(* denotes equal contribution; ^ denotes corresponding author)
Since joining Dartmouth
 Amir Mohammadi Nasab, Dong Wang, Zi Chen, and Wanliang Shan. Buckling shape transition of an embedded thin elastic rod after failure of surrounding elastic medium. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 15: 51-56, 2017.
 Kayla Duval*, Hannah Grover*, Li-Hsin Han*, Yongchao Mou, Adrian F. Pegoraro, Jeffery Fredberg, and Zi Chen^. Modeling Physiological Events in 2D vs. 3D Cell Culture. Physiology, 32(4):266-277, 2017.
 J. Fan*, S.H. Kim*^, Z. Chen, S.B. Zhou, E. Amstad, T. Lin, and D.A. Weitz^. Creation of faceted polyhedral microgels from compressed emulsions. Small, doi: 10.1002/smll.201701256.
 Xiaojiao Yu*, Lina Zhang*, Nan Hu, Hannah Grover, Shicheng Huang, Dong Wang, and Zi Chen^. Shape Formation of Helical Ribbons Induced by Material Anisotropy, Applied Physics Letters, 110: 091901, 2017 (featured on the cover).
 Valenzuela, Cristian; Wagner, Willi; Bennett, Robert; Ysasi, Alexandra; Belle, Janeil; Molter, Karin; Straub, Beate; Wang, Dong; Chen, Zi; Tsuda, Akira; Ackermann, Maximilian; Mentzer, Steven. Extracellular Assembly of the Elastin Cable Line Element in the Developing Lung, Anatomical Record, doi: 10.1002/ar.23603.
 Ziao Tian, Lina Zhang, Yangfu Fang, Borui Xu, Shiwei Tang, Nan Hu, Zhenghua An, Zi Chen
^, and Yongfeng Mei^. Deterministic Self-Rolling of Ultra-thin Nanocrystalline Diamond Nanomembranes for Three-Dimensional Tubular/Helical Architecture, Advanced Materials
, DOI: 10.1002/adma.201604572 [link
 Nan Hu, Xiaomin Han, Shicheng Huang, Hannah Grover, Xiaojiao Yu, Lina Zhang, Ian Trase, John X.J. Zhang, Li Zhang^, Lixin Dong^, Zi Chen
^. Edge Effect of Strained Bilayer Nanofilms for Tunable Multistability and Actuation, Nanoscale
, 9:2958, 2017 [link
] (Open Access).
 Z. Chen
^, Q. Guo, E. Dai, N. Forsch, L.A. Taber. How the embryonic chick brain twists. Journal of the Royal Society Interface
13: 20160395 (2016) [link
 Sun, H., Tang, J., Mou, Y., Zhou, J., Qu, L., Duval, K., Huang, Z., Lin, N., Dai, R., Liang, C., Chen, Z., Tang, L., Tian, F., Carbon nanotube-composite hydrogels promote intercalated disc assembly in engineered cardiac tissues through β1-integrin mediated FAK and RhoA pathway, Acta Biomaterialia (2016), doi:http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.actbio.2016.10.025.
 X. Huang*^, Z. Huang*, B. Xu*, Z. Chen, T.J. Re, Q. Zheng, Z. Tang, and X. Huang. Elevated MTSS1 Expression Associated with Metastasis and Poor Prognosis of Residual Hepatitis B-related Hepatocellular Carcinoma, Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research, in press.
 X. Yu*, I. Trase*, M. Ren, K. Duval, X. Guo, and Z. Chen^. Design of Nanoparticle-Based Carriers for Targeted Drug Delivery, Journal of Nanomaterials, 2016: 1087250 (2016).
 Z. Chen*^, G. Huang*, I. Trase*, X. Han, and Y. Mei^, Mechanical self-assembly of a strain-engineered flexible layer: Wrinkling, rolling, and twisting, Physical Review Applied (http://arxiv.org/abs/1512.04967), 5, 017001 (2016).
 Q. Guo*, E. Dai*, X. Han*, S. Xie, E. Chao, and Z. Chen^, Fast nastic motion of plants and bio-inspired structures, Journal of the Royal Society Interface, 12: 20150598 (2015). Featured on the cover.
 K. Gou^ and Z. Chen. Inverse Sturm-Liouville Problems and their Biomedical Engineering Applications. JSM Mathematics and Statistics, 2(1): 1008 (2015).
 A.M. Nasab, Z. Chen, and W. Shan^. Buckling profile of a thin rod embedded in a fractured biopolymer matrix. Journal of Postdoctoral Research, 3(6): 1 (2015).
 B. Zhang*, X. Tang*, X. Huang, L. Xia, X. Zhang, G. Wen^, and Z. Chen^, Metal–semiconductor Zn/ZnO core–shell nanocables: facile and large-scale fabrication, growth mechanism, oxidation behavior, and microwave absorption performance, CrystEngComm, 17: 2806 (2015) (link: http://pubs.rsc.org/en/Content/ArticleLanding/2015/CE/c5ce00013k#!divAbstract).
