Benxin Wu

Benxin Wu

Professor of Mechanical Engineering

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

Office: ME G091 & 2550NW

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


  • Graduate program applicant: If you are interested in studying for a PhD degree starting from Fall 2024 with the research in the field of laser-based manufacturing and materials processing in Prof. Benxin Wu's group, please email your short resume to Prof. Wu at PhD program applicants with strong backgrounds in one or more of the thermal, fluid, manufacturing, 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 497 (Mechanical Engineering Projects), 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

  • NAMRI/SME Outstanding Paper Award, 2018
  • SME Outstanding Young Manufacturing Engineer Award, 2013
  • NSF CAREER Award, 2011