*, Yong Liu, and Feng Liu*, "Ultrahigh Sensitive Flexible Piezoresistive Sensor with Carbonized Metal–Organic Framework Fe3O4@MIL-100(Fe)", ACS Appl. Electron. Mater. 2022,

  34. L Ma, X Lei, X Guo, L Wang, S Li, T Shu, GJ Cheng, F Liu, "Carbon Black/Graphene Nanosheet Composites for Three-Dimensional Flexible Piezoresistive Sensors", ACS Applied Nano Materials,

  35. S. Wang, L. Wang, S. Zhang, H. Zheng, C. Zhang, S. Liu, F. Liu, G.J. Cheng, "A low-damage high precision copper removal process by femtosecond laser for integrated circuits", Vacuum, (2022).Volume 203, 111273.

  36. Shifeng Li, Leiyang Wang, Bang Wu, Dingyi Guo, Yunfan Li, Yilin Zhao, Gary J. Cheng, and Feng Liu, "High Power X-band Monolithic GaAs PIN Balanced Limiter", IEEE Transactions on Power Electronics, (2022), doi: 10.1109/TPEL.2022.3232612.

  37. Wei Yan, Haoqing Jiang, Lin Tang, Jianhua He, Gary J. Cheng, Hexiang Deng, "High-entropy-alloy Nanoparticles Synthesized by Laser Metallurgy using Multivariate MOF", Materials Chemistry Frontiers, (2022),

  38. Y. Li, X. Guo, S. Wang, Y. Zhao, C. Zhang, S. Liu, G.J. Cheng*, F. Liu*, "High-precision and high-efficiency copper removal by femtosecond laser in mixed hydrochloric acid-oxygen atmosphere", Journal of Manufacturing Process, (2022), 82, 152-158.

  39. L Wang, C Zhang, F Liu, H Zheng, GJ Cheng, "Ultrafast pulsed laser stealth dicing of 4H-SiC wafer: Structure evolution and defect generation", Journal of Manufacturing Processes, 81, 562-570.

  40. Tan Shu, Nan Hu, Jun Yuan, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Hybrid Nanostructures and Stabilized Mechanical Properties of High-Entropy Alloy Induced by Warm Laser Shock Peening", Advanced Engineering Materials, (2022), DOI:10.1002/adem.202201066. 

  41. Kang Xu, Jin Hu, Min Wang, Gary J. Cheng, Shaolin Xu, Armoured nanocones engraved by selective laser doping enhanced plasma etching for robust supertransmissivity, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2022), 14(41):47237-47245. doi: 10.1021/acsami.2c13033.

  42. Yunfan Li, Xuanqi Guo, Shuai Wang, Shizhuo Zhang, Yilin Zhao, Dingyi Guo, Chen Zhang, Sheng Liu, Gary J. Cheng , Feng Liu, "High-efficiency Copper Removal by Nitrogen Plasma-assisted Picosecond Laser Processing", Micromachines, (2022), 13(9), 1492,

  43. Lingfeng Wang, Chen Zhang, Feng Liu, Huai Zheng, Gary J. Cheng, "Process mechanism of ultrafast laser multi-focal-scribing for ultrafine and efficient stealth dicing of SiC wafers", Appl. Phys. A 128, 872 (2022).




  44. Chunpeng Song, Huanrui Yang, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Ultrafast Femtosecond Pressure Modulation of Structure and Exciton Kinetics in 2D Halide Perovskites for Enhanced Light Response and Stability", Nature Communication, (2021), 12, Article number: 4879. DOI: 10.1038/s41467-021-25140-2. 

  45. Licong An, Xingtao Liu, Biwei Deng, Haoqing Jiang, and Gary J. Cheng, "Liquid Metal Nanolayer Linked MOFs Nanocomposites by Laser Shock Evaporation", Matter, (2021), 

  46. Jin Xu, Ruoxing Wang, Haoqing Jiang, Xingtao Liu, Licong An, Shengyu Jin, Biwei Deng, Wenzhuo Wu, Gary J. Cheng, "Magnetically Aligned Ultrafine Cobalt Embedded 3D Porous Carbon Metamaterial by One-step Ultrafast Laser Direct Writing", Advanced Science, (2021), DOI: 10.1002/advs.202102477.

  47. Jun Yuan, Xiao Lei, Chenqi Yi, Haoqing Jiang, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "3D-printed hierarchical porous cellulose/alginate/carbon black hydrogel for high-efficiency solar steam generation", Chemical Engineering Journal, (2021), Volume 430, Part 2, 132765.

  48. Xingtao Liu, Licong An, Seng Xiang, Haoqing Jiang, and Gary J. Cheng, "Three-dimensional MOF Nano-architecture Membrane via Ultrafast Laser Nanoforging", Small Methods, (2021), DOI: 10.1002/smtd.202100758.

  49. Huanrui Yang, Chunpeng Song, Tiancheng Xia,Shifeng Li, Dingyue Sun, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Ultrafast Transformation of PbI2 in Two-Step Fabrication of Halide Perovskite Film for Long-Term Performance and Stability via Nanosecond Laser Shock Annealing", Journal of Materials Chemistry C, (2021), DOI: 10.1039/d1tc02475b

  50. Lijun Ma, Tiancheng Xia, Rui Yu, Xiao Lei, Jun Yuan, Xiaotian Li, Gary J. Cheng, Feng Liu, A 3D-Printed, Sensitive, Stable, and Flexible Piezoresistive Sensor for Health Monitoring, Advanced Engineering Materials, (2021),

  51. Fei Yin, Shan Hu, Rong Xu, Seng Xiang, Lin Hua, Gary J Cheng,  “Ultrastrong Medium Entropy Alloy with Simultaneous Strength-Ductility Improvement via Heterogeneous Nanocrystalline Structures”, Materials Science and Engineering A,Volume 823, 17(2021), 141631.  DOI:10.1016/j.msea.2021.141631

  52. S. Chahal, P. Ranjan, M. Motlag, S.S. Yamijala, D.J. Late, E.H. Sadki, G.J. Cheng* and P. Kumar*, "Borophene via micromechanical exfoliation", Advanced Materials, (2021), DOI:10.1002/adma.202102039. 

  53. Jianguo Zhao, Chen Zhang, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Understanding Femtosecond Laser Internal Scribing of Diamond by Atomic Simulation: Phase Transition, Structure and Property", Carbon, (2021),ISSN 0008-6223,

  54. Lijun Ma, Lei Xiao, Shifeng Li, Shuailong Guo, Jun Yuan, Xiaotian Li, Gary J. Cheng and Feng Liu, A 3D Flexible Piezoresistive Sensor Based on Surface-Filled Graphene Nanosheets Conductive Layer, Sensors and Actuators: A. Physical, (2021), Volume 332, 113144,

  55. Yueying Li, Yan Ma, Wenyuan Liu, Zhoufu Wang, Hao Liu, Xitang Wang, Hengyong Wei, Shenghao Zeng , Nian Yi, Gary J. Cheng, “Novel inorganic YFeO3 pigments with high near-infrared reflectance and infrared emission”, Solar Energy, Volume 226, 15 September (2021), Pages 180-191.

  56. Danilo de Camargo Branco, Gary J. Cheng, "Force fields parametrization process for novel materials characterization", Materials, (2021), 14(21), 6352;

  57. Shuailong Guo, Hao Yuan, Feng Liu, Wei Luo, Bingjie Li, Yue Yang, Haoqing Jiang and Gary J. Cheng, "Silver Nanowires Interlocked Graphene Aerogel for Ultra-high Efficient Clearage of Oil Pollution on Water", Sustainable Materials and Technologies, (2021),

  58. Danilo de Camargo Branco, Luize Scalco de Vasconcelos, Licong An, Kejie Zhao, and Gary J. Cheng, "Ultrastrong Pure Aluminum Structure with Gradient via Selective Pulsed Laser Melting: Computation framework and experiments", Journal of Mechanics and Physics of Solids, (2021), Vol. 151, (2021), 104391.

