Professor of Mechanical Engineering
Wei Lu is a Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. He received his Ph.D. from the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University, and joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department, the University of Michigan in 2001. He received his BS from Tsinghua University, China. His research interests include Energy storage and electrochemistry; simulation of nano/microstructure evolution; mechanics in nano/micro systems; advanced manufacturing; mechanical properties and performance of advanced materials and relation to microstructures. Prof. Lu has over 130 publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals and gave over 100 presentations and invited talks in international conferences, universities, and national labs including Harvard, MIT, and Stanford; and at other prestigious institutions worldwide. He also has plenty of publications in conference proceedings, encyclopedias, and book chapters. Prof. Lu was the recipient of many awards including the Robert M. Caddell Memorial Research Achievement Award, the CAREER award by the US National Science Foundation, the Robert J. McGrattan Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Faculty Recognition Award, Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Department Achievement Award, Distinguished Professor Award, Novelis and College of Engineering, CoE Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award, and the Gustus L Larson Memorial Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was invited to the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference multiple times.