Principal Investigator


Dr. Ping Lu
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ 08028
Science Hall 301I
(856) 256-5463
Faculty Profile Web Page

Google Scholar Citation

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.



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 and graduated in August, 2019.

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. Rawan graduated in August, 2019 from LIU.

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. 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)