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Wendy Gu

Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

Wendy Gu has been an Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University since 2017. Before this, Wendy received her MS/PhD from Caltech in 2014, and was a postdoc at UC Berkeley from 2015-2017. Her research focuses on developing lightweight architected materials, nanostructured metals and structural alloys with superior strength and toughness, including for hydrogen environments and high pressure conditions. Major techniques within the group include nano-mechanical testing and in-situ imaging using transmission and scanning electron microscopy, and synchrotron X-ray diffraction and tomography, nano-synthesis and self-assembly, and 3D printing. Wendy is the recipient of the DOE Early Career Award, the ARO Young Investigator Award, the ACS Petroleum Research Fund Doctoral New Investigator Award, and the Hellman Scholar Award.