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Anming Hu

Anming Hu

Assistant Professor


Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Biomedical Engineering, University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Research Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Canada

Visiting Professor, School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard University, Cambridge

Research Associate, Department of Mechanical and Mechatronics Engineering, University of Waterloo, Canada

JSPS Research Fellow, Superconductivity Research Lab, International Superconductor Technology Center, Tokyo, Japan

NEDO Senior Research Follow (New Energy Development Organization) , International Superconductor Technology Center, Tokyo, Japan

Alexander von Humboldt (AvH) Postdoctoral Fellow, Institut fur Festkorper und Werkstofforschung e. V. Dresden, Germany

Visiting Scholar, Institut de Ciencia de Materials de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain


3D printing, laser direct writing, micro- and nano-manufacturing, nanotechnology for energy, electronics, sensing and environmental applications, nano joining, nano brazing, surface enhanced spectroscopy


PhD, 2008, University of Waterloo, Canada

MSc., 1993, Institute of Solid State Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

BSc, 1990, Shandong University, China

Professional Service

  • Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship
  • New Energy Development Organization Industrial Research Fellowship
  • Organization committee member of Joining of Advanced and Specialty Materials in Material Science & Technology 2009 (Pittsburgh), 2010 (Houston), 2011 (Columbus), 2012 (Pittsburgh), 2013 (Montreal)
  • Organization committee member: International conference on nano-and microjoining, 1st, Beijing, 2012, 2nd, Zurich, 2014
  • Member of Editorial Boards: ISRN Nanotechnology; Journal of Surface Engineering and Advanced Material Technology
  • Reviewer for numerous journal publications
  • Member: ASM, ASEM, MRS, LIA, SPIE, IWS

Awards and Recognitions

MABE Innovation Award, 2015


Ma, Y. Ma, Z. W. Chen, A. Hu, “Silk fabric derived carbon fibre net for transparent capacitive touch pads and all solid supercapacitors”, J. Mater. Chem. A 2017, DOI: 10.1039/c7ta05383e

C. Ma, S. Xue, B. Wang, J. Wang, A. Hu, “Effect of Ce Addition on the microstructure and properties of Ag17CuZnSn filler metal”, J. Mater. Engr. Perform. 26 (2017) 3180

D. Bridges, C. Ma, Z. Palmer, S. Wang. Z. Feng, A. Hu, “Laser brazing of Inconel 718 using Ag and Cu-Ag nanopastes as brazing materials”, J. Mater. Proc. Tech. 249 (2017) 313

C. Ma, S. Xue, D. Bridges, Z. Paimer, Z. Feng, A. Hu, “Low temperature brazing nickel with Ag nanoparticle and Cu-Ag core-shell nanowire nanopastes”, J. Alloys Comp. 721 (2017) 431

S Wang, Y Yu, R Li, G Feng, Z Wu, G Compagnini, A Gulino, Z Feng, A Hu, “High-performance stacked in-plane supercapacitors and supercapacitor array fabricated by femtosecond laser 3D direct writing on polyimide sheets”, Electrochimica Acta, 241 (2017) 153,

S Bai, S Zhang, W Zhou, D Ma, Y Ma, P Joshi, A Hu, “Laser-Assisted Reduction of Highly Conductive Circuits Based on Copper Nitrate for Flexible Printed Sensors”, Nano-Micro Lett. 9 (2017) 42

X Shi, D Ma, Y Ma, A Hu, “N-doping Ta2O5 nanoflowers with strong adsorption and visible light photocatalytic activity for efficient removal of methylene blue”, J. Photochem. Photobio. A 332 (2017) 487

Weiping Zhou, Shi Bai, Ying Ma, Delong Ma, Tingxiu Hou, Xiaomin Shi, Anming Hu, “Laser-Direct Writing of Silver Metal Electrodes on Transparent Flexible Substrates with High-Bonding Strength”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (2016) 24887

Y Ma, H Li, D Bridges, P Peng, B Lawrie, Z Feng, A Hu, “Zero-dimensional to three-dimensional nanojoining: current status and potential applications”, RSC Advances 6 (2016) 75916-75936

Cheng Cheng, Shutong Wang, Jayne Wu, Yongchao Yu, Ruozhou Li, Shigetoshi Eda, Jiangang Chen, Guoying Feng, Benjamin Lawrie, and Anming Hu, “Bisphenol A Sensors on Polyimide Fabricated by Laser Direct Writing for Onsite River Water Monitoring at Attomolar Concentration”, ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces, 8 (2016) 17784

R. Li, R. Peng, K. D. Kihm, S. Bai, D. Bridges, U. Tumuluri, Z. Wu, T. Zhang, G. compagnini, Z. Feng, A. Hu. High-rate in-plane micro-supercapactors scribed onto photo paper using in situ femtolaser-reduced graphene oxide/Au nanoparticle microelectrodes”. Energy & Environmental Science. 9 (2016) 1458   

A. Hu, R. Li, D. Bridges, W. Zhou, S. Bai, D. Ma, P. Peng, “Photonic nanomanufacturing of high performance energy devices on flexible substrates”. J. Laser Application, 28 (2016) 022602

C. Zheng, A. Hu, K. Kihm, Q. Ma, R. Li, T. Chen, W. W. Duley. “Femtosecond Laser Fabrication of Cavity Microball Lens (CMBL) inside a PMMA Substrate for Super Wide Angle Imaging”, Small 11(2015) 3007-3016.