  59. Dong Li, Jun Yuan, Qaoyun Cheng, Peng Wei, Gary J. Cheng, Chunyu Chang, "Additive Printing of Recyclable Anti-Counterfeiting Patterns with Sol−Gel Cellulose Nanocrystal Inks", Nanoscale, (2021). DOI:10.1039/D1NR01777B

  60. Shuai Wang, Yaoyu Wang, Shizhuo Zhang, Lingfeng Wang, Shuai Chen, Huai Zheng, Chen Zhang, Sheng Liu, Gary J Cheng, Feng Liu, "Nanoscale-Precision Removal of Copper in Integrated Circuits Based on a Hybrid Process of Plasma Oxidation and Femtosecond Laser Ablation", Micromachines, (2021), 12(10), 1188.

  61. Xiao Lei, Lijun Ma, Yunfan Li, Yuyang Cheng, Gary J. Cheng, Feng Liu, "Highly sensitive and wide-range flexible pressure sensor based on carbon nanotubes-coated polydimethylsiloxane foam", Materials Letters, Volume 308, Part B, 131151,


  62. Yuan, Jun; Yi, Chenqi; Jiang, Haoqing; Liu, Feng; Cheng, Gary, "Direct Ink Writing of Hierarchically Porous Cellulose/Alginate Monolithic Hydrogel as Highly Effective Adsorbents for Environmental Applications", (2020), ACS Applied Polymer Materials, DOI: 10.1021/acsapm.0c01002.

  63. Jing Liu, Yaowu Hu, Prashant Kumar, Xingtao Liu, Joseph MK. Irudayaraj, and Gary J. Cheng, "Enhanced energy transfer from NV Centers to 3D Graphene Heterostructures by Laser Nanoshaping", (2020), Advanced Optical Materials, 2001830.

  64. Biwei Deng, Gary J. Cheng, "Soap Bubble Inspired Mechanical Metamaterials Approaching Theoretical Bound of Stiffness across Full Density Range", (2020), Materials Horizons, DOI: 10.1039/D0MH01408G 

  65. Tiancheng Xia, Rui Yu, Jun Yuan, Chenqi Yi, Lijun Ma, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Ultrahigh sensitivity flexible pressure sensors based on 3D-printed hollow microstructures for electronic skins", (2020), Advanced Materials Technology. DOI: 10.1002/admt.202000984

  66. Chunpeng Song, Huanrui Yang, Feng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Quantum Dots enabled Perovskite Thin Film with Enhanced Crystallization, Stability, Carrier diffusion via Pulsed Laser Nanoengineering", Advanced Materials Interfaces, (2020).DOI: 10.1002/admi.202001021.

  67. Shuailong Guo, Hao Yuan, Wei Luo, Xiaoqing Liu, Xiantao Zhang, Haoqing Jiang, Feng Liu, and Gary J. Cheng, "Isolated Atomic Catalysts Encapsulated in MOF for Ultrafast Water Pollutant Treatment", Nano Research, (2020), DOI:10.1007/s12274-020-3138-5

  68. Ashish Yadav*, Gerislioglu Burak, Arash Ahmadivand, Ajeet Kaushik, Gary J. Cheng*, Zhengbiao Ouyang, Qing Wang, Vikram Singh Yadav, Yogendra Kumar Mishra, Yongling Wu*, Yanjun Liu*, Seeram RamaKrishna*, "Controlled Self-Assembly of Plasmon-Based Photonic Nanocrystals   for High performance photonic technologies", Nano Today (2020). Volume 37, 101072, ISSN 1748-0132,, 

  69. Yung Shin, Benxin Wu, Shuting Lei, Gary J. Cheng, Larry Yao, "Overview of Laser Applications in Manufacturing and Materials Processing in Recent Years", Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, (2020), 142(11): 110818 (30 pages). 

  70. Rui Yui, Tiancheng Xia, Bang Wu, Jun Yuan, Lijun Ma, Gary J. Cheng, and Feng Liu, "Highly Sensitive Flexible Piezoresistive Sensor with 3D Conductive Network", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,(2020).

  71. Jiayang Zhao, Yan Zeng, Jiao Wang, Qizhi Xu, Rongsheng Chen*, Hongwei Ni, Gary J. Cheng*, "Ultrahigh Electrocatalytic Activity with Trace Amount Platinum Loadings on Free-standing Mesoporous Titanium Nitride Nanotube Arrays for Hydrogen Evolution Reaction", Nanoscale, (2020),  12, 15393 - 15401. DOI: 10.1039/D0NR01316A

  72. Yan Ma, Yu Chen, Zhoufu Wang, Hao Liu, Yueying Li, Xitang Wang, Hengyong Wei, Gary J. Cheng, "Controllable near-infrared reflectivity and infrared emissivity with substitutional iron-doped orthorhombic YMnOcoatings", Solar Energy, (2020), 206, 778-786. 

  73. Yixiu Wang, Shengyu Jin, Qingxiao Wang, Min Wu, Shukai Yao, Peilin Liao, Moon J. Kim, Gary J. Cheng, Wenzhuo Wu, "Parallel nanoimprint forming of one-dimensional chiral semiconductor for strain-engineered optical properties",  Nano-Micro Letters, (2020). DOI : 10.1007/s40820-020-00493-3

  74. Chen Zhang, Junkai Zhu, Huai Zheng, Hui Li, Sheng Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "A Review on Microstructures and Properties of High Entropy Alloys Manufactured by Selective Laser Melting", International Journal of Extreme Manufacturing, (2020) Open access, (Best paper award 2020)

  75. Y Wang, S Yao, P Liao, S Jin, Q Wang, MJ Kim, GJ Cheng, W Wu, “Strain-engineered anisotropic optical and electrical properties in two-dimensional chiral-chain tellurium", Advanced Materials, (2020),

  76. S Guo, Y Zhao, C Wang, H Jiang and GJ Cheng, "Single Atomic Noble Metal Enclosed Defective MOF via Cryogenic UV-photo-reduction for CO Oxidation with ultra-high Efficiency and Stability", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces,(2020)

  77. L. Tong, Z. Xiong, Y. Shen, Y. Peng, X. Huang, L. Ye*, M. Tang, F. Cai, H. Zheng*, J. Xu*, G.J. Cheng*,  X.F. Zhu*, "Acoustic Meta-skin Insulator", Advanced Materials, (2020).

  78. Lei Tong , Xinyu Huang , Peng Wang , Lei Ye* , Meng Peng , Luyao Song , Qiaodong Sun , Yong Zhang , Guoming Yang , Zheng Li , Fang Zhong , Fang Wang , Yixiu Wang , Wenzhuo Wu*, Licong An, Maithilee Motlag, Gary J. Cheng*, Weida Hu*, "Stable contrast-enhanced mid-infrared polarization imaging based on quasi-2D tellurium at room temperature", Nature Communications, (2020), 

  79. Maithilee Motlag, Xingtao Liu, Shengyu Jin, Qiong Nian, Jing Liu, Gary J. Cheng, "Molecular Scale Nanodiamond with High-density Color Centers Fabricated from Graphite by Laser Shocking", Cell Phys. Sci., (2020),  Cell Press,

  80. Haoqing Jiang, Lei Tong, Huidong Liu, Jin Xu, Shengyu Jin, Chao Wang, Xuejiao Hu, Lei Ye , Hexiang Deng and Gary J. Cheng, "Graphene-Metal Monolith Metastructure from Laser Shock induced Thermochemical Stitching of MOF Crystals", Matter, (2020). Cell Press. 

  81. Shuailong Guo, Yunkun Zhao, Hao Yuan, Chengxiong Wang, Haoqing Jiang, Gary J. Cheng, Ultrafast laser manufacture of stable, efficient ultrafine noble metal catalysts mediated with MOF derived high density defective metal oxides, Small, (2020),


  82. A. Yadav, A. Kaushik, Y. Mishra, V. Agrawal, A. Ahmadivan, K. Maliutina, Y. Liu, Z. Ouyang, W. Dong, G.J. Cheng, Fabrication of 3D polymeric photonic arrays and related applications, Materials Today Chemistry, (2019),

  83. Li, Dong; Huang, Xinyi ; Huang, Yanan ; Yuan, Jun; Huang, Da; Cheng, Gary; Zhang, Lina; Chang, Chunyu, "Additive Printed All-Cellulose Membranes with Hierarchical Structure for Highly Efficient Separation of Oil/Water Nanoemulsions", ACS Applied Materials and Interface, (2019). 11(47), 44375–44382.

  84. Chunpeng Song, Lei Tong, Feng Liu, Lei Ye, Gary J. Cheng*,"Addressing the Reliability and Electron Transport Kinetics in Halide Perovskite Film via Pulsed Laser Engineering", Advanced Functional Materials, (2019), 1906781.

