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Qing Peng

  • PHD
  • Associate Professor
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals
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  • 1885CitationsNumber of citations received by Qing's publications. Updated daily.


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.



Editorial Board

2018 - Present


Editorial Board

2016 - Present

Recent publications

  • Graphene adhesion mechanics on iron substrates: Insight from molecular dynamic simulations

    • Wang L
    • Jin J
    • Yang P
    • et al.
  • Graphene mechanics

    • Peng Q

Professional experience

Associate Professor

King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals

January 2020 - Present

Research Fellow

University of Michigan

October 2016 - December 2019(3 years)

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)



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)

Other profiles

Personal website


Co-authors (101)

  • Min Li
  • Nanjun Chen
  • Fanjiang Meng
  • Florian Libisch