R. Li, A. Hu, D. Bridges, T. Zhang, K. Oakes, R. Peng, U. Tumuluri, Z. Wu, Z. Feng. “Robust Ag nanoplate ink for flexible electronics packaging”. Nanoscale 7 (2015) 7368-7377.

C. Zheng, A. Hu, R. Li, D. Bridges, T. Chen. “Fabrication of embedded microball lens in PMMA with high repetition rate femtosecond fiber laser”. Optics Express 23 (2015) 17584-17598.

P. Peng, A. Hu, A. P. Gerlich, Y. Liu, Y. Zhou. “Self-generated local heating induced nanojoining for room temperature pressless flexible electronic packaging”. Scientific Report 5 (2015) 9282.

R. Li, T. Zhang, A. Hu, D. Bridges. “Ag nanowire and nanoplate composite paste for low temperature bonding”. Mater. Trans. 56 (2015) 984-987.

P. Peng, A. Hu, A. P. Gerlich, G. Zou, L. Liu, Y. Zhou. “Joining of silver nanomaterials at low temperatures: processes, properties, and applications”. ACS Appl. Mater. Int. 7 (2015) 12597-12618.

W. Zhou, A. Hu, S. Bai, Y. Ma, D. Bridages. “Anisotropic optical properties of large-scale aligned silver nanowire films via controlled coffee ring effects”. RSC Adv. 5 (2015) 39103-39109.

S. Bai, Y. Lin, X. Zhang, W. Zhou, T. Chen, Y. Ma, T. Hou, D. Bridages, K. Oakes, A. Hu. “Two-step photonic reduction of controlled periodic silver nanostructures for surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy”. Plasmonics, 2015, DOI: 10.1007/s11468-015-9979-1.

Y. Lin, X. Zhang, S. Bai, A. Hu. “Photo-reduction of metallic ions doped in patterned polymer films for the fabrication of plasmonic photonic crystals”. J. Mater. Chem. C 3 (2015) 6046-6052.

B. M. Amoli, J. Trinidad, A. Hu, Y. Zhou, B. Zhao. “Highly electrically conductive adhesives using silver nanoparticle (Ag NP)-decorated graphene: the effect of NPs sintering on the electrical conductivity improvement”. J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Electron 26 (2015) 590-600. DOI: 10.1007/s10854-014-2440-y.

B. M. Amoli, A. Hu, N. Zhou, B. Zhao. “Recent progress on hybrid micro-nano filler systems for electrically conductive adhesive (ECAs) applications”. J. Mater. Sci. Mater. Electron 26 (2015) 4730-4745.

Li, A. Hu, T. Zhang. W. W. Duley “Direct writing of foldable capacitive touch pads on paper with silver nanowire inks”. ACS Appl. Mater. Inter. 6 (2014) 21721.

Russo, A. Hu, G. Compagnini, W. W. Duley and Y. Zhou, “Femtosecond laser ablation of highly oriented pyrolytic graphite: green route for large-scale production of porous graphene and graphene quantum dots”. Nanoscale 6 (2014) 2381-2389.

Vafaei, A. Hu, I.A. Goldthorpe. “Joining of individual silver nanowires via electrical current.” Nano-Micro Letter 6 (2014) 293 (cover page).

Zhou, A. Hu, S. Bai, Y. Ma, Q. Su, “Surface-enhanced Raman spectra of medicines with large-scale self-assembled silver nanoparticle films based on the modified coffee ring effect”. Nanoscale Research Letter 9 (2014) 87.

Huang, A. Hu, M. Sivayoganathan, W. W. Duley, Z. H. Huang, Y. Zhou. “Femtosecond laser fabrication of silver plasmonic structures for application as single particle SERS detectors”. Materials Research Express 1 (2014) 025022.

Li, R. Liang, A. Hu, Z. Huang, Y. Zhou, “Generation of oxygen vacancies in visible light activated one-dimensional iodine TiO2 photocatalysts”. RSC Advances 4 (2014) 35959.