  85. Maithilee Motlag, Lei Tong, Xinyu Huang, Lei Ye, Gary J. Cheng*, “Laser shock induced nanoscale kink-bands in WSe2 2D crystals”, ACS Nano, (2019),13(9), 10587–10595.

  86. Biwei Deng, Rong Xu, Xiaokang Wang, Licong An, Kejie Zhao*, Gary J. Cheng*, “Roll to Roll Manufacturing of Fast charging, Mechanically Robust 0D/2D nanolayered Si-graphene Anode with Well-Interfaced and Defect Engineered Structures”, Energy Storage Materials, (2019),​1016/​j.​ensm.​2019.​07.​01. 

  87. SL Xiang, QX Hua, WL Gong, NH Xie, P Zhao, GJ Cheng*, C Li*, MQ Zhu*, “Photoplastic Transformation Based on Dynamic Covalent Chemistry”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2019), Doi: 10.1021/acsami.9b06608

  88. H. Jiang, S. Jin, C. Wang, R. Ma, Y. Song, M. Gao, X. Liu, A. Shen, G.J. Cheng*, H. Deng*, “Nanoscale Laser Metallurgy and Patterning in Air Using MOFs”, Journal of American Chemical Society, (2019). DOI: 10.1021/jacs.9b00355

  89. S. Jin, Z. Zhou, E. Said Attia Sakr, M. Motlag, X. Huang, L. Tong, P. Bermel*, L. Ye*, and G.J. Cheng*, “Scalable Nanoshaping of Hierarchical Metallic Patterns with Multiplex Laser Shock Imprinting Using Soft Optical Discs”, Small, (2019),

  90. M. Motlag, P. Kumar, Y. Hu, S. Jin, J. Li, J. Shao, X. Yi, Y.H. Lin, J. Walrath, L. Tong, X. Huang, R.S. Goldman*, L. Ye*, G.J. Cheng*, “Asymmetric 3D elastic-plastic strain-modulated electron energy structure in monolayer graphene by laser shocking” , Advanced Materials, (2019),

  91. X. Xu, Q. Zhang, M. Hao, Y. Hu, Z. Lin, L. Peng, T. Wang, X. Ren, C. Wang, Z. Zhao, C. Wan, H. Fei, L. Wang, J. Zhu, H. Sun, W. Chen, T. Du, B. Deng, G.J. Cheng, I. Shakir, C. Dames, T.S. Fisher, X. Zhang, H. Li*, Y. Huang*, and X. Duan*, “Hyperbolic Ceramic Aerogels as Double-Negative-Index Mechanical and Thermal Metamaterials for Thermal Superinsulation”, Science, (2019), 363, 723-727. 

  92. J Lu, Z. Yang, F. Li, M. Jiang, Y. Zhang, J. Sun, G. Hu, Qian Xu, C. Xu, C. Pan, L Ye*, GJ Cheng*, “Artificial control of in-plane anisotropic photoelectricity in monolayer MoS2”, Applied Materials Today, (2019), volume 15, 203-211.


  93. B Deng, GJ Cheng, “Pulsed laser modulated shock transition from liquid metal nanoparticles to mechanically and thermally robust solid-liquid patterns”, Advanced Materials, (2018),

  94. P Kumar, M Motlag, J Liu, Y Hu, L Ye, J Irudayaraj, GJ Cheng, "Laser shock tuning dynamic interlayer coupling in graphene moiré superlattices", Nano Letters, (2018), DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.8b03895.

  95. Q. Nian, K. Leedy, D. Look, G.J. Cheng, “Optoelectronic Performance Enhancement in Pulsed Laser Deposited Gallium-Doped Zinc Oxide (GZO) Films after UV Laser Crystallization”, Appl. Phys. A, (2018), 124:633. DOI:10.1007/s00339-018-2032-4.

  96. F. Yin, G.J. Cheng, R. Xu, K. Zhao, Q. Li, J. Jian, S. Hu, Q. Han, “Ultrastrong Nanocrystalline Stainless Steel and its Hall-Petch Relationship in the Nanoscale”, Script Materialia, (2018), Vol.155, 26-31.

  97. Y. Chen, Y. Ma, Z. Wang, X. Wang, H. Liu, G.J. Cheng, Molten salt synthesis of YMnO3 powder with high near-infrared reflectivity, Materials Letters, (2018), Vol. 229, 171-173.

  98. B. Deng, A. Bruzzaniti, G.J. Cheng, “Enhancement of Osteoblast Activity on Nanostructured NiTi/Hydroxyapatite Coatings on Additive Manufactured NiTi Metal Implants by Nanosecond Pulsed Laser Sintering”, International Journal of Nanomedicine, (2018), 13:8217-8230. doi: 10.2147/IJN.S162842.

  99. S. Liu, M.C. Yuen, E.L. White, J.W. Boley, B. Deng, G.J. Cheng and R. Kramer-Bottiglio, “Laser Sintering of Liquid Metal Nanoparticles for Scalable Manufacturing of Soft and Flexible Electronics”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, (2018), 10 (33), pp 28232–28241, DOI: 10.1021/acsami.8b08722.

  100. D. Lin, M. Motlag, M. Saei, S. Jin, R.M. Rahimi, D. Bahr, G.J. Cheng, “Shock engineering the additive manufactured graphene-metal nanocomposite with high density nanotwins and dislocations for ultra-stable mechanical properties”, Acta Materialia, Volume 150, (2018), 360-372.

  101. Y. Hu, F. Zhang, M. Titze, B. Deng, H. Li, and G.J. Cheng, “Straining effects in MoS2 monolayer on nanostructured substrates: temperature-dependent photoluminescence and exciton dynamics”, Nanoscale, 10(12), (2018), DOI: 10.1039/C8NR00332G

  102. B Deng, R Xu, K Zhao, Y Lu, S Ganguli, GJ Cheng, “Composite bending-dominated hollow nanolattices: A stiff, cyclable mechanical metamaterial”, Materials Today, (2018)


  103. S. Jin, Y.Wang, M. Motlag, S. Gao, J. Xu, Q. Nian, W. Wu, G.J. Cheng, "Large area direct laser shock imprinting of 3D biomimic hierarchical metal surface for triboelectric nanogenerator", Advanced Materials, (2017). 30(11). doi: 10.1002/adma.201705840.

  104. Q. Nian, L. Gao, Y. Hu, B. Deng, J. Tang, G.J. Cheng, "Graphene/PbS-Quantum Dots/Graphene Sandwich Structures Enabled by Laser Shock Imprinting for High Performance Photodetectors", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2017), 9(51):44715-44723. doi: 10.1021/acsami.7b14468.

  105. G. Qiu+, Q. Nian+, M. Motlag+, S. Jin, B. Deng, Y. Deng, A.R. Charnas, P.D. Ye, G.J. Cheng, "Ultra-fast Laser Shock Induced Confined metaphase transformation for Direct Writing of Black Phosphorus Thin Films", Advanced Materials, (2017), 30(10). doi: 10.1002/adma.201704405.

  106. P. Kumar, J. Liu, Y. Hu, SRKC Yamijala, S.K. Pati, J. Irudayaraj, G.J. Cheng, "Alpha Lead oxide (α-PbO): A New 2D material with visible light sensitivity", Small, (2017), 14(12):e1703346. doi: 10.1002/smll.201703346.

  107. N. R. Kadasala, M. Saei, G.J. Cheng, A. Wei, "Dry Etching with Nanoparticles: Formation of High Aspect-Ratio Pores and Channels Using Magnetic Gold Nanoclusters ", Advanced Materials (2017), 1703091. DOI: 10.1002/adma.201703091

  108. Z. Hu, F. Chen, D. Lin, Q. Nian, P. Parandoush, X. Zhu, Z. Shao, G.J. Cheng, “Laser Additive Manufacturing Bulk Graphene Copper Nanocomposites”, Nanotechnology, 28 (2017), 445705.

