(70 peer-reviewed journal articles, 21 first-authored/corresponding-authored articles, h-index 29, 3050 citations according to Google Scholar, * corresponding author)

70) J.Y. Cheng, J. Wang, Y. Chen, S. Xu, J.G. Barriocanal, J.K. Baldwin, I.J. Beyerlein, Mara, N. A. (2024). 3D Interfaces enhance nanolaminate strength and deformability in multiple loading orientations. Acta Materialia, 119697.

69) S. Dong, X.Y. Liu, Y. Chen, C. Zhou (2023). Atomistic analysis of plastic deformation and shear band formation in FCC/FCC metallic nanolayered composites. Journal of Materials Research, 38(5), 1386-1395.

68) Y. Chen, D. Chen, J. Weaver, J. Gigax, Y. Wang, N.A. Mara, A. Misra, Li, N. (2023). Heavy ion irradiation effects on CrFeMnNi and AlCrFeMnNi high entropy alloys. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 574, 154163.

67) S. Dong, X.Y. Liu, Y. Chen, C. Zhou (2023). Atomistic analysis of plastic deformation and shear band formation in FCC/FCC metallic nanolayered composites. Journal of Materials Research, 38, 1386–1395.

66) L. Yang, Y Chen*, J. Miller, WJ Weber, H. Bei, Y. Zhang. (2022). Deformation mechanisms in single crystal Ni-based concentrated solid solution alloys by nanoindentation. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 143685.

65) SKD Singh, K. Bawane, Z. Hu, L. Yang, Y. Chen, L. Shao, K. Lu. (2022). Helium ion irradiation effects on microstructure evolution and mechanical properties of silicon oxycarbide. Ceramics International, 48(11), 16063-16071.

64) W. Song, J. Liu, S. He, J. Shen, G. Yang, Y. Liu, Y Chen, Q Wei (2022). Microstructure and mechanical properties of as-cast ultralight and high strength Mg-10Li-3Al-3Zn-xY alloy with multi-precipitates. Materials Characterization, 111972.

63) M. Sau, ED Hintsala, Y Chen, DD Stauffer, SA Maloy, BP Eftink, NA Mara. (2022). High-Throughput Nanoindentation Mapping of Additively Manufactured T91 Steel. JOM, 74(4), 1469-1476.

62) JY Cheng, S Xu, Y Chen, Z Li, JK Baldwin, IJ Beyerlein, NA Mara (2022). Simultaneous High-Strength and Deformable Nanolaminates With Thick Biphase Interfaces. Nano letters, 22(5), 1897-1904.

61) L. Jiang, M. Song, L. Yang, J. Yang, D. Du, X. Lou, Y. Chen*, A comparison study of void swelling in additively manufactured and cold-worked 316L stainless steels under ion irradiation. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 152946(2021).

60) W.W. Gerberich, K.M. Schmalbach, Y. Chen, E. Hintsala, N.A. Mara, Quantifying physical parameters to predict brittle/ductile behavior. Materials Science and Engineering: A, 808 (2021). 140899.

59) Q Li, S Xue, C. Fan R. Nicholas, Y. Zhang, Y. Chen, H. Wang, X. Zhang, CrystEngComm, 23, 6637-6649 (2021). doi: 10.1039/D1CE00787D

58) Y. Chen*, N. Li, R.G. Hoagland, X.-Y. Liu, J.K. Baldwin, I.J. Beyerlein, J.Y. Cheng, N.A. Mara, Effects of three-dimensional Cu/Nb interfaces on strengthening and shear banding in nanoscale metallic multilayers. Acta Materialia. 199:593-601(2020).

57.) W. Song, J. Liu, H. Dong, G. Zhang, J. Shen, J., Chen, Y. Chen*, Q. Wei, Microstructural evolution and hydrogen storage proprieties of melt-spun eutectic Mg76. 87Ni12. 78Y10. 35 alloy with low hydrides formation/decomposition enthalpy. International Journal of Hydrogen Energy., 45: 16644 (2020).

56.) W. Song, H. Dong, G. Zhang, J. Liu, G. Yang, Y. Chen*, Q. Wei, Enhanced hydrogen absorption kinetics by introducing fine eutectic and long-period stacking ordered structure in ternary eutectic Mg–Ni–Y alloy. Journal of Alloys and Compounds, 820:153187. (2020).

55.) Z. Wang, K. Schmalbach, R.L. Combs, Y. Chen, R.L. Penn, N.A. Mara, A. Stein, Effects of Phase Purity and Pore Reinforcement on Mechanical Behavior of NU-1000 and Silica-Infiltrated NU-1000 Metal–Organic Frameworks.” ACS applied materials & interfaces 12.44: 49971 (2020).

