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Wei Cai
Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering

Wei Cai

Professor of Mechanical Engineering and, by courtesy, of Materials Science and Engineering
Predicting mechanical strength of materials through theory and simulations of defect microstructures across atomic, mesoscopic and continuum scales. Developing new atomistic simulation methods for long time-scale processes, such as crystal growth and self-assembly. Applying machine learning techniques to materials research. Modeling and experiments on the metallurgical processes in metal 3D printing. Understanding microstructure-property relationship in materials for stretchable electronics, such as carbon nanotube networks and semiconducting elastomers.

Education

PhD, MIT, Nuclear Engineering (2001)