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Dr. LU, Yang

BS (NJU), MS (NMT), PhD (Rice)

Assistant Professor

Contact Information

Office: AC1-Y6718
Phone: +(852)-3442-4061
Email: yanglu@cityu.edu.hk

Research Interests

  • Experimental Nanomechanics of Metallic Nanomaterials and Nanostructured Metals
  • Biomechanics of Cells and Tissues for Disease Diagnosis/Treatment and Tissue Engineering
  • In Situ Electron Microscopy (SEM, TEM) and Atomic Force Microscopy (AFM)
  • Structure-Property Relationships of Materials at Multi-Scale and Multi-field
  • Micro- and Nano-Electro-Mechanical Systems (MEMS and NEMS)
  • Advanced Materials Processing/Fabrication and Bio-Inspired Materials Design

Education

2011 Ph.D. Materials Science Rice University (USA)
2006 M.S. Materials Engineering New Mexico Tech (USA)
2004 B.S. Physics/Microelectronics Nanjing University (China)

Working Experience

2011 – 2012 Postdoc Materials Science and Engineering MIT (USA)

Selected Awards

2012 Fellowship for NSF Summer Institute on "Materiomics"
2010 Franz R. and Frances Brotzen Fellowship award, Rice University
2009 NSF Research Fellow for NSF-Sandia National Institute of Nano Engineering (NINE)
2009 Best Poster Award, the CONTACT (Consortium for Nanomaterials for Aerospace Commerce and Technology) program annual review meeting
2008 Jack F. Pollard endowed fellowship in engineering, Rice University
2005 Best Poster Presentation Award, the 7th LANSCE (Los Alamos Neutron Scattering Center) User Group Meeting, Los Alamos National L

Selected Publications

Book Chapters

  1. Y Lu, J Lou "Gold Nanorod" for "Drug Delivery: Technology and Applications" Encyclopedia of Nanotechnology (ISBN 978-90-481-9750-7), 962-968, Springer, 2012.
  2. Y Lu, S Ma, BS Majumdar "Elastic Microstrains During Tension and Creep of Superalloys: Results from In Situ Neutron Diffraction" Superalloys 2008 (ISBN: 978-0-87339-728-5), 553-562, TMS publications, 2008.

Journals

  1. Y Lu, J Lou "Quantitative in-situ nanomechanical characterization of metallic nanowires" JOM (Journal of the Minerals, Metals and Materials Society) 63 (9), 35-42, 2011.
  2. Y Lu, J Song, JY Huang, J Lou "Fracture of Sub-20nm Ultrathin Gold Nanowires" Advanced Functional Materials, 21 (20), 3982-3989, 2011.
  3. Y Lu, J Song, JY Huang, J Lou "Surface Dislocation Nucleation Mediated Deformation and Ultrahigh Strength in Sub-10nm Gold Nanowires" Nano Research, 4 (12), 1261–1267, 2011.
  4. Y Lu, C Peng, Y Ganesan, JY Huang, J Lou “Quantitative In Situ TEM Tensile Testing of an Individual Nickel Nanowire” Nanotechnology, 22, 355702, 2011.
  5. Y Lu, Y Ganesan, J Lou "A multi-step method for in situ mechanical characterization of 1-D nanostructures using a novel micromechanical device" Experimental Mechanics, 50 (1), 47-54, 2010.
  6. Y Lu, JY Huang, C Wang, S Sun, J Lou "Cold welding of ultrathin gold nanowires" Nature Nanotechnology, 5 (3), 218-224, 2010.
  7. *Z Huang, *Y Lu, R Majithia, J Shah, K Meissner, KS Matthews, SE Bondos, J Lou "Size Dictates Mechanical Properties for Protein Fibers Self-Assembled by the Drosophila Hox Transcription Factor Ultrabithorax" Biomacromolecules, 11, 3644–3653, 2010 (*authors contributed equally).

Last modified on 5 November, 2012