54.) Q. Li, S. Xue, P. Price, X. Sun, J. Ding, Y.Chen, X. Zhang, H. Wang, Hierarchical nanotwins in single-crystal-like nickel with high strength and corrosion resistance produced via a hybrid technique. Nanoscale, 12:1356 (2020).

53.) K.Y. Yu, C. Fan, Y. Chen, J. Li, X. Zhang, Recent Studies on the Microstructural Response of Nanotwinned Metals to In Situ Heavy Ion Irradiation. JOM, 72(1), 160-169. (2020).

52.) Y. Chen*, E. Hintsala, N. Li, B.R. Becker, J. Cheng, B. Nowakowski, J. Weaver, D. Stauffer, N.A. Mara, High-throughput nanomechanical screening of phase-specific and temperature-dependent hardness in AlxFeCrNiMn high entropy alloys, JOM, 71:3368(2019).

51.) Y. Chen*, M.Y. Gong, S. Shao, N.A. Mara, J. Wang, Interface Facilitated Reorientation of Mg Nanolayers in Mg-Nb Nanolaminates, JOM, 71:1215(2019).

50) M. Song, C. Sun, Y. Chen, Z. Shang, J. Li, Z. Fan, K.T. Hartwig, X. Zhang, Grain refinement mechanisms and strength-hardness correlation of ultra-fine grained grade 91 steel processed by equal channel angular extrusion, International Journal of Pressure Vessels and Piping, 172:212 (2019).

49) M. Dodaran, J. Wang, Y. Chen, W.J. Meng, S. Shao, Energetic, Structural and Mechanical Properties of Terraced Interfaces. Acta Materialia, 171:92 (2019).

48) C. Fan, D. Xie, J. Li, Z. Shang, Y. Chen, S. Xue, J. Wang, A. El-Azab, H. Wang, X. Zhang, 9R phase enabled superior radiation stability of nanotwinned Cu alloys via in situ radiation at elevated temperature, Acta Materialia, 167:248 (2019).

47.) X. Zhang, K. Hattar, Y. Chen, L. Shao, K. Yu, N. Li, M.L. Taheri, H. Wang, J. Wang, Radiation damage in nanostructured materials, Progress in Materials Science, 96:217 (2018).

46.) N.A. Mara, Y.Chen, N. Li, S. Yadav, J. Wang, X.Y. Liu, A. Misra, In situ TEM Investigation of Mechanically Induced Phase Transformations in Nanoscale Composites, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 24:1828(2018).

45.) J. Li, D.Y. Xue, Y. Chen, H. Wang, J. Wang, X. Zhang, Superior twin stability and radiation resistance of nanotwinned Ag solid solution alloy, Acta Materialia, 151:395 (2018).

44.) Z. Shang, J. Li, C. Fan, Y. Chen, H. Wang, T.D. Shen, X. Zhang, In situ study on surface roughening in radiation-resistant Ag nanowire, Nanotechnology, 29: 215798 (2018).

43.) J. Li, Y. Chen, H. Wang, X. Zhang, In situ study on enhanced heavy ion irradiation tolerance of porous Mg, Scripta Materials, 144:13 (2018).

42.) J. Jian, A. Chen, Y. Chen, X. Zhang, H. Wang, Roles of strain and domain boundaries on the phase transition stability of VO2 thin films, Applied Physics Letters, 111:153102 (2017).

41.) S. Yadav, X.Y. Liu, Y. Chen, J. Wang, X.Y. Liu, Atomistic modeling of Mg/Nb interfaces: shear strength and interaction with lattice glide dislocations, Journal of Materials Science, 53:5733 (2017).

40.) Y. Chen, S. Shao, X.Y. Liu, N. Mara, J. Wang, Misfit dislocation patterns of Mg-Nb interfaces, Acta Materialia, 126: 552 (2017).

39.) Y.Chen*, H. Wang, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, X. Zhang, Radiation induced detwinning in nanotwinned Cu, Scripta Materialia, 130:37 (2017).

38.) Y. Chen, N. Li, S. Yadav, X.Y. Liu, J.K. Baldwin, R.G. Hoagland, J. Wang, N.A. Mara, The role of bcc Mg/Nb interfaces in nanocomposite deformation observed via in-situ mechanical testing in TEM, Microscopy and Microanalysis, 23:754 (2017).

37.) Z. Li, S. Yadav, Y. Chen, N. Li, X.Y. Liu, J. Wang, J.K. Baldwin, A. Misra, N.A. Mara, Mechanically controlling the reversible phase transformation from zinc blende to wurtzite in AlN, Materials Research Letters, 1303793 (2017).

36.) C. Fan, Y. Chen, J. Li, J. Ding, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Defect evolution in heavy ion irradiated nanotwinned Cu with nanovoids, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 496:293 (2017).

