Paul Leu Receives Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Award from Oak Ridge Associated Universities

PQI faculty Paul W. Leu is a recipient of the Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Achievement Award. The awards provide seed money for research by junior faculty at  Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) member institutions. These awards are intended to enrich the research and professional growth of young faculty and result in new funding opportunities. 

Dr. Leu joined the department in August 2010. He received his BS at Rice University in mechanical engineering. He then received his Master's in Mechanics of Materials and PhD at Stanford University in mechanical engineering. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the U.C. Berkeley Electrical Engineering Department as a member of the Berkeley Sensor and Actuator Center and with a joint-appointment in the Materials Division Center of Lawrence Berkeley.  

His primary research interests include first principle simulations of material properties, combining physical simulations with optimization methods, and nanomaterial synthesis and characterization. 

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