Tongqing Lu


Department of Engineering Mechanics, State Key Lab for Strength and Vibration of Mechanical Structures, Soft Machines Lab, Xi’an Jiaotong University

Vice Dean of School of Aerospace Engineering

Education & Employment


2007-2013: MS and PhD, Solid Mechanics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.

2010-2012: Joint PhD, Harvard University, USA.

2003-2007: BS, Engineering Mechanics, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China.


2019-present: Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University.

2015-2019: Associate Professor, Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University.

2013-2015: Lecturer, Department of Engineering Mechanics, School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University.




School of Aerospace Engineering, Xi'an Jiaotong University, Xi'an 710049, China.

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Research Interests

Solid Mechanics,  Fracture Mechanics, Mechanics of Soft Materials, Hydrogel, Dielectric Elastomer.

Academic Positions

Selected Candidate of Young Talent Support Project of China Association for Science and Technology.

Member of Youth Working Committee of Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

Member of Soft Material Mechanics Working Group of Chinese Society of Theoretical and Applied Mechanics.

Member of Intelligent Composite Material Committee of Chinese Society for Composite Materials.

Editorial Board of Acta Mechanica Solida Sinica.

Young member of Editorial Board of Advances in Mechanics.

Representative Papers:  

Yang Gao, Xiuyuan Han, Jiaojiao Chen, Yudong Pan, Meng Yang, Linhe Lu,  Jian Yang, Zhigang Suo*Tongqing Lu*. Hydrogel–mesh composite for wound closure. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 118 e2103457118 (2021).

Yifan Zhou, Jian Hu, Pingping Zhao, Wenlei Zhang, Zhigang Suo*, Tongqing Lu*. Flaw-sensitivity of a tough hydrogel under monotonic and cyclic loads. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 153, 104483 (2021).

Yang Gao#, Jiaojiao Chen#, Xiuyuan Han, Yudong Pan, Peiyao Wang, Tiejun Wang,Tongqing Lu*A universal strategy for tough adhesion of wet soft material.  Advanced Functional Materials. 30, 2003207 (2020).

Tongqing Lu, Zhongtong Wang, Jingda Tang, Wenlei Zhang, Tiejun Wang*.  A pseudo-elasticity theory to model the strain-softening behavior of tough hydrogels. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 137, 103832 (2020).

Tongqing Lu, Cheng Ma, Tiejun Wang*.  Mechanics of dielectric elastomer structures: A review. Extreme Mechanics Letters. 38, 100752 (2020)

Jikun Wang#, Tongqing Lu#, Meng Yang, Yukun Xia, Danqi Sun, Tiejun Wang*. Hydrogel 3D printing with the capacitor edge effect. Science Advances. 5, eaau8769 (2019). 

Wenlei Zhang, Xiao Liu, Jikun Wang, Jingda Tang, Jian Hu, Tongqing Lu*, Zhigang Suo*.  Fatigue of double-network hydrogels. Engineering Fracture Mechanics. 187, 74-93 (2018). 

Fangfang Wang, Chao Yuan, Tongqing Lu*, Tiejun Wang*.  Anomalous bulging behaviors of a dielectric elastomer balloon under internal pressure and electric actuation.  Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 102, 1 (2017).

Tongqing Lu, Le An, Jianguo Li, Chao Yuan, Tiejun Wang*Electromechanical coupling bifurcation and bulging propagation in a cylindrical dielectric elastomer tube. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 85, 160 (2015).

Tongqing Lu, Jiangshui Huang, Christa Jordi, Gabor Kovacs, Rui Huang, David R. Clarke*, Zhigang Suo*. Dielectric elastomer actuators under equal-biaxial forces, uniaxial forces, and uniaxial constraint of stiff fibers. Soft Matter. 8, 6167 (2012).