35.) J. Li, C. Fan, J. Ding, S. Xue, Y. Chen, Q. Li, H. Wang, X. Zhang, In situ heavy ion irradiation studies of nanopore shrinkage and enhanced radiation tolerance of nanoporous Au, Scientific Reports, 7:39484 (2017).

34.) J. Li, Y. Chen, H. Wang, X. Zhang, In situ studies on twin-thickness-dependent distribution of defect clusters in heavy ion-irradiated nanotwinned Ag, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 48:1466 (2017). DOI: 10.1007/s11661-016-3895-7

33.) Y. Chen, N. Li, D. Bufford, H. Wang, K.Hattar, X. Zhang, In situ study of heavy ion irradiation response of immiscible Cu/Fe multilayers, Journal of Nuclear Materials, 475:274 (2016).

32.) Y. Chen, J. Li, K.Y. Yu, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, H. Wang, X. Zhang, In situ studies on radiation tolerance of nanotwinned Cu, Acta Materialia, 111:148 (2016).

31.) Y. Chen*, X. Zhang and J. Wang, Radiation Enhanced Absorption of Frank Loops by Nanovoids in Cu, JOM, 68:236 (2016). DOI: 10.1007/s11837-015-1689-9

30.) K. Y. YuY. ChenJ. Li, Y. Liu, H. Wang, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, X. Zhang, Measurement of heavy ion irradiation induced in-plane strain in patterned face-centered-cubic metal films: an in situ study, Nano Letters, 16: 7481 (2016).

29.) J. Li, Y. Chen, S. Xue, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Comparison of size dependent strengthening mechanisms in Ag/Fe and Ag/Ni multilayers, Acta Materialia, 114:154 (2016).

28.) M. Song, C. Sun, Z. Fan, Y. Chen, R. Zhu, K.T. Hartwig, H. Wang, X. Zhang, X, A roadmap for tailoring the strength and ductility of ferritic/martensitic T91 steel via thermo-mechanical treatment, Acta Materialia, 112:361 (2016).

27.) E.B. Watkins, J.Majewsk, J.K.Baldwin, Y. Chen, N. Li, R.G. Hoagland, S.K. Yadav, X.Y, Liu, I.J. Beyerlein, N.A. Mara, Neutron reflectometry investigations of interfacial structures of Ti/TiN layers deposited by magnetron sputtering, Thin Solid Films, 616:399 (2016).

26.) Y. Chen, K.Y. Yu, Y. Liu, S. Shao, H. Wang, M.A. Kirk, J. Wang, X. Zhang, Damage tolerant nanotwinned metals with nanovoids under extreme environments, Nature Communications, 6:7036 (2015). doi: 10.1038/ncomms8036

25.) Y. Chen, E.G. Fu, K.Y. Yu, Y. Wang, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Enhanced radiation tolerance in immiscible Cu/Fe multilayers with coherent and incoherent layer interfaces, Journal of Materials Research, 30:1300 (2015). DOI: 10.1557/jmr.2015.24

24.) Y. Chen, Y. Liu, E.G. Fu,  M. Song, Y.Q. Wang, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Unusual size dependent strengthening mechanisms in helium ion irradiated immiscible coherent Cu/Co nanolayers, Acta Materialia, 84:393 (2015).

23.) S. Xue, Z. Fan, Y. Chen, J. Li, H. Wang, X. Zhang, The formation mechanisms of growth twins in polycrystalline Al with high stacking fault energy, Acta Materialia, 101:62 (2015).

22.) J. Li, K. Y. Yu, Y. Chen,M.A. Kirk, M. Li, X. Zhang, In situ study of defect migration kinetics and self-healing of twin boundaries in heavy ion irradiated nanotwinned metals, Nano Letters, 15:2922 (2015).

21.) K.Y. Yu, Z. Fan, Y. Chen, H. Wang, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, X. Zhang, In situ observation of defect annihilation in Kr ion-irradiated bulk Fe/amorphous-Fe2Zr nanocomposite alloy. Materials Research Letters, 3:35 (2015).

20.) Z. Fan, J. Jian, Y. Liu, Y. Chen, H. Wang, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, X. Zhang, In situ studies on superior thermal stability of bulk FeZr nanocomposites, Acta Materialia, 101:125 (2015).

19.) C. Sun, B.P. Uberuaga, L. Yin, J. Li, Y. Chen, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, S.A. Maloy, H. Wang, C. Yu, X. Zhang, Resilient ZnO nanowires in an irradiation environment: An in situ study, Acta Materialia, 95:156 (2015).

18.) Y. Chen, L. Jiao, C. Sun, H. Wang, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, X. Zhang, In situ studies of radiation induced crystallization in Fe/a-Y2O3 nanolayers. Journal Nuclear Materials, 452:321 (2014).

