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Assistant Professor

Wendy Gu

Assistant Professor of Mechanical 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.


MS/PhD, Caltech, 2010-2014
BS, UC Berkeley, 2005-2009



Building 520, Room 227