Hu Shan

Shan Hu


Associate Professor
Mechanical Engineering


2076 Black Engr.
2529 Union Dr.
Ames, IA 500112030



  • PhD, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities, 2014
  • MS, University of Minnesota-Duluth, 2009
  • BS, Harbin Institute of Technology, 2007

Interest Areas

  • Nanomaterials for energy storage and energy conversion
  • Acoustophoresis for nanomanufacturing
  • Additive Manufacturing
  • Functional materials for sensors and actuators


Most recent ten journal publications: + denotes Hu’s students and * denotes corresponding authors

      1.  Y. Zhang+, M. Shahriar+, S. Hu*, “Structuring Electrodes via Acoustic-Field-Assisted Particle Patterning for Enhanced Performance of Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Journal of Materials Chemistry A, vol. 11, (2023). 


      2.  K. Lichade, Y. Pan*, S. Hu, “Acoustic streaming-assisted two-photon polymerization process for the production of multimaterial microstructures”, Additive Manufacturing, vol. 70, no. 25, (2023).


      3.  M. Shahriar+, Y.H. Lui, B. Zhang, K. Lichade, Y. Pan, S. Hu*, “Acoustic Tweezer-Modulated Biomimetic Patterned Particle-Polymer Composite for Water Vapor Harvesting”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, vol. 14, no. 39, (2022).


      4.  F. Liu, A. Lus, H. Radhakrishnan, H. Liu, W. Li, H. Qin, S. Jiang, X. Bai, S Hu*, “Efficient Direct Lignin Fuel Cell Enabled by Hierarchical Nickel-Iron Phosphide Nanosheets as Anode Catalyst”, Sustainable Energy & Fuels, vol. 6, (2022).


      5.  Y.H. Lui+, M. Shahriar+, Y. Pan, C. Hu, S Hu*, “Surrogate Modeling of Acoustic Field-Assisted Particle Patterning Process with Physics-Informed Encoder-Decoder Approach”, Structural and Multidisciplinary Optimization, vol. 65, no. 333, (2022).


      6.  A. Thelen, Y. H. Lui+, S. Shen, S. Laflamme, S. Hu, H. Ye, C. Hu*, “Integrating Physics-based Modeling and Machine Learning for Degradation Diagnostics of Lithium-Ion Batteries”, Energy Storage Materials, vol. 50, (2022).


      7.  K. Lichade, S. Hu, Y. Pan*, “Two-photon Polymerization of Anisotropic Composites using Acoustic Streaming”, Manufacturing Letters, vol. 31, (2021). 


      8.  Y.H. Lui+, M. Li, A. Downey, S. Shen, V.P. Nemani, H. Ye, C. VanElzen, G. Jain, S. Hu, S. Laflamme, C. Hu*, “Physics-based prognostics of implantable-grade lithium-ion battery for remaining useful life prediction”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 485, (2021).


      9.  P. Gargh, A. Sarkar, Y.H. Lui+, S. Shen, C. Hu, S. Hu, I.C. Nlebedim, P. Shrotriya*, “Correlating capacity fade with film resistance loss in fast charging of lithium-ion battery”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 485, (2021).


     10. X. Tang+, Y. H. Lui+, B. Zhang+, and S. Hu*, “Venus flytrap-like hierarchical NiCoMn–O@NiMoO4@C nanosheet arrays as free-standing core-shell electrode material for hybrid supercapacitor with high electrochemical performance”, Journal of Power Sources, vol. 477, (2020).

Primary Strategic Research Area

Advanced Materials & Manufacturing