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Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Dr. Wenwu Xu
Assistant Professor


Ph.D, Beijing University of Technology
Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

Multiscale Modeling of Materials, Molecular Dynamics,
Quantum Mechanics, Electron Microscopy, X-ray Microscopy



Dr. Wenwu Xu received his Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Beijing University of Technology (China) in 2011. He then pursued postdoctoral research at Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena (Germany) in 2012 and The University of Manchester (U.K.) in 2013-2015. In 2016, he joined the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at University of California, Merced as a visiting researcher and then as a lecturer (assistance in teaching courses: Materials Simulations, Materials Characterization). Dr. Xu’s research interests include computational Multiscale Modeling of Materials (continuum, microscopic, atomistic, and quantum mechanics) and characterization of material microstructure at multiple scales from 2D (electron microscopy) to 3D (synchrotron X-ray computed tomography), and 4D (time-resolved tomography). His research emphasizes the coupling of experimental and theoretical investigations to reveal complex structural and functional behaviour of material systems at the nanoscale.


Office: E-323J


Phone: (619) 594-6068

Fax: (619) 594-3599

M/C: 1323 


Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, E-326

San Diego State University

5500 Campanile Drive

San Diego, CA 92182-1323