Professor, P.Eng

McMaster University
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Hamilton, Ontario, Canada L8S 4L7

Office: JHE 339 (Mail to JHE-310)
Voice: (905) 525-9140 x20092

  • B.Sc., Zhejiang University, 1982
    M. Eng., China University of Mining and Technology, 1987
    Ph. D., Delft University of Technology, 1994

Research Interests

  • Metal forming, cutting and removal
  • Plasticity & formability
  • Finite element analysis
  • Materials and microstructural engineering
  • Mechanics of engineering materials & composites
  • Robotics
  • Solid mechanics
  • Biomechanics

Specific Research Activities

The following is a brief list of my research interests:

  • Constitutive modelling of large strain behaviour of rubbers and polymers
  • Constitutive modelling of deformation and failure of metals
  • Numerical simulation of surface instabilities and material instabilities
  • Multiscale modelling of size effect in manufacture processes


  • NSERC Discovery Accelerator Supplement (2011-2013)
  • The International Journal of Plasticity Medal Award (2009)
  • The Early Researcher Award, Ministry of Research and Innovation of Ontario (2007)
  • The Best Technical Paper of Novelis in Year 2006.
  • The Best Technical Paper of Alcan in Year 2003.

Selected Publications

See Google Scholar - Wu