Research Overview

The Lu Research Group at Clarkson University is an interdisciplinary and collaborative research group offering great opportunities for scientific and engineering research in diverse areas. The current research goals are to develop emerging smart materials at the mesoscale with extraordinary autonomous and stimuli-responsive functions toward the applications in chemical sensing, controlled payload release, smart manufacturing, and mechanoresponsive materials. Specifically, my research group focuses on functionalized mesoscopic structures, such as supramolecular architectures, colloid particles, and shear-thickening fluids, with the incorporation of contact-initiated polymerization (CIP) techniques and aggregation-induced emission (AIE) attributes for the development of next-generation stimuli-responsive materials with autonomous functions.