R. Sainju, W-Y Chen, S. Schaefer, Q. Yang, C. Ding, M. Li, Y. Zhu*, DefectTrack: a deep learning-based multi-object tracking algorithm for quantitative defect analysis of in-situ TEM videos in real-time. Scientific Reports, 2022,

R. Sainju, D. Rathnayake, H. Tan, G. Bollas, A. M. Dongare, S. L. Suib, Y. Zhu*, In Situ Studies of Single-Nanoparticle-Level Nickel Thermal Oxidation: From Early Oxide Nucleation to Diffusion-Balanced Oxide Thickening. ACS Nano, 2022,

Jiang, Y. Zhu, L. Zhang, D. J. Edwards, N. R. Overman, G. Nandipati, W. Setyawan, C. H. Henager Jr., & R. J. Kurtz, Dose rate effects on damage accumulation and void growth in self-ion irradiated tungsten. Journal of Nuclear Materials, 550, 2021, 152905

M. Togaru, R. Sainju, L. Zhang, W. Jiang, Y. Zhu*, Direct observation of tungsten oxidation studied by in situ environmental TEM, Materials Characterization, 174, 2021, 111016.
Invited paper to the special issue, “Characterization of Advanced Nuclear Materials under Extreme Environments”

S. Cunningham, K. Hattar, Y. Zhu, D. J. Edwards, J. R. Trelewicz, Suppressing Irradiation Induced Grain Growth and Defect Accumulation in Nanocrystalline Tungsten through Grain Boundary Doping, Acta Materialia, 206, 2021, 116629

Pazdernik, N. L. LaHaye, C. M. Artman, Y. Zhu, Microstructural classification of unirradiated LiAlO2 pellets by deep learning methods. Computational Materials Science, 181, 2020, 109728

Hu, L. Jin, Y. Zhu, L. Zhang, X. Lu, P. Kerns, X. Su, S. Cao, P. Gao, S. L. Suib, J. He. Self-limiting growth of ligand-free ultrasmall bimetallic nanoparticles on carbon through under temperature reduction for highly efficient methanol electrooxidation and selective hydrogenation. Applied Catalysis B: Environmental, 264, 2020, 118553

Hu, W. Yang, H. Tan, L. Jin, L. Zhang, P. Kerns, Y. Dang, S. Dissanayake, S. Schaefer, B. Liu*, Y. Zhu*, S. L. Suib*, J. He*, Template-free Synthesis of Mesoporous and Crystalline Transition Metal Oxide Nanoplates with Abundant Surface Defects. Matter, 2, 2020, 1244-1259

Roberts, S. Y. Haile, R. Sainju, D. J. Edwards, B. Hutchinson, Y. Zhu*, Deep Learning for Semantic Segmentation of Defects in Advanced STEM Images of Steels. Scientific reports, 9, 2019, 1-12
Highlighted on DOE FES website:” AI Helps Scientists Quantify Irradiation Effects”:

Jiang, Y. Zhu, L. Zhang, D. J. Edwards, N. R. Overman, G. Nandipati, W. Setyawan, C. H. Henager Jr., & R. J. Kurtz, Dose Rate Effects on Disordering Rate and Void Growth in Self-Ion Irradiated Tungsten. Available at SSRN 3427545, 2019

D. Melzer, G. Mestl, K. Wanninger, Y. Zhu, N. D. Browning, M. Sanchez-Sanchez*, J. A. Lercher*, Design and synthesis of highly active MoVTeNb-oxides for ethane oxidative dehydrogenation, Nature Communication, 10, 2019, 1-9

Prior to joining UConn:

Y. Zhu*,C. Ophus, M. B. Toloczko, D. J. Edwards, Towards bend-contour-free dislocation imaging via diffraction contrast STEM, Ultramicroscopy 193, 2018, 12-23

