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Jennifer Lu

Title: 
Associate Professor
Location: 
SE2 285
Phone: 
+1 (209) 228-4755
Research Interests: 

Professor Lu's Functional Materials Laboratory conducts fundamental scientific investigation aiming for creating new transducer materials, capable of efficiently converting one type of energy (or force) into another. Through design, synthesis, fabrication and characterization of molecular- and nano- building blocks that are arranged in a spatially predefined manner, these new platforms could enable technological breakthroughs in fields spanning from life science to green energy to soft robotics. Current research projects are:

  • Low-energy Driven Thermal Contraction Polymer System
  • 3D Nanocarbon Monolith for Sustainable Energy
  • Dynamic hydrogel for exerting spatiotemporal forces for Stem Cell Differentiation
     
Academic Program Unit: 
Material Science & Engineering
Education: 
  • 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