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Faculty and Staff - Zhihe Jin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Jin-2

226 Boardman Hall
University of Maine
Orono, Maine 04469-5711
Phone: (207) 581-2135
Fax: (207) 581-2379


  • Ph.D., Engineering Mechanics
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1988
  • M.S., Engineering Mechanics
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China, 1985
  • B.S., Mechanics
    Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, China,1982

Research Interests:

Mechanical behavior of advanced materials, fracture mechanics, thermal stresses, geophysics.

Click on link below for a complete list of journal publications with citation data.



  • MEE 252 Statics and Strength of Materials
  • MEE 320 Materials Engineering and Science
  • MEE 450 Introduction to the Mechanics of Composite Materials
  • MEE 471 Mechanical Vibrations
  • MEE 546 Finite Elements in Solid Mechanics
  • MEE 644 Mechanical Engineering Analysis I

Selected Publications:

  • Z.-H. Jin and S. E. Johnson, 2008, Magma-driven multiple dike propagation and fracture toughness of crustal rocks, Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. 113, Article No. B03206.
  • Z.-H. Jin and C. T. Sun, 2005, Cohesive zone modeling of interface fracture in elastic bimaterials, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 72, pp. 1805-1817.
  • Z.-H. Jin and R. H. Dodds , Jr., 2004, Crack growth resistance behavior of a functionally graded material: computational studies, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 71, pp. 1651-1672.
  • Z.-H. Jin and R. C. Batra, 1996, Some basic fracture mechanics concepts in functionally graded materials, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, Vol. 44, pp. 1221-1235.
  • Z.-H. Jin and Y.-W. Mai, 1995, Effect of damage on thermal shock strength behavior of ceramics, Journal of the American Ceramic Society, Vol. 78, pp. 1873-1881.
  • Z.-H. Jin and N. Noda, 1994, Crack-tip singular fields in nonhomogeneous materials, ASME Journal of Applied Mechanics, Vol. 61, pp. 738-740.

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