Welcome to the Gu Research Group at UC Berkeley! The Gu Research Group works at the intersection of mechanics, additive manufacturing, materials, and computer science. We aim to make additive manufacturing more accessible, economical, and ubiquitous. Using a bioinspired algorithmic-driven design approach, we harness tools such as advanced computational analysis, machine learning, and topology optimization to expand and revolutionize the field of smart additive manufacturing – printing what we need with minimal amount of material and creating more efficient functional, customizable designs. These advances will find applications in tough body armor and helmet designs, strong interfaces in layered composites for aircrafts, and resilient and lightweight structural materials in extreme environments.
If you would like to join us, please contact Prof. Gu (firstname.lastname@example.org) and include your CV with research interests. We welcome researchers with different backgrounds in mechanical engineering, materials science, computer science, biology, and related fields.
Failure pattern of a 3D-printed nacre-inspired composite.