Dr. Jun Xu
Associate Professor

Department of Mechanical Engineering
University of Delaware

Newark, DE,  19716 USA


Dr. Jun Xu currently is an Associate Professor (tenured) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Delaware (UD), and Director of Energy Mechanics and Sustainability Laboratory (EMSLab). 

Prior to his join at UD, Dr. Xu worked at UNC Charlotte as Assistant Professor and Associate Professor (tenured) from 2018-2023. Dr. Xu was appointed as the founding Director of the NC Battery Complexity, Autonomous Vehicle and Electrification (BATT CAVE) Research Center at UNC Charlotte. He obtained his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 2014 (major in Environmental Engineering and Engineering mechanics). 

His research expertise sits in the electrochemo-mechanics-thermal coupled modeling and characterization of battery safety and advanced design and understanding of structures upon dynamic loading. So far, Dr. Xu and his students/postdocs have published more than 140 peer-reviewed journal papers, with citation of 7,100+, H-index=48.

Dr. Xu enjoys working with highly self-motivated and energetic students and love to see the substantial growth and success of his students. Particularly, he has four (out of six) Ph.D. students now are tenure-track/tenured professors:-)

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