 Z. Chen^. Shape Transition and Multi-stability of Helical Ribbons: a Finite Element Method Study, Archive of Applied Mechanics, 85: 331-338 (2015).
Prior to joining Dartmouth
 Q. Guo*, A.K. Mehta, M.A. Grover, W. Chen, D.G. Lynn and Z. Chen*^. Shape selection and multiy-stability in helical ribbons. Applied Physics Letters, 14, 917-921 (2014). Featured on the cover of APL.
 Q. Guo*, Z. Chen*^, W. Li, P. Dai, K. Ren, J. Lin, L.A. Taber and W. Chen. Mechanics of tunable helices and geometric frustration in biomimetic seashells. Europhysics Letters, 105, 64005 (2014). EPL Highlights of 2014.
 Z. Chen^. Geometric nonlinearity and mechanical anisotropy in strained helical nanoribbons. Nanoscale, 6, 9443-9447 (2014).
 Q. Guo*, H. Zheng*, W. Chen and Z. Chen*^. Modelling bistable behaviors in morphing structures through finite element simulations. Bio-medical materials and Engineering, 24, 557-562 (2014).
 Q. Guo*, H. Zheng*, W. Chen and Z. Chen*^. Finite Element Simulations on Mechanical Self-Assembly of Biomimetic Helical Structures. Journal of Mechanics in Medicine and Biology, 13, 1340018 (2014).
2013 and before
 W. Shan^ and Z. Chen^. Mechanical instability of thin elastic rods.Journal of Postdoctoral Research, 1, 1-8 (2013).
 H. Zheng, Y. Liu and Z. Chen^. Fast Motion of Plants: from Biomechanics to Biomimetics. Journal of Postdoctoral Research, 40, 50 (2013).
 Z. Chen*^, C. Majidi, D.J. Srolovitz and M. Haataja. Continuum Elasticity Theory Approach for Spontaneous Bending and Twisting of Ribbons Induced by Mechanical Anisotropy. arXiv preprint arXiv:1209.3321 (2012).
 Z. Chen*^, Q. Guo, C. Majidi, W. Chen, D.J. Srolovitz and M. Haataja. Nonlinear geometric effects in mechanical bistable morphing structures. Physical Review Letters, 109, 114302 (2012).
 M.A. Wyczalkowski*, Z. Chen*^, B.A. Filas, V.D. Varner and L.A. Taber. Computational Models for Mechanics of Morphogenesis. Birth Defects Research Part C: Embryo Today: Reviews, 96, 132-152 (2012).
 W.L. Shan, Z. Chen, C.P. Broedersz, A.A. Gumaste, W.O. Soboyejo, and C.P. Brangwynne. Attenuated short wavelength buckling and force propagation in a biopolymer-reinforced rod. Soft Matter, 9, 194-199 (2012).
 Z. Chen, C. Majidi, D.J. Srolovitz and M. Haataja^. Tunable Helical Ribbons. Applied Physics Letters, 98, 011906 (2011).
 C. Majidi, Z. Chen, D.J. Srolovitz and M. Haataja^. Spontaneous Bending of Piezoelectric Nanoribbons: Mechanics, Polarization and Space Charge Coupling. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solid, 58, 73-85 (2010).
 Z. Chen, K.T. Chu, DJ.J. Srolovitz, J.M. Rickman and M.P. Haataja^. Dislocation climb strengthening in Systems with Immobile Obstacles: Three-dimensional levels-set simulation study. Physical Review B, 81, 054104 (2010).
 Z. Chen, H. Zheng and Y. Rong^. On the Determination of Shear Angle in Martensitc Transformations. Materials Science and Engineering A, 457, 380-384 (2007).
 H. Zheng, Z. Chen and Y. Rong^. The Improvement of Calculating γ (fcc)→ ε (hcp) Martensitic Transformation Shear Angle. Journal of Shanghai Jiaotong University, 4, 017 (2007).
 C. Wen, B. Huang, Z. Chen and Y. Rong^. Martensite and its reverse transformation in nanocrystalline bulk Co. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 438, 420-426 (2006).
 C. Wen, Z. Chen, B. Huang and Y. Rong^. Nanocrystallization and magnetic properties of Fe-30 weight percent Ni alloy by surface mechanical attrition treatment. Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 37, 1413-1421 (2006).
 Z. Chen, Q. Liu, Q. Meng and Y. Rong^. Structural evolution and stability of mechanically alloyed Fe-Ni nanocrystalline. Journal of Central South University of Technology, 12, 389-392 (2005).
 Z. Chen and Z. Guo^. Comments on shear-rotation mechanism for martensitic transformations. Progress in Natural Science, 14, 917-921 (2004).
(* denotes equal contribution;^ denotes corresponding author)