Principal Investigator

Penghui Cao
Assistant Professor       01/2019 – present
Department of Mechanical and Aerospace engineering
Department of Materials Science and Engineering (Joint Appointment)
University of California, Irvine

Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology,     11/2014 – 12/2018
PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Boston University,     09/2010 – 10/2014


Graduate Students

Dianalaura Cueto Duenas, PhD Student 



Dong Han, PhD Student

MS in Solid Mechanics, Institute of Mechanics,  Chinese Academy of Sciences, 2019

BS in Theoretical and Applied Mechanics,   University of Science and Technology of China, 2016


Visiting Scholar

Dr. Pengfei Wang 

Assistant Professor,  Department of Modern Mechanics,  2016
University of Science and Technology of China

Postdoctoral Associate, Nanyang Technology University, Singapore,  2012 - 2016

PhD in Engineering Mechanics,  University of Science and Technology of China,  2012


Visiting PhD Student

Syamal Praneeth Chilakalapudi  (01/2020 - present)

PhD Student, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Germany

MS/BS in Physics, University of Hyderabad, India,  2016