Grace X. Gu

Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering

6177 Etcheverry Hall

University of California, Berkeley

Berkeley, CA 94720-1740

(510) 643-4996

Biography and CV


PhD Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2018

MS Mechanical Engineering, MIT, 2014

BS Mechanical Engineering, University of Michigan, 2012


Research interests: Composites, additive manufacturing, fracture mechanics, topology optimization, machine learning, finite element analysis, and bioinspired materials.

To learn more about Professor Gu’s research, please visit the Gu Research Group website.


GX Gu and MJ Buehler. Tunable mechanical properties through texture control of polycrystalline additively manufactured materials using adjoint-based gradient optimization. Acta Mechanica, 2018, Accepted


GX Gu, CT Chen, and MJ Buehler. De novo composite design based on machine learning algorithm. Extreme Mechanics Letters, 18:19-28, 2018


GX Gu, M Takaffoli, and MJ Buehler. Hierarchically enhanced impact resistance of bioinspired composites. Advanced Materials, 29 (28), 2017


GX Gu, S Wettermark, and MJ Buehler. Algorithm driven design of fracture resistant composite materials realized through additive manufacturing. Additive Manufacturing, 17:47-54, 2017


GX Gu, F Libonati, S Wettermark, and MJ. Buehler. Printing nature: Unraveling the role of nacre’s mineral bridges. Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials, 76:135-144, 2017

To view a complete list of Professor Gu’s publications, please visit the Gu Research Group website.