News and Highlights

5/8/2024

Welcome Erwan from Rowan College of South Jersey to join the Lu Research Group!

4/12/2024

Welcome Derek to join the Lu Research Group as a 2024 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) student!

4/3/2024

Our work on controlling nanofiber structure using heat-assisted electrospinning technique has been published online by Langmuir (Impact Factor: 3.9). (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/acs.langmuir.3c03919)

3/28/2024

Our work on pH-sensitive ethyl cellulose-based drug delivery nanofibers has been published online by the International Journal of Biological Macromolecules (Impact Factor: 8.2). (https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2024.131187)

3/5/2024

Welcome Ashley to join the Lu Research Group!

2/1/2024

Welcome Adedayo to join the Lu Research Group and become a Master student in Pharmaceutical Sciences!

1/18/2024

Our work on Fe-Co nanofiber catalysts for CO2 hydrogenation has been published by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (Impact Factor: 8.4). (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c05489)

1/6/2024

Welcome Qiangjun to join the Lu Research Group and become a Ph.D. student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry!

11/5/2023

Welcome Riyan from Computer Science to join the Lu Research Group!

10/6/2023

I am thrilled to announce that Brianna has been selected for the New Jersey Space Grant Academic Internship Award. We look forward to witnessing the advancements she’ll bring to our team with the support of this internship.

9/7/2023

We are delighted to welcome Jessica Holck, Jordynn Stallard, and Jayeshkumar Nayak to the Lu Research Group! We look forward to the expertise, energy, and fresh perspectives they will bring to our team.

7/27/2023

Our work on encapsulating natural phase change materials in nanofibers using coaxial electrospinning has been published by ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering (Impact Factor: 8.4). (https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acssuschemeng.3c02094)

7/26/2023

Gabby, Mayooran, Michael, Wanying, and John presented their research results at the 2023 College of Science & Mathematics (CSM) Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) Poster Session!

6/30/2023

Our work on assessing nonsolvent contributions to nanofiber structures using coaxial electrospinning has been published as a Front Cover Article by Langmuir (Impact Factor: 4.331). (https://doi.org/10.1021/acs.langmuir.3c01038)

6/19/2023

Welcome high school students Sumedha Jayaraman, Leo Li, and Sarah-Grace Coren to join the Lu Research Group to conduct summer research projects!

6/18/2023

Our work on converting CO2 to useful chemicals using nanofiber catalysts has been published in catalysts (Impact Factor: 4.501). (https://doi.org/10.3390/catal13061017)

4/27/2023

Welcome Michael and Brianna to join the Lu Research Group!

4/20/2023

Wanying, Michael, and John presented their research results at the College of Science & Mathematics Student Research Day, Rowan University!

4/4/2023

Welcome Gabriella and Mayooran to join the Lu Research Group! Their research activities are supported by the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at Rowan University.

3/30/2023

Our brand new Bruker’s Dimension XR scanning probe microscope (SPM) system has been installed in our instrument lab to investigate the structural, mechanical, electric, and electrochemical properties of materials!

1/17/2023

Welcome Adam Peru to join the Lu Research Group!

11/22/2022

Our brand new TA DSC 2500 has been installed in our research lab for the investigation of thermal property of materials!

11/4/2022

Congratulations to Wanying, Michael, Kai and John for presenting their research findings in the 6th Annual ACS Research Symposium, Rowan University, November 4, 2022!

9/28/2022

Our new Bruker Dimension XR AFM/SPM just arrived (three big crates)!

9/12/2022

Welcome Alexis Bensley and Anthony Lopez to join the Lu Research Group!

8/5/2022

Congratulations to Michael and Kevin for coauthoring a collaborative research article "Carbon Nanosphere-Encapsulated Fe Core–Shell Structures for Catalytic CO2 Hydrogenation" published by ACS Applied Nano Materials!

7/27/2022

Congratulations to Kevin and John for presenting their research findings in the 2022 Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP)!

6/27/2022

Welcome Sumedha Jayaraman, a rising junior at WWP High School South in NJ to join the Lu Group to conduct summer research!

6/1/2022

Congratulations to Michael Wildy for receiving the support from the Universal Display Corporation and the CUNY Graduate Center to present his research findings in the 2022 Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting (MARM).

5/16/2022

Congratulations to Kevin Arizapana for receiving the support from Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) at Rowan University to  gain valuable, hands-on research experience for 10 weeks in the Lu Group! 

5/1/2022

Congratulations to John Schossig for receiving the 2022 American Chemical Society Inorganic Award!

4/12/2022

Congratulations to Michael for publishing his first review article titled "Nanofibers for Renewable Energy" in Green Energy and Environmental Technology!

2/1/2022

Welcome Kevin Arizapana and Christopher Wileczek to join the Lu Group!

10/13/2021

Welcome Jacob Fowler, Pavan Patel and Sahil Verma to join the Lu Group!

6/11/2021

Welcome John Schossig and Michael Wildy to join the Lu Group!

1/25/2021

Our work "Flexible Nanopaper Composed of Wood-Derived Nanofibrillated Cellulose and Graphene Building Blocks" has been published in Journal of Renewable Materials.

1/18/2021

Welcome Christopher Beck to join the LU Group!

1/5/2021

Our work "Tannic acid-coated gold nanorod as a spectrometric probe for sensitive and selective detection of Al3+ in aqueous system" has been published in Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry.

10/16/2020

Our work "Solar Degradation of Toxic Colorants in Polluted Water by Thermally Tuned Ceria Nanocrystal-Based Nanofibers" has been published in ACS Applied Nano Materials. Congratulations to Wanying and Ryan as the co-authors of this paper!

10/1/2020

Our work "Solvent-Assisted Nanochannel Encapsulation of a Natural Phase Change Material in Polystyrene Hollow Fibers for High-Performance Thermal Energy Storage" has been published in ACS Applied Energy Materials. Congratulations to Dev and Harmann as the co-authors of this paper!

2/13/2020

Welcome Justin Dixon to join the LU Group!

1/28/2020

Welcome Ryan Hart, Wanying Wei, Kai Xu, Juhi Surti, Naina Raju, Emily Rooney and Samantha Lynch to join the LU group!

9/17/2019

Welcome Dev Patel and Harmann Singh to join the LU group!

9/1/2019

Dr. Lu joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Rowan University.

11/4/2022

Congratulations to Wanying, Michael, Kai and John for presenting their research findings in the 6th Annual ACS Research Symposium, Rowan University, November 4, 2022!