The Lu group focuses on the development of functional hybrid organic-inorganic materials and nanomaterials with exotic and controllable optical, electronic, spin and magnetic properties. These materials are useful for energy-related applications including optoelectronics, spintronics, and catalysis. Our primary research interest is to discover and design new inorganic and hybrid materials with unique properties and to understand the fundamental processes through which light, charge, and spin are strongly coupled. Our approach to this challenge includes the development of new synthetic methodologies and materials characterization via steady-state and ultrafast spectroscopies. Research themes in the Lu group lie at the boundary of physical and inorganic chemistry. For more information, please check our publication page.
Current research interest include: