Mechanical Engineering and Engineering Science

Terry T. Xu Ph.D.

Synthesis and characterization of one-dimensional nanostructures for energy conversion; Study of mechanical properties of individual nanostructures by nanoindentation and/or in-situ testing methods with a scanning electron microscope.

Qiuming Wei Ph.D.

Processing and mechanical properties over a wide spectrum of loading conditions and length scales of nanostructured materials. Size effect of mechanical properties of various materials including crystalline metals, bulk metallic glasses. Constitutive behavior of natural and man-made nanocomposites. Dynamic properties of materials.