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Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
The Gu Group studies the mechanical behavior of nanomaterials. We work at the intersection of solid mechanics, materials science and nano-chemistry. We research the unique properties of nanoscale metals, ceramics and nano-architected composites in order to design strong, tough and lightweight structural materials, materials for extreme environments, and mechanically-actuated sensors. Our experimental tools include nanoindentation, electron microscopy, and colloidal synthesis.
BS, University of California, Berkeley (2009)
MS/PhD, California Institute of Technology (2014)