Shan Jiang

Contact Information

Dr. Shan Jiang
Assistant Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Mississippi

201E Carrier Hall
University, MS 38677-1848



  • Ph.D., Civil Engineering (Structural Engineering)
    University of Missouri, Columbia
  • Ph.D., Computational Mechanics
    Dalian University of Technology
  • M.E., Computational Mechanics
    Dalian University of Technology
  • B.E., Engineering Mechanics
    Dalian University of Technology


  • Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, University of Mississippi (2016-present)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Computational Chemistry, University of Missouri (2014-2016)
  • Research Assistant, Civil Engineering, University of Missouri (2010-2014)
  • Research Assistant, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Dalian University of Technology (2007-2009)

Research Interests

  • Mechanics of Materials and Structures
  • Multiscale Modeling and Simulations, Strength of Advanced Materials
  • Atomic/Molecular-Level Simulations, Thermo-Mechanical Response of Nano-/Mesoscale Structures to Extreme Loading Conditions
  • Blast-Resistant Structures and Materials, Energetic Materials, Shock Simulations
  • High Performance Computation for Simulation-Based Engineering Science

Recent Publications

  • S. Jiang, T.D. Sewell, and D.L. Thompson, Molecular dynamics simulations of shock wave propagation through the crystal-melt interface of (100)-oriented nitromethane, Journal of Physical Chemistry C, 120 (40), 22989-23000 (2016).
  • S. Jiang, Z. Chen, T.D. Sewell, and Y. Gan, Multiscale simulation of discrete nano-structural responses to extreme loading conditions based on the material point method, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 297 219–238 (2015).
  • S. Jiang, Y.G. Shen, Y.G. Zheng, and Z. Chen, Formation of quasi-icosahedral structures with multi-conjoint fivefold deformation twins in fivefold twinned metallic nanowires, Applied Physics Letters, 103, 041909 (2013).
  • S. Jiang, Y.W. Zhang, Y. Gan, Z. Chen, and P. Hao, Molecular dynamics study of neck growth in laser sintering of hollow silver nanoparticles with different heating rates, Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics, 46, 335302 (2013).
  • (Book Chapter) Shan Jiang and Yong Gan, Atomic-Level Modeling of Ultrafast Laser Interaction with Semiconductor (in "Femtosecond Lasers: New Research", Nova Science Publishers, Inc, 2013)
  • (Book Chapter) Zhen Chen, Shan Jiang, Yong Gan, Thomas Sewell, and Donald Thompson, The Size Effect on the Impact Response of Nanostructure (in "CRC Concise Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology", Taylor & Francis CRC Press, 2015)