国际首次实验测定单层石墨烯力学性能，在国际著名学术期刊 Science, Nature Communications, ACS Nano, Advanced Materials, Small, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids 等共发表学术论文40余篇。研究成果受到了国际同行广泛的关注，多次被New York Post, Materials Today, NewScientist, ScienceDaily和Physics News等多家报纸、网站等媒体报道。所发表文章他引次数超1.5万次。
B. Deng#, Y. Hou#, Y. Liu#, ... X. Wei*, Z. Zhang*, Z. Liu*, H. Peng*, 2020. Growth of Ultra-Flat Graphene with Greatly Enhanced Mechanical Properties. Nano Letters.
C. Jia#, L. Lei#, Y. Liu#, B. Fang#, … X. Wei*, H. Wu*, Highly compressible and anisotropic lamellar ceramic sponges with superior thermal insulation and acoustic absorption performances. Nature Communications, 2020. 11(1): p. 1-13.
Z. Yu, J. Liu, X. Wei*, Achieving outstanding damping performance through bio-inspired sutural tessellations. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids. 2020 May 21:104010.
Z. Yu, J. Liu, X. Wei*, A general property-structure relationship from crack stability analysis on hybrid staggered composites with elasto-plastic matrices, Composite Structures (2020) 112071.
L. Wei, W. Zhu, Z. Yu, J. Liu, X. Wei*，"A new three-dimensional progressive damage model for fiber-reinforced polymer laminates and its applications to large open-hole panels." Composites Science and Technology (2019): 107757.
Z. Yu, J. Liu, W. Zhu, X. Wei*, “Optimizing mechanical properties of bio-inspired composites through functionally graded matrix and microstructure design,” Composite Structures, 2018.
Z. Yu, J. Liu, X. Wei*, “Unraveling crack stability and strain localization in staggered composites by fracture analysis on the shear-lag model,” Composites Science and Technology, 2018, 156: 262-268.
J. Liu, W. Zhu, Z. Yu, X. Wei*, “Size effects in layered composites–Defect tolerance and strength optimization,” Composites Science and Technology, 2018, 165: 154-160.
J. Liu, W. Zhu, Z. Yu, X. Wei*, “Dynamic shear-lag model for understanding the role of matrix in energy dissipation in fiber-reinforced composites,” Acta Biomaterialia, 2018, 74(1): 270-279.
X. Wei, Z. Meng, L. Ruiz, W. Xia, C. Lee, J. W. Kysar, J. C. Hone, S. Keten*, and H. D. Espinosa*. "Recoverable Slippage Mechanism in Multilayer Graphene Leads to Repeatable Energy Dissipation." ACS Nano, 2016, 10 (2): 1820–1828.
X. Wei, M. Ford and H. D. Espinosa*, “A New Monte Carlo Model for Predicting the Mechanical Properties of Fiber Yarns.” Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2015, 84: 325-335.
X. Wei, L. Mao, R. A. Soler-Crespo, J. T. Paci, J. Huang, S. T. Nguyen, and H. D. Espinosa*, “Plasticity and Ductility in Graphene Oxide through a Mechanochemically Induced Damage Tolerance Mechanism.” Nature Communications, 2015, 6: 8029-
X. Wei, T. Filleter and H. D. Espinosa*, “Statistical shear lag model - unraveling the size effect in hierarchical composites.” Acta Biomaterialia, 2015, 18: 206-212
A. Beese, X. Wei, M. Roenbeck, and H. D. Espinosa*, “Key Factors Limiting Carbon Nanotube Yarn Strength: Exploring Processing-Structure-Property Relationships.” ACS Nano, 2014, 8(11): 11454-11466
X. Wei, A. Vaucorbeil, P. Tran, H. D. Espinosa*, "A new Rate-dependent Unidirectional Composite Model - Application to Panels Subjected to Underwater Blast." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2013, 61(6): 1305–1318
X. Wei, P. Tran, A. Vaucorbeil, R. B. Ramaswamy, F. Latourte, H. D. Espinosa*, "Three-Dimensional Numerical Modeling of Composite Panels Subjected to Underwater Blast." Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2013, 61(6): 1319–1336
X. Wei, M. Naraghi and H. D. Espinosa*, "Optimal Length Scales Emerging from Shear Load Transfer in Natural Materials--Application to Carbon-Based Nanocomposite Design." ACS nano, 2012, 6(3): 2333-2344
X. Wei* and J. W. Kysar, "Residual plastic strain recovery driven by grain boundary diffusion in nanocrystalline thin films." Acta Materialia, 2011, 59(10): 3937-3945
X. Wei, B. Fragneaud, C. A. Marianetti and J. W. Kysar*, "Nonlinear elastic behavior of graphene: Ab initio calculations to continuum description." Physical Review B, 2009, 80(20): 205407
C. Lee, X. Wei, J. W. Kysar and J. Hone*, "Measurement of the elastic properties and intrinsic strength of monolayer graphene." Science, 2008, 321(5887): 385-388