The ME Graduate Women's Group has offered ME/ENGR 311A: Women's Perspectives, a 1-unit credit seminar, every year since the group's inception in 1998. For credit or not, everyone is welcome to come! Speakers are asked to address the factors, experiences, and lessons that have been particularly important to their success in industry, academia, and... life.
Xun Wendy Gu is an assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering at Stanford University. She was a postdoctoral scholar with Prof. Paul Alivisatos at UC Berkeley. She is interested in the size-dependent mechanical properties of architected nanomaterials such as metallic and polymeric nano-lattices, pillars, and particles. Wendy received her PhD at the California Institute of Technology, where she worked with Prof. Julia Greer on the strength, deformation and fracture of lithographed metallic nanostructures. Before starting graduate school, Wendy was a Fulbright Scholar with Prof. Ernesto Joselevich at the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel. Wendy received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from UC Berkeley in 2009.