Liwei Wang is an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Carnegie Mellon University, where he directs the Computational and Physical Intelligence Laboratory (CPhI Lab). His lab aims to establish computational design frameworks for advanced materials systems with enhanced physical intelligence. Liwei’s research focuses on developing machine learning algorithms, mechanics models, and multi-physics optimization methods for 3D/4D printing, smart structures, metamaterials, and multifunctional, programmable materials systems. His research group is exploring applications that can enhance human well-being and extend human capabilities, such as mechanical protective cloaks, minimally invasive surgery, flexible electronics, soft robotics, and mechanical computing.

Before joining Carnegie Mellon University, Liwei was a postdoctoral scholar (2022-2024) and a visiting scholar (2019-2021) in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern University. Liwei holds both a B.S. (2017, Honors) and a Ph.D. (2022, Honors) in mechanical engineering from Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He received an institution-level Outstanding Ph.D. Dissertation Award and an ASME Design Automation Conference Best Paper Award.


2022 Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jia Tong University

2017 B.S., Mechanical Engineering, Shanghai Jiao Tong University