  109. A. Yadav, S. Elshahat, L. Bibbò, K. Khan, X. Tang, J. Prakash, G.J. Cheng, A. Kaushik and Z. Ouyang, “Fabrication of self-assembled three-dimensional nano-photonic crystals and potentials applications”, Science Advance Today 3 (2017) 25275

  110. Q. Zhang, D. Lin, B. Deng, X. Xu, Q. Nian, S. Jin, K.D. Leedy, H. Li and G.J. Cheng, “Flyweight, Superelastic, Electrically Conductive and Flaming Retardant 3D Multi-Nanolayer Graphene/Ceramic Metamaterial”, Advanced Materials (2017). 29(28), doi: 10.1002/adma.201605506. “Metamaterials: Graphene makes ceramics multifunctional”, Research Highlight in Nature Reviews Materials, Published online 20 Jun 2017; doi:10.1038/natrevmats.2017.44

  111. A. Yadav, L.Bai, Y.Yang, J.Liu, A.Kaushik, G.J. Cheng, L.Jiang, L. Chi and Z. Kang, “Lasing behavior of surface functionalized carbon quantum dots/RhB composite”, Nanoscale, (2017), 9, 5049. DOI: 10.1039/c7nr01260h

  112. Lei, Jincheng; Hu, Yaowu; Liu, Zishun ; Cheng, Gary; Zhao, Kejie, "Defects mediated corrosion in graphene coating layer", ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, (2017), 9 (13), 11902–11908 DOI: 10.1021/acsami.7b01539

  113. Martinez, D., Gutierrez, L; Cai, C., Deng, B., Zhang, MY, Ye, C., Cheng, H., Ni, H., Cheng, GJ, "In vitro osteoblast gene expression and differentiation atop of titanium blocks laser coated with multilayer biphasic calcium phosphate/titanium nanocomposites", Biomed. Phys. Eng. Express, (2017) 3, 025022.


  114. Hu, Y; Li, J; Tian, J; Xuan, Y; Deng, B; Lim DT; McNear, K; Chen, Y; Yang, C; Cheng, GJ, "Parallel nanoshaping of brittle semiconductor nanowires for strained electronics", Nano Letters, (2016).DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b03366

  115. A. Yadav, L. Zhong, J.Sun, G.J. Cheng, L. Jiang, L. Chi, “Tunable random lasing behavior in plasmonic nanostructures”, Nano Converge (2016). 4(1):1. doi: 10.1186/s40580-016-0095-5.

  116. Ouyang L, Hu Y, Zhu L, Cheng GJ, Irudayaraj J. “A reusable laser wrapped graphene-Ag array based SERS sensor for trace detection of genomic DNA methylation”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, (2016) DOI: 10.1016/j.bios.2016.09.072

  117. Z. Hu, M. Saei, G. Tong, D. Lin, Q. Nian, Y. Hu, S. Jin, G.J. Cheng, “Numerical Simulation of temperature field distribution for laser sintering graphene reinforced nickel matrix nanocomposites”, Journal of Alloys and Compounds, (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.jallcom.2016.07.022

  118. J. Yang, S. Dong, J. Sprengard, L. Gao, L. Ju, A. Hao, M. Saei, Richard Liang, G.J. Cheng, C. Xu, “Three-dimensional-linked Carbon Fiber-Carbon Nanotube Hybrid Structure for Enhancing Thermal Conductivity of Silicon Carbonitride Matrix Composites”, Carbon, (2016). DOI: 10.1016/j.carbon.2016.07.002

  119. G. Qiu, Y. Du, A. Charnas, H. Zhou, S. Jin, Z. Luo, D. Y. Zemlyanov, X. Xu, G.J. Cheng, P.D. Ye, “Observation of Optical and Electrical In-plane Anisotropy in High-mobility Few-layer ZrTe5”, Nano Letters, (2016) DOI: 10.1021/acs.nanolett.6b02629

  120. S.R. Das, Q. Nian, A.A. Cargill, J.A. Hondred, S. Ding, M. Saei, G.J. Cheng, J.C. Claussen, “3D Nanostructured Inkjet Printed Graphene via UV-Pulsed laser Irradiation Enables Paper-Based Electronics and Electrochemical Devices”, Nanoscale (2016) Selected Covering Page. DOI: 10.1039/C6NR04310K

  121. K. Huo, W. An, J. Fu, B. Gao, L. Wang, X. Peng, G.J. Cheng, Paul K. Chu, “Mesoporous nitrogen-doped carbon hollow spheres as high-performance anodes for lithium-ion batteries”, Journal of Power Sources, 324(30), (2016), 233–238.

  122. Y. Hu, Y. Xuan, X. Wang, B. Deng, M. Saei, S. Jin, J. Irudayaray, G.J. Cheng*, "Superplastic formation of Metal Nanostructure Arrays with Ultrafine Gaps", Advanced Materials, (2016).DOI: 10.1002/adma.201602497

  123. Y. Hu, Y. Xuan, M. Qi, G.J. Cheng*, "Controlled and Stabilized Light-matter Interaction in Graphene - Plasmonic Flexible Film with Large-scale 10nm Lithography", Advanced Optical Materials, (2016) DOI: 10.1002/adom.201600201

  124. S Jin, A Ziabari, YR Koh, M Saei, X Wang, B Deng, Y Hu, JH Bahk, A Shakouri, GJ Cheng, “Enhanced thermoelectric performance of P-type BixSb2-xTe3 nanowires with pulsed laser assisted electrochemical deposition”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, (2016), DOI: 10.1016/j.eml.2016.04.010

  125. Shi J, Zhou M, Gong A, Li Q, Wu Q, Cheng GJ, Yang M, Sun Y., “Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging of Nanoflares for mRNA Detection in Living Cells”, Analytical Chemistry, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.5b03689 (2016)

  126. A. Yadav, M. Danesh, Li. Zhong, G.J. Cheng, L. Jiang , L. Chi, “Spectral plasmonic effect in nano-cavity of dye doped nano spheres based photonic crystals”, Nanotechnology, (2016), 27(16):165703. doi: 10.1088/0957-4484/27/16/165703.

  127. Q. Nian, M. Saei, Y. Hu, B. Deng, S. Jin, G.J. Cheng, “Additive Roll Printing Activated Cold Welding of 2D Crystal and 1D Nanowire Layers for Flexible Transparent Conductor and Planer Energy Storage ”, Extreme Mechanics Letters, (2016), DOI:10.1016/j.eml.2016.02.014

  128. Z. Hu, D. Lin, G.J. Cheng, et al. “Laser sintered graphene nickel nanocomposites”, Journal of Materials Processing and Technology, V.231, pp.143–150 (2016) DOI:10.1016/j.jmatprotec.2015.12.022


  129. Y. Hu, P. Kumar, R. Xu, K. Zhao, G.J. Cheng, “Ultrafast direct fabrication of flexible substrate-supported designer plasmonic nanoarrays”, Nanoscale, (2015), DOI:10.1039/C5NR06899A

  130. S. Das, Q. Nian, M. Saei, P. Kumar, S. Jin, D.B. Janes, M.A. Alam, G.J. Cheng, “Single Layer Graphene as a Barrier Layer for Intense UV Laser Induced Damages for Silver Nanowire Network", ACS Nano, (2015) DOI: 10.1021/acsnano.5b04628.

  131. Q Nian, M Callahan, M Saei, D Look, H Efstathiadis, J Bailey, GJ Cheng, "Large Scale Laser Crystallization of Solution-based Alumina-doped Zinc Oxide (AZO) Nanoinks for Highly Transparent Conductive Electrode", Scientific Reports. (2015) Publisher: Nature Publishing Group, doi:10.1038/srep15517

  132. D. Lin, M. Saei, S Suslov, S. Jin, G.J. Cheng, “Super-strengthening and stabilizing with carbon nanotube harnessed high density nanotwins in metals by shock loading”, Scientific Reports. (2015) Publisher: Nature Publishing Group, doi: 10.1038/srep15405.

  133. K. Rickey, Q. Nian, G. Zhang, L. Chen, S. Suslov, S.V. Bhat, Y. Wu, G.J. Cheng, and X. Ruan, "Welding of Semiconductor Nanowires by Coupling Laser-Induced Peening and Localized Heating", Scientific Reports. (2015) Publisher: Nature Publishing Group, doi:10.1038/srep16052.

  134. Q. Nian, K.H. Montgomery, T. Jackson, J.M. Woodall and G.J. Cheng, “Pulse laser deposition Fabricated InP/Al-ZnO Heterojunction Solar Cells Efficiency Enhanced by i-ZnO Interlayer”, Appl. Phys. A (2015) 121(3), 1219-1226.

