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Wenjun (Rebecca) Cai

Associate professor
270 Holden Hall

Cai Research Group: 

Research Interests 

  • Physical metallurgy
  • Tribology, corrosion, and tribocorrosion
  • Materials deformation and degradation under extreme conditions
  • Materials characterization
  • Mechanical testing and fracture mechanics
  • Thin films and coatings


Honors and Awards

  • 2017 TMS Young Leaders Professional Development Award
  • 2016 Outstanding Faculty Award, University of South Florida
  • 2015 National Science Foundation CAREER Award
  • 2010 Racheff-Intel Award for Outstanding Graduate Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Affiliations

  • The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS)
  • Materials Research Society (MRS)
  • ASM International