17.) Y. Liu, J. Jian, Y. Chen, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Plasticity and ultra-low stress induced twin boundary migration in nanotwinned Cu by in situ nanoindentation studies. Applied Physics Letters, 104, 231910 (2014).

16.) C. Sun, D. Bufford, Y. Chen, M.A. Kirk, Y.Q. Wang, M. Li, H. Wang, S.A. Maloy, X. Zhang, In situ study of defect migration kinetics in nanoporous Ag with enhanced radiation toleranceScientific Reports, 4: 3737 (2014).

15.) C. Sun, D. W. Brown, B. Clausen, D. C. Foley, K. Y. Yu, Y. Chen, S. Maloy, K. T. Hartwig, H. Wang, X. Zhang, In situ neutron diffraction study on temperature dependent deformation mechanisms of ultrafine grained austenitic Fe-14Cr-16Ni alloyInternational Journal of Plasticity, 53:125 (2014).

14.) M. Song, Y.D. Wu, D. Chen, X.M. Wang, C. Sun, K.Y. Yu, Y. Chen, L. Shao, Y. Yang, K.T. Hartwig, X. Zhang, Response of equal channel angular extrusion processed ultrafine-grained T91 steel subjected to high temperature heavy ion irradiation, Acta Materialia, 74, 285 (2014).

13.) Y. Liu, Y. Chen, K.Y. Yu, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Stacking fault and partial dislocation dominated strengthening mechanisms in highly textured Cu/Co multilayers, International Journal of Plasticity, 49: 152 (2013).

12.) K.Y. Yu, D. Bufford, Y. Chen, X. Zhang, Basic criteria for formation of growth twins in high stacking fault energy metalsApplied Physics Letters, 103:181903 (2013).

11.) K.Y. Yu, Y. Liu, Y. Chen, H. Wang, M.A. Kirk, M. Li, X. Zhang, Superior tolerance of Ag/Ni multilayers against Kr ion irradiation: an in situ studyPhilosophical Magazine, 93:3547(2013).

10.) C. Sun, M. Song, K.Y. Yu, Y. Chen, M. Kirk, M. Li, H. Wang, X. Zhang, In situ Evidence of Defect Cluster Absorption by Grain Boundaries in Kr Ion Irradiated Nanocrystalline Ni, Metallurgical and Materials Transactions A, 44: 1966 (2013).  DOI: 10.1007/s11661-013-1635-9

9.) M. Song, R. Zhu, D.C. Foley, C. Sun, Y Chen, K.T. Hartwig, X. Zhang, Enhancement of strength and ductility in ultrafine-grained T91 steel through thermomechanical treatments. Journal of Materials Science 48, 7360 (2013).

8.) Y. Chen, Y. Liu, C. Sun, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Microstructure and strengthening mechanisms in Cu/Fe multilayers, Acta Materialia, 60: 6312 (2012).

7.) Y. Chen, Y. Liu, F. Khatkhatay, H. Wang, X. Zhang, Significant enhancement of thermal stability of nanocrystalline metals via immiscible tri-phases, Scripta Materialia, 67:177 (2012).

6.) J.Y. Zhang, Y. Liu, J. Chen, Y. Chen, G. Liu, X. Zhang, J. Sun, Mechanical properties of crystalline Cu/Zr and crystal-amorphous Cu/Cu-Zr multilayers, Materials Science and Engineering A, 552:392 (2012).

5.) J.Y. Zhang, S. Lei, Y. Liu, J.J. Niu, Y. Chen, G. Liu, X. Zhang, J. Sun, Length scale-dependent deformation behavior of nanolayered Cu/Zr micro pillars, Acta Materialia 60:1610 (2012).

4.) H. Wan, Y. Shen, X. Jin, Y. Chen, J. Sun, Effects of coherency stress and vacancy sources/sinks on interdiffusion across coherent multilayer interfaces–Part II: Interface sharpening and intermixing rate, Acta Materialia, 60:2539 (2012).

3.) H. Wan, Y. Shen, X. Jin, Y. Chen, J. Sun, Effects of coherency stress and vacancy sources/sinks on interdiffusion across coherent multilayer interfaces–Part I: Theory, Acta Materialia, 60:2528 (2012).

2.) H. Wan, Y. Shen, Q. Chen, Y. Chen, A plastic damage model for finite element analysis of cracking of silicon under indentation, Journal of Materials Research 25: 2224(2010). DOI:

1.) J. Zhang, R. Zuo, Y. Chen, F. Pan, X. Luo, Microstructure evolution during homogenization of a τ-type Mg–Zn–Al alloy, Journal of Alloys and Compounds 448:316 (2008).