Na (Luna) Lu
Associate Professor of Civil Engineering
Na (Luna) Lu obtained her doctoral degree in Career and Technology Education in 2007 from Clemson University. She received two master degrees, Construction Science and Management in 2006 from Clemson University, and Business Management in 2003 from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology, China. Her bachelor degree is in Construction Engineering, also from Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology.
Prior to joining Purdue, Dr. Lu was an Assistant Professor of Engineering Technology and an adjunct faculty member of Electrical Engineering at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She was also an Assistant Professor at the School of Engineering at Roger Williams University. Dr. Lu is a 2014 recipient of the NSF CAREER award.
Dr. Lu’s research focuses on the discovery of functional materials with tunable (mechanical, electrical, thermal, and optical) properties, to enable renewable energy and sustainability in civil infrastructures.