at University of Michigan
Wei Lu is a Full Professor at the Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, and Director of research center: Advanced Battery Coalition for Drivetrains. He received his B.S. from Tsinghua University and a Ph.D. from Princeton University. Prof. Lu uses multi-scale and multi-physics modeling and experimental approaches to address challenges in energy. He has more than 180 journal publications in high impact peer-reviewed journals and 200 presentations and invited talks in international conferences, universities and national labs including Harvard, MIT and Stanford. He also has plenty of publications in conference proceedings, encyclopedias and book chapters. Prof. Lu was the recipient of many awards including the CAREER award by the US National Science Foundation; the Robert J. McGrattan Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Elected Fellow of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers; Robert M. Caddell Memorial Research Achievement Award; Faculty Recognition Award; Department Achievement Award; Novelis/CoE Distinguished Professor Award; CoE Ted Kennedy Family Faculty Team Excellence Award; CoE Creative, Innovative, Daring Award; CoE George J. Huebner, Jr. Research Excellence Award; and the Gustus L Larson Memorial Award by American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was recognized as academics in the top 2% in the discipline of energy (a study from Stanford University science-wide author databases of standardized citation indicators and top 2% is the highest in the study). He was invited to the National Academies Keck Futures Initiative Conference multiple times.
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