Principal Investigator

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Science Hall 301I

(856) 256-5463

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Dr. Ping Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Rowan University. He received his Ph.D. in Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry from the University of California Davis. He then worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the Washington University in St. Louis and the Georgia Institute of Technology. His research involves the synthesis, fabrication and characterization of polymeric and inorganic nanostructures for energy, environmental and health applications. Dr. Lu has published a number of peer-reviewed research papers in leading journals in chemistry and materials science such as Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie International Edition, and Nano Letters. Dr. Lu is an Editorial Board Member of Carbohydrate Polymers (Impact Factor 6.044) and Nanotechnology (Impact Factor 3.446).

Current Group Members

Dev Patel

Currently an undergraduate student at Rowan University studying biomedical engineering. Joined Rowan in September 2019. Planning to attend Rowan SOM in the near future.

Harmann Singh

Harmann currently attends Rowan University and is majoring in biomedical engineering with the intention of heading to Rowan SOM in the future.

Wanying Wei

Currently an undergraduate student at Rowan University and majors in Chemistry, joined Rowan in September 2018.

Kai Xu

I am an international student from China at Rowan University. My major is Biochemistry. In the future I want to attend graduate school and become a doctor. I like watching movies, comics and anime at the weekend.

Juhi Surti

My name is Juhi Surti and I am currently a junior at Rowan University. I am majoring in Biological Sciences and minoring in Psychology. I am pursuing a pre‐med pathway and plan on attending medical school.

Naina Raju

My name is Naina Raju, I am a biology major with a psychology minor here at Rowan University. I currently am in my third year and hope to continue on to medical school after undergrad.

Emily Rooney

My name is Emily Rooney, and I am a freshman biomedical engineering major at Rowan University. I am on the E‐board of Engineers Without Borders, run cross country and track for Rowan, and am an active participant in the Pre‐Health Society and the Problem‐based Learning organization.

Ryan Hart

My name is Ryan Hart, and I am a junior at Rowan University. As a biochemistry major, it is my goal to pursue a career performing biomedical research. My hobbies include watching/playing ice hockey, listening to music, and studying science.

Samantha Lynch

My name is Samantha Lynch and I am currently a senior Chemistry major at Rowan University. I am also studying to obtain a certification in secondary education. I plan on working as a high school Chemistry teacher in the near future.

Justin Dixon

My name is Justin Dixon a sophomore Translational biomedical science major at Rowan University; And heading to Grad School after undergrad.


Simone Murray

Simone graduated from Binghamton University in May 2015 with a BA degree in Chemistry. She started her LIU chemistry graduate program in the fall of 2015 and graduated in August, 2019.

Rawan Ghaban

Rawan got her B.S degree from Taibah University in Medina, Saudi Arabia in 2012. She became a chemistry graduate student at LIU Brooklyn in the spring of 2016. Her research is on phase-change materials for thermal energy storage. Rawan graduated in August, 2019 from LIU.

Jiahao Chen

Jiahao received his B.S. degree from Yunnan University in China in 2016. He worked as an intern in a lubricant factory from February 2017 to July 2017. He became a graduate student in Chemistry Department in the fall of 2017. Jiahao graduated from LIU in August, 2019.

High School Students

Vincent Wang (Midwood High School)

Jennifer Duong (Midwood High School)

Jessie Zheng (Midwood High School)

Katie Nikishina (Midwood High School)