Civil, Arch & Environ Engr
211 Butler-Carlton Hall
Chenglin Wu received his Bachelor degree in Civil Engineering with the focus of Structural Engineering, from Tongji University in 2006 and his Ph.D. in Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering with the specialty in Mechanics, Materials, and Structures, from Missouri University of Science and Technology in 2014. He later on obtained his Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics emphasizing on solid mechanics, from The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. Dr. Wu's research cover multi-scale experiment and modeling in solid mechanics. His researches are motivated by the practical applications of innovative materials in engineering fields.
This group focuses on interdisciplinary research encompassing fundamental materials science, engineering mechanics, metrology, and nanotechnology. Currently, the team is pursuing two research directions. The first direction is to investigate the fundamentals of failure physics of micro-/nano-electronical devices, mechanical systems, and civil structures by combining advanced characterization techniques with modeling and accelerated testing. This area of research seeks basic understanding of ways to optimize materials and processing for improved system reliability and faster system development. The second area focuses on engineering of novel materials by altering their micro-/nano-structures. The aim is to develop applications in electronics, energy, biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, and civil engineering to take advantage of the unique properties of these materials and stru