Reilly Professor of Lyles School of Civil Engineering with courtesy appointment in the school of Materials Engineering
Luna, the Reilly Professor in the Lyles School of Civil Engineering with a courtesy appointment in the School of Materials Engineering. Luna is also the founding director of the Center for Intelligent Infrastructure (CII) at Purdue University.
She leads an interdisciplinary research group that works on novel nanomaterials and devices for energy harvesting and sensing applications. Luna has authored over 100 peer-reviewed publications; 2 books, 6 book chapters, 1 patent, and 7 provisional patents. Her research work has been featured in many national and regional media. She has won several scientific awards, including the 2014 National Science Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award. She has also transferred few technologies from her research lab into engineering applications and formed companies based on her innovations.
When she is not working, Luna likes to play LEGO with her daughter. She also enjoys reading biographies of tech leaders, playing piano and hiking in the woods.