  135. Y. Liao, C. Ye, G.J. Cheng, “A Review: Warm Laser Shock Peening and Related Laser Processing Technique”, Optics and Laser Technology, (2015) doi:10.1016/j.optlastec.2015.09.014.

  136. L. Ding, Z. Peng, P. Zhou, G.J. Cheng, Q. Nian, D. Lin, J. Zhou, and Y. Liang. "Preparation and Effect of Lighting on Structures and Properties of GSH Capped ZnSe QDs." Journal of Fluorescence (2015): 1-7.

  137. Lin, D., Jin, S., Zhan, F., Wang, Y., Wang, C., Zhou, C., Cheng, G.J., “3D stereolithography printing of graphene oxide reinforced complex architectures", Nanotechnology, (2015), 26(43):434003. DOI: 10.1088/0957-4484/26/43/434003.

  138. Nian, Q., Xu, Y., Sabyasachi, G., Saei, M; Deng, B., Chen, Y., Cheng, G.J., "Crystalline Nanojoining Silver Nanowire Percolated Networks on Flexible Substrate", ACS Nano, (2015), 9 (10), 10018–10031.

  139. Hu, Y., Lee, S., Kumar, P., Cheng, G.J., Irudayaraj, J. J. “Water flattens graphene wrinkles: laser shock wrapping of graphene onto substrate-supported crystalline plasmonic nanoparticle arrays”, Nanoscale, (2015) DOI: 10.1039/C5NR04810A. Selected Front Covering page.

  140. Lee, S., Kumar, P., Hu, Y., Cheng, G.J., Irudayaraj, J.J. “ Graphene laminated gold bipyramids as sensitive detection platforms of antibiotic molecules”. Chemical Communications. (2015), DOI: 10.1039/C5CC04890G Selected Front Covering page.

  141. Q Nian, MY Zhang, D Lin, S Das, YC Shin, GJ Cheng, “Crystalline photoactive copper indium diselenide thin films by pulsed laser crystallization of nanoparticle-inks at ambient conditions”. RSC Advances, 5(71), 57550-57558. (2015)

  142. D Lin, P Kumar, S Jin, S Liu, Q Nian, GJ Cheng, “Laser direct writing of crystalline Fe2O3 atomic sheets on steel surface in aqueous medium”, Applied Surface Science, 351, 148–154 (2015)

  143. Zhixiao Liu, Biwei Deng, Gary J. Cheng, Huiqiu Deng, Partha P. Mukherjee, "Mesoscale Elucidation of Laser-assisted Chemical Deposition of Sn Nanostructured Electrodes", Journal of Applied Physics, 117(21), 214301. (2015)

  144. Q Nian, M Callahan, David Look, H Efstathiadis, J Bailey, GJ Cheng, "Highly transparent conductive electrode with ultra-low HAZE by grain boundary modification of aqueous solution fabricated alumina-doped zinc oxide nanocrystals", APL Materials, 3(6), 062803. (2015)

  145. J Liu, P Kumar, Y Hu, GJ Cheng, J Irudayaraj, "Enhanced Multi-Photon Emission from CdTe/ZnS Quantum Dots Decorated on Single Layer Graphene", Journal of Physical Chemistry C., 119 (11), 6331–6336. (2015)

  146. H Gao, Y Hu, Y Xuan, Ji Li, Y Yang, RV Martinez, C Li, J Luo, M Qi, GJ Cheng, “Large Scale Nanoshaping of Ultrasmooth 3D Crystalline Metallic Structures”, Science, 12 December 2014: Vol. 346 no. 6215, 1352-1356. DOI: 10.1126/science.1260139; “Shocking way to make nanostructures”, Nano Today, 10(1), (2015), 4-5. Doi:10.1016/j.nantod.2015.01.002


  147. Q Nian, Y Wang, J Li, Y Yang, MY Zhang, L Tang, J Shao, GJ Cheng, “Direct Laser Writing of Nanodiamond Films from Graphite under Ambient Conditions", Scientific Reports, 4, 6612; DOI: 10.1038/srep06612. Publisher: Nature Publishing Group, (2014)

  148. D Lin, Q Nian, S Jin, W Wang, B Deng, Y Hu, GJ Cheng, "Three-Dimensional Printing of Complex Structures: Man Made or toward Nature?", ACS Nano, 8 (10), pp 9710–9715. (2014) DOI: 10.1021/nn504894j

  149. Q Nian, MY Zhang, Y Wang, SR Das, VS Bhat, F Huang, GJ Cheng, “Charger Carrier Transport and Collection Enhancement of Copper Indium Diselenide Photoactive Nanoparticle-Ink by Laser Crystallization”, Applied Physics Letter, 105, 111909.(2014) DOI: 10.1063/1.4894861.

  150. D Lin, CR Liu, GJ Cheng, “Single Layer Graphene Oxide Reinforced Metal Matrix Composites by Laser Sintering: Microstructure and Mechanical Property Enhancement”, Acta Materialia, Vol.80, 183–193, (2014) DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2014.07.038.

  151. H Gao, R Tang, T Ma, H Jiang, H Yu, GJ Cheng, “Laser shock induced conformal transferring of functional devices on 3D stretchable substrates”, IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 24(2), 414-421. (2014) DOI: 10.1109/JMEMS.2014.2332512

  152. C Ye, S Suslov, D Lin, YL Liao, GJ Cheng, “Cryogenic Ultrahigh Strain Rate Deformation Induced Hybrid Nanotwinned Microstructure for High Strength and High Ductility”, Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 213519. (2014) DOI: 10.1063/1.4881555.

  153. X Zhao, Y Cao, Q Nian, YC Shin, GJ Cheng, “Control of Ablation Depth and Surface Structure in P3 Scribing of Thin-Film Solar Cells by A Picosecond Laser”, Journal of Micro and Nano-Manufacturing, 2(3), 031007, (2014) DOI: 10.1115/1.4027733.

  154. Q Nian, MY Zhang, B Schwartz, GJ Cheng, “UV Laser Crystallized Transparent ZnO:Al Films on Sapphire with High Hall Mobility for Simultaneous Enhancement of Conductivity and Transparency”, Applied Physics Letter, 104, 201907. (2014) DOI:10.1063/1.4879643.

  155. C Ye, YL Liao, S Suslov, D Lin, GJ Cheng, “Ultrahigh Dense and Gradient Nano-precipitates by Warm Laser Shock Peening for Combination of high Strength and Ductility”, Materials Science and Engineering A, 609(15), 195–203.(2014)

  156. YP Wang, TW Chiu, CH Chang, C Xuan, GJ Cheng, “Transparent and antibacterial Cu2Y2O5 thin films by chemical solution deposition”, Thin Solid Films, (2014) DOI:10.1016/j.tsf.2014.02.033

  157. Spann, B. T., Bhat, S. V., Nian, Q., Rickey, K. M., Cheng, G. J., Ruan, X., & Xu, X., “Enhancing photo-induced ultrafast charge transfer across heterojunctions of CdS and laser-sintered TiO2 nanocrystals”, Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics. 16, 10669-10678, (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C4CP01298D

  158. D Lin, B Deng, SA Sassmanc, Y Hu, S Suslov, GJ Cheng, "Magnetic field assisted growth of highly dense α-Fe2O3 single crystal nanosheets and their application in water treatment", RSC Advances,4, 18621-18626. (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C3RA47726F

  159. X Zhao, Y Cao, Q Nian, YC Shin, GJ Cheng, “Precise selective scribing of thin-film solar cells by a picosecond laser”, Appl. Phys. A, (2014) DOI 10.1007/s00339-014-8330-6.

  160. D Lin, CR Liu, GJ Cheng, "Laser Sintering of Separated and Uniformly distributed Multiwall Carbon Nanotubes Integrated Iron Nanocomposites", Journal of Applied Physics, 115, 113513.(2014)

  161. Z Liu, Z Cao, B Deng, Y Wang, J Shao, P Kumar, CR Liu, B Wei, GJ Cheng, “Ultrafast and scalable photochemical synthesis of tin oxide nanotubes with mesoporous nanocrystals and their application in lithium ion batteries”, Nanoscale, 6, 5853-5858 (2014) DOI: 10.1039/C3NR06444A.


