Ming Dao

Principal Investigator & Director, Nanomechanics Lab
Principal Research Scientist, DMSE
Ph.D. Materials Science, 1994, University of California - San Diego
M.S. Materials Science, 1991, University of California - San Diego
B.Eng. Engineering Mechanics, 1989, Shanghai Jiao Tong University


  • Biomaterials
  • Computational Materials Science
  • Fracture, Fatigue, and Failure of Materials
  • Mechanical Behavior of Materials
  • Metallurgy
  • Nanotechnology
  • Surfaces, Interfaces, and Thin Films
Robert H. Richards, the first department head, appears in The Technologists, a 2012 novel by Matthew Pearl.