Jihua Gou

Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering



Engineering I (bldg. 40) 407D




  • Professor


  • Associate Editor, International Journal of Smart and Nano Materials
  • Editorial Board, Composites Part B: Engineering
  • Editorial Board, Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience


Ph.D. Industrial Engineering Florida State University

Ph.D. Materials Science and Engineering Shanghai Jiao Tong University

M.S. Materials Science and Engineering Chongqing University

B.S. Materials Science and Engineering Chongqing University

Research Interests

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

Selected Publications

  • 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