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Jihua Gou received his bachelor's degree in 1993 and his master's degree in materials engineering in 1996 from Chongqing University. He earned his Ph.D. in materials engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in 1999. He also received his Ph.D. in industrial engineering from Florida State University in 2002.

Recent Publications

  • Wang, J. F. Li, H. N. Song, H. Huang, J. Gou, “Highly Stretchable and Wearable Strain Sensors Based on Printable Carbon Nanotube Layers/Polydimethysiloxane Composites with Adjustable Sensitivity,” ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, Vol. 10, No. 8, pp. 7371-7380, (2018)
  • Wang, M. Jiang, Z.W. Zhou, J. Gou, D. Hui, “3D Printing of Polymer Matrix Composites: A Review and Prospective,” Composites Part B: Engineering, Vol. 110, pp. 442-458, (2017)
  • Z. Cai, L.Q. Chen, H.Y. Yang, J. Gou, L.F. Cheng, X.W. Yin, H.F. Yin, “Mechanical and Electrical Properties of Carbon Nanotube Buckypaper Reinforced Silicon Carbide Nanocomposites,” Ceramics International, Vol. 42, pp. 4984-4992, (2016)
  • Manero, J. Gibson, G. Freihofer, J. Gou, S. Raghavan, “Evaluating the Effect of Nano-particle Additives in Kevlar® 29 Impact Resistant Composites,” Composites Science and Technologies, Vol. 116, pp. 41-49, (2015)
  • N. Chen, F.C. Meng, Z.W. Zhou, X. Tian, L.M. Shan, S.B. Zhu, X.L. Xu, M. Jiang, L. Wang, D. Hui, Y. Wang, J. Lu, J. Gou, “One-Step Synthesis of Graphene/Polyaniline Hybrids by in-situ Intercalation Polymerization and their Electromagnetic Properties,” Nanoscale, 6, pp. 8140-8148, (2014)
  • Shen, Y. Xu, F. Liang, J. Gou, B. Mabbott “Recovery Torque Modeling of Carbon Fiber Reinforced Shape Memory Polymer Nanocomposites,” Applied Physics Letters, 103(20), 201903, (2013)
  • Jian, X., Zhou, Z.W., Zeng, Q., Lu, J., Wang, D.C., Zhu, J.T., Gou, J., Wang, Y., Hui, D., Yang, M.L. 2012. Gas-induced formation of Cu nanoparticle as catalyst for high-purity straight and helical carbon nanofibers. ACS Nano. 6:8611-8619.
  • Lu, HB, Liang, F, Gou, J. 2011. Nanopaper enabled shape-memory nanocomposite with vertically aligned nickel nanostrands: controlled synthesis and electrical actuation. Soft Matter. 7:7416-7423.
  • Shen, H, Xu, Y, Liang, F, Gou, J, Mabbott, B. 2013. Recovery torque modeling of carbon fiber reinforced shape memory polymer nanocomposites. Applied Physics Letters. 103: 201903.
  • Zhuge, JF, Gou, J, Chen, RH, Kapat, J. Finite difference analysis of thermal response and post-fire flexural degradation of glass fiber reinforced composites coated with carbon nanofiber based nanopapers. 2012. Composites Part A: Applied Science and Manufacturing. 43: 2278-2288
  • Lu, HB, Liu, Y, Gou, J, Leng, JS, Du, SY. 2011. Surface coating of multi-walled carbon nanotube nanopaper on shape-memory polymer for multifunctionalization. Composites Science and Technology, 71: 1427-1434


  • Florida State University Industrial Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University Materials Science and Engineering (Ph.D.)
  • Chongqing University Materials Science and Engineering (M.S.)
  • Chongqing University Materials Science and Engineering (B.S.)


Advanced Composites Manufacturing, Nanocomposite Materials, Multi-functional Composite Materials and Structures, Advanced Manufacturing, Materials Processing Techniques, Design and Manufacturing, Solid Mechanics

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