(* denotes equal contribution; ^ denotes corresponding author)
Since joining Dartmouth
 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).