He (Richard) Zhao 赵赫

I am a 5th year PhD candidate of Advanced Materials Lab at Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University, advised by Professor L. Catherine Brinson. I received my B.S. degree in Aerospace Engineering from University of Notre Dame in 2012.

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Work Experience

I'm currently a part-time software engineer (after a full-time summer internship) at SkinIO, a biotech startup that aims at early detection and prevention of skin cancer.



In my PhD thesis research, I work on finite element modeling and application of data-driven methods on polymer nanocomposite materials.



  1. Perspective: NanoMine: A material genome approach for polymer nanocomposites analysis and design
    He Zhao, Xiaolin Li, Yichi Zhang, Linda S Schadler, Wei Chen, L Catherine Brinson
    APL Materials, 2016, 4(5) (PDF)

  2. Microstructure reconstruction and structural equation modeling for computational design of nanodielectrics
    Yichi Zhang, He Zhao, Irene Hassinger, L Catherine Brinson, Linda S Schadler, Wei Chen
    Integrating Materials and Manufacturing Innovation, 2015, 4(1) (PDF)

  3. Toward the development of a quantitative tool for predicting dispersion of nanocomposites under non-equilibrium processing conditions
    Irene Hassinger, Xiaolin Li, He Zhao, Hongyi Xu, Yanhui Huang, Aditya Prasad, Linda Schadler, Wei Chen, L Catherine Brinson
    Journal of Materials Science, 2016, 51(9) (PDF)

  4. Prediction of interface dielectric relaxations in bimodal brush functionalized epoxy nanodielectrics by finite element analysis method
    Yanhui Huang, Timothy M Krentz, J Keith Nelson, Linda S Schadler, Yang Li, He Zhao, L Catherine Brinson, Michael Bell, Brian Benicewicz, Ke Wu, Curt M Breneman
    IEEE International Conference on Electrical Insulation and Dielectric Phenomena (CEIDP), 2014 (PDF)

  5. Mineral concentration dependent modulation of mechanical properties of bone-inspired bionanocomposite scaffold
    Abhijit Biswas, Timothy C Ovaert, Constance Slaboch, He Zhao, Ilker S Bayer, Alexandru S Biris, Tao Wang
    Applied Physics Letters, 2011, 99(1) (PDF)

  6. Design and synthesis of biomimetic multicomponent all-bone-minerals bionanocomposites
    Abhijit Biswas, Ilker S Bayer, He Zhao, Tao Wang, Fumiya Watanabe, Alexandru S Biris
    Biomacromolecules, 2010, 11(10) (PDF)


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Evanston, IL 60208


Last update: September 26, 2016