  162. YH Zhu, SQ Jiang, DD Zhao, GJ Cheng, HW Zhang, WE Lai, “Electropulsing induced crystal orientation change and its effects on electric conductivity of nanofilms of Zn–Al alloys”, Appl. Phys. A 111(4).(2013) DOI: 10.1007/s00339-012-7396-2.

  163. S Nof, GJ Cheng, AM Weiner, et al., “Laser and Photonic Systems Integration: Emerging Innovations and Framework for Research and Education”, Human Factors and Ergonomics in Manufacturing & Service Industries, (2013) DOI: 10.1002/hfm.20555

  164. Q Nian, CR Liu, GJ Cheng, “Laser assisted electro-deposition of earth abundant Cu2ZnSnS4 photovoltaic thin film”, Manufacturing Letters, (2013) DOI:10.1016/j.mfglet.2013.09.008.

  165. C Ye, S Tao, B Wu, GJ Cheng, “Magnetic Field Effects on Laser Drilling”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 35(6):061020-061020-5, (2013) doi: 10.1115/1.4025745.

  166. S Tao, B Wu, Y Zhou, GJ Cheng, “The Investigation of Plasma Produced by Intense Nanosecond Laser Ablation in Vacuum under External Magnetic Field using a Two-Stage Model”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 135(6), 061009, (2013) doi: 10.1115/1.4025685.

  167. D Lin, YL Yang, GJ Cheng, “Pulsed Laser Induced Confined Vapor Deposition for Thin Layer Dense Nanoparticle Arrays on Various Substrates”, Applied Surface Science, 283C, 924-929. (2013)

  168. P Kumar, J Li, Q Nian, Y Hu, GJ Cheng, “Plasmonic tuning of silver nanowires by laser shock induced lateral compression”, Nanoscale, 5, 6311-6317. (2013) DOI: 10.1039/C3NR02104A

  169. Y. Zhang, Q Nian, Y Shin, GJ Cheng, "Direct pulsed laser crystallization of nanocrystals for absorbent layers in Photovoltaics: Multiphysics simulation and experiment", Journal of Applied Physics, 113(19), 193506. (2013)

  170. H Gao, R Tang, T Ma, H Jiang, H Yu, GJ Cheng, "Direct Integration of Functional Structures on 3D microscale surfaces by Laser Dynamic Forming", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, (2013) DOI:10.1109/JMEMS.2013.2262602.

  171. D Lin, C Ye. YL Liao, S Suslov, CR Liu, GJ Cheng, “Mechanism of fatigue performance enhancement in a laser sintered superhard nanoparticles reinforced nanocomposite followed by laser shock peening”, Journal of Applied Physics, 113, 133509. (2013)

  172. YL Liao, GJ Cheng, “Controlled precipitation by thermal engineered laser shock peening and its effect on dislocation pinning: Multiscale dislocation dynamics simulation and experiments”, Acta Materialia, (2013) doi:10.1016/j.actamat.2012.12.016.


  173. J Li, TF Chung, YP Chen, GJ Cheng, “Nanoscale Strainability of Graphene by Laser Shock Induced 3D Shaping", Nano Letters, (2012) Doi:10.1021/nl301817t.

  174. YL Yang, D Lin, GJ Cheng, “Direct writing of Au nanoneedles array on glass by confined laser spinning”, Applied Physics Letter, 101, 091911 (2012);

  175. YL Liao, C Ye, S Suslov, GJ Cheng, "Deformation Induced Martensite in NiTi and its Shape Memory Effects Generated by Low Temperature Laser Shock Peening" , Journal of Applied Physics, 112, 033515; (2012)

  176. C Ye, GJ Cheng, “Scalable Patterning on Shape Memory Alloy by Laser Shock Assisted Direct Imprinting”, Applied Surface Science, 258(24), 10042–10046. (2012)

  177. YL Liao, C Ye, S Suslov, GJ Cheng, “The mechanisms of Thermal Engineered Laser Shock Peening for Enhanced Fatigue Performance”, Acta Materialia, 60(13–14), 4997–5009. (2012)

  178. R Voothaluru, CR Liu, GJ Cheng, “Finite Element Analysis of the Variation in Residual Stress Distribution in Laser Shock Peening of Steels”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134(6), 061010.(2012)

  179. C Ye, GJ Cheng, “An Extend Finite Element Method (XFEM) Study on the Effect of Reinforcing Particles on the Crack Propagation Behavior in a Metal-matrix Composite”, International Journal of Fatigue, 44 (2012) 151–156. (2012)

  180. J Li, YL Liao, S Suslov, GJ Cheng, “Laser shock based platform for controllable forming of Nanowires”, Nano Letters, 12 (6), pp 3224–3230, (2012) DOI: 10.1021/nl3012209, Nature Photonics, August, (2012), 6(8), “Laser nanofabrication: New regimes for nanoshaping”, Noriaki Horiuchi, Doi:10.1038/nphoton.2012.186.

  181. MY Zhang, Q Nian, GJ Cheng, “Room Temperature Deposition of Alumina-doped zinc oxide (AZO) on flexible substrates by Direct Pulsed Laser recrystallization”, Applied Physics Letter, 100, 151902.(2012)

  182. Z Liu, Y Wang, YL Liao, GJ Cheng, “Direction-tunable nanotwins in copper nanowires by laser assisted electrochemical deposition”, Nanotechnology, 23, 125602, (2012) doi:10.1088/0957-4484/23/12/125602 .

  183. D Lin, MY Zhang, C Ye, Z Liu, CR Liu, GJ Cheng, "Large scale, highly dense nanoholes on metal surfaces by underwater laser assisted hydrogen etching near nanocrystalline boundary", Applied Surface Science, 258(10), p. 4254-4259. (2012)

  184. C Ye, S Suslov, D Lin, GJ Cheng, “Deformation-induced Martensite and Nanotwins by Cryogenic Laser Shock Peening of AISI 304 Stainless Steel and their Effects on Mechanical Properties”, Philosophical Magazine, 92(11), 1369-1389. (2012)

  185. YL Liao, YL Yang, GJ Cheng, “Enhanced laser shock by an active liquid confinement - hydrogen peroxide”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 134(3), 034503. (2012)


  186. K Chen, H Zhou, J Li, GJ Cheng, “ Stagnation Pressure in Liquid Needle-free Injection: modeling and experimental validation”, Drug Delivery Letters, 1(2), p. 97-104. (2011)

  187. J Li, R Zhang, H Jiang, GJ Cheng, “Scalable nano-patterning of graphenes using laser shock”, Nanotechnology, 22, 475303.(2011)

  188. D. Lin, S Suslov, C Ye, YL Liao, C. R. Liu, GJ Cheng, “Laser Assisted Embedding of Nanoparticles into Metallic Materials”, Applied Surface Science, 258(7), p.2289–2296. (2011)doi:10.1016/j.apsusc.2011.09.132.

  189. X Fei and DS Grummon, C Ye and GJ Cheng, YT Cheng, “Surface Form Memory in NiTi Shape Memory Alloys by Laser Shock Indentation”, Journal of Materials Science, 47(5), p.2088-2094. (2011) DOI: 10.1007/s10853-011-6007-5.

  190. YL Yang, MY Zhang, GJ Cheng, “Dense and Uniform Gold Nanospheres on Glass through Confined Nanosecond Pulsed Laser Irradiation”, Applied Physics Letter, 99, 091901 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3633123.

  191. C Ye, S Suslov, D Lin, X Fei, GJ Cheng, “Microstructure and Mechanical Properties of Copper Subjected to Cryogenic Laser Shock Peening”, Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 083504 (2011); doi:10.1063/1.3651508.

  192. C Ye, S Suslov, X Fei, GJ Cheng, “Bimodal Nanocrystallization of NiTi Shape Memory Alloy by Laser Shock Peening and Post Deformation Annealing”, Acta Materialia, 59(19), p. 7219–7227.(2011), DOI: 10.1016/j.actamat.2011.07.070 .

  193. Y Zhang, GJ Cheng, "Pulsed Laser Coating of Bioceramic/Metallic Nanoparticles on Metal Implants: multiphysics simulation and experiments", IEEE Transactions on NanoBioscience, 10(3), 177-186. (2011)

  194. L Wang, UJ Erasquin, M Zhao, L Ren, MY Zhang, GJ Cheng, Y Wang,C Cai, “Stability, Antimicrobial Activity, and Cytotoxicity of Poly(amidoamine) Dendrimers on Titanium Substrates”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, (2011) DOI:10.1021/am2004398.

