Zhihe Jin, Ph.D.Jin faculty photo

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

The University of Maine
Ferland Engineering Education and Design Center, Room 220
Orono, ME 04469-5711
(207) 581-2135; zhihe.jin@maine.edu

PhD in Engineering Mechanics from Tsinghua University, 1988

External Engagements:

  • Invitation Fellowship, Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, 2016

Teaching Areas: (More Information)

Statics; Strength of Materials; Materials Engineering and Science; Mechanics of Composite Materials; Mechanical Vibrations; Finite Elements in Solid Mechanics; Mechanical Engineering Analysis I

Research Areas: (More Information)

  • Fracture of engineering materials and structures.
  • Thermal stresses and thermal shock failure of advanced ceramics and composites.
  • Fluid migration through fracture propagation in geological materials.
  • Thermo-poroelasticity.
  • Continuum theory of thermoelectric energy conversion materials.

Principal Sponsors:


Select Research / Collaboration Activities:

  • Thermal fracture of interpenetrating phase composites: A local thermal non-equilibrium theory, JSPS
  • Primary migration of oil through self-propagating fractures, ACS-PRF
  • Thermoelectric materials and devices: modeling, design and testing, MSGC/NASA

Select Publications / Conference Presentations:

  • C. T. Sun and Z.-H. Jin, 2012, Fracture Mechanics, Academic Press, 311 pp.
  • Z.-H. Jin, K. Tohgo, T. Fujii, and Y. Shimamura, 2017, Double edge thermal crack problem for an interpenetrating phase composite: Application of a matricity-based thermal conductivity model, Engineering Fracture Mechanics, Vol. 177,167-179.
  • Z.-H. Jin, S. E. Johnson and A. E. Cook, 2015, “Crack extension induced by dissociation of fracture-hosted methane gas hydrate,” Geophysical Research Letters, Vol. 42, pp. 8522-8529.
  • L.-W. He, Z.-H. Jin, and Y. Zhang, 2012, “Convective cooling/heating induced thermal stresses in a fluid saturated porous medium undergoing local thermal non-equilibrium,” International Journal of Solids and Structures, Vol. 49, pp. 748-758.
  • Z.-H. Jin and T. T. Wallace, 2015, “Functionally graded thermoelectric materials with arbitrary property gradations: a one-dimensional semi-analytical study,” Journal of Electronic Materials, Vol. 44, pp. 1444-1449.

Professional Activities / Memberships:

  • ASME (Fellow)