在Phys Rev Lett，J Mech Phys Solids等国际学术刊物上发表SCI论文60余篇，出版Springer杰出博士学位论文英文书籍一本，合作撰写英文专著《Dislocation Mechanism Based Crystal Plasticity》及辐照领域知名专著《Comprehensive Nuclear Materials》的书籍章节，授权国家发明专利10项，软著1项。
代表性论文包括（*表示通讯作者, + 表示共同一作）：
1. CQ Ji, YN Cui*, Y Li, NM Ghoniem, A concurrent irradiation-mechanics multiscale coupling model, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2022, 167, 105005 (IF: 5.471).
2. ZJ Li, T Wang, DY Chu, ZL Liu, YN Cui*, A coupled crystal-plasticity and phase-field model for understanding fracture behaviors of single crystal tungsten, International Journal of Plasticity, 2022, 157, 103375 (IF: 8.5)
3. YN Cui*, T Wang*, SC Luo, ZT Li, ZJ Li, A discrete–continuous model of three-dimensional dislocation elastodynamics, International Journal of Plasticity, 2022, 152, 103211 (IF: 8.5)
4. BS Liu, XD Huang, YN Cui*, Topology optimization of multi-material structures with explicitly graded interfaces, Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering, 2022, 398, 115166 (IF: 6.756)
5. Y Cui*, K Li, C Wang, W Liu, Dislocation evolution during additive manufacturing of tungsten, Modelling and Simulation in Materials Science and Engineering, 2022, 30 (2), 024001 (IF: 2.248, Invited paper for MSMSE Emerging leader special issue)
6. ZJ Li, ZL Liu, Z Zhuang, YN Cui*, Temperature dependent deformation localization in irradiated tungsten, International Journal of Plasticity, 2021, 1 46, 103077 (IF: 8.5)
7. Z Li+, Y Cui+, W Yan+ et al. Enhanced strengthening and hardening via self-stabilized dislocation network in additively manufactured metals, Material today, 2021, 50, 79-88 (IF: 31.041)
8. W Cui, YN Cui*, W Liu*, A statistical model of irradiation hardening induced by non-periodic irradiation defects, Scripta Materialia, 2021, 201, 113959 (IF: 5.611)
9. SL Yao, JD Yu, YN Cui*, XY Pei, YY Yu, Q Wu*, Revisiting the power law characteristics of the plastic shock front under shock loading, Physical Review Letters, 2021, 126, 085503 (IF: 9.185)
10. P Srivastava, K Jiang, YN Cui*, E Olivera, N Ghoniem, V Gupta, The influence of nano/micro sample size on the strain-rate sensitivity of plastic flow in tungsten, International Journal of Plasticity, 2020, 136, 102854 (IF: 8.5)
11. R Fu, SY Tang, JP Lu, YN Cui*, ZX Li, HR Zhang, TQ Xu, Z Chen, CM Liu*, Hot-wire arc additive manufacturing of aluminum alloy with reduced porosity and high deposition rate, Materials & Design, 2021, 199, 109370 ( IF: 7.991)
12. YN Cui*, G Po et al. Role of slow screw dislocation motion in sudden dislocation avalanche behavior in BCC Tungsten, International Journal of Plasticity, 2020, 124, 117-132 (IF: 8.5)
13. YN Cui*, G Po, YP Pellegrini, M Lazar, NM Ghoniem, Computational 3-Dimensional dislocations elastodynamics, Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2019, 126, 20-51 (IF: 5.471).
14. YN Cui*, G Po, NM Ghoniem. Size-tuned plastic flow localization in irradiated materials at the submicron scale. Physical Review Letters, 2018, 120, 215501 (IF: 9.185)
15. YN Cui*, G Po, NM Ghoniem. Suppressing dislocation channel formation by tuning slip mode and dislocation structure in irradiated materials. Scripta Materialia, 2018, 154, 34-39 (IF: 5.611)
16. YN Cui*, G Po, NM Ghoniem. A Coupled Dislocation Dynamics-Continuum Barrier Field Model with Application to Irradiated Materials. International Journal of Plasticity, 2018, 104, 54-67 (IF: 8.5)
17. YN Cui*, G Po, NM Ghoniem. Does Irradiation Enhance or Inhibit Strain Bursts at the Submicron Scale. Acta Materialia. 2017, 132, 285–297 (IF: 9.209)
18. YN Cui*, G Po, NM Ghoniem. Controlling Strain Bursts and Avalanches at the Nano- to Micrometer Scale. Physical Review Letters. 2016, 117, 155502 (IF: 9.185)
19. YN Cui*, G Po, NM Ghoniem. Temperature Insensitivity of the Flow Stress in Body-centered Cubic Micropillar Crystals. Acta Materialia. 2016, 108, 128-137(IF: 9.209)
20. YN Cui, ZL Liu, ZJ Wang, Z Zhuang. Mechanical annealing under low amplitude cyclic loading in micropillars. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2016, 89, 1-15 (IF: 5.471)
21. YN Cui, ZL Liu, Z Zhuang. Theoretical and numerical investigations on confined plasticity in micropillars. Journal of the Mechanics and Physics of Solids, 2015, 76: 127–143 (IF: 5.471)
22. YN Cui, ZL Liu, Z Zhuang. Quantitative investigations on dislocation based discrete-continuous model of crystal plasticity at submicron scale. International Journal of Plasticity, 2015, 69, 54-72 (IF: 8.5)
23. YN Cui, P Lin, ZL Liu, Z Zhuang. Theoretical and numerical investigations of single arm dislocation source controlled plastic flow in FCC micropillars. International Journal of Plasticity, 2014, 55, 279-292 (IF: 8.5)
1. YN Cui. The Investigation of Plastic Behavior by Discrete Dislocation Dynamics for Single Crystal Pillar at Submicron Scale. Springer Theses, Recognizing Outstanding Ph.D. Research, 2017, Springer Singapore, DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-3032-1.
2. Z Zhuang, ZL Liu, YN Cui. Dislocation Mechanism Based Crystal Plasticity Theory and Computation at Micron-Submicron-Scale. Elsevier, 2019.
3. NM Ghoniem, YN Cui. Dislocation Dynamics Simulations of Defects in Irradiated Materials, (Book chapter in Comprehensive Nuclear Materials, 2ed version), 2019