Micro and Nano Mechanics

Wei Cai                   
Associate Professor,
Stanford University

Mechanical Engineering
Mechanics & Computation

Ph.D., M.I.T.
caiweistanford.edu

Durand 211, Stanford,
CA 94305-4040
Phone: 650-736-1671
Fax: 650-723-1778

Awards

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

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]
ME346C  Adv Molecular Simulations [Notes]
ME340  Elasticity [Notes]
ME340B  Micromechanics [Notes]
ME342  Inelasticity [Notes] (new)
Importance Sampling [Notes]

Service  Editorial board MSMSE  
 Conferences MMM 2014     Dislocations 2008

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Selected Publications [more] [google]

K. Kang, V. V. Bulatov and Wei Cai, "Singular orientations and faceted motion of dislocations in body-centered cubic crystals", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 109, 15174 (2012). [PDF]

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.

C. R. Weinberger and Wei Cai, "Surface Controlled Dislocation Multiplication in Metal Micro-pillars", Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 105, 14304 (2008). [PDF]

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