Jennifer Q. Lu
Functional Materials Lab
From steel to plastic to silicon, the introduction of these innovative materials has revolutionized industries and improved lives. Functional materials consistently serve crucial roles in advancing nearly every scientific and technological sector.
In Dr. Lu's functional materials lab, we integrate our proficiency in controlled inorganic nanomaterial synthesis, interface engineering, organic synthesis, and 3D printing within a unified framework. Our main goal is to create new material platforms that can change one type of energy or force into another effectively. This is important for batteries, fuel cells, and making chemicals with renewable energy. It's also crucial for applications like robots, sensors in biology, and artificial intelligence, among other uses.