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    Benxin Wu, PhD - Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Benxin Wu, PhD

    Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

    Office: E1-207A

    Phone: 312.567.3451
    Fax: 312.567.7230
    Email: bwu11@iit.edu
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    Expertise

    • Laser-material interactions
    • Laser-induced plasma
    • Laser-based manufacturing and materials processing

    Education

    • B.E. Mechanical Engineering, Tsinghua University, 2001
    • M.S. Mechanical Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla, 2003
    • M.S. Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri - Rolla, 2003
    • Ph.D. Mechanical Engineering, Purdue University, 2007

    Research

    • Laser-matter interactions
    • Laser-produced plasma
    • Laser-based manufacturing, materials processing and other laser-based applications
    • Other materials processing and manufacturing processes

    For students who are interested in Professor Wu’s research area, please e-mail him at bwu11@iit.edu

    Ph.D. Student Opening

    We are looking for a Ph.D. student (starting from Spring or Fall 2014) who is interested in the research work in laser-material interactions and laser-based manufacturing and materials processing. If you are interested, please e-mail your short resume and un-official transcripts to me at bwu11@iit.edu
    Highly-motivated students with strong backgrounds in one or several areas of heat transfer, fluid mechanics, and continuum or atomic scale modeling of thermal/fluid transport, materials processing, and manufacturing processes are encouraged to apply. An earned M.S. degree (before Spring or Fall 2014) in engineering, physics, or related fields is strongly preferred.
    Thank you for your interest!

    Current Projects

    Awards/Honors

    • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2013
    • Excellence in Teaching Award, MMAE Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2013
    • National Science Foundation CAREER Award, 2011
    • Excellence in Research Award, MMAE Department, Illinois Institute of Technology, 2010

    Patents

    Books

    Selected Publications

    Professional Society Memberships

    Department of Mechanical, Materials & Aerospace Engineering
    10 West 32nd Street
    243 Engineering 1 Building
    Chicago, IL 60616-3793
    Phone: 312.567.3175
    Fax: 312.567.7230