Jiao, H. Huang, L. Liu, A. Hu, W. Duley, P. He, Y. Zhou, “Nanostructure evolution in joinng of Al and Fe nanoparticles with femtosecond laser irradiation”. Journal of Applied Physics 115 (2014) 134305.

Liang, R., Hu, A., Li, W., Zhou, Y. 2013. Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of persistent pharmaceuticals – naproxen, carbamazepine, and theophylline - using TiO2 nanobelts.  J. Nanoparticle Research, pp. 1990-2003.

Liang, R., Hu, A., Persic, J. , Zhou, Y. 2013. Palladium nanoparticles loaded on carbon modified TiO2 nanobelts for methanol electro-oxidation.  Nano-Micro Lett. 5, pp. 202-212

Marzbanrad, E.,  Hu, A., Zhao, B., Zhou, Y. 2013. Room temperature nanojoining of triangular and hexagonal silver nanodisks. J. Phys. Chem. C 117, pp. 16665-16676.

Alarifi, H., Atis, M., Ozdogan, C. , Hu, A., Yavuz, M., Zhou, Y. 2013. Determination of melting and surface premelting points of silver nanoparticles by molecular dynamics simulation.  J. Phys. Chem. C 117, pp.12289-12298.

Zaidi, A., Hu, A., Sanderson, J., Duley, W., 2013. Product ion distribution from the femtosecond laser irradiation of small acyclic hydrocarbon molecules. Inter. J.   Mass  Spectr. 351, pp. 23-26.

Peng, P., Liu, L., Gerlich, A., P., Hu, A., Zhou, Y. 2013. Self-oriented nanojoining of silver nanowires via surface selective activation: a strategy for nano-circuits?, Particles & Part. Syst. Character. 30, pp. 420-426.

Alarifi, H., Atis, M., Ozdogan, C., Hu, A., Yavuz, M., Zhou, Y., 2013. Molecular dynamics simulation of sintering behavior of silver nanoparticles, Mater. Trans. 54, pp. 884-889.

Hu, A., Zhang, X., Kurdi, S., Luong,D., Liang, R., Hong, H., Peng, P., Oakes, K., Zhou, Y.,  and Servos, M., 2013. Enhanced photocatalytic degradation of dyes by TiO2 nanobelts with hierarchical structures, J. Photochem. Photobio. A, 256 , pp. 7-15.

Huang, H., Hu, A., Duley W., and Zhou, Y., 2013. Femtosecond laser induced microwelding of Ag and Cu, Appl. Optics 52, pp. 1211-1217.

Zhang X., Zhang, T., Hu, A., Song, Y.,  Duley,W., 2012. Controllable plasmonic antennas with ultra narrow bandwidth based on silver nanoflags. Appl. Phys. Lett. 101 , pp. 153118-1-4.

Hu, A., Zhang, X., Luong,D.,  Oakes, K., D., Servos, M. R., Liang, R., Kurdi, S., Peng, P., Zhou, Y., 2012. Adsorption and photocatalytic degradation of pharmaceuticals by TiO2 nanowires, Waste Biomass Valor. 3, pp. 443-449.

Duley, W., W., Hu, A., 2012. The 217.5 nm band, infrared adsorption, and infrared emission features in hydrogenated amorphous carbon nanoparticles, Astrophys. J. 761, pp. 115-120.

Huang, H., Liu, L., Peng, P.,  Hu, A., Duley, W., W., Zhou, Y., 2012. Controlled joining with femtosecond laser radiation, J. Appl. Phys. 112, pp. 123519-1-4.

Amoli, B., M., Behnam,M., Gumfekar,S.,  Hu, A., Zhou, Y., Zhao,B., 2012. Thiocarboxylate functionalization of silver nanoparticles: effect of chain length on the electrical conductivity of nanoparticles and their polymer composites, J. Mater. Chem. 22, pp. 20048-20056.

Peng, P., Hu, A., Zheng, W., Su, P., Fu, A., Han,R.,  Lee, S.,  Tang, J., and Zhou, Y., 2012. Microscopy study on snail grids of photovoltaic modules. RSC Advance. 2, pp. 11359-11365.

Peng, P., Hu, A, Huang, H.,  Gerlich, A., P., Zhao, B., and Zhou, Y. 2012. Room-Temperature Pressureless Bonding with Ag nanowire paste: Towards organic electronics and heat-sensitive functional device Packaging. J. Mater. Chem. 47 , pp. 6801-6811.

Hu, A., Zhou, Y., and Duley, W., W., 2012. Femtosecond laser induced nanowelding for plasmonic devices, J. Laser Appl. 24 , pp. 042001-1-7.

Duley, W., W., and Hu, A., 2012. Fullerenes and proto-fullerenes in interstellar carbon dust, Astrophysics Journal Letters 745 , pp. L11-L18.


Anming Hu

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  • Phone: 865-974-5993
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