Grace X. Gu is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. She received her Ph.D. and M.S. in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and her B.S. in mechanical engineering from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Her current research focuses on creating new materials with superior properties for mechanical, biological and aerospace applications using multiphysics modeling, artificial intelligence and high-throughput computing, as well as developing intelligent additive manufacturing technologies to realize complex material designs. Gu is the recipient of several awards, including the 3M Non-Tenured Faculty Award, Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program Award, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Young Faculty Award, MIT Technology Review 35 Innovators Under 35, Johnson & Johnson Women in STEM2D Scholars Award, Prytanean Faculty Award, and SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award.
Research interests: bioinspired materials, composites, additive manufacturing, computational materials science, deep learning, computer vision