  195. Y Zhang, GJ Cheng, "Highly Conductive and Transparent Alumina-doped ZnO Films Processed by Direct Pulsed Laser Recrystallization at Room Temperature", Applied Physics Letter, 99, 051904. (2011)

  196. YL Liao, C Ye, H Gao, S Suslov, E Stach, GJ Cheng, "Dislocation pinning effects induced by nano-precipitates during warm laser shock peening: dislocation dynamic simulation and experiments", Journal of Applied Physics, 110, 023518. (2011)

  197. H Gao, GJ Cheng, “3D microscale laser dynamic forming of metallic thin film: multiscale modeling and experimental validation”, Journal of Applied Physics, 109, 103511. (2011)

  198. Y Zhang, GJ Cheng, “Continuous Mode Laser Coating of Hydroxyapatite/Titanium Nanoparticles on Metallic Implants: Multiphysics Simulation and Experimental Verification”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 133(2), 021010. (2011)

  199. Y Zhang, GJ Cheng, U Erasquin, C Cai, “Laser Engineered Multilayer Coating of BCP/Ti Nanocomposite on Titanium Implants”, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, 3 (2), pp 339–350. (2011)


  200. C Ye, GJ Cheng, “Laser Shock Peening of Nanoparticles Integrated Alloys: Numerical simulation and experiments”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 132(6), 061017. (2010)

  201. C Ye, S Suslov, BJ Kim, E Stach, GJ Cheng, “Fatigue Performance Improvement in AISI 4140 Steel by Dynamic Strain Aging and Dynamic Precipitation during Warm Laser Shock Peening", Acta Materialia, 59(3), 1014-1025. (2010)

  202. Y Zhang, GJ Cheng, “Nanoscale size dependence on pulsed laser sintering of hydroxyapatite/titanium particles on metal implants”, Journal of Applied Physics, 108, 113112. (2010)

  203. C Ye, GJ Cheng, “Effects of Elevated Temperature on Laser Shock Peening: The case of Copper”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 132(6), 061009. (2010)

  204. K Chen, H Zhou, J Li, GJ Cheng, “A model on Liquid Penetration into Soft Material with Application to Needle-Free Jet Injection”, Journal of Biomechanical Engineering, 132(10):101005. (2010)

  205. YL Liao, C Ye, BJ Kim, S Suslov, E Stach, GJ Cheng, “Nucleation of Highly Dense Nanoscale Precipitates Based on Warm Laser Shock Peening”, Journal of Applied Physics, 108, 063518. (2010)

  206. J Li, GJ Cheng, “Multiple-Pulse Laser Dynamic Forming of Metallic Thin Films For Microscale 3D Shapes”, Journal of Applied Physics, 108, 013107. (2010)

  207. J Li, H. Gao, GJ Cheng, “Forming Limit and Fracture Mode of Microscale Laser Dynamic Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 108, 013107. (2010)

  208. F Zhao, WZ Bernstein, G Naik, GJ Cheng, “Environmental Sustainability of Laser-Assisted Manufacturing: Case Studies on Laser Shock Peening and Laser Assisted Turning”, Journal of Cleaner Production, 18(13), 1311-1319. (2010)

  209. C Ye, YL Liao, GJ Cheng, “Warm Laser Shock Peening Driven Nanostructures and Their Effects on Fatigue Performance in Aluminum Alloy 6160”, Advanced Engineering Materials, 12 (4), 291 - 297. (2010) Selected Covering Page.

  210. H Gao, GJ Cheng, "Laser Induced High-strain-rate Superplastic 3D Micro-forming of Metallic Thin Film", IEEE/ASME Journal of Microelectromechanical Systems, 19(2), 273 – 281. (2010)

  211. DC Rieck, B Liu, D.F Moffett, KA David, GJ Cheng, BJ Van Wie, "Functionalization of Micro- and Nano-Apertures with Chromate-Selective Solvent Polymeric Membrane", Analytica Chimica Acta, 659(1-2), 243-250. (2010)


  212. J Li, GJ Cheng, “Multiphysics Simulation on electromagnetic peening of pre-drilled holes", International Journal of Mechanical Sciences, 51(11-12), 825-836. (2009)

  213. H. Gao, C. Ye, GJ Cheng, “Deformation behaviors and critical parameters of microscale laser dynamic forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, 131, 051011. (2009)

  214. C. Yu, H. Gao, H. Yu, H. Jiang, G.J. Cheng, “Laser Dynamic Forming of Functional Materials Laminated Composites on Patterned Three-Dimensional Surfaces with Applications on Flexible Microelectromechanical Systems”, Applied Physics Letter, 95(9), id. 091108. (2009)

  215. D Pirzada, G.J. Cheng, “Microstructure and Texture Developments in Multiple Pulses Excimer Laser Crystallization of GaAs Thin Films”, Journal of Applied Physics, 105, pp. 093114. (2009)

  216. GJ Cheng, C Ye, “Experiment, Simulation and Characterization on Transmission Laser Coating of Hydroxyapatite on Metal Implant”, Journal of Biomedical Materials Research: Part A, (2009) DOI: 10.1002/jbm.a.32325.


  217. X Zhu, M Zhou, Q Dai, G.J. Cheng, “Deformation Modes in Stainless Steel during Laser Shock Peening”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Volume 131(5), 054503. (2008)

  218. B Liu, V Bernard J., GJ Cheng, DF Moffett, DA Kidwell, “Bilayer lipid membrane (BLM) based ion selective electrodes at the meso, micro, and nano scales”, Biosensors and Bioelectronics, 24, pp. 1843-49. (2008)

  219. G.J. Cheng, M. Cai, D. Pirzada, M. F. Guinel, G. M. Norton, “Plastic Deformation in Silicon Crystal induced by Heat Assisted Laser Shock Peening”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, pp. 11008. (2008)


  220. D. Pirzada, P. Trivedi,  D. Field, G.J. Cheng,“Effect of film thickness and laser energy density on the microstructure of a-GaAs films after excimer laser crystallization”, Journal of Applied Physics, 102, pp. 013519. (2007)

  221. M. Cai, G.J. Cheng, “Microstructure-properties relationship in Al-Mg-Si Alloys subject to a combined process of extrusion and ageing”, JOM - The Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society (TMS), 59(8), pp. 58-61. (2007)

  222. G.J. Cheng, D. Pirzada, M Zhou, “Microstructure and mechanical property characterizations of metal foil after microscale laser dynamic forming ”, Journal of Applied Physics, Vol.101 (6), pp. 063108. (2007)

    2006 and before

  223. E. Ozlu, J. Zhe, S. Chandra, J. Cheng, X. Wu, “Feasibility study of a smart motion generator utilizing electromagnetic microactuator arrays”, Smart Materials and Structures, v15, pp. 859-868. (2006)

  224. G.J. Cheng, M. Shehadeh, “Dislocation Behavior in Silicon Crystal by Laser Shock Peening: A Multiscale Simulation Approach”, Script Materialia, Vol. 53 (9), pp.1013-1018. (2005)

  225. J. Cheng, D. Pirzada, and P. Dutta, “Design and Fabrication of Hybrid Nanofluidic Channel,” Journal of Microlithography, Microfabrication and Microsystems, Vol. 4(1), pp.013009. (2005)

  226. J. Cheng, D. Pirzada, P. S. Mohanty and A. Bandyopadhyay, “Bioceramic Coating of Hydroxyapatite on Metallic substrate with Nd-YAG laser”, Materials Science and Engineering C, Vol. 25 (4), pp. 541-547. (2005)

  227. J. Cheng, M. Shehadeh, “Multiscale Dislocation Dynamics Analyses of Laser Shock Peening in Silicon Single Crystals”, International Journal of Plasticity, 22(12), pp. 2171-2194. (2005)

  228. J. Cheng, J. Zhang and J. Zhe, “Experimental Study and Computer Simulation on Fracture Toughness of Sheet Metal after Laser Forming”, International Journal of Advanced Manufacturing Technology, Vol. 26, pp. 1222-1230. (2005)

  229. J. Zhang, D. Pirzada, C.C. Chu and J. Cheng, “Fatigue Life Prediction of Sheet Metal after Laser Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 127, pp. 1-8. (2005)

