Jincheng Lei

Assistant professor

School of Aerospace, Xi’an Jiaotong University
No.28, Xianning West Road, Xi’an, Shaanxi, 710049, P. R. China
Email: jinchenglei@xjtu.edu.cn



2008 — 2012: Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

B.E., Scientific Computing and Structure Design

2012 – 2018: Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

PhD., Mechanics

2015 — 2017: Purdue University, US

Visiting Scholar, Mechanical Engineering


Work Experience

2018 – 2020: International Center for Applied Mechanics (ICAM), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Postdoc

2020 – present: International Center for Applied Mechanics (ICAM), Xi’an Jiaotong University, Assistant professor


Research Interest

Mechanics of Soft Materials

Mechanics of Aerogels

Molecular Dynamics, Phase-field methods, Finite element methods



  1. Lei JC, Li ZQ, Xu S, Liu ZS. Recent advances of hydrogel network models for studies on mechanical behaviors, Acta Mechanica Sinica, 2021, 37, 367-386.
  2. Han LZ, Lei JC, Liu ZS and Lee HP. Prediction of mechanical and thermal properties of particle reinforced hydrogel composites using the structural genome approach, International Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering, 2021, 10, 2150004.
  3. Lei JC, Xu S, Li ZQ and Liu ZS. Study on Large Deformation Behavior of Polyacrylamide Hydrogel Using Dissipative Particle Dynamics, Frontiers in Chemistry, 2020, 8, 115.
  4. Wang Y, Lei JC and Liu ZS. Molecular Dynamics Study on the Anisotropic Poisson’s Ratio of the Graphene, Diamond and Related Materials, 2019, 93, 66-74.
  5. Wang Y., Lei JC, Bai LC, Zhou K. and Liu ZS. Effects of Tensile Strain Rate and Grain Size on the Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline T-carbon, Computational Materials Science, 2019, 170, 109188.
  6. Lei JC, Zhou ZD and Liu ZS Side Chains and the Insufficient Lubrication of Water in Polyacrylamide Hydrogel – A New Insight, Polymers, 2019, 11, 1845.
  7. Jia YR, Lei JC, Liu ZS. and Lee HP. Determination of the Equivalent Properties of Periodic Heterogeneous Composite Plates Using the Structural Genome Approach, Journal of Computational Materials Science and Engineering, 2019, 8(4), 1950017.
  8. Zhang N, Pan ZZ, Lei JC and Liu ZS. Effects of temperature on the fracture and fatigue damage of temperature sensitive hydrogels. RSC Advances, 2018, 8, 31048-31054.
  9. Lei JC, Liu ZS. A novel constitutive model for the mechanical properties of silica aerogels, Journal of Applied Physics, 2018, 124(2), 025102.
  10. Lei JC, Liu ZS. The structural and mechanical properties of graphene aerogels based on Schwarz-surface-like graphene models, CARBON , 2018, 130, 741-748.
  11. Lei JC, Hu YW, Liu ZS, Cheng GJ and Zhao KJ. Defects mediated corrosion in graphene coating layer. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 2017, 9, 11902.
  12. He LC, Guo SS, Lei JC, Sha ZD and Liu ZS, The effect of Stone–Thrower–Wales defects on mechanical properties of grapheme sheets – A molecular dynamics study, Carbon, 2014, 75, 124-132.
  13. Hu JY, He YH, Lei JC and Liu ZS, Mechanical behavior of composite gel periodic structures with the pattern transformation, Structural Engineering Mechanics, 2014, 50, 605-616.
  14. Lei JC, Liu ZS, Yeo JJ and Ng TY, Determination of the Young’s modulus of silica aerogels – an analytical-numerical approach, Soft Matter, 2013, 9, 11367-11373.
  15. Hu JY, He YH, Lei JC, and Liu ZS, Novel mechanical behavior of periodic structure with the pattern transformation, Theoretical & Applied Mechanics Letters, 2013, 3, 054007.