Yunfeng Lu | AIChE

Yunfeng Lu

Yunfeng Lu received his PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of New Mexico. After his postdoc training at the Sandia National Laboratories, he joined Applied Materials as a senior processing engineer and Tulane University as an assistant professor. Currently, he is a professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). His research has been focused on material design and synthesis towards nanomedicine and energy applications (e.g., lithium-ion batteries, supercapacitors and fuel cells). In the nanomedicine area, he has developed a platform technology that enables delivery of protein therapeutics for treatments of acute alcohol intoxication, gout, and central-nerve-system diseases (e.g., brain cancers, stroke, and spinal cord injury), COVID-19, and other diseases. He has published more than 280 papers with 28,400 citations and a H-index of 76, and received many prestigious awards including a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).