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Qing Peng

  • PHD
  • Research Fellow
  • University of Michigan
  • 18h-indexImpact measure calculated using publication and citation counts. Updated daily.
  • 958CitationsNumber of citations received by Qing's publications. Updated daily.

Research interests

Mechanical Engineeringcomputational sciencesolid mechanicsopticspolymer and biomaterialsGlass and amorphous materialsFerroelectricsEnergetic materialsRadiation damagemultiscale modelingnanomechanics


Qing Peng works on the advanced materials mechanics. He is the main developer of the QCDFT (Quasi-Continuum Density Functional Theory) which allows standard density functional theory calculations of solids at micron scales and beyond. The QCDFT method has been used in alloying, plasticity, and fracture mechanics of solids. He also studied the electronic, thermal, thermoelectric, and nonlinear mechanical properties of low-dimensional materials, nanomaterials, electronic materials, and energetic materials. In addition, he studied the radiation hardness in 2D materials, radiation damage in HCP metals, and pyroelectricity in some ferroelectrics. Dr. Peng serves as an Editorial board member for Scientific Reports.

Co-authors (95)

  • Fanjiang Meng
  • Florian Libisch



Editorial Board

2016 - Present

Scientific Reports

Editorial Board

2015 - Present

Modeling and Numerical Simulation of Material Science

Editorial Board

2012 - Present

Publications (5)

  • Athermally Repair Nanoscale Defects in Optical Materials Using Femtosecond Laser

    • Cao Q
    • Zhang J
    • Du J
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  • Insight into the structure and energy of Mo <sub>27</sub> S <sub>x</sub> O <sub>y</sub> clusters

    • Liu X
    • Cao D
    • Yang T
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  • Pressure-induced insulator-to-metal transitions for enhancing thermoelectric power factor in bismuth telluride-based alloys

    • Gaul A
    • Peng Q
    • Singh D
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  • The normal-auxeticity mechanical phase transition in graphene

    • Binghui Deng, Jie Hou, Hanxing Zhu, Sheng Liu , Emily Liu Y
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  • Theoretical prediction of a graphene-like structure of indium nitride: A promising excellent material for optoelectronics

    • Peng Q
    • Sun X
    • Wang H
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Professional experience

Research Fellow

University of Michigan

October 2016 - Present

Postdoc Research Associate

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

January 2011 - September 2016(6 years)

Postdoct research associate

Indiana University

January 2010 - December 2010(a year)

Postdoc Research Associate

California State University - Northridge

January 2007 - December 2009(3 years)

Postdoc Research Associate

Carnegie Institution for Science Geophysical Laboratory

January 2006 - December 2006(a year)

Education history


University of Connecticut

August 2000 - December 2005(5 years)


Binghamton University

August 1998 - August 2000(2 years)


Peking University

September 1994 - July 1998(4 years)