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Principal Investigator

Luyao Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, The George Washington University, 2018/08-present
Postdoc, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Northwestern University
Advisor: Prof. John A. Rogers
Ph.D., The University of Chicago
Advisor: Prof. Luping Yu
B.S., Nanjing University


Short Bio:

Luyao Lu received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Nanjing University in 2010, and his Ph.D. degree in Chemistry at the University of Chicago in 2015. He was a postdoctoral fellow at UIUC and Northwestern University from 2015 to 2018. He joined the faculty of George Washington University in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in August 2018.

Lu’s research interests lie at the intersection of biomedical engineering, materials science, and electrical engineering. He focuses on developing novel materials and devices for bio-integrated electronics and providing advanced tools for biomedical research. His work has been cited over 5000 times. He has received a number of awards including 2016 IUPAC-Solvay International Award for Young Chemists, 2014 Chinese Government Award for Outstanding Self-financed Students Abroad, 2013 Albert J. Cross Prize for Excellence in Research, Teaching, and Departmental Citizenship from the University of Chicago.

Ph.D. Students

Mr. Sofian Obaid
Ph.D. Student in Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2018/09-present
B.S., George Washington University



Mr. Zhiyuan Chen
Ph.D. Student in Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2019/01-present
M.S., The University of Akron
B.S., East China University of Science and Technology


Ms. Leqi Lin
Ph.D. Student in Department of Biomedical Engineering, 2020/08-present
M.S., New Jersey Institute of Technology
B.S., National Chung Cheng University



Master Students

Christopher Bach

Undergraduate Students

Khanh Nguyen

Cade Adelman

Elena Brown

Jinbi Tian

High School Students

Henry C. Addison


Nicolas Boyajian (Master Student)

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