Solids, Structures and Materials
Phone: (512) 471-4208
Office: WRW 305C
Ph.D., Harvard University
- Mechanics of thin films on compliant substrates
Mechanics of flexible electronics with extreme deformability and compliance
Mechanics at bio-electronics interface
- Development of novel bio-integrated soft electronics for cardiac, neural and epidermal applications
Dr. Nanshu Lu joined the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin as an Assistant Professor in fall 2011. She received her bachelor's degree in Solid Mechanics from the Department of Engineering Mechanics at Tsinghua University, Beijing in 2005. She obtained her Ph.D. in Mechanics of Materials from Harvard University working with Professors Zhigang Suo and Joost Vlassak in 2009. She then received Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship and became a postdoctoral researcher working with Professor John Roger at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Dr. Lu's research focuses on the mechanics of flexible electronics in all aspects such as materials, structural design, micro-fabrication, mechanical tests, bio-integration as well as analytical and numerical mechanics modeling. Her representative work includes highly stretchable metal thin films supported by polymer substrates, instrumented balloon catheters for minimally invasive surgeries, and tattoo-like epidermal electronics. Her research has been highlighted by the news media such as Nature News", "ScienceNOW", "Technology Review", "Chemical & Engineering News", and so on.