Dr. Chang Lu
Chang Lu joined Purdue University in the fall of 2004 as an assistant professor in Agricultural and Biological Engineering, with a courtesy appointment in Chemical Engineering. After obtaining his B.S. in Chemistry from Peking University in 1998, he came to the United States to continue his study at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. His thesis research focused on fuel cell catalysis and materials with special emphasis on the development of microfabricated fuel cells. He earned his M.S. and PhD in Chemical Engineering in 2001 and 2002, respectively. After leaving Illinois, he was a postdoctoral research associate in the School of Applied and Engineering Physics and the Nanobiotechnology Center (NBTC) at Cornell University for two years. At Cornell he investigated the use of nanofabrication and fluorescence spectroscopy in the design of micro/nano devices for biological applications.
Chang Lu's research focuses on the use of micro/nano scale devices and materials in the study of biological systems and for harnessing biological energy. More specifically, part of the effort is directed toward development of micro/nano devices for biological sample treatment and processing. The second thrust in the lab is development of devices and materials for electrical power generation based on biomass conversion.