Y. Zhu,P. V. Sushko, E. Jensen, L. Kovarik, D. Melzer, C. Ophus, M. Sanchez-Sanchez, J. A. Lercherand N. D. Browning, Formation of Oxygen Radical Sites on MoVNbTeOxby Cooperative Electron Redistribution, Journal of the American Chemical Society, 139, 2017, 12342-12345 (Featured on front cover of Chemcatchemand on MSA Update)

Y. Zhu*, N. D. Browning, The Role of Gas Environment in Determining Image Contrast and Resolution in In-situ Scanning Transmission Electron Microscopy. Chemcatchem, 9, 2017, 3478-3485

Y. Zhu, Q. M. Ramasse, M. Brorson, P. G. Moses, L. P. Hansen, H. Topsøe, C. F. Kisielowskiand S. Helveg, Location of Co and Ni promoter atoms in multi-layer MoS2 nanocrystals for hydrotreating catalysis. Catalysis Today, 261, 2016, 75-81

Y. Zhu, C. J. Munro, M. J. Olszta, D. J. Edwards, A. B. Braunschweig, M. R. Knecht and N. D. Browning, Dose-rate controlled energy dispersive x-ray spectroscopic mapping of the metallic components in a biohybrid nanosystem. Semiconductor Science and Technology, 31, 2016, 084002-084008

D. Melzer, P. Xu, D. Hartmann, Y. Zhu, N. D. Browning, M. Sanchez-Sanchez and J. A. Lercher, Atomic-scale determination of active facets on the MoVTeNb oxide M1 phase and their intrinsic catalytic activity for ethane oxidative dehydrogenation. AngewandteChemieInternational Edition, 55, 2016, 8873–8877 (Featured as inside cover)

W. Zhang, M. Li, A. Chen, L. Li, Y. Zhu, Z. Xia, P. Lu, P. Boullay, L. Wu, Y. Zhu, J. L MacManus-Driscoll, Q. Jia, H. Zhou, J. Narayan, X. Zhang and H. Wang, Two-dimensional layered oxide structures tailored by self-assembled layer stacking via interfacial strain. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 8, 2016, 16845-16851

A. Chen, H. Zhou, Y. Zhu, L. Li, W. Zhang, J. Narayan, H. Wang and Q. Jia, Stabilizing new bismuth compounds in thin film form, Journal of Materials Research, 31, 2016, 3530-3537

W. Zhang, A. Chen, J. Jian, Y. Zhu, L. Chen, P. Lu, Q. Jia, J. L MacManus-Driscoll, X. Zhang, H. Wang, Strong perpendicular exchange bias in epitaxial La0. 7Sr0. 3MnO3: BiFeO3 nanocomposite films through vertical interfacial coupling. Nanoscale, 7, 2015, 13808-13815

L. Li, W. Zhang, F. Khatkhatay, J. Jian, M. Fan, Q. Su,Y. Zhu, A. Chen, P. Lu, X. Zhang and H. Wang, Strain and interface effects in a novel bismuth-based self-assembled supercell structure. ACS applied materials & interfaces, 7, 2015, 11631-11636

Y. Zhu, Q. M. Ramasse, M. Brorson, P. G. Moses, L. P. Hansen, C. F. Kisielowskiand S. Helveg, Visualizing the stoichiometry of industrial-style Co-Mo-S catalysts with single-atom sensitivity. AngewandteChemieInternational Edition, 53, 2014, 10723-10727 (Featured on back cover of Angewandte Chemie)

C. Jacob, J. Jian, Y. Zhu, Q. Suand H. Wang, A new approach to investigate Li2 MnO3 and Li(Ni0.5Mn0.3Co0.2)O2 mixed phase cathode materials. Journal of Materials Chemistry A, 2, 2014, 2283-2289

Y. Zhu, L. Chen, J. Ciston and H. Wang, Atomic-Scale Investigations of Intrinsic Chemical Inhomogeneity in Superconducting Fe1.10Te0.45Se0.55 Epitaxial Films. Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 117, 2013, 7170-7177

Y. Zhu, A. Chen, H. Zhou, J. Narayan, Q. Jia, J. MacManus-Driscoll and H. Wang, Research Updates: Epitaxial strain relaxation and associated interfacial reconstructions: the driving force for creating new structures with integrated functionality. Applied Physics Letters-Materials, 1, 2013, 050702-050713 (Editor’s choice)

Y. Zhu, C. Ophus, J. Cistonand H. Wang, Interface lattice displacement measurement to 1 pm by geometric phase analysis on aberration-corrected HAADF STEM images. Acta Materialia, 61, 2013, 5646-5663.

