Wen Jin Meng
Smiley and Bernice Romero Raborn Endowed Chair, Professor of Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical & Industrial Engineering Department, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge.
Experimental materials science: micro/nano fabrication, surface engineering, plasma processing.
Plasma assisted vapor phase deposition; materials characterization; micro mechanical testing; micro/nano fabrication.
Ph.D. in Applied Physics from Caltech (1988); post-doc at Argonne National Laboratory (1988-89).
Ongoing research in our group, supported by CIMM, focuses on small scale metal forming and patternreplication.Major scientific issues addressed include: 1) intrinsic and extrinsic materials’ size effectsrelevantto sub-mm to micron scale forming and replication; 2) solid/solid interfacial mechanical integrity relevant to coating basedsurface engineering and mechanical performance of layered solids,including those made by additive manufacturing (AM). We are developing microscale, in-situ, mechanical testing capabilities, and applying them in combinationwith micro/nano scale materials characterization techniques to generate new understanding and new insights regarding mechanical size effects, interfacial mechanical response, and new materials for AM.