Wen Jin Meng


Smiley and Bernice Romero Raborn Chair in Mechanical Engineering

3270E Patrick F. Taylor Hall

Department of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering

Louisiana State University

Baton Rouge, LA 70803



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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Applied Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1988
  • B. S., Physics, California Institute of Technology, 1982

Research Interests

  • Nanostructured thin films and coatings
  • Plasma-assisted vapor deposition
  • Micro/nano fabrication

Selected Publications

B. Zhang, K. L. Nielsen, J. W. Hutchinson, W. J. Meng, “Towards the development of plasticity theories for application to small scale metal structures”, PNAS 120, e2312538120/1-12 (2023).

B. Zhang, H. Ding; A. C. Meng; S. Nemati; S. Guo; W. J. Meng, “Crack reduction in Inconel 939 with Si addition processed by laser powder bed fusion additive manufacturing”, Additive Manufacturing 72, 103623/1-15 (2023).

N. J. Anderson, B. Zhang, A. C. Meng, X. Zhang, K. P. Lijesh, M. M. Khonsari, W. J. Meng, “Cr-containing diamond-like carbon coatings deposited on 316 stainless steel substrates: characterization and interfacial fracture toughness measurements”, Surf. Coat. Technol. 462, 129462/1-11 (2023).

X. Zhang, E. A. Stach, W. J. Meng, A. C. Meng, “Nanoscale Compositional Segregation in Epitaxial AlScN on Si(111)”, Nanoscale Horizons 8, 674-684 (2023).

X. Zhang, R. Namakian, A. C. Meng, D. Moldovan, W. J. Meng, “Size-dependent tensile failure of epitaxial TiN/Cu/TiN sandwich pillar structures: a combined experimentation – atomistic simulation study”, Mater. Sci. Eng. A 855, 143889/1-11 (2022).

R. Namakian, B. R. Novak, X. Zhang, W. J. Meng, D. Moldovan, “A combined molecular dynamics/Monte Carlo simulation of Cu thin film growth on TiN substrates: Illustration of growth mechanisms and comparison with experiments”, Appl. Surf. Sci. 570, 151013/1-20 (2021).

B. Zhang, A. C. Meng, W. J. Meng, “Deviation of mechanical behavior in microforming from continuum scaling: a geometrically necessary dislocation storage perspective”, International Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture 169, 103795/1-13 (2021).

X. Zhang, S. Shao, A. S. M. Miraz, C. D. Wick, B. R. Ramachandran, W. J. Meng, “Low temperature growth of Cu thin films on TiN(001) templates: Structure and Energetics”, Materialia 12, 100748/1-13 (2020).