Principal Investigator

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028

Science Hall 301-I

(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 many 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 (2020 Impact Factor 9.381) and Nanotechnology (2020 Impact Factor 3.874).

Current Group Members

Graduate Students

Wanying Wei

Wanying received her B.S. degree in Chemistry from Rowan University in 2021. Currently she is a graduate student in Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Kai Xu

Kai is an international student from China and he received his B.S. degree in Biochemistry in 2021 from Rowan University. Currently he is a graduate student in Pharmaceutical Sciences. In the future Kai wants to become a doctor. Kai likes watching movies, comics and anime at the weekend.

Michael Wildy

Michael received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Rowan University in 2021. Currently continuing at Rowan pursuing a Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate degree. Hobbies include biking, skiing, and skateboarding.

Undergraduate Students

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.

John Schossig

Currently an undergraduate student with a chemistry major. John would like to go into research after graduation. He likes to spend time with friends, ride bike, or play music in his free time

Kevin Arizapana

Kevin is an undergraduate student studying at Rowan University. In 2023, he will graduate after pursuing a B.S. degree in Chemistry. He plans to go into research after graduation. In his free time, he enjoys being social, play card games and light off fireworks.

Christopher Wileczek

Chris is a chemistry major in his senior year at Rowan University. His plans for the future are to move into the field of pharmaceuticals or materials science.


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.

Justin Dixon

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Christopher Beck

My name is Chris Beck and I am a senior at Rowan, starting in 2017. I wanted to teach high school chemistry, but have been thinking about entering the brewing/distilling business after graduating.

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.

Sahil Verma

Sahil received his associates in Liberal Arts, Math and Science from LaGuardia Community College, Queens, New York. He started Rowan University as a Chemistry major. He loves art and enjoy drawing and painting very much during free time.

Jacob Fowler

Jacob is currently an undergraduate student at Rowan University and will graduate with his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2022. After which he hopes to get work experience in the field while continuing as a graduate.

pavan patel

Pavan is a chemistry major at Rowan University. He is currently in his senior year and hopes to purse a master degree in Pharmaceutical Sciences after graduation.

High School Students

Vincent Wang (Midwood High School)

Jennifer Duong (Midwood High School)

Jessie Zheng (Midwood High School)

Katie Nikishina (Midwood High School)