Prof Wei Lu received his Ph.D. from Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Department, Princeton University, and joined the faculty of Mechanical Engineering Department, University of Michigan in 2001. He received his BS from Tsinghua University, China. His research interests include nanoscale selfassembly, nanostructure evolution, and mechanical properties of nanostructures. Prof. Lu has abundant publications in peer-reviewed journals, international conferences, encyclopedias and book chapters, and serves as associate editor for the Journal of Computational and Theoretical Nanoscience. Among his many awards includes US air force summer faculty fellow, the Robert M. Caddell Memorial Research Achievement Award, the Career award by the US National Science Foundation and the Robert J. McGrattan Award by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.