Wei Lu

Wei Lu
Professor, Mechanical Engineering


GGB (George G. Brown Laboratory)

2350 Hayward 
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2125

(734) 647-7858


Ph.D., Materials Science and Engineering, Princeton University, 2001
Ph.D., Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University, 1998
M.S., Solid Mechanics, Tsinghua University, 1995
B.S., Engineering Mechanics, Tsinghua University, 1994

Research Interests

Modeling and simulation of nano/microstructure evolution; mechanics in nano/micro systems; mechanical properties and performance of advanced materials and the relation to their microstructures.

Honors and Awards

Department Achievement Award, Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2013
Invited to National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference, 2013
Faculty Recognition Award, Rackham Graduate School, 2012
Elected Fellow, American Society of Mechanical Engineering, 2012
Invited to National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference, 2012
Travel Award for Nanoelectronic Devices for Defense and Security Conference, 2009
USNC/TAM-ICTAM Fellowship, US National Committee on Theoretical and Applied Mechanics, 2008
Summer Faculty Fellow, U.S. Air Force, 2007
Robert M. Caddell Memorial Research Achievement Award, U-M College of Engineering MEAM, 2006
Summer Faculty Fellow, U.S. Air Force, 2006
Summer Faculty Fellow, U.S. Air Force, 2005
Summer Institute Fellow, National Science Foundation, 2004
CAREER Award, National Science Foundation, 2004
MRS Gold Award for Graduate Research, Material Research Society, 2000
Sayre Prize, Princeton University, 1999
Robert J. McGrattan Literature Award, American Society of Mechanical Engineers, 1998

Faculty Type

Tenured and Tenure-Track

Related News

Five ME faculty members received College of Engineering Awards in 2017. These recipients include Shorya Awtar, Margaret Wooldridge, Wei Lu, Michael Thouless, and Miki Banu

The award honors engineering graduates who show outstanding achievement in mechanical engineering within ten to twenty years after the completion of their degrees

Associate Professor Wei Lu and Assistant Professor Kathleen Sienko are the recipients of two prestigious awards for U-M faculty in the early phase of their careers

Assistant Professors Liang and Liu will both officially start in Winter 2012.