  230. Y. L. Yao, J. Cheng, K. P. Rajurkar, R. Kovacevic, S. Feiner, and W. Zhang, “Combined research and curriculum development of nontraditional manufacturing”, European Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 30-3, pp. 363-376. (2005)

  231. Y. L. Yao, J. Cheng, K. P. Rajurkar, R. Kovacevic, S. Feiner, and W. Zhang, “A Web-based Curriculum Development on nontraditional manufacturing with Interactive Features”, International Journal of Engineering Education, Vol. 21(3), pp. 546-553. (2005)

  232. J. Cheng and Y.L.Yao, “Process Design of Laser Forming for Three Dimensional Thin Plates”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 126, pp.217-225. (2004)

  233. J. Cheng, J. Zhe, X. Wu, "Analytical and FEM Pull-in Study on Rigid and Deformable Electrostatic Micro Actuators," Journal of Micromechanics and Microengineering, Vol. 14 No 1, pp. 57-68. (2004)

  234. J. Cheng and Y.L.Yao, “Process synthesis of Laser forming by Genetic Algorithm”, Int. J. Machine Tools & Manufacture, Volume 44, Issue 15 , December 2004, pp. 1619-1628. (2004)

  235. J. Cheng and Y.L.Yao, “Microstructure Integrated Modeling of Multiscan Laser Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Science and Engineering, Vol. 124, No. 2, pp. 379-388. (2002)

  236. AW Zhu, J Cheng and EA Starke Jr., “Precipitation Strengthening of Stress-aged Al-xCu Alloys”, Acta Materialia, Vol. 48, 2239-2246. (2000)

  237. J. Cheng and Y.L.Yao, “Cooling Effects in Multiscan Laser Forming”, Journal of Manufacturing Process, Vol.3, No.1, pp. 60-72. (2001)


Books or other one-time publications

  1. G. J. Cheng*, “Writing a Good NSF/CAREER Proposal,” NSF Career Proposal Writing Tips, 2006, edited by Dr. Z. Pei. Invited by Professor Z. Pei at Kansas State University, Department of Industrial Engineering, for NSF supported annual workshops on CAREER proposal writing (, pp. 41-42.

  2. H. F. Doty, B. J. Van Wie*, G. Hooks, J. E. Ebaugh, S. J. Haarsma, H. Fuchida, G.J. Cheng, B. Liu, D. A. Kidwell, I. R. Beattie, B. D. Schmuck, 2007, "Enhancing Educational Motivation among Native High Schoolers: Cutting Edge Nanoscience Placed in an Environmental Water Quality Context," Innovations 2007, Editor(s): W. Aung, et al. iNEER, Chapter 44, pp. 484-93, invited by Dr. Win Aung, Chair of NSF/ENG IREE Working Group.

  3. G.J. Cheng*, Y.L.Yao, “Intelligent Energy Field Manufacturing & Interdisciplinary Process Innovations,” published by CRC Press in 2009, edited by W. Zhang. Chapter 18: Laser induced plastic deformation, edited by Dr. W. Zhang, Materials Systems Technology, GE Global Research.

Web-based curriculum development

  1. NSF funded Combined Research and Curriculum Development: Nontraditional Manufacturing (Laser Machining Process),

  2. NSF funded Combined Research and Curriculum Development: Nontraditional Manufacturing (Virtual Reality Modeling),

Patents published

  1. Y.L. Yao, J. Cheng, “A System Method for Laser Forming of Sheet Metal,” publication number: WO2005005069A3, Filing date: May 16, 2003, Priority date: May 16, 2002 Publication Date: April 21, 2005. Priority number(s): US20020380945P 20020516, also published as: WO2005005069 (A2), AU2003304314 (A1), AU2003304314 (A8). Google patent: 

  2. G.J. Cheng, “System and Method for Laser Dynamic Forming,” Publication number: US20070039933 A1, Publication date:Feb 22, 2007, Filing date: Aug 18, 2006, Priority date: Aug 18, 2005, Also published as: WO2008030221A2, WO2008030221A3. Google patent:

  3. G.J. Cheng, H Gao, Y. Yang, “Laser-Based Three-Dimensional High Strain Rate Nanoforming Techniques”, Publication number:US20110283762A1, Publication date: Nov 24, 2011, Filing date: May 23, 2011, Priority date: May 24, 2010, Also published as US8499599, Publication date: Nov 24, 2011. Google patent: (issued)

  4. G.J. Cheng,Y. Yang, J Li. Y. Zhang, “Confined pulsed laser deposition for meta-phase thin film”, Publication number: US20110210479 A1, Publication date:Sep 1, 2011, Filing date: Feb 28, 2011, Priority date Feb 26, 2010. Google patent: (issued)

  5. G.J. Cheng, Y. Yang, Y. Zhang, “High speed laser crystallization of particles of photovoltaic solar cells”, Publication number: US8349713 B2, Publication date: Jan 8, 2013, Filing date: May 23, 2011, Priority date: May 24, 2010, Also published as: US20120021559, US20130092664. Google patent: (issued)

  6. G.J. Cheng, Y. Zhang, “Laser Crystallization of Thin Film on Various Substrates at Low Temperature”, Publication number: US20130075377 A1, Publication date Mar 28, 2013, Filing date: Nov 21, 2012, Priority date:May 24, 2010, Publication date: Mar 28, 2013. (issued)

  7. G.J. Cheng, "Processes for shaping nanomaterials", publication number: US20170256406A1, publication date:  2018-01-30. (issued) (issued)

  8. G.J. Cheng, Processes for producing and treating thin-films composed of nanomaterials, U.S. Nos. 62/121,072, and 62/121,083, both filed Feb. 26, 2015, issued date: 2020-04-28, US10632534B2, (issued)

  9. G.J. Cheng,, Q. Nian, "Method of enhancing electrical conduction in gallium-doped zinc oxide films and films made therefrom", patent #11,384,425,  Filed: July 12, 2018, (issued).
  10. L. Tang, Y. Wang, M. Manfra, G.J. Cheng, T.D. Sands, “Thin and Flexible Gallium Nitride and Method of Making the Same”, Publication number: US20130140517 A1, Publication date: Jun 6, 2013, Filing date: Jun 29, 2012, Priority date: Jun 29, 2011. Google patent: (pending)

  11. G.J. Cheng, L Liao, Y Yang, C Ye, “Laser Shock Peening Apparatuses and Methods”, Publication number US20130180969 A1, Publication date:Jul 18, 2013, Filing date: Jan 18, 2013, Priority date: Jan 18, 2012. Google patent: (issued)

Provisional patents

  1. G.J. Cheng, “Laser Shock Peening Apparatuses and Methods”, Non-provisional US patent filed, No. 617933.100010.

  2. Y. Wang, G.J. Cheng, T.D. Sands, L. Tang, “Thin and Flexible Gallium Nitride and Method of Making the Same”, Non-provisional US patent filed, No. 65896.00.US

  3. B. Hu, G.J Cheng, “High-strength inorganic fibers or nanofibers and direct manufacturing of the same with heat-assisted electro-spinning”, provisional US patent filed, US 61/491/885.

  4. G.J. Cheng, “Warm laser shock peening for enhanced fatigue life: stabilized residual stress and strength”, provisional US patent filed, US 61/653,050

  5. Y. Wang, G.J. Cheng, T.D. Sands, L. Tang, PAA-Freestanding Nitride Semiconductor Substrate and Method of Fabricating Same, 61/502,816, fil provisional US patent filed, ed June 29, 2011

  6. Y. Wang, G.J. Cheng, T.D. Sands, L. Tang, Growth of Flexible Nitride Semiconductor Film and Method of Fabrication Same, 61/502,820, provisional US patent filed, June 29, 2011

  7. Y. Wang, G.J. Cheng, T.D. Sands, L. Tang, InN-Freestanding Nitride Semiconductor Substrate and Method of Fabricating Same, US, 61/502,823, provisional US patent filed, June 29, 2011.

  8. Y. Wang, G.J. Cheng, T.D. Sands, L. Tang, Etching-Flexible Nitride Semiconductor Film and Method of Fabricating Same, US 61/502,826, provisional US patent filed, June 29, 2011.

  9. G.J. Cheng, “Cryogenic laser shock peening: system and method”, provisional US patent filed, US 61/587,815.