Zhao Qin

Graduate Student

Office: 1-131
Phone number: 617-999-6883
Fax: 617-324-4014

Research Focus

To understand and model the structure of natural biomaterials, establish corresponding mechanical models based on multi-scale methods, and design of new synthetic materials for engineering applications. Through novel material design approaches, address material and energy shortages.


2008 - Present: Present: Ph.D. student at MIT's Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
2006 - 2008 Master of Engineering at Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
2002 - 2006 Bachelor of Engineering at Department of Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China


  • 11/2007 1st Rank Integrated Scholarship (SAMSUNG Scholarship)
  • 12/2005 Scholarship for Science and Technology
  • 11/2005 1st Rank Scholarship for Excellent Study
  • 07/2005 The Heinlein Prize in "Memento of the contest "flying into the future" organized by CSA and The Heinlein Prize Trust, USA
  • 12/2004 Prize in "5th National Zhou Peiyuan Mechanics Competition for College Students" organized by CSTAM
  • 11/2004 Chenzhifu Scholarship of Tsinghua University
  • 12/2003 2nd Rank Prize in "20th College Physics Contest in Beijing"
  • 09/2003 2nd Class National Scholarship
  • 10/2003-10/2006 finished the Beijing International Marathon for 4 time


  • Z. Qin, X. Q. Feng, J. Zou, Y. Yin and S. W. Yu, "Superior flexibility of super carbon nanotubes: Molecular dynamics simulations," Applied Physics Letters, Vol. 91, paper number 043108, 2007
  • Z. Qin, J. Zou and X. Q. Feng, "Influence of Water on the Frequency of Carbon Nanotube Oscillators," Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience, Vol. 5, paper number 1403, 2008
  • Z. Qin, X. Q. Feng, J. Zou and Y. Yin, "Molecular dynamics simulations of deformation and rupture of super carbon nanotubes under tension," Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, in press
  • Z. Qin, Q. H. Qin, X. Q. Feng, "Mechanical property of carbon nanotubes with intramolecular junctions: Molecular dynamics simulations" Physics Letters A, In Press, Available online 6 September 2008


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