Y. Zhu, C. Song, A. Minor and H. Wang, Cs-corrected scanning transmission electron microscopy investigation of dislocation core configurations at a SrTiO3/MgO heterogeneous interface. Microscopy and Microanalysis, 19, 2013, 706-715

D. Bufford, Y. Liu, Y. Zhu, Z. Bi, Q.X. Jia, H. Wang, and X. Zhang, Formation mechanisms of high-density growth twins in aluminum with high stacking fault energy. Materials Research Letters, 1, 2013, 51-59

A. Chen, H. Zhou, Z. Bi, Y. Zhu, Z. Luo, A. Bayraktaroglu, J. Phillips, E. Choi, J. L. MacManus-Driscoll, S. J. Pennycook, J. Narayan, Q. Jia, X. Zhang and H. Wang, A new class of room-temperature multiferroic thin films with bismuth-based supercell structure. Advanced Materials, 25, 2013, 1028-1032

L. Chen, J. Huang, C. Tsai, Y. Zhu, J. Jian, A. Chen, Z. Bi, F. Khatkhatay, N. Cornell, A. Zakhidovand H. Wang, Superconducting properties of TeSexTe1-x thin film with a composition close to antiferromagnetic ordering. Superconductor Science and Technologies, 26, 2013, 112001-112008

W. Li, R. Zhao, L. Wang, R. Tang, Y. Zhu, J.Lee, H. Cao, T. Cai, H. Guo, C. Wang, L.Ling, L.Pi, K. Jin, Y.Zhang, H.Wang, Y.Wang, S. Ju, H. Yang, Oxygen-vacancy-induced antiferromagnetismto ferromagnetism transformation in multiferroic thin films. Scientific Reports, 3, 2013, 2618- 2627

Y. Zhu, C. Tsai, J. Wang, H. Wang, C. Varanasi, J. Burke, L.Brunkeand P. Barnes, Interfacial defects distribution and strain coupling in the vertically aligned nanocomposite YBa2Cu3O7-x/ BaSnO3 thin films. Journal of Materials Research, 27, 2012, 1763-1769 (Featured on the Journal front cover)

Y. Zhu, C. Tsai and H. Wang, Atomic interface sequence, misfit strain relaxation and intrinsic flux-pinning defects in different YBa2Cu3O7-δ heterogeneous systems. Superconductor Science and Technology, 26, 2013, 025009-0250019

L. Chen, C. Tsai, Y. Zhu, A. Chen, Z. Bi, J. Lee and H. Wang, Enhanced flux pinning properties in superconducting FeSe0.5Te0.5 thin films with secondary phases. Superconductor Science and Technology, 25, 2012, 025020-025031

L. Chen, C. F. Tsai, Y. Zhu, Z. Bi and H. Wang, Enhanced superconducting properties in epitaxial FeSethin films with self–assembled Fe3O4 nanoparticles. PhysicaC Superconductivity, 471, 2011, 515-519

C. Tsai, Y. Zhu, L. Chen and H. Wang, Correlation between flux pinning properties and interfacial defects in YBa2Cu3O7-δ/CeO2 multilayer thin films. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 21, 2011, 2758-2761

C. Tsai, Y. Zhu, L. Chen and H. Wang, Flux pinning properties in YBCO thin films with self-aligned magnetic nanoparticles. IEEE Transactions on Applied Superconductivity, 21, 2011, 2749-2752

Y. Zhu, L. He, Method for reconstructing three-dimensional reciprocal space of material with complex structure, in: S.I.P.O. of the P.R.C. (Patent: C04B35/83), China, 2009.