Micro and Nano Mechanics

Wei Cai                   
Associate Professor,
Stanford University

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics & Computation

Ph.D., M.I.T.

Building 520 Room 126,
CA 94305-4040
Phone: 650-736-1671
Fax: 650-725-1587


Presidential Early Career Award (PECASE) 2004,  NSF Career Award 2006,  AFOSR Young Investigator Award (YIP)  2006, ASEE Beer & Johnston New Mechanics Educator Award 2009, ASME Hughes Young Investigator Award 2013

Research Interests [group page]

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. Introducing magnetic field in quantum simulations of electronic structure and transport.


Courses and Lecture Notes

ME346A  Statistical Mechanics [Notes]
ME346B  Molecular Simulations [Notes] (new)
ME346C  Adv Molecular Simulations [Notes]
ME340  Elasticity & Inelasticity [Notes]
ME340A  Elasticity [Notes]
ME340B  Micromechanics [Notes]
ME342  Inelasticity [Notes]
Free Energy Methods [Notes]

Service  Editorial board MSMSE  
 Conferences MMM 2014     Dislocations 2008

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Book  Imperfections in Crystalline Solids   (new)

Selected Publications [more] [google] [orcid]

Ryan B. Sills, Nicolas Bertin, Amin Aghaei and Wei Cai, "Dislocation networks and the microstructural origin of strain hardening", Phys. Rev. Lett., in press (2018). [arXiv]

Lihua Jin, Alex Chortos, Feifei Lian, Eric Pop, Christian Linder, Zhenan Bao, and Wei Cai, "Microstructural origin of resistance-strain hysteresis in carbon nanotube thin film conductors", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., early edition (2018).

S. Ryu, K. Kang and Wei Cai, "Entropic Effect on the Rate of Dislocation Nucleation", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 108, 5174 (2011). [PDF] Research Highlight of Nature Materials.

Wei Cai, et al. "A non-singular continuum theory of dislocations", J. Mech. Phys. Solids, 54, 561 (2006). [PDF]