Professor Lu's research is focused on the synthesis of novel functional nanomaterials, particularly employing self-assembled macromolecules as templates to control and scale these nanostructures and explore their applications in biosensing and renewable energy. One of her current topics is to create catalytically active nanoparticles with controlled size and composition at spatially defined locations to promote rational synthesis of carbon nanotubes and semiconducting nanowires.
- Ph.D in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, 2005 — University of Michigan
- M.S. in Macromolecular Science and Engineering, 1995 — University of Michigan
- M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering, 1993 — Drexel University