Benxin Wu

Benxin Wu

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering

School of Mechanical Engineering
Purdue University
585 Purdue Mall
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2088

Office: ME G091

Phone: (765) 496-0391


  • Ph.D., Purdue University, 2007
  • M.S., University of Missouri-Rolla, 2003
  • B.Eng., Tsinghua University, 2001

Research Interests

  • Laser-matter interactions
  • Laser-induced plasma and laser-plasma interaction
  • Laser applications in manufacturing, materials processing, and other areas


  • Position Opening: A research assistant position may be available in Prof. Benxin Wu's group starting from Fall 2020. If you are interested, please email your short resume to Prof. Wu at PhD program applicants with strong backgrounds in one or more of the thermal, fluid, materials processing or closely related areas are encouraged to apply. Before email your resume, please first check and make sure you satisfy all the admission requirements (including meeting the application deadline) of the School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University.

  • Course Announcement: If you are an undergraduate student or non-thesis graduate student who wants to gain some experience in the area of laser-based manufacturing and materials processing by taking ME 498 or 499 (Research Mech Engrg), or ME 597 or 697 (Adv Mech Engr Proj), please feel free to email Prof. Benxin Wu ( with your short resume and a brief summary of your background and interest.

Awards and Recognitions

  • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2013
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2011