Principal Investigator


Prof. Ping Lu
Metcalfe 601
(718) 488-1663
Faculty Profile Web Page

Google Scholar Citation

Dr. Ping Lu is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Long Island University Brooklyn. 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 4.811) and an Advisory Panel Member of Nanotechnology (Impact Factor 3.440).

Graduate Students



Simone Murray
Metcalfe 710

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.





Rawan Ghaban
Metcalfe 710

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.




Jiahao Chen
Metcalfe 710

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.

High School Students

Vincent Wang (Midwood High School)

Jennifer Duong (Midwood High School)

Jessie Zheng (Midwood High School)

Katie Nikishina (Midwood High School)